Video Witnessing Narratives As a Platform For Generative of Civic Discourse

John Oliver "I have been working in narratives-related for over 10 years*, and with have been diving deep on the craft of narratives in the rich media domain of video.

I see now a huge opportunity in the evolution of narratives into creating connections AND new forms of dialogue. 

Below is a brief outline of the key references, inspirations and context. A first dialogue project based on Perennial Wisdom is being prepared, as a combined video witnessing project, and art installation project (with my art alias www.Tyler.World/perennialwisdom)

*My consulting brand's (Human-Equity Ltd, founded in 2009) cornerstones of practice were free-form responses to dilemma for cognitive development coaching (, narratives based management team assessments (Human-Equity's own entrepreneurship semi-structured interviews with Mattieu Langeard), and Sensemaking (Dave Snowden, Cognitive-Edge).

Witnessing and Narrative

  • Video as narrative

    • Rich narrative, capturing transmission at many levels (voice, energy, subtle transmission)​

  • Video witnessing as listening and "prescencing"

    • ref. prescencing as core components in dialogue models such as Bill Isaacs (list references below)

  • Video landscapes as portals for dialogue​

    • Collecting and curating narratives in landscapes to create a platform for dialogue​

The Evolution of Online Media, Narratives and Dialogue:

  • Rethinking social media. 

    • Jonathan Harris' elements of future social media.

  1. from Disposibility to Timelessness 

  2. from Compression to Deepening 

  3. from Curation to Creation

  4. from Self-Promotion to Self-Awareness

  • New possible layers of software and intelligence above the video content layer: John Oliver's key evolutions identified:

    • Expanding from above, from curation to signification

      • The future of social media is less the content, than the connections that are created thereof.

      • Connections can come through the signification 

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Narratives Landscapes Examples

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Related Framework References

Qualitative Data Visualisation