Notes from Simposium de las Tecnologías para la Acción Social (e-STAS: Symposium on Technologies for Social Action) held in Málaga, Spain, on March 26-27th, 2009. More notes on this event: estas2009. More notes on this series of events: e-stas.
Conclusions session, conducted by Francisco Pizarro, Centro de Iniciativas Emprendedoras, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
ICTs bring new ways of relationship, of production, of socialization. There’s a change of paradigm, an opportunity to innovate. We must empower not to worsen.
Empowerment begins with one self: if you want to change the world, begin with yourself. Get empowered to empower others.
We empower to innovate, or it is the empowered that innovates?
Empowerment for social change, for independence, for freedom, for democracy. For the local leaders, for the excluded ones.
We have to generate a technological culture, to raise awareness of new ways to engage, to participate. Though keeping in mind that technology is but a means.
ICTs opened windows to raise voices, to get funding.
A new society based on I+I: Information+Imagination.
- Summing up:
- Change of paradigm: the paradigm 2.0
- Change of paradigm can bring changes
- We need leaders to foster empowerment
- And empower leaders so that they can empower others
- A need for a digital culture, to keep on working towards universal access