Active learning seminar hosted by the Social Innovation Park Santurtzi (Bilbao) 12 – 13 July 2012 Can the popularity of online gaming be u lised to reach out and foster a diﬀerent set of values, encouraging people to engage and contribute to a socially sustainable future? Every day, millions of people engage online to play games, interac ng in real me in the virtual world. Be it “Farmville”, “World of Warcra ” or “Angry Birds”, serious gamers spend on average 18‐22 hours per week to solve ‘epic problems’ ‐ reach the next gaming level or ﬁght other warlords. However, the values that most games communicate reﬂect an unsustainable consumerist society, based on individ‐ ual proﬁt, extreme compe on and exploita on of resources. We aim to explore how online games could promote civic engagement for a diﬀerent mind‐set, towards a sustainable and inclusive society yet s ll being cool and ‘addic ve’ As part of the European FP7 research project ‘Emergence by Design’ Euclid Network, together with the Social Innova on Park, will gather a group of stakeholders at a seminar to explore this ques on and its poten al applica ons. The group will include video game designers, companies, scien sts, users and civil society prac oners already involved in the ﬁeld or interested in doing it.
Why to attend To present your already developed online game for civic engagement (for instance Indigenous‐infused Digital Games that will be presented by Cook Intel Tribal Council) To explore whether online gaming can tackle the social challenge close to your heart (for instance youth unemployment in your city) Organisers’ commitments The Social Innova on Park is ready to support ideas if they have the poten al to develop into a social enterprise. Euclid Network aims to explore whether online gaming can be a tool to engage people in European democracy, especially in the light of the European Parliament elec ons in 2014
AGENDA Day 1: 12th July 9:00h Bus to Social Innova on Park Filippo Addarii (Euclid Introduc on Network, UK) and Gorka 9:30‐9:50h Why have Euclid Network and the Social Innova on Park Espiau (Social Innova on joined forces to organise this seminar? Park, Spain) Ralph Dum (European 9:50‐10:00h Why does it ma er to the European Commission? Commission, DG INFSO) Inves ga ng our shared mo ves Everybody in the group shares his/her answers to the ques ons: Who are you? Gorka Espiau (Social Innova‐ 10:00‐11:00h on Park, Spain) What are you doing here? What do you want to take away from this seminar? What would your game look like? Gloria ONeill & Pita Jelley Inspiring Stories 1 Benz (Cook Inlet Tribal Coun‐ 11:00‐11:30h Presenta on and Q&A cil, Inc., Alaska, USA) Indigenous‐Infused Digital Games 11:30‐12:00h Coﬀee break Interac ve Session—Ge ng on the same page Exploring the language and poten al of games, 12:00‐13:00h tbc online gaming and gamiﬁca on Q&A Inspiring stories 2 13:00‐13:30h Presenta on and Q&A Digipen (speaker tbc) The story of Digipen on online gaming (tbc) 13:30‐14:30h Lunch Open space session Delegates will propose ideas for development. Three will be voted on and discussed in small groups. 14:30‐15:00h For instance: Kimon Moerbeek (Knowledgeland, Nether‐ Developing an exis ng game further lands) Designing a game from scratch to meet a social challenge Engaging ci zens in EU democracy
15:00‐16:00h Open space session 1 16:00‐16:30h Coﬀee break 16:30‐17:30h Open Space session 2 17:45h Bus to hotel (Bilbao) Bus to hotel (Bilbao) 20:30h Dinner in Bilbao Dinner in Bilbao Day 2: 13th July 9:00h Bus to SI Park Wrapping up Final discussion and prepara on of presenta on by open space hosts and a endees, which includes: 9:30‐10:30h Can the idea be a viable business? Would you play this game? Can it have a social impact? 10:30‐11:00h Outcomes of ﬁrst open space group and Q&A Gorka Espiau (DenokInn, Spain) 11:00‐11:30h Coﬀee break Outcomes of second and third open space group and 11:30‐12:30h Gorka Espiau (DenokInn, Spain) Q&A Wrap up and next steps Closing round on the ques ons: Have we created a relevant story together?! (or are Filippo Addarii (Euclid Network, there omissions?) 12:30‐13:30h UK) Can you see the value of using online gaming for Gorka Espiau (DenokInn, Spain) civic ac on? How would you develop a game? Would you par cipate in a follow‐up event? Why? 13:30‐14:45h Lunch 14:45h Bus to Bilbao 16:15‐17:45h Guided tour through the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Op onal)