Design Event: Building a Book Together
The Book Swarm is a large scale collective intelligence process where 25-50 participants accelerate the authoring of a book. This massive parallel processing occurs simultaneously between four discrete teams: 1. Authors/editors; 2. Production/Media; 3. Experts/collaborators; and 4. Process design/facilitation.
The outcome? To produce a "book" on Narrative Theory in 2 days.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY:
DAY 1: 10 JULY - COURSE OF EVENTS
8:00AM | GATHERING OF THE TRIBES
Participants arrive, check in, grab name tags, coffee and breakfast.
8:30AM | INTRO
Why we are here? Intent and desired outcomes for this Narrative Event are shared. The sponsor’s challenge to all participants is declared.
9:00AM | SETTING THE STAGE
Presenting Narrative concepts.
9:40AM | GROUP ASSIGNMENT: THE COLLECTIVE VISION
Individual Vision: What does success at a Book Swarm look like for you?
10:20AM | GROUP ASSIGNMENT: TACKLING THE FIRST CHAPTER
Participants attack the chapter assigned to their table.
12:20PM | GROUP ASSIGNMENT: SEQUENCING
Move the work from concepts to major messages to flow.
2:10PM | GROUP ASSIGNMENT: CONTINUITY + FLOW
Teams add/edit their chapter to move it toward logical continuity with the other chapters to make a holistic system of the “book”
3:35PM | CRAFTING THE CONCLUSION
Each team contributes copy that they feel should be included in the conclusion and introduction.
4:00PM | REFLECTIONS ON THE DAY
OFID process to summarize the whole 1- day experience. (Observations, Feelings, Implications, Decisions)
4:30PM | SPONSOR CLOSE
5:00PM | THE END OF THE DAY
DAY 2: 11 JULY - DAY OF BRAINSTORMING
WHERE DID IT ALL HAPPEN?
Impact Oakland Hub
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