The following is a condensed and edited transcript of my talk at PR Beta in Timisoara, Romania on May 3, 2012. It has been updated and formatted for this post.
THE ACCIDENTAL ‘COLLABORATOR’
Not so long ago, I visited Maxime Leroy, a friend who was studying at Parsons New York. Anyone who has traveled to New York City would know how expensive hotel rooms in Manhattan are, and if you are a student (like I was back then) with a tight budget, your options are quite limited. Fortunately, one of Maxime’s classmates was going away the same week that I was arriving, so I decided to take over his classmate’s apartment for a week, and ended up paying half the price of what I would have spent for a hotel room.
Exciting times ahead! On May 3rd, I will be speaking at PRbeta (one Romania’s most anticipated communications conference) in the lovely city of Timisoara. Inspired by the Collaborative Consumption movement, my friend’s work at OuiShare and my participation in the upcoming documentary project Collaborative Cities (directed by Maxime Leroy), I will be presenting about ‘The Culture of Collaboration’.