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Shift Happens 2013: What happens when you share an idea?

My talk at Shift Happens 2013. An cross-disciplinary event for arts and culture.
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Abhay Adhikari

on 18 November 2013

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Transcript of Shift Happens 2013: What happens when you share an idea?

What happens when you
share an idea online
@gopaldass
Abhay Adhikari (PhD) / I do miscellaneous digital stuff
A fair bit of confusion
and some unexpected encounters
BEFORE THINGS GO MEGA!
This is a
good thing
An idea I've been working on for the past 4 years....
"
If we get cultural institutions to reflect on their
digital identity... we can create genuine engagement.
An offline approach to get this idea off the ground
+
Person x
= Response
Interesting, unsexy or bullshit ?
From institution or organization
Me
...which began by getting rid the of chip on my shoulder
The online attempt
@gopaldass
+
Abhay Adhikari
=
Unexpected encounters with
people working on interesting problems
via a series workshops
how can we use technology to create work that encourages reflection on place and identity
Big Telly, Portstewart / NI
Ajtte Samemuseum
Jokkmokk, Sweden
Voxxter,
Moscow, Russia
Some Insights
...Then things started
to go a bit MEGA

School of Advanced Study
Leeds City Council
British Council (Arts)
So, what happens when
you share an idea online?
?
Where do you begin?
Man with bizarre PhD, generic Indian chap,
person with a vague, exotic name and a bad idea.
Person who rolls down
hills on sunny days...
Kakashi Sensei Impersonator
What happens when you
share an idea online
@gopaldass
Abhay Adhikari (PhD)
A fair bit of confusion
and some chance encounters
BEFORE THINGS GO MEGA!
This is a
good thing
The idea I've been working on for the past 4 years....
"
If we get cultural institutions to reflect on their
digital identity... we can create genuine engagement.
The offline attempt to get this idea off the ground
+
Person x
Sanjay Abdikari
= Response or Action
Interesting, unsexy bullshit
From institution or organization
Me
...which began with an attempt to reflect on my identity
The online attempt
@gopaldass
+
Abhay Adhikari (PhD)
=
Discussions, debates
and challenges
Chance encounters
with interesting people
via workshops
Null
Big Telly
Northern Ireland
Ajette Sami Museum
Sweden
Theatre
Russia
Some lessons
Then things stated
to go a bit MEGA

School of Advanced Study
Leeds City Council
British Council (Arts)
So, what happens when
you share an idea online?
?
How do you begin?
Thank you

@gopaldass
Man with bizarre PhD, generic Indian chap OR
person with vaguely exotic name
Person who rolls down
hills on sunny days...
Person with fondness
for inexpensive IKEA lamps
*My Digital Identity
@gopaldass
+
=
The example:
How can we present indigenous culture
to a wider audience and avoid cliches.
how can we use technology to create work that encourages reflection on place and identity
Develop a sustainable business which encourages
international visitors to explore a new city...
10 Institutes
- Reporting on ecocide for the benefit of
environmental agencies across the world
Encourage academics and
early career researchers to create
genuine impact.
Using social media
for discussions, debates and challenges
*
The best solutions are the ones driven by need, rather than defined by availability of resources.
*
Technology is constantly being used to understand, define and forge identity. There are many cultural perspectives and solutions.
Fun and play are universal values, and a great way to put people at ease, when working with technology.
*
- Promoting dialogue between
science and humanities researchers
- Using open access protocols to share digital
assets with a global community of researchers
Creating a sociable organisation
Creating a sociable organisation
2 million
- A pilot to create new protocols for
the council to engage with
residents on social media.
7 art forms x 110 countries
Many, many people
passionate about the arts
How do we use digital to harness the energy, aspiration and expertise to get people to talk and work together!
A fair bit of confusion as you come across different
solutions to the same problem.
@gopaldass
"Interesting
Solving the next problem.
Was the idea...
The first attempt:
unsexy
bullshit"
: (
Idea
A group of people
An institution
The world!
Talk about it!
Thank you!
#ShiftHappens
Some unexpected encounters with people who can offer expertise and help you prototype ideas.
BEFORE THINGS GO MEGA and you
get to scale the idea!
This is a
good thing
become interdisciplinary by default!
Use digital to
Different solutions
A new vocabulary
Multiple perspectives
Change
(an opportunity to apply these insights in different situations)
Interactions a year with residents
in person or via the phone.
that needs to happen
not on your terms, but in a way that
people get it and want it!
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