How can 'the arts' side of culture feed into the work of OpenCare



like the way this discussion is going

Really interested in how this could evolve, with my previous collective ( we experimented around wellbeing of the elderly in festival context for young people, it was small scaled results, but when we followed it up at the retirment home it had long term results giving those elderly that participated in the festival a higher moral boost.

We did something likewise at the moviefestival i’m working at where we had groups of troubled youth help design and build an installation, could look back to it how the results went.

Mixing the known expirience that i have i’m definitily curious to look at how we could empower people who tend to have extremist behaviours or tendencies through art and culture.


Potential of Pokemon Go

Alex, you might find useful this post I wrote about Pokemon Go and its possible future applications. It probably doesn’t tell you anything you don’t know but…


This, but also

(because networks)

There’s something about the earlier prototype, ingress


Clarify that?

Uh – sorry @Thom_Stewart , I do not understand what you mean…


My apologies. Ingress is the precursor to pokemon go by niantec. It’s 'build occult force fields ’ instead of ‘catch them all’

While built on the same geodata as pmon, The ruleset of ingress requires/encourages collaborative play to capture the pokegyms / portals, and further to create network links between them to control areas.

So lower level players are incentivised to assist and build upon the work of others and swarm to a greater extent than I’m seeing yet with pgo. 

Haven’t played either extensively but that’s my impression, and for purposes of design imagination my sympathies


Great, and as I just got fired from my other work, I have time to help much more. If you could share with us the document you have created we can all have a peek and start collaborating. If I have some good ideas for funding, will let you know as well - this might be suitable for example


Maybe talk to our Egyptian friends?

Since the MENA region is the focus of this call, you could reach out to @Hazem and @amiridina and @Uli and @Hegazy … maybe a brainstorm would be generative? And of course you are welcome to use Edgeryders as an applicant UK organisation.


Adding this to the OpenCare community group

it contains community insight on the interface between care and the arts.


EU funded org

Just become aware of this new org funded by EU. Seems to be looking to bring the performing arts, science and social innovation together.

Sounds like an interesting opportunity. They are looking for artists to join them, but they are also looking for suggestions of organisations and initiatives that might want to join the discussion.