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Knowledge Cafe 0151 @ DoES Liverpool. Shaping Material Culture through Enterprise and Innovation.
Monday, March 12, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)
NB. TICKETS ARE MOVING FAST. IF YOU ARE UNLUCKY NOT TO GET ONE THIS TIME CONTACT THE HOST IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING A SIMILAR FUTURE EVENT.
Liverpool’s Knowledge Café 0151 was formed in 2004 and provides opportunities for serious conversation, online and offline, on a truly eclectic mix of topics from personal and organisational development, business development, manager education, regional economics, the Arts, science, technology, even complexity theory.
Especially for the GEC Fringe, the K Café has collaborated with DoES Liverpool to create a poster exhibition and series of talks exploring how grassroots invention and innovation can be encouraged and brought to fruition in the form of fresh, exciting, culture shaping, small and local enterprises.
12 noon to 8-00 pm. Poster Exhibition: Shaping Material Culture through Enterprise and Innovation
If you have not yet considered how you can use insights from the philosophy and sociology of technology, evolutionary anthropology, material culture studies, archaeology, and evolutionary anthropology to become even more inventive and innovative, this is your opportunity to do so.
The poster exhibition shows objects, the remarkably diverse range of things we use, invent, and admire, to be at the very core of what it is to be human and integral to the networks of relationships we call communities, societies, enterprises, and cultures. The exhibition provides a backdrop to the series of talks, and life changing insights and illustrations into how we invent from an unusual set of perspectives.
For the exhibition only, choose the 'Exhibition' ticket.
Talk 1. 12-30—1-30 pm. 12th March. Revealing sources of opportunity to invent-innovate.
We tend to think inventing and innovating are chance occurrences that depend on creative individuals and their mysterious uncanny power of opportunity recognition. This talk suggests otherwise, that we can be more successful inventors and innovators if we adopt a systematic and structured approach to opportunity discovery. We introduce you to some basic tools to increase your capacity to invent.
Choose the 'Revealing Sources of Opportunity...' ticket
Talk 2. 2-00—3.00 pm. Extreme Inventing (Learn how to be an Extreme Inventor).
Extreme inventing is the art of recognising and using the innate functionality of found objects. Such objects can be natural or artefactual. Simply recognising functionality is not enough. The title Extreme Inventor is given only to someone who recognises and then captures a property of a found object by incorporating it into a unique system such as a prototype. It's fun, but it's serious too—it's serious play.
Choose the 'Extreme Inventing' ticket
Talk 3. 4-00—5-00 pm. From what to do, to how to do it. An Entrepreneur's First Toolkit.
What is an entrepreneur looking for? (Matters of effectuation and causality.)
Where can it be found ? (Finding elusive opportunity - dreams and reality.)
When it’s been found - how can it be built? (Lessons from entrepreneurial life.)
When it’s been built - what happens next? (Growth or maintenance?)
Choose the 'Entrepreneur's First toolkit' ticket
Cafe Conversation: 6-00 pm—8-00 pm.
Alternative Wealth, Alternative Economics, Alternative Voices, and the Role of the Social Entrepreneur.
Being enamoured by Happiness Economics, David Cameron (the Prime Minister) launched an initiative to measure the happiness of the nation. An older UN report said our kids were some of the unhappiest in the world. Similarly, wellbeing has been on company HRD agendas for a few years now as has the work-life balance. The message slowly emerging from the noughties is: 'money is not everything'. Is there an alternative to Capitalism, is Responsible Capitalism it? Can we invent an alternative future with grassroots innovation? Is the social entrepreneur an alternative voice?
Discuss, first in small groups, and then reconvene for a whole group exploration of these important questions. This is the form a knowledge cafe takes.
Choose the 'Cafe Conversation' ticket
The Knowledge Cafe at DoES Liverpool is supported by ACME, promoter and supporter of the creative and digital sector in the Liverpool City Region. http://www.merseysideacme.com
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Gurteen Knowledge cafe 0151
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