Through I series of picture I will show you how this week unfolded.
First there was the procrastination.
Then there was more procrastination.
Then I realised that I really did have to get down to work and really prepare for the TEDx talk I had been invited to give at Central St Martins.
The subject of the Talk was Momentum. I called the talk, 6cm of Separation. Here is small extract...
"Do you know how long information remains alive within your social media timeline? Have a guess? It is about 18 minutes. If Facebook deem your post the kind of thing that people like sharing, then it will try and stretch that experience and share that information to more people. You see Facebook wants Facebook to be the most interesting experience possible, so people keep coming back. A post will generally go to around 4-5% of your followers. On Twitter it is much more like a waterfall. I believe that the momentum of our digital lives is exposing divides in our society. One of those divides is between those millions who feel comfortable with sharing their lives online and the millions who wonder why on earth anyone would care? There are people who experience connection as poverty and privacy as wealth. From Wikileaks, to Pornography to Over-sharing on social media. There is a blending of public and private. There is a contraction of private space. A social Gravity. The world is getting smaller. You hear that all the time, but this time we feel it. I felt that we had moved from 6 degrees of separation, where we realise that we are all interconnected, to an era of 6cms of separation where we realise we have all moved into the same flat. 6cms is the size of our screens, it is the actual distance between a friends’ feed on the left, and the trending news feed on the right.
The Talk was also about the Rathband Play, and how it was possible to create an entire play from the social media vapour trail we all leave.
Eventually all nerves turned to excitement and I only fluffed up one bit. And apparently they will cut that out! Yay! Here's a thing about the TedX talks. You have to learn them off by heart! That's why they are so good!
Anyway, I thought my bit was a tad heavy for a TED talk, but I hope it will find it's tribe and nuzzle next Amanda Palmer's amazing TED talk here. Interestingly it is about Crowdfunding, and the best example of building social capital I have come accross.
This week, the final audio files will be in, and next week I will be finishing off the storytelling hub and how it gets on to Itunes. Then it will to get your rewards out. I can't wait.
Hope you all have a good week.