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    • Intro Slide Translating Judaism for the Post-Digital Age Presentation on the Jewish Future Brandeis, 2008 Ariel Beery Co-Founder, PresenTense
    • Imitation vs Assimilation “ When once the community is started on this path … self-love will make it believe in its own strength...” – Ahad Haam, “Imitation and Assimilation” (1893 ) Our opportunity: To learn from the best practices of human civilization, and to develop a unique strategy for Jewish success in the dawning era.
    • The Idea: Creative Society
      • The PresenTense Big Idea: Translate Judaism’s value into an Information-Age structure and language
      • Realize the collective potential of the global Jewish People through increased connectivity
      • In three words:
      Network for Creativity
    • Strategic Context Strengths Challenges Threats Opportunities
      • Creative Economy
      • Prosumership
      • Social Networking
      • Global Communication
      • New Jewish Self-Image
      • Erosion of Local Identity
      • Homeland-Diaspora
      • Worldwide capacity
      • Network Infrastructure
      • New energy rising
      • Breakdown of Communication
      • Rich Tradition and Culture
      • Attention Economy
      • Industrial/Information Clash
      • Multiculturalist Universalism
    • How to think Post-Digital Keys to Post-Digital Win
      • Focus on Value and enable Creativity in a Jewish Context: to act in the Image of the Creator is to be Creators ourselves
      • Invest in opportunities to bridge the old and new
      • Clarify a set of value protocols that upgrade the Jewish Operating System’s abilities
      • Value results from an interaction between person and product, but must be bounded by protocols
      Tikkun Olam through Yetzirat Ha’Adam
    • Platform Platform according to pmarca : “a system that can be programmed and therefore customized by outside developers -- users -- and in that way, adapted to countless needs and niches that the platform's original developers could not have possibly contemplated, much less had time to accommodate.” = Not an organization  an organizing framework . We need a Platform
    • Macro: Organizing Framework London Buenos Aires Paris Bombay Moscow Our vision: A network of creative spaces sharing value, so the whole is more than the sum of its parts This network enriches current institutions and connects them worldwide New York Singapore Jerusalem
    • Micro: Node Structure Community Space Creative Space Resident Space Gathering creative sparks = lighting the Eternal Fire Each node radiates new energy to its host community
    • Use-Case Scenario Meet Samantha.
      • Internet entrepreneur
      • Seeking creative connections
      • Wants a community
      • Essentially rootless – goes where the action is.
      CreativeJam San Francisco via Boston London via Jerusalem Meet Jacob.
    • Proof of Concept 18 Fellows from around the world, 12 Projects 4 Projects come to proof-of-concept in 5 months Proto-Node in Jerusalem for 6 Week Period Summer 2007 Institute Space + Network + Enabling = Creativity
    • Some Projects Launched Came with: Talented rap skills and an idea for Bible raps Developed this: A Bible Rap curriculum that can affect youth on a national scale Matt Bar Came with: Successful local model for engagement, Challah4Hunger Gained this: Paradigm for decentralized activism, and acquisition by more established organization Eli Winkelman Came with: An idea for a trip to Israel and a passion for the Jewish State Developed this: An impressive proof-of-concept leading to acquisition offers and investment opportunities Avi Bass
    • Proof of Concept, cont.
      • Grassroots events in cities across the world
      • Forwards a positive narrative about Peoplehood
      • Global network of volunteers developing shared vision
      PresenTense Magazine “… I think we all know that there is not a shortage of new publications geared toward young Jews, but there is no one else who is doing it with the moral seriousness and commitment to the Jewish people that I think you all have mustered to date. For that reason I am very excited to be on board, and to do my part to make PT as good a magazine as it can possibly be.” - Matt Ackerman, incoming Ideas and Innovation Editor
    • Translating Judaism’s Value “ On a personal level…I feel so empowered as a part of the PresenTense network, sitting here in Chicago but being part of a global community working towards a vision of Jewish creativity. It's something I'm committed to, and I'm so excited to be working with you on making it happen!” --Deborah Fishman, PTMagazine Managing Editor The Network will provide a living example that being part of the Jewish People adds value to human life, bridging personal vision with collective mission.
    • To bring the next age Connect the sparks and give people the reason to be Jewish: it is the best way to live in this new world