Make the world work, for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone. – Buckminster Fuller
We offer spaces for ad-hoc groups to meet, ideate and work out concepts for a common good. Our peer production cycles help groups stay together to co-create shared assets. We explore the future of work and learning by prototyping, documenting and openly sharing our efforts.
Our LEARN DO SHARE methodology and framework, which we like to call an OS (operating system) is being adapted by Universities, governments, organizations and makerspaces as a tool to help collaborations by harnessing storytelling, play, and design thinking.
The following is a sampling of Columbia University Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things MOOC materials.
Sherlock Holmes & the Internet Things explores shifts in ownership and authorship of stories while at the same time examining the ethical and political implications of the Internet of Things. A prototype of the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab (which utilizes the LDS OS), the massive online/offline collaboration works to reimagine the world of Sherlock Holmes through the creation of smart storytelling objects and connected crimes scenes. Over the past year, 70 events have be staged by over 1,000 collaborators in 60 countries. At the core of the prototype sits is a MOOC that experiments with collaborative practice and adaptive leadership. The following is a sampling of content from the MOOC that teaches elements of collaborative design methodologies found within the LDS OS.
Collaborators Wanted for Learn Do Share 2016 prototypes
LEARN DO SHARE is a global community of thinkers & doers. We hold events and labs around the world (NYC, LA, Miami, Toronto, Montreal, London, Paris, Barcelona, Warsaw, Ghent, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Melbourne and Perth). Out of these events and labs, collaborative projects and prototypes emerge. Learn Do Share has a continual slate of projects and prototypes that are designed to interconnect, produce open resources and collect and measure impact. Through a holistic systems thinking approach we strive to tackle complex problems through storytelling, play and design thinking.
We welcome collaborators from all disciplines.
In Summer 2016, we’ll be running a special Collaborative Design course at Columbia University. We’re opening the design process for the course and are looking for collaborators.
The goal of the course is to co-design a Mesh Network for a neighborhood in North Philadelphia that has no access to high speed internet. Together with the Village of Arts & Humanities (a small local NGO) and the neighborhood, a group of storytellers, game designers, makers, hackers and educators will co-design and build a low cost solution that can bring broadband to the community. .
To get involved please join the The Village of Arts & Humanities group.
Sherlock Holmes & the Internet of Things is an ongoing prototype developed and run by the Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab that explores new forms and functions of story. Designed to be an open R&D space that experiments with shifts in authorship and ownership of stories, the massive collaboration also uses a detective narrative to examine the policy and ethical issues surrounding the Internet of Things.
Join the planning for 2016 as we integrate Artificial Intelligence and build a massive connected global crime scene.
Learn Do Share’s methodologies and frame works form the foundation for the...
Join a growing global community of thinkers & doers using story, play, design & tech to make social impact.
This site is a prototype to enable a cross-pollination of skills and opportunities. An experiment to bridge our live events to a digital learning and work space. At LDS we strive to experiment with collaborative practice and like all our efforts we try to document and share as much as we can.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SITE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE – WE’VE MOVED THE COMMUNITY TO https://columbiadsl.mn.co/ if you’re interested please request an invite. Thanks!
The Art & Craft of the Pop-up – our next Columbia Digital Storytelling meetup on June 5th at Lincoln Center. https://www.meetup.com/columbia-dsl/events/240088200/
We’ve moved a lot of efforts to http:/sherlock.mightybell.com if you you’d like to join us please request an invite.
Interested in story, play & design? Apply today to be part of the F/S 2017 lab. 20 storytellers, 4 days, 3 impossible challenges 1 beautiful location. http://forwardslashstory.com
Thank you for posting the call for those who had to miss!
Hope this finds everyone well. Here’s a link to the recent Sherlock Global Call.
@alexisniki @fabiennebidule @alyssalandry @amydavila @scissorstudio @birgit @ceraward @lucindaclutterbuck @elejansen @pansycow @gillwhite @luigi @mickguy @sabrigick @vizzor @helenamaas @jstrat…[Read more]
Sherlock Global Call – Dec 4th or 5th at 9am ET? Who can join? It will be the last one for 2016! Big IBM update and sharing of plans and partners for 2017
@alexisniki @fabiennebidule @alyssalandry @amydavila @scissorstudio @birgit @ceraward @lucindaclutterbuck @elejansen @pansycow @gillwhite @luigi @mickguy @sabrigick @vizzor @helenamaas @jstratto…[Read more]
wrote a piece for immerse about the Empathy Lab project that we’re working on we’re looking for collaborators if you’re interested please let me know- https://immerse.news/an-evolution-in-storytelling-and-impact-a90a86f788e5#.hvazo7rqp
Sorry for cancelling the call the other day. Wanted to see who could make a call next Thursday Oct 27th or Friday Oct 28th at 9am ET? We’ll be discussing partnership opportunities, MOOC wrap out, next steps with the project and also sharing some exciting news. Looking forward to it!
