Tech Yurt Roundtables

 

TechYurt uses open source technologies to create an online and offline environment in which innovative and creative thinking can thrive.  The facilitated space encourages the development of new applications for existing and emerging technologies, allowing participants to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Tech Yurt roundtables were conceived as a way of farming the minds of a diverse group of creative thinkers including but not limited to an entrepreneur, an artist, human and technical scientists, brought together to make the world a better place.

By fusing facilitation methodologies like appreciative enquiry and COSTAR with interactive projection and real time video, audio and text documentation, Tech Yurt roundtables are designed to generate solutions that are worth sharing with the world.

Our pilot event aimed to answer the question “how can open data improve what we eat?” We are still in the process of trying to sync calendars to fully write up and release the documentation for the project, once completed and tweaked we will release the platform and format open source, in the hope that donations will fund the building or purchase of a real Yurt – a permanent, community owned nomadic home for a series of TechYurt roundtables.

The pilot event took place on the 5th of April 2011 with the following thinkers:

Imran Ali, Herb Kim, Jonathan Lindh, John O’Shea, Tyler Moorehead and Benedict Phillips.

Tech Yurt was developed as a collaborative project between Pete Eyres and Dave Lynch, whilst attending the Artimelt Academy funded by the Arts Council.