Here a short overview of some of the currently ongoing conversations:
This conversation here about the power imbalances in big tech and remote work touches on many of our core topics:
@katjab has published a very interesting long read on how SARS-COV-2 is affecting the evolution of the Internet. Hers is a nuanced reflection, to which I cannot fully do justice here. Nevertheless, I would like to comment on one of her points: that the pandemic, as it ravaged so many human lives and endeavors, has strengthened large tech companies.
The obvious big winner of the COVID-19 crisis so far has been Big Tech. Where most sectors of the economy have seen demand collapse, many large tec…
A while ago we started this conversation on how to understand statistics in the context of the current crisis and the emotional effect of it:
The last few weeks and the coming few months most of us have shared and/or looked at more statistics than ever (there are probably some numbers for that as well, but to be honest I am basing this statement on my gut-feeling).
Those statistics we are sharing about the virus spreading, the different behaviours influencing the projections of the curve and death rates by age groups are big, sometimes easy to misinterpret, often global and scary.
They are also like everything, something we will in …
Data can be gathered and interpreted in many ways, and we think we should talk more about it. DeLab has created a great resource for Covid19 related data. On the 3rd of June they will present their interactive resource and afterwards engage in a webinar discussion with you where we will discuss how to interpret data, how those interpretations influence policy and where that data came from originally:
How to read and interpret data?
As we at NGI Forward watched SARS-CoV-2 cut into our worlds, we felt the same as everybody else. We feared for loved ones, and for the long-term freedom and prosperity of our societies. We felt powerless, and anxious in the face of uncertainty. We still do.
But, at some point along the way, we realized there was something we could do. We have in our midst a team of data scientists. When the pandemic hit, Kristof and Michal were analysing trends in …
Take the opportunity to add your questions and come to question some of those “experts” in data analysis we all rely on right now!
In the context of how data gets collected and interpreted I would also like to point your attention towards this conversation discussing SSNA as an alternative form of contact tracing: Reflections on SSNA and COVID-19: A Better Kind of Contact Tracing) Finally, I want to inform again about the summit we are planning on the topic of “Making a Livelihood”:
This summit is part of a series of activities aimed at co-designing experimental new social, business and investment models to withstand the shocks which will be soon be upon us as climate crisis and ecological devastation unfold. Ecosystems of economic resilience and regeneration.
Register your interest now for the Resilient Livelihoods Summit, hosted by Edgeryders.
When: Pre-summit events starting on 2nd week of June, Summit takes place in mid september.
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You can find the preliminary program here:
This is the co-created event program for our summit on
Resilient Livelihoods in the aftermatch of Covid19. The program is built with, by and for participants. The way it works is, participants suggest a topic for a session or webinar when they fill in the event registration form. Good for everyone: The more the event reflects the interests of participants, the better the program becomes. Good for you: When you propose a session to the program, we then go out and invite people who are also inter…
Some presummit listening sessions will already happen in June and July such as this one addressing the current challenges food businesses searching for community-oriented solutions:
3 June 2020 at 17:30 CET (Brussels time)
@yannick, founder of Fermenthings (Brussels), @noemi, co-founder of Edgeryders
How to register: Registration Page
Whare the session happens: we will send you the link to join the video session a few days before the event.
The corona virus crisis is bringing home the message for consumers to start buying local and for entrepreneurs, to rely on local ingredients and production sources for their food projects. Unfortunately, the crisis…
This current conversation here is also connected to it: https://edgeryders.eu/t/does-your-food-waste-affect-the-starving-child-in-africa/12349/ The main summit will take place in September. We are now working on designing and populating the events.
You can get involved with topics you are interested in, for example by posting on topics as the one below on unpaid creation work vs. paid bullshit work:
The difference between “doing a job” and “doing good work” is one we take very seriously, and I dare say most of the people working in the Edgeryders team, but also those on the platform, in the community are actively searching and or pursuing alternatives to classical jobs.
This is the reason we are now organising an online-summit with multiple topical public listening and discussion sessions on the very topic of “making a living”.
Sometimes that is very hard. Some people have to do the…
We are also excited to explore alternative formats for those summit events as you can see here:
Im so sick of video chats at the moment and looking for creative alternatives/ ones that allow us to be more expressive
Thank you very much great to have this community here!