I am absolutely unapologetic about cross-posting this little note.
For the past two days I’ve been sitting in a lecture room at CWRU with 50 colleagues from all over the country discussing how we might re envision public services in a world where everyone is connected by high-speed, reliable, big, big bandwidth.
the bulk of the delegates seem to come from science, health care, and government sectors but there is also a small contingent from the library world, including Mamie Bittner who heads up the Office of Policy, Planning, Research and Communication at the IMLS), and an even smaller group of us representing museums, ably led by Jack Ludden, Manager of the Web Group and New Media Development at the J Paul Getty Trust.
Last week we were all given a homework assignment to complete before our arrival. Each of us was asked to prepare one slide articulating a vision for our communities in a world where the bandwidth for communication is bigger and better than ever before. My own slide was uninspired; Jack’s was brilliant and with his permission I have reproduced it here.
Now….If you had unlimited bandwidth and the money, manpower, and time to produce the programs, content, experiences, and interactions you’ve always dreamed about, what would you do?