Archive for the ‘Convergence’ Category

Achuar community ancient knowledge and modern tech

Thursday, February 21st, 2013Gregor MacLennan works for Amazonwatch an organisation that campaigns for the rights and lives of indigenous tribes living in the Amazon rainforest in Peru.MacLennan explains that huge tracts of the Amazon have been sold to international companies for mineral extraction. ...

TEDx Sheffield: No Straight Lines

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011Thank you TEDx Sheffield for inviting me to kick off your event recently.No Straight Lines, argues that we have reached the nadir of the adaptive range of our industrialised world. Now faced with an unsustainable trilemma of social, organisational and ...

Creative Commons a bridge to the future

Saturday, July 16th, 2011We have to get from content ownership to ideas and understanding of community.

Mobile culture and commerce for cultural institutions

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011Today I spoke at a conference on how mobile communications can be transformative for cultural institutions - my keynote was called Assets and Access in the Cultural Sector. The overview of the event organised by Camerjam, CultureLabel.com and Spark are ...

Intersections 2011

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011It was a strange piece of sychronicity as I drove down to the Eden Project in Cornwall to speak at the Intersections Creative Business Summit as I was listening to a Radio4 programme about one of Cornwall's famous sons Peter ...

Critical enquiry

Thursday, February 24th, 2011Howard Rheingold provides and in-depth and eloquent lesson on how we need to engage in a world defined not by scarcity or information but abundance, in which we need to be able to determine for ourselves the validty, and quality ...

Did the church see Gutenberg coming?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011Social Media or Social Business?Did the Church see Gutenberg coming? I asked this question recently at an event on innovation and disruption. Those of you that are fans of Blackadder, let me use the comedic twinning of Rowan Atkinson as ...

Apple’s business eco-system = NTTCoCoMo

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011My friend Lars who runs Mobikyo in Japan has a presentation that demonstrates that Apple's business model and eco-system was a good facsimile of NTT DoCoMo's.Lars writes in Japan's super advanced mobile-webThe entire approach from key players in the value ...

Intractable dilemmas in science funding and venture capital

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011Thought provoking post by Lucy P. Marcus on venture capital and science funding: A perfect storm: global shifts in venture capital and science funding. Lucy writes,The whole spectrum of sciences, including vitally important areas such as cleantech, life sciences and ...

Hacking Microsoft’s Kinect

Sunday, December 5th, 2010Over 10 million people bought a Kinect in the first 10 days of launch, a reward ($1000) was offered by Adafruit, for Hackers to get Kinect to run on alternative operating systems. Microsoft announced it would bring in the legal ...

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