I AM A BELIEVER in the value of social capital. I wish I was better at cultivating it, especially during the post-COVID era when face to face meet-ups have become preciously rare. It's a thought shared by Bill Thompson during the 2020 running of #audiomo and one I talked about in my own podcast below the fold.
I listened to Bill's Cast and read a few responses on Twitter while realising I'm seated in the crosshairs of summer work placement supervision--a place where I could significantly advance the career prospects of clever students. These young professionals cannot mingle with like-minded creatives who might otherwise help them get on the first rung of the employment ladder as early as next year. I scrubbed back in my timeline and found several examples of how to make meaningful social connections (like reading what other people are doing through a news reader like Gravity in the screenshot above). And after reviewing what I have written about social capital more than a decade ago, I realise I should be doing more to help move along the process of showing students how to share and share alike their creativity and hard work.
If you would like to see samples of the creative media being produced in our studios and labs, follow the #clonmeldigital hashtag wherever you scrub through your media.