The current state of TALKS
For the duration of the pandemic, the TALKS project is no longer working within the oppressive structure of linear time. Welcome to 2021, baby. That means: no deadlines, no set dates for broadcasts. Instead, we’ll be accepting your proposals or finished videos for Meekling TALKS TV WEEKL on a rolling basis or whenever inspiration & energy align for you — and we’ll be posting compilations of these as “TV episodes” whenever we get enough contributions.
WEEKL is our TV station, and we’re looking for things like: a news broadcast; a weather report; an interview with imaginary people, trees, animals; commercials/infomercials; a talk show; an educational puppet show
Remember: keep it in some way fictional and keep it under 5 minutes.
If you’re interested, let us know: send your pitches, questions, and concerns to email@example.com
November 2020’s WEEKL show
What are TALKS?
In case you’re unfamiliar: Meekling TALKS is our fictional lecture series, where we ask YOU to educate us (and others!) about something strange from the far reaches of your imagination. In the past, we’ve gathered together to watch slideshow presentations detailing the habitats of B-movie monsters and Werner Herzog’s little-known adaptation of the short-lived television series Gargoyles.
Pieces can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make them. Where possible/desired on the part of the presenter, we find TALKS benefit from supplementary visual/aural aids (though this is certainly not required, especially while many of us are navigating less-than-ideal technology setups). We also encourage you to get as performative as you wish when crafting your submission(s)–characters, alternative histories, whatever feels right–and to push the boundaries of the distance learning/video format! Please note that final video submissions should be no longer than 5 minutes, and we’re happy to answer any questions or talk about ideas you have: email firstname.lastname@example.org