4:00PM Wow, okay, they've gone all techy on us now by bringing in Lucia Willow from Pandora--the online radio service--for a chat. She's all like, "Twitter rocks!" and stuff. Are you listening, people running this summit? Twitter rocks, so why aren't you twittering and tweeting as if your lives depended on it, huh?
Willow also offered up some relatively stellar reasons why arts and cultural orgs and institutions should make use of Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, and other sites of the Brave New World. Take a look.
That's it for Cricky's coverage today--strangely enough, I've got my own art to do--but come back tomorrow for more exciting, blow-by-slow posting whiteboard action!
2:18PM They've started to add pictures to the posts and, boy howdy, does it look like those folks are really whoopin' up? No, actually it doesn't.
Somebody needs to run around giving out disposable cameras so we can get some action shots 'cause pictures of people standing in front of whiteboards, scribbling away with colored wipe-off markers, just ain't cuttin' it.
We need moments of heated disagreements, hilarious guffawing, deep contemplation, the fleshy blur of a streaker--anything to make it at least seem as if there's something creative happening.
1:35PM Haha, this is getting interesting. Not because they're posting any faster, but because it appears as if a comment I made on their second live post--with the utterly charming headline of "Debrief of Win As Much As You Can"--inspired them to add a subtitle: "Win As Much as You Can is a zero-sum game. It is possible for everyone to win when they play together."
Or maybe it wasn't my comment that made them do that--I'm no attention hog--but it does help clarify what it is they're trying to accomplish.
12:55PM Still no updated tweets. I'm beginning to think they're not all-together confident about how it works.
See, you type in what you're doing so other people can see it and say, "Hey, look what they're doing! Boy I wish I was doin' that right now. I guess I'll tell them that."
You can type anything--one word, two words, maybe even a whole string of words. Give it try--you'll like it!
12:31PM Finally a new post.
Personally I find these types of summits frighteningly surreal. To wit, the person running the show is Leslie Marquard of Marble Leadership Partners, and I gotta say that this little gem of hers pretty much encapsulates just how corporate this whole thing is:
In this game there are Winners and L…. Learners.”
Also, they have some kind of competition-builds-ideas nonsense going on with a point scoring and bonus round system. My response to that is a plain and simple, "Eew."
Anyhoo, the participants completed a brainstorming session in small groups and then came all together to share their big ideas. What are they? Well, somebody talked about the Super Bowl and some other joker talked about cake. Wha?
There were some useful ideas and, in all honesty, this is the best one:
Yes, more chaos! Whoever the person(s) is/are that submitted that idea should be carried out on the shoulders of everyone there and taken for a frosty milkshake. Mission accomplished!
11:53AM Mike Brenner has submitted a comment to correct his previous comment:
"ok. one correction... it was Dean Amhaus (also responsible for the Bronze Fonz) not Dave Fantle. my friend corrected me this morning."
Good to know.
11:46AM Diane Castiglioni replied to my comment that people following on the blog would like some clarification as to what's going on there and to my suggestion that a running commentary would be useful:
You are so welcome, but, er, maybe now would be a good time to start?
On a side note, do not believe the posting times of the comments on their blog. Mine says that I posted at 9:52AM but I actually posted around 11AM. Don't know if they're working on Mountain or Pacific Time, but I'm pretty sure that Delavan, WI--where the summit is being held--is still running on Central Time.
11:30AM Okay, so there's still nothin' going on, but here's a little tidbit of intel rabble-rouser Mike Brenner handed us in a comment to our last post on the MKE Kre8 Kamp:
"So I did a little digging and found out that Kre8Kamp is actually just a rip off of Cre8Camp (www.cre8camp.org) which started in Portland, Oregon on July 26, 2008. My source tells me that a local PR/Design Guru has been working to bring Cre8Camp to Milwaukee since as early as last summer. My understanding is that he actually set up a formal get together that was supposed to go down recently, but received emails from four of the folks who originally RSVP'd saying they wouldn't be showing up. Those four are coincidently on MKEKre8Kamp's steering committee. The only name my source gave me that she was sure of was Dave Fantle (the guy responsible for the Bronze Fonz)"
Well, well, well. Très intéressant, no?
11:17AM Cricky has decided do a little live bloggin' of the 2-day Creative Community Summit via its MKE Kre8 Kamp Blog/Twitter endeavor. Be warned that I may not be on top of things during all hours of this marathon since--surprise!--I have a life. Though the way things are lookin' right now, I may be able to practice yoga, do some recording and take a bit of a nap before anything actually happens.
So far there's been one post from 7:37AM this morning. I've left a comment on that post because, between the cheesy motivational "Let's go get 'em, kids!" speak and the highfalutin' jargon, I can't figure out what the hell they're doing.
They've got 71 peeps following them on Twitter and the last update--if you can call it that--is from 11 hours ago. Sweet bejeezus, folks, is anyone there running this thing?