My reflections on Futurespotters -process of community building ,Georgia event and overall “project”
when @immaginoteca sent me the link with the futurespotters , I didn’t know exactly what’s going on -obviously- but I was curious and it looked like “an interesting experiment” - that was the first impression found it on the chat between me and Francesco-
after browsing for a while and knew about the unmonastery and the moneyless community I became more excited as the edge isn’t a metaphor ,people are actually on the edge
I remember @Ahmed M Rabie in the 1st call with nadia after explaining a bit about edgeryders and futurespotters saying “ I wanna be a part of that “ . that sums up the first impression
On community building
Personally I enjoyed the process as I was always between different networks and it is something that I wanted to do a while ago - with a different framework/scale - but it was mainly about bringing different people together and connecting them . and hopefully would try to continue within the same track.
For the time scale and different limitation (which we already discussed) the result is satisfying , although there we r still on the surface , there are still other on the edge “changemakers “ in the bottom that we didn’t reach .
It was more of a learning experience especially in the social media stuff like twitterstorm and scheduling tweets- even blogging as seen through this text - is totally new for me
and for the open flexible work out loud that’s just an awesome way of getting things done I have to say
About the event
first of all , it was really a nice experience to see the people physically after the online discussions . I liked the diversity in people in everything even in age.The sessions and presentations were insightful , am still in the Georgia aftermath phase going through different presentations.
Tbilisi is a very beautiful city and the different talks at night were very interesting .
The event was a bit more formal than expected - it wasn’t normal Formal conference by any means as it is by definition a non spectator event - and I felt the 2 days unconference was needed to have more constructive discussions ( was discussed on the event) especially when having parallel sessions.
for the overall Futurespotters process -during which I knew a lot of interesting people that hopefully will collaborate with in the future and yes we didn’t meet physically yet - I am just glad I was on board ,and collaboration won’t end here , lots of ideas are on the air now hope to get them into action.
it was a needed experience for me as recently I was going through a closed loop a(of thoughts ) and can’t get out of it
and as @ArthurD was saying “by definition since we are all on the edge each one is looking in different direction” , and would like to explore my space on the edge and find my direction