Crowd Accelerated Innovation by Chris Anderson
Crowd sourcing says, let’s outsource our tasks, our needs from an employee or a contractor to a large group of people as an open call or challenge or need. (see wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowdsourcing)
But Chris Anderson is saying something different! And, he is calling it Crowd Accelerated Innovation. Watch and listen for new ways of thinking about your stuff, your ideas, your teams ideas, and how you view your community and your life. It is great!
In a recent TED talk, (http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/955) Chris Anderson (who started TED) suggests a different way of interacting with people, different from what I understand crowd-sourcing to be about—and this intrigued me. This is about sharing creative ideas, connecting with these ideas and how these ideas stimulate your thoughts and ideas, your groups and teams thoughts and ideas. And, how new ideas propel your learning, your team’s learning, and accelerate ideas to innovations.
In Innovation in R&D, video is changing the game.
Examples include Jove (http://www.jove.com/); a peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological research in a video format or UrWeb.Tv (http://urweb.tv/index.html) where Cyberpitches are video produced to demonstrate a technology and its capability in order to accelerate technology transfer efforts from government, university, emerging companies and research labs to commercial markets.
The ‘primal medium’ Chris refers to is simple, VIDEO connected through the internet, but it is profoundly demonstrated in its impact on accelerating innovation and transferring knowledge, information, ideas to people from people.
Emily Riley: Innovation Practitioner