Jan 212010
 

As we ended the last decade we were collating/archiving assets from the LAMP site and think it important to recognise the people that made LAMP the Australian icon in effective emerging media development.

Many of the mentors and participants were beginning their own journey on these workshops and residentials and are now leading the industry in Australia and abroad. We hope these ‘retrospective’ posts serve as a record for that which follows LAMP.

LAMP 2005-2009 was:

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Aug 162006
 

SGC – SecretGirlsClub.com.au
Tagline: “An interactive virtual clubhouse community exclusive to girls aged 10 to 14. Users gain right of entry by completing an initiation game, ‘MIA’. The Secret Girls’ Club empowers young girls as they learn, share and play.”
LAMP Lab: July 2006

SGC Team
Target platforms: Internet/ Broadband, Mobile, Virtual & Physical Environments and Broadcast TV
Project description: The Secret Girls Club is an ongoing, online space exclusively for girls, aged 10-14 years. It’s hip and cool. A space where they come to interact, share and learn from their peers about growing up. ‘Missing Mia’ is part one (initiation) of the Secret Girls Club. Users follow narrative storylines and hints left by the four fictional characters (who ‘founded’ the SGC) to play the first alternative reality game, ‘Missing Mia’.
The users become the private investigator, the councillor and the main character’s best friend. They are empowered and transformed by the tools of the multimodal game. They invest themselves by sharing their own content, performing task puzzles and by solving personal issues that all young girls have.

Ultimately, they realise they are special in their own right as they utilise their strongest skills in order to help the main character back home, to the Secret Girls Club.

Once they have solved each ‘Mia’ issue, i.e. completed a level, and win Mia back they are entitled to gain access to the Secret Girls Club VIP area and win prizes, as well as gain their personalised, exclusive licence to participate with real girls in the online community space.

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Team Members
and Concept Creators
Donna Sennett: Creative Producer
Loosie Craig: Writer
Mark Alston: Designer
Guardian mentor/s: Shiralee Saul , Keren Flavell
Donna Sennett, Loosie Craig & Mark Alston © 2006