How is social media changing our national identity and concepts of solidarity?
What measures are we undertaking to protect our privacy in social networks?
How are social media providing a platform for civic action? How is transatlantic influence changing?
“It Becomes Public” is a round robin video discussion on these and other issues, generated from a single evening’s workshop facilitated by KS12 at the British Council Berlin. The workshop was held during Social Media Week Berlin 2011.
Produced by KS12 in collaboration with British Council Berlin
Directed & Edited by Gabriel Shalom
Executive Producer Patrizia Kommerell
1st Camera Gabriel Shalom
2nd Camera Mates Al-Fakhri
3rd Camera Sven Stegemann
4th Camera Pippin Wigglesworth
Rana Deep Islam
Jón Þór Ólafsson
Philip L. McKenzie
Tonight’s workshop at the British Council resulted in a lively discussion, in no small part thanks to the telepresent participation of Ben Hammersley, Philip L. McKenzie and Jón Þór Ólafsson. We hope you enjoy these Skype interviews as they whet your appetite for the results of our video sprint (coming soon).
We’ll be tweeting some updates along the way during the editing process under the #influence #TN2020 and #smwberlin hashtags if you want to follow along. If the interviews inspire you, think about contributing any photos that you think relate to the issues discussed to our Flickr group. Over the next days we’ll also be adding a number of questions to Quora which came up spontaneously during the workshop.
One of the new key topics which was raised: privacy on social networks.
We are back in Berlin after some wonderful and inspiring weeks in Washington D.C., Portland and San Francisco. We are getting ready for our new video sprint with the British Council at Social Media Week Berlin about transatlantic influence.
Yesterday on our way to dinner we discovered the posters for Social Media Week Berlin. We’re looking forward to our workshop at the British Council offices next Wednesday. While the workshop is fully booked up you can still participate on Quora (give your own answers to the questions we’re asking our interviewees) and Flickr (upload photos which you think relate to the themes we’re addressing).
Stay tuned for the Skype interviews with Ben Hammersley, Philip L. McKenzie and Jón Þór Ólafsson to be released online next week! Spread the word about the project and join the conversation on twitter #influence #tn2020 #smwberlin! To start things off, let’s pick on the question at the heart of the discussion so far: