The following was originally published February 17, 2009 at
Part of the evaluation by NESTA - who funded development of RSA networks
- involved video interviews and clips from events, and they’ve been
promising for a while that these would go up online. Their
site gives an
interview with chief executive Matthew Taylor as a taster.
RSA - A new vision for the RSA from NESTA Connect on Vimeo.
Towards the end of the interview Matthew likens the RSA to a kind if civic RAC, where you might find some experts prepared to help you out with a problem.
You can also hear what Matthew said at an OpenRSA event in October 2007 over here.
On the NESTA vimeo account you can now find more videos, including this interesting explanation from Laura Bunt - who leads on RSA networks development - about how things were planned internally among department. Laura and Laura Billings from the Fellowship department will be giving us an update at the workshop on Thursday.
I’ll be taking a camera, and hoping we can get a progress update on video. Written reports are fine, but I think that the videos by Eleanor Ford and Simone Jaeger give a far better idea of the vision and challenges of the past eighteen months.
The following was originally published March 4, 2009 at http://openrsa.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/next-steps-for-openrsa-your-priorities.html As an experiment, I’ve set up a forum at to see if it can help us prioritise what we do next as the loose OpenRSA collective.
I’ve seeded it with some ideas taken from the reports of the 19th February session at and a couple of others have already chipped in too.
Please take a look, see if there are new ideas you’d like to add, and/or spread your 10 votes across those that have been posted.
Comments and/or criticism of this approach are welcome, as always.