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Reality Shock: Using short, dramatic video's to shock people into awareness #7

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ghost opened this Issue Oct 8, 2018 · 10 comments

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Reality Shock Campaign

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Summary

Series of short, dramatic/impactful videos that illustrate the pervasive use of technology and rapid, drastic changes in our society, leading to introspection and pondering the question: "Are we really fine with this?"

Goals

  • Shock the audience

  • Lead to introspection and questioning

  • Make the audience think and reach their own conclusions

  • Provoke, rather than convince

Audience

  • All ages from 16

Success criteria

  • Number of views/hits
  • Measure of positive impact to be defined (e.g. percentage of "likes", comments from viewers)

Retrospective

  • No retrospective has been held yet. The first retrospective is planned at [retrospective date].

Description

Argumentation, reasoning and "lectures" only go so far, hence the pressing need to first trigger an "emotional" response.

The campaign will feature short videos (2-3 minutes each) that aim to be dramatic and impactful through the combined use of words, cinematography and music.

It does not aim to explicitly pursue a specific agenda, push on the audience a clear message, or impose a "lecture". Rather, it aims to provoke introspection by telling provocative stories, the conclusions of which are left to the audience.

Why is it important to adopt a "neutral" approach based on providing factual observations in a spectacular and dramatic form? Because this campaign is based on the principle that we will not change our behaviors on the mere basis of facts and reason if we have no motivation to challenge our thinking in the first place and take a step back from our habits. The dramatic videos aim to shock and leave a strong impression that ideally will lead to wondering where each of us stands in all this.

Deliverables

Video: "A coffee place"

Video: "Dirty laundry"

Video: "Memories of a bartender"

Strategy

  • This campaign does not require a strategy. Strategy is defined on the Theme, or in Deliverables.

Funding

  • Funding may be required to produce deliverables, on a case by case basis.

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  • This theme has no additional resources. Please edit or comment to add your relevant links.

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patmatsu commented Oct 8, 2018

Sounds great; I can help with writing, editing, and proofreading.

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patmatsu commented Oct 8, 2018

Thank you, @georgeshk. I will do my best to contribute.

Have you by chance seen this video by Max Stossel, a member of the CHT team? I believe he helped establish the forum.

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patmatsu commented Oct 8, 2018

I bring up the video because it is very good in some ways and not good in other ways. I therefore think it might be helpful in establishing what qualities or characteristics are desirable and what aren't.

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patmatsu commented Oct 8, 2018

I agree with and support everything you say. Thank you, @georgeshk :-)

@aschrijver aschrijver changed the title Proposed description of "Mankind 2.0" campaign (draft README.md) Reality Shock: Using short, dramatic video's to shock people into awareness Oct 8, 2018

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ghost commented Oct 11, 2018

(Same as with Mankind 2.0 theme proposal). I know we are still very few to constitute a representative segment of the community, but it seems we all agree on this (unless you have any further comment), plus we started with concepts under this campaign.

Proposing to close this issue and move campaign description to the "Code" section. Agreed?

Update: I just reformatted the campaign description as per applicable issue template.

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aschrijver commented Oct 11, 2018

Let's leave open a bit longer, but create the document (as I PM'ed about just now)

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ghost commented Oct 16, 2018

Just created a pull request so that we can update the README file and close this issue.

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aschrijver commented Oct 16, 2018

I'll merge the PR and create a separate Resources document with the video @patmatsu referenced in #7 (comment) and then close this issue.

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Merge pull request #29 from humanetech-community/georgeshk-patch-1
Update Reality Shock campaign README (#7)

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