casecamp6 took place last tuesday at the century room, and was a really incredible night full of awesome cases, announcements and people. eli has really raised level of conversation and built a fantastic community around casecamp, which has now partnered with achilles media (the producers of nextMedia). congrats to all – and looking forward to the future. tom has some great notes on the evening as well!
media lab toronto also presented their inaugural project – TXTris, an interactive SMS projection where text messages sink down from the sky onto a hilarious toronto skyline made of tim horton’s boxes. congrats to patrick, gabe, michael and dory, and i can’t wait to see where this will go!!
or rather it needs your $11.11.
and actually it’s noel hidalgo who needs your money. and you should give it to him.
noel left nyc on july 7 2007 to travel the seven continents for seven months, talking to people and “documenting free culture, social innovation and global change.” he’s been through europe, the north of africa, the middle east and is currently in delhi. this journey has been funded entirely by noel asking for donations of $11.11 from 700 people around the global. his adventures – in the form of microblogging, vcasts, photos and blogs – can be found here, here, here and here.
why should you donate? because i don’t know anyone else with the passion, brains and balls to take on such a journey. that’s the biggest reason. scott trudeau can provide you with a few others, but honestly, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to contribute to an amazing project. it’s crazy, mind you, but noel inspires and challenges us all to reconsider what kinds of change we’re capable of. dude. he rawks.
Filed under adventure, ideas
over the past while i’ve been brushing up on my history of craft for a course i’m teaching in september, and i keep coming back to an idea that first emerged back in the winter. i’m glad it wasn’t lost, and regret that it’s only now i’m getting to it ‘cos i think it might be neat. i’d love to know what you think.
a broad swath of the tech-and-media-enabled communities that we see and participate in today demonstrate patterns that relate quite strongly to various guild systems of the past, collecting, controlling and propagating both codified and experiential knowledge to direct members and indirect affiliates.
more after the jump…
Monday May 28 marks the beginning of Toronto Tech Week, a five day event that positions itself as a week-long showcase and celebration of the Toronto ICT sector’s success and innovation. Big thanks to Dave Forde (among many, many others) for organizing. A number of amazing events are happening, including mesh, the Canadian New Media Awards, a conference on Canadian Municipal Wireless and many other opportunities to learn and network. Get out there and participate!
Unfortunately for my participation, the Beal Institute is holding an internal charrette* that week, which limits what I’ll be able to do. I’ll be missing most of the events (oh malheur!), but will be a part of EnterpriseCamp. Organized by Thomas Purves, my favourite Toronto-based social media/enterprise consultant, the day-long event will be held at the Metro Convention Centre and feature opening keynotes with Anthony Williams (co-author of Wikinomics) and John Bruce (CEO of iUpload), as well as a day of participant-driven workshops in true camp form. Registration is still open (go register! go now!) and workshop proposals are still being accepted! It’s shaping up to be a great session, with smart and relevant content, affordable registration and community focus. A really fantastic opportunity to meet and discuss ideas around implementing 2.0 technologies and practices in organization and enterprise.
* Beal charrettes are like an otherworldly holiday from normal work for us. A week-long intensive workshop around a particular theme/technology/behaviour/brief, they consist of competing teams who pour their hearts and minds into concept generation, insight and foresight plans, strategic IP development, actionable disclosures and whatever else emerges over the course of 6-9 days. They are a really fantastic opportunity to work intensely with people as a means to build strong relationships, play off each others’ talents, reveal and create new forms of tacit and explicit knowledge, delve both deep and broad into a particular area, develop radical ideas for strategies and frame them for implementation, etc, etc. woohoo – here we go!