Soul of a Place

(in development)

Spark’s got game!

Following the broadcast premiere of our award-winning documentary about the 1930 Federal Writers Project, we’re advancing our outreach initiatives into new territories — online and in the real world. With a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a new design partner, Learning Games Network (LGN), Spark Media is developing a youth initiative that uses gaming, social networking and other Web 2.0 frameworks to bring the era and the FWP to life in new ways.

The goal: to help young people explore the themes, challenges and outcomes of this unique national endeavor launched in the midst of the country’s Great Depression, and to use what they’ve gleaned to create a massive, contemporary portrait of America with poetry, podcasts, pens and iPads. Sound ambitious? Well, it is and that’s just the kind of challenge we like to give ourselves.