The output and development of the “Free Coworking” Skill Sharing Tool already proves to be something very beneficial and productive. Yesterday Willi Schroll and I collaborated to improve on the Facebook Document and the Piratepad initially launched. We currently have a GoogleDocs solution with an input page and an output page. We like to invite your feedback to the current solution and ideas & suggestions for further development.
Thanks to the sharing of Pavel Binar and Bert-Ola Bergstrand I can present today the wonderful talk and plea for “Co-Development” by Charles Leadbeater on TED. Leadbeater´s arguments for consumer driven innovation are extremely powerful and very relevant to a movement like “Free Coworking“. Only by experiment, trial and error, enough people collaborating will Coworking and “Free Coworking” evolve. Join the movement, join the development :)
To give the “Free Coworking” Movement a clear identity and face we have developed a new logo. By means of co-creation within our Facebook Group we have now come up with a new logo. With contributions from Gunasekar C Rajaratnam, Sidi Benmoh, Loo Robert and Mark Goldsworthy we had excellent ideas and wonderful logos! The creative contributors and the other members of the group that got involved voted finally for the logo of Mark Goldsworthy. Congratulations to the “winner” and a huge thank you for everybody who made this possible! I hope every present and future activist for “Free Coworking” can identify with the logo and is happy to use it. Please comment!
To illustrate and develop the idea of “Crowd Accelerated Innovation“, I will present partly for entertainment, certainly for fun and inspiration a song in several versions (see next couple of days) that certainly has got the potential to become a Coworking Song. For the gifted songwriters among us, maybe someone likes to offer a “coworking related text” ;-) to sing along with. Today the “series” starts with this unplugged version of “If a song could get me you” by Marit Larsen
In July 2010, we were fascinated by the project “Plastiki“. A boat made out of 12,500 plastic bottles to make a change. The idea was to draw the attention to the plastic waste in our oceans. The project received wide attention ( Oprah, NYTimes etc.) and represents a benchmark in terms of creativity, team spirit and publicity factor for a good cause. This week we found the story of the “Philippine solar light bottles that offer hope“. A concept originally credited to the Brazilian Alfredo Moser.