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An overview of projects, activities and opportunities on Catalyst! a research programme supporting citizen-led digital innovation. Presented by Professor Jon Whittle at the Midland Hotel, Morecambe at …

An overview of projects, activities and opportunities on Catalyst! a research programme supporting citizen-led digital innovation. Presented by Professor Jon Whittle at the Midland Hotel, Morecambe at the end of year 1, leading into year 2.

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  • Welcome and schedule -
  • Patchworks as an example: Research Sprint – 8 MonthsIs it possible to co-design, with homeless communities, a simple and cheap health monitoring and communication tool using the methods and materials of ‘personal manufacturing’ (DIY-Bio/garage science)? Working with Madlab & SignpostsWe briefly describe current Catalyst projects, to give a flavour of the research. #patchworks involves Lancaster’s School of Healthand Medicine, Lancaster Environment Centre, Signposts (a community resource centre in Morecambe), and MadLab, a Manchester-based not-for-profit community of hackers and innovators. In the project, Signposts volunteers are co-designing a prototype tool using cheap, open source technology that can help to improve support services for the homelessIntro to Patchworks and Ref to the SRA abstract ‘routine chaos’http://vimeo.com/43110132Good refs to Chaotic LivesCornes, M., Joly, L., Manthorpe, J., O'Halloran, S. and Smyth, R. (2011). Working Together to Address Multiple Exclusion Homelessness. Social Policy and Society, 10, pp 513-522 doi:10.1017/S1474746411000261Brown, P., Morris, G., Scullion, L. and Somerville, P. (2012) Losing and Finding a Home: Homelessness, Multiple Exclusion and Everyday Lives. University of Salford. Accessed via http://www.homelesspages.org.uk/node/24491Fitzpatrick, S., Johnsen, S. and White, M. (2011). Multiple Exclusion Homelessness in the UK: Key Patterns and Intersections. Social Policy and Society, 10, pp 501-512 doi:10.1017/S147474641100025X Rogers, R., (2009). The End of the Virtual: Digital Methods, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2009. Young, S. D. and Rice, E. (2011). Online Social Networking Technologies, HIV Knowledge, and Sexual Risk and Testing Behaviors Among Homeless Youth. AIDS and Behavior, 2011, Volume 15, Number 2, Pages 253-260
  • Note: Tim Dant will say a few words about Launch pads as part of Future Opportunities
  • Qualitative, quant & computing science digital and development
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    • 1. Catalyst@catalystproj www.catalystproject.org.uk
    • 2. Today’s eventCatalyst Connects13.45 Catalyst Overview14.00 Catalyst Serendipity Café: Grand Challenges – Eric Gill15.30 Tea Break16.00 Show & Tell – Sun Terrace17.15 Future OpportunitiesPrototype Launch18.30 – 20.00 Patchworks
    • 3. Catalyst research aims• Digital Technology for Social Change• Understanding behaviour – Why do people participate (or not) in society/civic actions?• Tools for change – Next generation social tools for social change• Citizen-led• Inter-disciplinary
    • 4. Citizen-Led
    • 5. co-research & co-production • Serendipity Cafes • Research Sprints • Launchpads • Research Relays
    • 6. #Patchworks
    • 7. Prototype #Pat!
    • 8. #Pat Goes Wilder!
    • 9. Launchpad: Local Trade
    • 10. Launchpad: Local Trade
    • 11. Launchpad: Activism & Social Media
    • 12. Access ASD
    • 13. Get Involved - opportunities• Expressions of interest for Serendipity cafes - looking for 2nd half of 2013• Applications to Launch pads – deadline 14th December 2012• Round 3 Sprints – call opens 2013
    • 14. Project criteria• Contribute to the Catalyst research aims• Develop a prototype of a new digital technology that supports citizen-led social innovation• Community-Academic partnerships
    • 15. Team & Networking• @catalystproj – #catalystas• Catalyst Project• www.catalystproject.org.uk

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