Published: Sep 15, 2010
Filmmaker unleashes creativity to make open-source healthcare a reality
COINs brings together a multidisciplinary international group of practitioners, researchers and students to study the emerging science of collaboration.
The second conference on Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs) brings together a multidisciplinary international group of practitioners, researchers and students to study the emerging science of collaboration Oct. 7-9, Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St., Savannah, Ga.
This event is sponsored by Savannah College of Art and Design, who is also serving as host, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and Wayne State University College of Engineering-Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.
Keynote speakers include filmmaker, CEO and creative director of FreeForm and open-forum medical information website Lybba.org founder Jesse Dylan; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Alex “Sandy” Pentland; and Richard Buchanan, professor of information systems at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dylan is a filmmaker and CEO and creative director of FreeForm, a full-service production company with a focus on corporate social responsibility and social media. In addition, he is a prolific director behind some of the most successful campaigns in commercial television, print and interactive advertising. Dylan has created award-winning commercials for clients, including the Barack Obama administration, Nike, Nintendo, Motorola, American Express, the National Football League and MTV.
Recently, Dylan’s work has focused on telling the stories of the world's most innovative projects, people and organizations. He was a creative director for the iParticipate campaign for the Entertainment Industry Foundation (iParticipate.org), tying together film, print and social media in the service of inspiring volunteerism across the United States. He directed the public service announcements, including a print campaign for Stand up to Cancer (SU2C.org), an organization committed to fostering collaboration in cancer research. He also directed a film for The European Organization for Nuclear Research about the newly completed Large Hadron Collider.
Dylan will participate in a question and answer open forum with MIT Center for Collaborative Intelligence research scientist and Coolhunting theorist Peter Gloor and moderator Ken Riopelle, and screen his short films on Thursday, Oct. 7, 5 p.m., Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St.
Friday night speaker Pentland directs the MIT Human Dynamics Laboratory, helping companies to become more productive and creative through organizational engineering, and the Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program, which helps translate cutting-edge technology into global real-world impact. He is among the most-cited computer scientists in the world, and in 1997, Newsweek magazine named him one of the 100 Americans likely to shape this century.
Closing keynote Buchanan has focused on the rhetorical dimensions of design. He is an editor of Design Issues, an international journal of design history, theory and criticism published by the MIT Press. From 2000 to 2006, he was president of the Design Research Society, a multidisciplinary design research society based in the United Kingdom. Among his numerous publications are “Discovering Design: Explorations in Design Studies,” “Wicked Problems in Design,” “The Idea of Design” and “Pluralism in Theory and Practice.”
A full day of workshops includes the Basics of Social Network Analysis; Collaborative Social Change: Designing for Impact; Coolfarming: Turn Your Idea Into the Next Big Thing; and Bodystorming Innovation made Physical. COINs2010 features many other exciting events, networking opportunities, and presentations over the three-day conference.
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