HEAD Talks

The Humanity, Education and Design (HEAD) Talks explores using social media for research dissemination, particularly on wicked problems such as sustainable development. Our experiment with social media also includes the use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogging to communicate to diverse Canadian publics. Thus, we are also exploring if social media and the research process can generate social capital and knowledge mobilization through virtual channels and subsequently communities. HEADTalks is designed to reach diverse audiences with concepts and ideas and build connections to the incredible innovations that are happening on the ground in Canada and around the world. Our videos are 'edgier' than traditional academic publications, and, through the blending of animation and expert interviews, ideally, will add 'stickiness' to the social innovations needed to increase community vitality everywhere.

HEAD Talks Mindmap

This mindmap shows the connections between our various research projects and the HEAD Talks videos. To expand any of the research topics, click on thes button below (the HEAD Talks button in the centre expands the entire map). In the expanded view, click on white buttons to access a video or video series, click on the topic button to reach related research, or click the link in the lower left corner to collapse/reset map. If the interactive animation below does not load on your computer, click here to access the static version of the mindmap.

Featured Video

Take a look at our latest release. Created through a partnership between the Community Research Connections program and students of Royal Roads University's Professional Communications program, this video explores both the constraints for engaging in meaningful work and the opportunities for integrating people's values, passions and lifestyles into their working lives. The video was produced as a part of the Solutions Agenda, specifically created to complement research done on the future of work.

Click here to view the video.

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