The Geneva meeting offered the opportunity to collaborate with The World Economic Forum
While INDCOR goes forward, its collaborations with stakeholders have more diversity and different approaches. In this case, The World Economic Forum and the University of Geneva were the official locations for several workshops, Working Groups meetings and conferences.
During the second day, the guest speaker was Roy Sommer, who discussed with INDCOR members about narrative methodologies, European influences and research topics in his last projects. After his talk, INDCOR defined new objectives in the short and long-term, by creating new task forces around the following topics: Establish IDN best practices, comparative analysis of traditional and interactive narrative forms, Investigate workflow analysis for understanding the best integration of IDN works into existing journalistic practices, and create the foundations for the next generation of media products, among others.
Transformative maps of WEF
INDCOR had a session to know how the Transformative Maps of The World Economic Forum work, which was quite useful for the next activity: a role playing exercise with the goal of giving advices to the Strategic Intelligence team at WEF.
Thanks to this activity, INDCOR members designed the best improvements for these maps, according several different profiles of user. Improving the sense of belonging to the community, the capacity of profiling, interactivity and use of artificial intelligence to show different profiles were some of the many suggestions made by the task forces around this activity.
The event also included a live-streamed panel for the Forum’s digital members on “Digital Storytelling and the Power of Interaction and Narrative” with Frank Nack, Mirjam Eladhari, and Cláudia Silva, and hosted by SI’s Abhinav Chugh. The experts highlighted their works in this domain and discussed the importance of developing narrative technologies that take into account systems thinking, decolonization theories, and more.