I WILL SHARE several Hangouts on Air during Social Media Day in Cork tomorrow. I hope to learn more about creativity, innovation and change during those Hangouts.
Fact is, I really don't have to go to the Rubicon to see creativity at work. All I need do is point a camera at four-year-old hands across the room and watch little Mia create something from clay, paper or sand. Her method is a pure studio process, unblemished by strictures of education. She can make something that represents part of a story and she always has a narrative to explain where in the story her interesting creation sits.
I don't know if Mia wants to go to Social Media Day. I've showed her the promo video and she's intrigued. I'd like her to attend but might need to simply record and share something she makes a day ahead of time. However, there promises to be more than 100 people in the Rubicon of the Cork Institute of Technology during #SMDcork. If you're there, I'll be near a tripod and a laptop. If you want to see the by-product of our work tomorrow, look at clips that will automagically upload to YouTube.com/topgold. And if you want the Hangouts to address something of interest to you, please leave a comment on my blog or on the Google Plus post. Those commenting will receive direct invitations to attend the Hangouts.
There's a good buzz around social media in Ireland alongside an acerbic side that has emerged since 2008. But most of the online bantering about social media day in Cork is positive and uplifting. It would be fun to see some of the avatars I follow in real life. Some are in the video below.
Bernie Goldbach likes to watch creative things.