A jam is when musicians improvise together to create new sounds. A game jam provides space and limited time for developers to collaborate and rapidly prototype new games, sharing a common theme and constraints. A zoo jam is an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues on the design of novel technology-supported enrichment and welfare for non-human animals, and consider corresponding activities that enhance the experience of their visitors, carers and co-dwellers.
We've been facilitating zoo jam workshops with colleagues at the annual Animal-Computer Interaction Conference since 2016, choosing a different theme each year. The ACI conference is an ideal venue to hold a zoo jam, attracting a diverse mix of participants from academic and animal welfare communities. The outputs are shared with everyone - please follow the links to explore.