This is why I liked the Tuttle club.
Here is a video made last week in it’s new home, The Center For Creative Collaberation.. The video was a ‘creative collaboration’ between @BennyCrime, myself @Documentally, @loudmouthman & featuring @davidestevens as the ‘Announcer’.
Geek meets are where people catch up, talk business, use others as a soundboard and in some cases exercise their creative glands.. No matter how surreal, no matter who is there, no matter where the space.
This is what made the Tuttle Club different to a meeting in the pub. This freedom to freeform, to explore, to be a silly or as serious as you want to be. Start placing rules and restrictions on this space and the collaboration could soon become coagulation.
It was the creation of little videos like this that led me to work in partnership with @BennyCrime and the British Council documenting their cultural relations work in Pakistan.
Content rarely comes out of the Tuttle club that is shared and talked about outside of the attendees itself. When it does, it is in the shape of an audioboo or a video like this. Last week was great fun and I hope more people get playful and serious (whatever is needed) to ensure these collaborative spaces crop up all over the place.
In truth I feel these spaces should perhaps be more spontanious, less corporate and affiliated to nothing but the moment.
Let’s see what happens to the future of geek meets when realtime location based apps allow us to turn chance meetings at random locations into spontanious gatherings of like minded creatives.