Togather

PROJECT DIARY

Description

Let's take a step back and watch nature unfold. The idea of Togather is to create a digital platform that enables us to share discoveries as gatherers, in search of unique mark-making tools. This dual-platform (app to act as portable journal, and web-based platform to discover/exchange digitized brushes) will breathe new life into dry and dead plants, releasing their artistic nectars for creators to pollinate into their world-building. Our context as artists no matter how digital our pursuits will always be bound to the physical universe and we can tap into this all-reaching and instinctual network of natural tools everywhere. An invigorating world of visual languages can unfold - and we need nothing more than the patience to kindle it while it happens, the willingness to surrender to, come togather, and share our tools.

Dilruba Tayfun

  • Ruben de Haas photo

    Ruben de Haas

  • Marie-Claire Springham photo

    Marie-Claire Springham

  • Dilruba Tayfun photo

    Dilruba Tayfun

  • Togather's Log,

    #26: What's something you can't live without?

    Ruben: my blender to make breakfast each morning my waterbottle to stay hydrated during kickboxing and long zoomcalls my keys to get in my house and my studio and on my bike Marie-Claire: Vitamin D as despite all of the uncertainty in the Netherlands currently we can gu...

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    #25: Goal of the Week (Feb 22)

    We are little behind schedule, so here's a little recap first to last week's objectives: - Simplifying our copy & communication on togather.fun - Storyboarding & pre-production for our final pitch Turns out - these are some of the most demanding areas of the project development so ...

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    #24: Week 7 Videolog

    Neighbourly visits, kebab cravings, honing our "super-vision", and planning for the next 100 weeks!

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    #23: Ruben's marks

    We're a pretty unlikely team. It's like that sweet ingredient in Pixar films. Nobody could've predicted this combination. It's worked out incredibly so far, each one of us adding a dimension, experience & flavor to the project I never knew it needed. Here's part one of 2 posts around how we c...

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    #22: Show Us Your Workspace

    Hey everybody, Here's a little scattered overview of our work space(s) as a team. My dining table, Ruben's desk/dining table and the desk space rented for Togather HQ! Ruben and I are neighbours on either side of the hunker bunker (for those who haven't seen week 6's recap, our building has...

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    #21: Goal of the Week (Feb 15)

    Having successfully shared our learnings and rounded off the initial Togather with the Tribe experiment, where all of us 'tried' to gather and use togather.fun :) we are moving into Week 7 which is all about: - Simplifying our copy & communication on togather.fun - Storyboarding & pre...

    Togather's Log,

    #20: Week 6 Videolog

    The energetic, collaborative week 6! :)

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    #19: Mentor Session Highlight (André)

    Week 5 was a turning point. It is about shifts in mindset, and understanding the change.

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    #18: Hopes for your 70-year-old self?

    What are your hopes for your 70-year-old self? Ruben: That I’ll feel young and playful still. That my curiosity and enjoyment of exploring survives. I want to still be kickboxing, doing yoga eating both tasty salads as well as deep fried food when I want to. That I’m flexible, agile and ada...

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    #17: Goal of the Week (Feb 8)

    Our goals for Week 6 is as follows: A first look at Tribe experience, and our initial learnings from launching togather.fun! Contact with brushmakers in Photoshop (Kyle Brushes) and Procreate (1st pt of contact Nate Clegg) to help us create great tutorials for our users & make brushes...

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    #16: Week 5 Recap

    Lots of fun discoveries and progress this week. And you'll want to check out Dilly's Twig Reports on our Togather YouTube channel!

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    #15: Mentor Session Highlight

    Highlight from our mentor session with Kevin Young

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    #14: Musical Inspiration?

    Go-to song/type of music for inspiration?  Hello tribe, you are all cordially invited to tune into "we listen togather" it's a growing playlist of some tracks that inspire us! Stay in, but remember to go outside for walks, and some delicious air. And when you do, look around ;) collect some...

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    #13: Goal of the Week (Feb 1)

    We successfully kicked off togather.fun last week for participating Tribe members. In the next 2 weeks we will be reaching out and trying to get as many people to experience and upload their gathers, making marks and brushes, as part of the experiment. We will be maintaining the website (adding t...

    Togather's Log,

    #12: Week 4 Recap

    Hey everyone, So as this video so clearly states, it's been challenging so far. But management tools like Trello, our incredibly helpful and supportive THU project guide Ana and our amazing mentors are helping us push on! We achieved our week4 goal which was to kick-off Togather with the Tribe...

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    #11: Who Do You Admire?

    It's remarkable how much you can get to know someone just by asking a few simple questions. Tune in for our weekly "Getting to know you" questions with the teams. You'll no doubt gain insights on these brilliant creatives, but we're guessing you'll also leave inspired. Here, Dilruba and her core ...

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    #10: About Us

    Curious about who's behind project Togather? Dilruba Tayfun sits down to tell us more about herself, her background, and what led here to where she is now. And scroll down to learn more about the team she's working with on this exciting project! The core team: Video-conferencing magic w...

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    #09: Goal of the Week (Jan 25)

    Our Goal of the Week: Tribe goes to Gather kick-off! We're aiming to have our website/database for the participants up and running by end of week.

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    #08: Mentor Session Highlights - Week 3

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    #07: Week 3

    Our week 3 goal was spreading the word to the Tribe about TribesGoesToGather. Our Tribe session on Friday was zesty, inspiring and it got us excited about our goal actualising in the next couple of days. We saw and shared examples of art made with organic findings, one of the THU advisors who ...

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    #06: Goal of the Week (Jan 18)

    Simple: Spread the word to the THU tribe!

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    #05: Week 2

    Join Dilruba as she welcomes us into Togather's space and shares with us what she's learned this week.

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    #04: Mentor Session Highlights - Week 1

    Dilruba's taking a novel route for her mentorship session highlights, she's making comics to depict them!

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    #03: Initial Thoughts

    We're at the beginning of an exciting adventure, so to kick things off, we asked the teams for their gut-reactions to the following questions. Dilruba's candid responses shed awesome light on what she's hoping for out of this mentorship. 1. What are you hoping to get from this mentorship? G...

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    #02: Kanpai with Togather!

    What better way to introduce the finalists to the Tribe than through a special edition of Kanpai! Our very own Shuzo sat down with Dilruba to chat about all things Togather ;) Watch to see highlights, hear more about the vision, and get inspired!

    Togather's Log,

    #01: The Beginning

    The journey began back in July 2020, with Sony and THU's invitation to connect, collaborate and contribute. The result is the incredible adventure we're currently embarked on. But it all began here: with a pitch and a dream. Meet Dilruba Tayfun and follow her as she welcomes us into the world ...