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  1. 1. Being Creative in a Digital World Eylan Ezekiel
  2. 2. Introductions Eylan Ezekiel Innovator / Agitator / Curious Learner Ex-Teacher Ex-Publisher Ex-Boss Ex-Policy Dad / Gamer / Sci-Fi / Graphic Novels / 6Music
  3. 3. Where's Eylan? @eylanezekiel
  4. 4. Introductions Please use the 'Chat' box to tell us where you are and what you can see and hear around you.
  5. 5. What is Channel 4 up to? Creative output ... will be based on “innovation, diversity and seeing the modern world in new ways”, or, for want of a soundbyte, “Mission with Mischief”
  6. 6. What is Creativity? Please use the chat box to share some ideas
  7. 7. Why are you here? The workshop is designed to as interactive and practical half-day workshop which will allow you to develop ways in which you can use the digital space to stimulate creativity, generate ideas, solve problems and learn. We will explore how to create a personal learning network through which you can remain current, stimulate new ideas and adapt rapidly.
  8. 8. Honesty time... Did you look at any of the 'pre-reading'?
  9. 9. What does creativity look like? What sorts of behaviours? What sort of job? Who can be creative?
  10. 10. Why is Creativity important to you? photo from Flickr Creative Commons by karola riegler photography
  11. 11. When do you need to be creative? Time of day? Stimulus? Pressure? Place?
  12. 12. What helps you to be creative? What sorts of things help you to be more creative?
  13. 13. Can only some people be 'creative'?
  14. 14.'s_Taxonomy
  15. 15. Space to create
  16. 16. Digital Creativity Toolkit Creating Content Sharing Content Asking Questions Making Decisions Collaboratin g on content Food for thought
  17. 17. Food for thought Where do you get ideas from? (please use 'chat' box)
  18. 18. Creating content Where do ideas come from?
  19. 19. Record / Capture / Trap / Doodle / Jot / Map
  20. 20. Asking Questions Why are you asking? • Who do you ask? • What do you ask? • When in the process? day? • How are you allowing them to answer? • Did you really need to ask anyone else? "It is easier to get forgiveness than permission"
  21. 21. Collaborating on content What can happen?
  22. 22. Collaborating on content What are the risks of opening this idea out?
  23. 23. Sharing content
  24. 24. Making decisions Who can you trust to help you?
  25. 25. LinkedIn Maps
  26. 26. Where is your PLN?
  27. 27. Digital Creativity Toolkit Creating Content Sharing Content Asking Questions Making Decisions Collaboratin g on content Food for thought
  28. 28. Your challenge Make Mischief Must be: •Real project / problem •Real audience for a creative answer Must use: •A new online tool •Approaches you'd normally avoid
  29. 29. No need to share the idea itself What worked? What tools did you prefer? What obstacles did you have? We will then look at plastic brains and herding fish When you get back
  30. 30. Your challenge Make Mischief Find a way to make mischief in your work Have Fun!
  31. 31. Break
  32. 32. Creativity and Neuroplasticity
  33. 33. Force yourself to do it differently
  34. 34. Work together. Herd your ideas. One fish at a time!
  35. 35. Copyright / IP Data Protection Privacy settings Company policies Internet safety Things to consider
  36. 36. Make it clear ------------------- This email is: [ ] Bloggable [x] Ask first [ ] Private ------------------ Thanks to Doug Belshaw
  37. 37. Tag, Categorise and Keep Taxonomy or Folksonomy
  38. 38. Find a system that works for you and your team.
  39. 39. Questions? Observations? Suggestions? Open mic!
  40. 40. • Be more creative? • Will these tools make you more creative? • You are creative! • Channel and harness that creativity for good. What now?
  41. 41. Be mischievous Keep learning Change behaviour
  42. 42. Thank you