Building your digital identity: From lurking to engagement
A creative, structured approach to start using social media in a meaningful way. Create a digital identity to engage with your peers and specialist interest groups
Tutor: Abhay Adhikari, Digital Engagement Specialist
Date: Friday 18th October Friday 12th July
(This is a repeat of the workshop first held in July)
Location: Culture24, Brighton (Lighthouse digital lounge and reception area)
Maximum number of participants: 20
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Participant profile: Beginner and improvers
Aimed at: Curators, content specialists, marketing/communications staff or education team members within GLAMs (Galleries, libraries, archives and museums).
Requirements: Please bring your own laptop or tablet
This workshop will help you use social media based on your own terms and your specialist interests. Through a series of activities you will also develop a unique voice to share your ideas with like-minded people. You will explore different techniques to cut out the white noise and find useful information on websites like Twitter. Your facilitator will also explain a lot of the jargon that surrounds the use of social networks and help you create a toolkit that best suits your need.
- Define your personal digital identity
- Set clear goals for using social websites and apps
- Share knowledge and co-create content with other professionals
- Manage information effectively and develop new thinking
- Safeguard your information, separate personal from professional
- Explore techniques to find useful information on Twitter
- Manage multimedia content using Storify
Workshop begins: 10.30am
Coffee Break 1: 11.30am (10-15 minutes)
Coffee Break 2: 3.30pm (10-15 minutes)
Workshop ends: 4.30pm
What other people have said:
“I liked the work we did on the differences between impact versus outcome. It is useful to look at potential negative perceptions. Lots to think about how to make best use of each social media platform and how to add value.” (Assistant Commercial Affairs Manager, Channel 4).
“[The workshop] really helped to start conversations, even across the workshop group. It triggered much philosophical debate, which we then interrogated and struggled through to produce real digital identities. Pain in a safe environment.“
(Head of Arts Digital and Communication, British Council (Arts))
About the Tutor:
Abhay Adhikari (PhD) has an interest in voice, context and values and how these define our digital identities. He has developed web-based multimedia projects for the BBC World Service Trust, British Council (Arts) and Zubaan. His strategic communication seminars have been commissioned by Channel 4, The Guardian and Science Museum. He recently facilitated sessions for arts and heritage practitioners in Russia and Sweden. Abhay has a research background in music, education and ICT. In 2009 he carried out a five-city tour of Japan, working with parents, educators and young people.
When & Where
Culture24 is an independent charity which supports the cultural sector to reach and connect with audiences. We are a small and dynamic team of writers, thinkers, producers and publishers who love arts and culture, understand digital and believe that cultural organisations have a vital place in a better world.
We are best known for publishing great websites about culture; producing the successful Museums at Night festival of after-hours openings, and leading Let’s Get Real, the collaborative action research project involving cultural organisations across the UK and Europe. We also aggregate and share data about thousands of cultural events exhibitions and venues with a range of partners including the BBC.
Culture24 provides platforms, networks and safe, collaborative spaces within which cultural organisations can work together to reach and engage audiences, benchmark, experiment and learn. We broker partnerships and strategic opportunities that it would be near impossible to access as individual organisations.