We will use the platform Gather.Town for our discussions, coffee breaks and "unconferencing". This tool will allow us to interact with one another in small groups in a similar way as we would do in person!
You can explore their website here, and even create your own small meeting room to practice.
A link to the space will be provided via e-mail.
Quick and short instructions:
1) You must use a Chrome or Firefox browser
2) After entering you can move your avatar with arrow keys
3) If you are within the interaction radius of other persons a video connection opens
4) Designated private spaces (rooms, carpets, café tables) help define the interaction space to the people within the private area. Interactions just based on interaction radius can be ambiguous for larger groups (its for example possible, depending on each person’s location, that you can talk to two people who cannot talk to each other)
5) Ghost Mode: Keep "G" on your keyboard pressed while moving. You can move through people without interacting.