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Amplified Leicester

This presentation was given to the 3rd public meeting of Amplified Leicester. Amplified Leicester is a city-wide experiment in using social media.

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Amplified Leicester

  1. 1. DIY community A chat with Amplified Leicester Katherine Hui 19th May 2010
  2. 2. Social Innovation Camp brings together ideas, people and digital tools to build web-based solutions to social problems – from hacking together some software to working out how you'd sustain an idea - all in just 48 hours.
  3. 3. Green Thing is a public service that inspires people to lead a greener life. With the help of brilliant videos and inspiring stories from creative people and community members in 205 countries, Green Thing focuses on seven things you can do - and enjoy doing.
  4. 4. Today’s blueprint <ul><li>Technology to organise things differently and address social needs </li></ul><ul><li>Using technology to create fundamental changes </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging with stakeholders and local authorities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Using the technology to organise differently
  6. 6. Using the technology to address social needs Have a Go Heroes is a web-based project that helps support carers and those cared for with simple everyday tasks.
  7. 7. Communities and Technology and fundamental change <ul><li>Changing the energy sector </li></ul><ul><li>Community generated power </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralised power systems </li></ul>
  8. 8. Technology influencing public services
  9. 9. Engaging with Stakeholders and funders
  10. 10. What about local authorities? <ul><li>A few examples and a few (unwritten) rules </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Case in Birmingham
  12. 12. versus
  13. 14. Some things to think about <ul><li>How to address local needs </li></ul><ul><li>Ways of including/ consulting ‘unamplified’individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Increased collaboration and strengthening of relationships </li></ul>
  14. 15. Questions? [email_address]