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These are the slides Emer used at the Games for Change conference in NY, in the panel called International Aid Programs, Social Media, Gaming and Mobile…The New Frontier ...

These are the slides Emer used at the Games for Change conference in NY, in the panel called International Aid Programs, Social Media, Gaming and Mobile…The New Frontier

you can see a video of the whole panel here

http://gamesforchange.org/festival2011/video/

Games for Change 8th Annual Festival, New York City, June 20-22, 2011

#G4C2011 @G4C

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  • Thanks to for G4C and Ministry for supprtiong our work from the netehrlands and for covering the
  • team...
  • Co-creation in nigera
  • Thanks to for G4C and Ministry for supprtiong our work from the netehrlands and for covering the
  • Its not all movign at the speed of what happened in egypt and tunisia...
  • In Bombay young womens’ groups organise their live meet- ups via facebook and sms to reclaim the streets and make them safe for girls and women.
  • Its not all movign at the speed of what happened in egypt and tunisia...
  • This urban radio station, has almost 80.000 'likes' everyday extensive discussions are held oabout all manner of topics, you can see that the discussion about which music to listen to has 780 comments while the dicussion about the quality of education in the slum has 12, but thats 12 more public comments than before we had facebook, ppl questioing the services the government is delivering
  • And maybe thats better, slow could mean lasting
  • The most popular phones in Nairobi amongst youth from the informal settlements, who have some income are in the Nokia 5300 Xpress range.Traffic is so bad that you can sit in a Matatu for as much as 3 hours a day, at home there is noTV and this phone with its huge SD card for all your MP3’s, videos and of course facebook access is worth the large investment
  • Build mleanring programs, from our game geth20
  • This school for budding designers from slums across east africa gives young people a chance to design and earn
  • Train the designers
  • Locaalise the contents, this is from a project in nigeria we developed with a number of nigeria ngos and the ministry of education
  • Support local app development like this recent mobile development pitch conference in nairobi, similar to the supprt that the dutch indie game sector recieves
  • From Dutch artist Sander Veenhof, who has made a series of works exploring the potential of augmented reality, if we conbien this with the power of street protests in India for womens rights.....
  • Seeing what models have been created for combining games into educative experiences, expecially when techniques are compatible, Always in co-design of course

Emer Beamer @ Games for Change Emer Beamer @ Games for Change Presentation Transcript

  • Is there a revolution going on?
  • Team, working in 22 countries
  • Co-design, In South Nigeria
  • With co-design we bring our tech and design knowledge coupled with inspirational example, we work with local activists and NGOs who know their issue and context, together we make great products
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  • A slow revolution
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  • a playful informed homegrown yet slow revolution
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  • a mobile revolution
  • Mobile phones are the most commonly used communication devices used on our planet. More than 5 billion people have access to a mobile phone which makes it bigger than TV (1.6 billion) Internet (1.7 billion) Radio (3.9 billion)
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  • Support systems for the slow revolution
  • How can we from the Games for Change community engage with this slow revolution
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  • A slow and sustained revolution