ContactThe Evolution Will BE socialized October 20, 2011 New York, NY…and the world
An extraordinary event on Oct 20, 2011 that will bring together technology innovators, change agents, social innovators, artists, corporations... And others that believe the Internet will have a role to play in bringing about a better world for all of us! Contact is not just another conference!... It marks one event that is part of a larger process of bringing these change agents together... What Is Contact?
Douglas Rushkoff Winner of the first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity, Douglas is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other’s values. Doug has written ten books on media, technology, and culture. He teaches media studies at NYU and the New School University, serves as technology columnist for The Daily Beast, and lectures around the world. Doug is known for pioneering important terms and concepts, including viral media (or media virus), digital native, and social currency. Visionary Host
A Band of Featured Participants Including…
A Band of Featured Participants Including…
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete" - Buckminster Fuller Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. - Margaret Mead
An emerging do-it-yourself culture of “makers” is boldly voiding warranties to tweak, hack, and customize the products they buy. And what they can’t purchase, they build from scratch. Meanwhile, flexible manufacturing technologies on the horizon will change fabrication from massive and centralized to lightweight and ad hoc. These trends sit atop a platform of grassroots economics—new market structures developing online that embody a shift from stores and sales to communities and connections…. David Pescovitz, Institute for the Future
We Live In a Connected World... What opportunities does this present to make the world a better place? This is the question that we must all ask...
The Network is an Organism Human Ganglia
The Network is an Organism Internet server connections
The Network is an Organism Facebook friend connections
• Technology connects people as never before Spurring a new culture of creation; its tenets: Openness: Using network power for transparency Ubiquity: Capabilities, resources wherever they are needed Peer To Peer: No centers, flexible structures Organic: Learns, changes through doing Bottoms Up: Scale is an effect, not a cause Rules Based: Chaos, yes; anarchy, no The network fuses individuals into an organism Power To (and From) The People
A New Form of Creation
Viewing Today’s Social Networks As The “Old Guard”
The Networked World Presents Tremendous Opportunity and Challenge!
WHAT CAN WE DO TO ACCELERATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS NETWORK, CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER, DEVELOP NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND PROCESSES AND CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER?
Social Networking P2P technologies Open Collaboration Open Infrastructures Alternative Currencies Government 2.0 Crowdsourcing Arts, new media and technology Key Themes The New Paradigm
With Impact Across Borders and Markets Government: Wikileaks Technology: Opensourcemesh.org Consumer Goods: Openmaterials.org Entertainment: Ex.fm Art: Furtherfield.org Education: Swivel.com Finance: Commongoodbank.com Sustainability: Gridwise.pnl.gov The New Paradigm: some examples
Cultural Revolutionaries Technology Innovators Visionaries Artists Social Innovators CONTACT: A Nexus for Change
THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU Join the conversation... Shape the dialogue... Shape our collective future! High visibility amongst network of change agents Visibility into the cutting edge... Access to innovators, innovative projects, revolutionary technologies The opportunity to engage and to co-create... How would you like to be involved?
Spawning New Business Models Peer Pioneering: You build it; they will come Ideagoras: Crowd sourced products, ops Prosumers: I am he and you are me and we are all together P4P: Platforms for Participation, P2P on steroids Global Factory: Virtualized manufacturing Wiki Workplaces: Ad hoc communities define the professional environment Crowdfunding: tapping the masses for funds
Turn And Face The Strange Organizations, governments must understand the emerging ‘maker’ movement right now Like the movements behind open source, cloud, IM, RSS, WWW…..only stronger The crucible where future internet transformation is being forged today Wait until the rebels hit the capital, and it will be too late to join up The time to engage the future is before it rolls over you
THE STRUCTURE OF THE EVENT
Contact: Meet Your Future Burning Man meets Davos meets CES A day of creation and reckoning Gathers net organism leaders, ideas, technologies An unpredictable outcome; crowdsourced onsite Not just hot air; resources + action F2F and P2P at the same time Power meets passion to make change real The first event to bring new culture and old together A Paris Exposition for the 21st Century
Who Knows What Will Happen? On-stage provocations to fire ideas Anyone can propose a workshop topic Sessions created on-the-fly Audience members become leaders and vice versa Crowd decides which ideas are best Best ideas get a second hearing Event flows from stage to crowd and back
The Audience Listens…and Leads Selected Featured Participantsstimulate audience ideas Anyone can propose an instant workshop Audience members create, lead workshops Dozens of workshops in morning Reactions come back to main stage Best ideas flow out to afternoon meetings Three rounds of free-form meetings in all Result: Crowd sense of ideas worth support
The Bazaar: An Akihabara of Ideas Heart of the afternoon’s content Spread all over the venue Ongoing workshop discussions F2F meets w/ experts, funders, companies Active mentoring opportunities Performances, both big and small Lots of chairs for impromtu get-togethers
At end of day Bazaar becomes Beer Garden Last opportunity for ideas to bloom Like-minded can seek each other out Entertainment drawn from audience, net A community festival to fire the imagination The Beer Garden
Partners. Propose programs for Contact Underwriters: Provide resources, capital, talent for audience picked projects Sponsors: Become co-creators of the day Audience members: Come and bring your team, your developers, your thought leaders Organizations Play A Vital Role
Let Your Voice Be Heard Banner “Ads”: Big banners over main stage; let audience know you “get it” Bazaar Voice: Your ideas have a place in the Bazaar Bazaar Shout: A prominent place in the Bazaar Bazaar Boom: A singular presence in the Bazaar Contact Cabaret: Put on a show, demo, phantasmagoria You Tell Us: Propose the partnership you envision
To enter the conversation: About the program: About sponsorship: Doug Rushkoff Suresh Fernando Producer and Host Sponsorship email@example.com@gmail.com Contact Contact