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
Making a Generation of Digital Makers@kieronkirkland @nominettrust
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Mapping Digital Makershttp://www.nominettrust.org.uk/knowledge-centre/articles/mapping-digital-makers
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 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
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