My notes from the call. Add yours?
-used to be a lot more active on Edgeryders, “bad citizen” now; hopefully we’ll meet you guys at LOTE event; @trythis on the platform
-was at LOTE5 in Matera and haven’t really been in touch with Edgeryders
-based in Belgium, doing freelance consultancy around circular economy and has a startup growing bugs in Ghent
-wants to listen and then follow conversations in writing
Tom Stewart @Tom
-lives in Galway; involved in the Galway running for European Capital of Culture 2020 bid
-has run two co-op type organisations - Exchange Dublin - cooperatively managed art workspace running for 5 years; Open Learning Ireland- about access to culture; they both failed, but one should be re-open in a month
-knows some of the people going to LOTE5 and is coming too!
-wants to see how Lote is being organised
Dorotea - prefers to listen
-FuckUp Nights opens LOTE5: we need to publicize the call for speakers - ideally people coming to LOTE would be involved to talk about professional failures in a fix format; Merel volunteers as speaker!!
-Live FuckUp nights streamed on Thursday at http://livestream.com/accounts/2606220/fuckupXII (also see funbxljan2016.eventbrite.com)
-they usually sell 200 tickets to the event
-we set out to build this event under the very sexy Failure theme, which later I found out it’s buzzy everywhere, mostly in the creative industries and startup scene. So the feedback I’m getting is: sounds cool, but let’s see how you make it of use for people, since now everyone talks about needing to talk failure.
Sam: There are areas in different societies where failure is still tabu: in banking;
In the airline industry or aerospace engineering - failure is a very important part, they are obsessed about it for decades. and allocate resources to it. Other fields are chronically ignoring this. True, the entrepreneurial scene is skewked by the Americans , but in Japan not so much talk about it.
Kira: a lot of people are failing to get it right; eg in Sillicon Valley, fail early is said so much, but there’s so much teen suicide. It’s reinterpreted as “i fail quickly so I need to be successful a lot”; Human Error book - it’s not about one person’s mistake, it’s what it does to the whole
Sam: Wikipedia has a whole list of human errors (link pls?)
Second half of the call: we talked about this year replacing a documenting team with something called “Harvesting”, especially since Kaja is offering to set it up.
My questions for the participants of the community call:
- What do you think would the community benefit most to have a harvest of?
- Do you have an idea of the audience, or can you already sense some questions coming up that you would see a pattern in?
Lote4 documentation for reference: http://lote4.hackpad.com/ We then asked people to share summaries of their sessions online, and deeper reflections - example of an introvert’s reflections.
Sam: Harvesting not just via text: tiny video interviews for a minute like ones we did in Bucharest: ‘what do you feel you miss and where do you want to catch up with other people?“ not just in writing, but in an environment that carries emotion, gets information across between the lines
We don’t just want people to showcase stuff - not failure porn, we want to look critically at it (on Failure Porn via Kira: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/failure-porn-theres-too-much-celebration-of-failure-and-too-little-fear/2014/12/04/6bc15816-73ec-11e4-a5b2-e1217af6b33d_story.html)
What’s buzzing around in my head “what do you think people fail to recognize about failure?” there needs to be a psychological facet about it, and a relatively hard statistic about it
Kira: Not many statistics available. Maybe it’s about how we learn from it - there’s no evidence that failing more is connected to successes after
Sam -going back to harvesting, have people bring an audio recorder
Tom: open organisation means people would speak entirely different when knowing they are heard; in some (American) way, you will be bragging somehow and be selective about failure - it then becomes almost as if it’s a conference on success; harvesting widely on the agreement that it is not attributed: then have the ability to greenlight pieces with consent
Noemi: we don’t want to capture all in the data collection way of looking at things (either way people with twitter accounts can quote you on anything you said, and that’s not something we can control), but I understand harvesting being more about creating the space where people feel trustful to make known their reflections, whether it’s through personal writing/recording or in conversations with others - personal reflections are a great opportunity for us to learn from each other, especially since during the event you dont have that level of attention. a lot of stuff gets distilled after the event is over.
Kira: asks us all to watch the livestream for FuckUp nights tomorrow and come up with insights about the way failure is framed and what makes a strong fuckup talk - this can help us prepare better
@Kaja: can you post your introduction to harvesting in the LOTE5 group?
Look at this week’s 3 tasks and pick one that you can help with, we need more people to help convey what LOTE5 is about, make it legible and help people not get lost.