didn’t make it to the next round but looking forward…
Fifty-one entries were chosen to move on to the next round of the Knight Networks News Challenge. OURY Digital Dialogues was not one of them.
Things to think about… talk about…
This is an extract from Ryan Jacoby’s summary after reading ALL OF THE ENTRIES in the challenge, over 1000 of them (including the private ones). Wish we could talk with him sometime…
Looking forward, … Here are some provocations to get you thinking.
Interacting with a connected environment: With Internet-connected devices, “pinned” locations, digital archives, and cloud storage, we are able to associate data to objects and places. In this world of the “Internet with Things,” the challenge becomes how to create new valuable knowledge and engage with it in a productive way. How can we interact, be informed, and learn in this hyper-connected world to benefit our communities?
Crowdsourced big data analysis and synthesis: Algorithms will be unleashed on “big data,” yet human insight and effort has a role to play. Could activation of the populace uncover new connections, provide higher level analysis of issues, or solve small critical parts of big problems? How might we all help to “paint” our environment with new knowledge and information?
Re-distribution, syndication, and time-shifting of information: Cheap storage and the web leads to persistent and accessible archives of information. How might networks help content creators leverage back-catalogs to serve the information and journalistic needs of global communities? How might we better serve diasporic communities?
Adjacencies and intersections: Innovation is amplified by diversity and is the product of adjacent ideas and communities. What perspectives and value can be created by connecting disparate networks together? How would technologists and scientists reinvent journalism?
What themes and possibilities do you see?
The first and third paragraphs resonate most. Can we unpack and elaborate for our own context?
A couple more (unrelated) first impressions:
One sort of strange thing we noticed was that none of the entries we chose as possible models for our own project made it to the next round… How do we feel about that?