3:00pm PST / 11:00pm GMT – Gingerpixel collaborative build with Party Girl Pearl
4:00pm PST / 12:00am GMT – Closed for Midnight Ritual
4:30pm PST / 12:30am GMT – Gingerpixel (unhosted)
WHAT IS THIS?
My family has an annual holiday tradition of making gingerbread houses out of Graham crackers, so I decided to re-create this experience online in 2021, and we had a blast! This year I am bringing the experience to the CO-REALITY COLLECTIVE’S TWISTMAS PARTY!
This comes with a no-sugar-crash guarantee.
On DECEMBER 18th team up or go solo as you attempt to build the biggest, most beautiful, most elaborate or most innovative candy-coated creation that the internet has ever seen using sheer willpower and an army of pixels.
For the first hour, Pearl will be on-site to be your Mistress of Photoshop to help you execute your wildest sugar pixel dreams.
The unlimited supply of candy this year included nonpareils, Necco wafers, zebra stripe gum, and gum drops. Please click below for the GIFt bag full of these and more goodies that you will use to decorate your house:
You can also search the web for transparent images and add whatever you want to your space. I have pre-build a standard 2×2 Graham cracker house base, but feel free to create additions, porches, chimneys etc. with the additional angles of Graham crackers in the pack.
If there is something you’d love to have on your house that you can’t find or create on your own, please ask Pearl. Also feel free to upload your own creations to the shared Google Drive.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This revolutionary platform is so much better than Zoom! It’s called Spatial.chat, and it allows you to mingle more naturally just like we do at offline social events. Even better, it does not require any downloads or registration.
I’ve been hosting events on this platform since October 2020 with groups of all ages, tech-lovers and luddites alike. You may have seen the Party Pirate Cove or High Feather Worlds theater.
How it works: a video of your face appears in a bubble, which you can then move about the shared space. When you get close to someone, you can hear them more, and if you move away you will hear them less and eventually not at all. The same works for livestreams and other audio sources (Twitch or YouTube) which means we can have real dance parties with our friends spinning, and still be able to talk and interact while the music is playing!
The audio experience alone makes it worth trying out. You don’t get cutoff like you do in Zoom, Google Meet, FaceTime, so conversations feel more natural.
🍭 HOW TO PARTICIPATE 🎄
Join the Co-Reality Collective’s Twistmas Party
✯ Come as you are. Wear a onesie and dress down, or get dolled up in your fancy holiday pants and sparkly things.
✯ Move freely and explore. This app is not your typical video chat: you can move around to join different conversations!
✯ Share and build. It’s really easy to add images to decorate your house. You can also help by switching the YouTube playlists and being a music maestro or singing carols for those building.
HOW TO BUILD
Please note: if you close your browser tab, your images will disappear unless an admin has pinned them for you. Please ask Pearl or another admin to pin or screenshot your work before you leave!
Use a headset as it will reduce echo and feedback for everyone.
When you join the space, you will be prompted to turn on your microphone and camera with a preview to test if it’s working. You can always use the chat if it doesn’t.
This is still a very new app, but it is generally stable. Most tech issues can be resolved by:
- Using Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop computer.
- Closing browser tabs. Really.
- Refreshing the page and re-joining the room with different audio/video settings.
- Using a headset, especially if people are complaining of echo. You can always mute yourself but we like to have you un-muted if possible.
- Troubleshooting your internet connection. Check if you have a 5G wifi network available. Get closer to your router, or reset your router.
OKIE I’M READY!
On a computer with a stable internet connection, click the button below to join the event. If you are on mobile, you will not be able to see any shared videos and may have connectivity, audio or other issues.
The first time you join, you will see a quick guided tour. You can access this again in the top-right corner of the screen where it says Need Help? and then click Tutorial.
If you have any questions please look for Pearl’s name on the left side and you will be able to click to quickly teleport to wherever she is. A good old fashioned phone call / text message works, too.