Now that the three in-country workshops are over, I propose we move on to try and create an across-country debate. This fits quite well with the narrative of the upcoming Tbilisi final Spot The Future event, which will bring together a (small, since we don’t have a large budget) number of Edgeryders from all over the world.
So, I was thinking we could start by doing a Twitterstorm to let the world know that we’ll be meeting up soon. On top of pushing out the final workshop itself, we would also share links on interesting initiatives from the community, emphasizing those that have sprung from STF itself (like the project of a TEDx on work and meaning in Yerevan) but also others, shining some light on the many initiatives at the edge that are, daily, building the future we’ll all live in. I expect the main impact of the Twitterstorm to be cognitive: people should perceive more clearly the broader community beyond the scene and the country they inhabit. Certainly, it worked for us in Western Europe. People saw tweets in Russian and Portuguese and went “wow, we are all over the place”. The key is obviously “we”.
In order to do the Twitterstorm we need:
- an info page on some website, with the dates and the place of the final workshop.
- about 10-15 links to other STF-ER initiatives that we want to promote.
Remember that unfortunately we have been unable to find dates that accommodate everyone for the event. We’ll try to find a solution in the coming week, before the Wednesday call – @Nadia and @Noemi can you look into the matter please? Hopefully, we’ll be ready to roll with the Twitterstorm the week starting May 5th. @saidhamideh, you might find this interesting too.