[new york city]
Lauren Bird is the Spokesperson and Digital Content Strategist forThe Harry Potter Alliance. She has spoken on the subjects of participatory media and fan communities on numerous panels including at TEDx Women, MIT’s Futures of Entertainment, and San Diego Comic-Con.
From now on your job is to be a distraction – so people forget what the real problems are.
Lauren on connected learning:
Lauren starts explaining odds in our favor about 7 min in..
hpa et al..
Andrew Slack et al 2013:
Can Fandom Change the World? LeakyCon 2013 Panel w/ Hank Green, Anthony Rapp, Mark Oshiro & more
fantasy is not an escape from our world.. but an invitation to go deeper into it…
in Harry Potter’s name – we are seeing injustices in the world.. and taking care of them
over 100 different chapters on 5 continents
usually civic engaged youth come from families that have been civically engaged.. but with hpalliance – most are the first in their families to be civically engaged..
Hank – key is to figure out what matters to you.. find your people.. to make world a better place – wanting to understand the world.. we are all the same..work to make the structure more equitable.. people who think hard about problems
making the thing that is a thing a thing..
via the power of awesome
perhaps harry potter is the beatles of fandom.. it’s not that we don’t like harry potter anymore – we just like all the other fan doms..
24 min – Hank – switching out – what cohesiveness is.. it’s not really about harry potter – it’s about who we are.. and what we care about… the cloud/network – as big ness
26 min – Andrew – how do we make justice viral… money and charity are essential – but can we go deeper..
…how can we fully leverage the brilliance of the nerd fighters
by sharing a narrative that’s already written on all of their (7 billion people’s) heart.. which also happens to be the deep/flexible/alive ongoing equitable leverage…
38 min – sliding fan\dom into the classroom