Steve Thompson Social & e-inclusion

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This is my presentation given that the House of Province in North Brabant, Netherlands on March 10th 2010 at the PEOPLE Work Conference on Social & e-inclusion. The document to go with is can be found at http://www.scribd.com/stmedia

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  • I was born in the steel making community of Consett
  • escaped into the Music Industry
  • I found myself working in further education (Performing Arts) then Community Radio then Internet
  • and found myself at Teesside University in January 2000. My first project was RESIDER (ERDF for Steel Communities) Tees Valley Communities Online
  • For this conference I am going to talk about a particular area of Teesside, a rural area: East Cleveland.
  • the area is peppered with the remains of declining industries, fishing, steel and mining.
  • I find myself working mostly with elderly people
  • And children
  • Or both
  • I use the mechanism of a “Digital Village” as a means of community engagement.
  • . What I offered had to be engaging and interesting and fun
  • For “fun” one could read, engaging, interesting, and relevant – Many people will sign up to this notion
  • For “fun” one could read, engaging, interesting, and relevant – Many people will sign up to this notion
  • Making Second Life Films
  • We have featured some films made in Second Life that featured very important community issues.
  • We have featured some films made in Second Life that featured very important community issues.
  • We have featured some films made in Second Life that featured very important community issues.
  • The idea that with digital technologies people can do the things that used to be the domain of mainstream media and the BBC
  • The idea that with digital technologies people can do the things that used to be the domain of mainstream media and the BBC
  • The idea that with digital technologies people can do the things that used to be the domain of mainstream media and the BBC
  • I have already mentioned events but we also ran a series of Online Pub Quizzes we called the “Community Challenge”
  • Early start in 2000
  • More People Join in
  • The Euro Challenge
  • Stockton community – Radio Blog - SoundFile
  • The tools I employ in this work are largely open source and free.
  • Steve Thompson Social & e-inclusion

    1. 1. Steve Thompson Institute of Digital Innovation Teesside University
    2. 7. Former Industries “ Many young people feel this area (Teesside) has 'little to offer them now or in the future' (Chair of Huntcliff School Council)”
    3. 8. Margrove Park – Digital Village
    4. 13. A Digital Village is a space where a community expresses their identity though ICT and Digital Media. This may be from an artistic, heritage, or economic perspective or a mixture of all three. This can be done through poetry, digital stories, community newspapers online, image collections (old and new), audio (Internet radio, oral history), animations, video, and text.
    5. 14. An important component: Fun!
    6. 16. Ashok Kumar MP
    7. 17. Ashok Kumar MP
    8. 19. The Mayor of Redcar
    9. 20. The Mayor of Redcar
    10. 25. Stockton Riverside Festival
    11. 26. Stockton Riverside Festival
    12. 27. Stockton Riverside Festival
    13. 28. <ul><li>Middlebrough Mela </li></ul>
    14. 29. <ul><li>Middlebrough Mela </li></ul>
    15. 30. <ul><li>Middlebrough Mela </li></ul>
    16. 33. The Trimdon Team
    17. 36. Challenge the Nation 52 Teams from across the UK
    18. 38. What Next ?
    19. 39. A day of Blogcasts
    20. 40. A day of Blogcasts
    21. 41. A day of Blogcasts
    22. 42. The Learning Landscape – using extant artefacts for study using collaborative wikis
    23. 44. Thank You [email_address]

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