We’re confirmed for Thurs 10/20 at 9am ET for the next Sherlock Global call. Looking forward to it.
@alexisniki @fabiennebidule @alyssalandry @amydavila @scissorstudio @birgit @ceraward @lucindaclutterbuck @elejansen @pansycow @gillwhite @luigi @mickguy @sabrigick @vizzor @helenamaas @jstratton @leonmoodley @_vivienleung_ @monicaszwarc @valentina…[Read more]
Sherlock global call next Wed Oct 19th or Thurs Oct 20th at 9am ET. Wondering who can join us? We’ll be discussing partnership opportunities, MOOC wrap out, next steps with the project and also sharing some exciting news. Looking forward to it!
Hi Lance Weiler, either day works for me! Looking forward to it!
The 20th works for me, not the 19th. I might be a little late on the 20th.
I can be there either day 😀
Hi Lance & Everyone, Sorry I can’t make either as I’m filming all next week, can you please record the call Lance so I can keep up to date with of all the exciting Sherlock plans
No worries. We’ll make sure to record the call.
either day is fine with me
Hey @leonmoodley looks like you we’re able to login. 😉 Please let me know if you have any trouble in the future. Looks as if updating the plugins took care of the issue?
This weekend #SherlockIoT heads to LA for indieCade! http://www.indiecade.com/games/selected/sherlock-holmes-and-the-internet-of-things
As we get close to our Sherlock event at Lincoln Center on Oct 1st was wondering who has time to join us next week for a Sherlock Global call. Thinking Wed Sept 28th or Thurs Sept 29th at 9am ET? The goal of the call is to discuss upcoming opportunities with Sherlock plus we have some exciting news to share. Looking forward to connecting with…[Read more]
Hello, could work on the 29th.
I can make it either time but 28 would be better. I have two event openings back to back 28 and 29 I will be tired but happy. I am sorry I haven’t been very active. I still love you all.
Hi I could do the 28th, but not the 29th.
28th also best for me, 29th bit of a squeeze.
I can tentatively make the 29th, or possibly the 28th but only for the first 15 or 20 minutes.
Either day works for me 😀
Hi all, I can make it either time but 28 would be better for me too.
Hey all, 29th is better for me, but I can catch up if the 28th suits the majority of folks can if so can you please record it Lance.
Santa Monica Public Library is envisioning the future of the organization through the process of strategic planning. A major focus of this effort is to solicit input from the Santa Monica community in order to ensure that the Library’s newly formed plan will meet the needs of the community it serves. As part of these efforts, the Pico Branch Library has invited, Learn Do Share – a design collective and global innovation engine – to join us as we imagine, design and prototype the future of library services at the Pico Branch.
BOOK 1 – NYC, MARCH 2012 Micro Change Agents – a narrative exploration into the future, Wicked Solutions for a Wicked Problem two days of saving the world, Collaborative Intelligence to collaborate is to incorporate, The Playful Revolution occupy! the unofficial ows board game – DOWNLOAD
BOOK 2 – GHENT, NOVEMBER 2012 What’s Purposeful Storytelling?, Storysprint: to design a purposeful story by many, Dance: A conversation with Game Design Nick Fortugno, Culture Hacker: Is Story Just A Utility? – DOWNLOAD
You must make a difficult choice, right now. Give up your name, identity, and sense of self to be housed, fed, and clothed. Or wander aimlessly through life, hungry, in constant fear of the unknown, and alone—but in control of who you are.
Stop reading and make that decision. Or someone will make it for you.
This is the choice many children face when entering the large, and often chaotic US foster care system. It is also the foundation for My Sky Is Falling, a new kind of participatory, purposeful story. The following case study documents the development of a toolkit for creating and evaluating immersive, narrative experiences. Throughout this paper we explore the ways in which integrating data collection and evaluation into the development of immersive platforms can benefit purposeful, participatory storytelling practices. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER