Making a Generation of Digital Makers@kieronkirkland @nominettrust
To seek out, galvanise andsupport new, effective andwidely adopted solutionsthat transform how weaddress big socialchallen...
Grant making and social investment
Research and Insight
Redesigning our approach to social innovationAffordances ofdigital TechSocialEntrepreneurshipDesigning from‘first principl...
Digital Makers – partnership with Nesta and MozillaWhat does it mean to be a ‘digital maker’... to participate in cultures...
Context: economic, social, personal...Economic – Growth of Creativeindustries, under filled digital skills,rapidly growing...
Types of engagementConfident users of digital technologyMaking sense of information online (Bold Creative)Publishing and p...
Challenges to addressThe catalysts and disconnects as young peopleengage with digital making?The productive capabilities n...
Mapping Digital Makershttp://www.nominettrust.org.uk/knowledge-centre/articles/mapping-digital-makers
#digitalmakersThe Digital Makers Programme
http://goo.gl/maps/2niojDigital MakerApplicants#digitalmakers
#digitalmakers
Digital Making Championshttp://youtu.be/SfBeLvy4IpE#digitalmakers
:"Make Things Do Stuff, a collaborative effort led byNesta, Nominet Trust, and Mozilla, marks anotherimportant step in our...
Our values• Digital technology is a tool to change theworld, knowing how to harness it is afundamental literacy for the 21...
What can youdo?#digitalmakers
Join Us!• Committed to supporting young people tobecome digital makers• Want to extend your reach• Work with amazing partn...
http://socialtech.nominettrust.org.uk/
How digital technology can be used to support people through transitionsacross the lifecourseTransitions
kieron.kirkland@nominettrust.org.uk@kieronkirkland
Rsa Futuremakers talk on Making a Generation of digital makers
Rsa Futuremakers talk on Making a Generation of digital makers
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  • 165 funded partnersRiver and Sea Sense, N Wales + TechnoCamps
  • Part of this is commissioning relevant research, documents and publications that can inform us, partners, future applicants and others working toward similar aimsWorking in partnershipDeveloping programmes of funding/investment
  • Properties of technology – ways in which they can be used...
  • Participation is keyWhat does it mean to participateWhat does it mean to be a maker or to work in the context of digital making
  • We know about the reasons for exploring digital making – I don’t need to go over these point, but I hope you recognise, and will add to this listWhen we think about involvement in digital making, we must think broadly about participating in activities around digital making. Not just the act of coding, digital design – but of interacting with digital content and with the structures created through the digital tools we use and the digital evironment in which much of this context is played out – or with which it interacts.One of the key areas of context for me is the intersection between socio-technological networks and existing ways of doing. How we support young people to engage in these contexts is vital to their making and confident use of digital tehcnologies.
  • This is not exlusive or complete – but a sense of the bredth of digital making and the capabilities required for ‘productive engagement’Not linear progressionNot constant of consistent engagementThe others will talk about different aspects of this – picking up really important elements of what it means to be a digital maker & to participate in digital making activities.
  • Some questions to consider
  • To discover, to help demonstrate and test the potential of a new approach that uses digital technology to address a persistent social challenge. 
  • Rsa Futuremakers talk on Making a Generation of digital makers

    1. 1. Making a Generation of Digital Makers@kieronkirkland @nominettrust
    2. 2. To seek out, galvanise andsupport new, effective andwidely adopted solutionsthat transform how weaddress big socialchallenges through the useof digital technology.• Social investments and grants of c£5m per year• Aim to demonstrate how digital technology can be used to redesign the way we addresspersistent social challenges•Aim to support (in addition to funding) to scale the social and economic impact•Foundation charity of Nominet – the .UK domain registry (10m+ .uk websites)Our mission
    3. 3. Grant making and social investment
    4. 4. Research and Insight
    5. 5. Redesigning our approach to social innovationAffordances ofdigital TechSocialEntrepreneurshipDesigning from‘first principles’Consider together, the:Affordances of digital technologyThe values & energy of socialentrepreneurship and social businessLook again at the challenges andredesign approaches
    6. 6. Digital Makers – partnership with Nesta and MozillaWhat does it mean to be a ‘digital maker’... to participate in cultures and communities of digital makers?... to actively participate in cultures and communities that privilegedigital making and production?An aspiration to increase participation and access to digitalmaking activities, developing a generation of digital makers
    7. 7. Context: economic, social, personal...Economic – Growth of Creativeindustries, under filled digital skills,rapidly growing economy, new businessmodelsEducation - computer inschools, learner centred approachesSocial technical trends:distributed workplace,networked society, newforms of participation,Critical literacies –Creators not usersCreativity
    8. 8. Types of engagementConfident users of digital technologyMaking sense of information online (Bold Creative)Publishing and presenting (RadioWaves)Making with and through the web (Hackasauarus)Coding and programmingCreating physical digital products (Printcraft)Computer science, network literacyCivic engagementCritical, digital andweb literaciesDesign, content, interactionDigital conduct (personal,professional, legal)Online business
    9. 9. Challenges to addressThe catalysts and disconnects as young peopleengage with digital making?The productive capabilities needed for digitalmaking and the signposts across non-linearprogression/development?How can we ‘loosely tie together’ efforts acrossthe wide range of digital maker activities to greatesteffect?
    10. 10. Mapping Digital Makershttp://www.nominettrust.org.uk/knowledge-centre/articles/mapping-digital-makers
    11. 11. #digitalmakersThe Digital Makers Programme
    12. 12. http://goo.gl/maps/2niojDigital MakerApplicants#digitalmakers
    13. 13. #digitalmakers
    14. 14. Digital Making Championshttp://youtu.be/SfBeLvy4IpE#digitalmakers
    15. 15. :"Make Things Do Stuff, a collaborative effort led byNesta, Nominet Trust, and Mozilla, marks anotherimportant step in our ambition to become the mostdigitally capable nation in the world. We want toinspire young people to become creators and notjust consumers of digital technologies“George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer
    16. 16. Our values• Digital technology is a tool to change theworld, knowing how to harness it is afundamental literacy for the 21st century• We learn through making and sharing• We work better togetherThis is an open movement. Collaboration and sharing are key to its success
    17. 17. What can youdo?#digitalmakers
    18. 18. Join Us!• Committed to supporting young people tobecome digital makers• Want to extend your reach• Work with amazing partners
    19. 19. http://socialtech.nominettrust.org.uk/
    20. 20. How digital technology can be used to support people through transitionsacross the lifecourseTransitions
    21. 21. kieron.kirkland@nominettrust.org.uk@kieronkirkland

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