People power

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This project was done for my Rapid Design for Slow Change class. It is a project centered around the Occupy movement. More information is contained within the slide notes. To see it, download the presentation and open it in PowerPoint.

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People power

  1. 1. PEOPLEPOWERBY CANDACE BUGGS AND AUSTIN TOOMBS
  2. 2. OCCPUY WALL STREET “We, the occupiers, have shown our country how to come together and respect differences while working together to build a movement for change.” http://occupywallst.org/
  3. 3. THIS MOVEMENT’S SUCCESS… “The movement’s success is due in part to the use of online technologies and international social networking…” • Facebook for minutes blog and recruitment center • Occupy Together website • Live News Feed • Twitter Feeds http://occupywallst.org/
  4. 4. MOVEMENT RESEARCH“Admittedly, organizinganarchists is like herding cats” http://cartasalhogar.blogspot.com/2006/11/how-to-stage-effective-protest.html
  5. 5. KEYS TO A PROTESTS Keep Supporters EncouragedPerformance Organize Fundraising Collaborate Numbers Central Image #OWS Stay Safe Build Awareness http://www.movements.org/case-study/ http://cartasalhogar.blogspot.com/2006/11/how-to-stage-effective-protest.html
  6. 6. KEYS TO A PROTESTS Keep Supporters EncouragedPerformance Organize Fundraising Collaborate Numbers Central Image #OWS Stay Safe Build Awareness http://www.movements.org/case-study/ http://cartasalhogar.blogspot.com/2006/11/how-to-stage-effective-protest.html
  7. 7. KEYS TO A PROTESTS Keep Supporters EncouragedPerformance Organize Fundraising Collaborate Numbers Central Image #OWS Stay Safe Build Awareness http://www.movements.org/case-study/ http://cartasalhogar.blogspot.com/2006/11/how-to-stage-effective-protest.html
  8. 8. WHY NUMBERS“The goal of a protest should not only be to ventour collective anger, but to channel it in the mosteffective way that will bring about the change thatwe so deeply desire.” http://mydd.com/users/spacemuseum/posts/ineffective-protesting
  9. 9. WHY NUMBERS“The goal of a protest should not only be to ventour collective anger, but to channel it in the mosteffective way that will bring about the change thatwe so deeply desire.” http://mydd.com/users/spacemuseum/posts/ineffective-protesting
  10. 10. INSIGHTS FROMNUMBERS• They allow people to see the path protestors are on.• Highlights the collective voice (i.e. unity and direction)• Moves the Movement http://saybrook.typepad.com/complexity/2011/10/the-collective-voice-of-a-leaderless-group.html
  11. 11. A FEW NUMBERS FROM #OWS https://twitter.com/#!/OccupyWallSt http://occupywallst.org/
  12. 12. PEOPLE POWER• 950 cities in 82 countries• 300,000+ signed petitions• 3000+ New Yorkers• 1896 Total Arrests https://twitter.com/#!/OccupyWallSt http://occupywallst.org/
  13. 13. PEOPLE POWER• 950 cities in 82 countries• 300,000+ signed petitions• 3000+ New Yorkers• 1896 Total Arrests https://twitter.com/#!/OccupyWallSt http://occupywallst.org/
  14. 14. PEOPLE POWER• 950 cities in 82 countries• 300,000+ signed petitions• 3000+ New Yorkers• 1896 Total Arrests https://twitter.com/#!/OccupyWallSt http://occupywallst.org/
  15. 15. PEOPLE POWER• 950 cities in 82 countries• 300,000+ signed petitions• 3000+ New Yorkers• 1896 Total Arrests https://twitter.com/#!/OccupyWallSt http://occupywallst.org/
  16. 16. PEOPLE POWER Numbers can not be overlooked https://twitter.com/#!/OccupyWallSt http://occupywallst.org/
  17. 17. CONCEPT Speaker
  18. 18. CONCEPT “I’m here!” button
  19. 19. CONCEPT “I agree!” button
  20. 20. CONCEPT Microphone
  21. 21. CONCEPT Statement button
  22. 22. TECHNICAL ASPECTSOF DESIGN•Mechanically generated electricity • Secondary function as a noise maker•GPS • Tracks location • Determines which messages are received•Personalized number crunching • Creates more meaningful impact
  23. 23. DISBURSEMENT PROCESSThere are basically two ways this could be handed out: • The occupiers have to buy this • Main reason it must be cheap • A company sympathetic to the movement in question donates these devices • OWS raised at least $435,000 http://www.usatoday.com/money/markets/story/2011-10-19/wall- street-protest-finances/50827028/1
  24. 24. CURRENT DRAWBACKS• How does one know when the speaker is making a discrete statement?• How do you distinguish between: • Disagreement • Neutrality • Not paying attention
  25. 25. QUESTIONS?
  26. 26. BOY SCOUT SLIDEMechanically rechargeable did you say? http://upload.wikimedia.o rg/wikipedia/commons/0/ http://www.instablogsimages.c http://www.sybarites.org/wp- 0a/Handheld_Flashlight_ om/images/2006/03/25/wind- content/uploads/2008/04/degmeca2.JPG Radio.jpg up_mobile_phone_charger.jpg

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