Videos: Carter2: 1:20 – 3:40 Kids – all Tim Berners-lee 9:12 – 11: 26 Phone review kid: start to 1:13 Ed Richards (PSB): 1:57 – 3:29 Shirky – 1:47 – 3:23
Being in Second Life - surely that’s enough to qualify as a digital city? Erm, not really
Having a dedicated organisation called ‘Digital Birmingham’ - surely that’s enough? Erm, not really
Kids video Once kids understand input, they’re off – gain confidence so quickly No distinction between on or offline Sophisticated understanding between role of broadcast TV, DVD, Video, computer, gaming consoles
Pics from Lozells (left) and Digbeth social media surgeries. Lozells has an excellent blog aimed at countering existing views of the area. Innovative use of social media not just confined to white/middle class
More on this later
I’ve talked before about sharing personal data. This is a snapshot of a reading from my current cost electrivity meter. I was trying to get this data to tweet on its own but it was a little beyond my technical knowledge. Getting the garmin to tweet has been a lot easier.
Sometimes proprietary solutions are beautiful. After I go for a run I take off my watch, the garmin USB fob detects that my watch is in range and then uploads my data to the Garmin Connect website. Other than the initial set up I don’t need to do a thing.
Carter2: 1:20 – 3:40 Ed Richards (PSB): 1:57 – 3:29 Ofcom really interesting. PSB matters lots. New PSB institution based on publisher model that started C4 and kick-started independent sector. 4IP just the start. Region needs to get this right to be at the forefront of what follows.
9% don’t trust web as a way to engage in active citizenship. Rises to 40% in areas of multiple deprivation 9% lacked confidence. 40% in areas of multiple deprivation. Birmingham has ‘% of people who feel they can influence decisions in their locality” as a measure
McLuhan – Cinema didn’t evolve from technology. Video: Lumiere Shirky video 1:47 – 3:23 Cognitive surplus: is the stuff we have left over when we’ve served life’s basic needs. We’ve wasted our cognitive surplus watching television Imagine what we could create if we watched less TV Wikipedia = 100 million hours. TV watching = 200 billion hours Users want to produce/share/operate
The Wisdom of Crowds: Developing Digital Cities Dave Harte Birmingham City University Digital Birmingham [email_address] http://daveharte.com @daveharte
“ Someone working alone, with really cheap tools, has a reasonable hope of carving out enough of the cognitive surplus, enough of the desire to participate , enough of the collective goodwill of the citizens, to create a resource you couldn't have imagined existing even five years ago .”