Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Switching on the Human-OS has a political dimension

Thursday, February 21st, 2013Introduction: In Necessity Hath no Law, the obsertvation was made that when people feel powerless, their style of reaction takes us back to a different age and a different time. Visceral protest. These reactions are representative of, I would argue, ...

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 ...

Celebrating Craftsmanship

Saturday, October 15th, 2011In No Straight Lines one of the 6  principles of NSL is  #2 Craftsmanship.Craftsmanship can and does manifest it self in many ways - we need to celebrate them all. This lecture from The Do Lectures given by the charming ...

Human nature is not like a machine

Friday, October 14th, 2011John Stuart Mill writing in On Liberty in 1859 said "man (humanity) is not built like a machine, that should be set to do the work exactly proscribed to him but should be seen more like a tree, that can ...

Craftsmanship with John Coltrane

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011Click here for a deeper dive into CraftsmanshipMore info on (No Straight Lines)Video: Designing for transformation

A suitable placement: Juveniles In Justice

Friday, October 7th, 2011In 1990 or thereabouts I met a guy called Richard Ross (American) in Vienna. He was part of a photographic show that a friend of mine had curated called Reinventing the American Dream. At the time I had no idea ...

Africans helping Africa

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011I picked up this link from a conversation that was going on in the GrowVC community. So thank you David.In one part of Ethiopia, communities are putting the world's governments and many aid agencies to shame.You can read the full ...

A free ride to nowhere?

Thursday, August 25th, 2011I opened my analogue copy of The Observer at the weekend, and as is my habit I found myself in the culture section and looking a book reviews. My eye caught Evgeny Morozov's review of Robert Levine's book Free Ride, ...

Creative Commons a bridge to the future

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

I+we=why? people or machines?

Thursday, July 7th, 2011A thought provoking film All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace is a three part BBC documentary series[1] by filmmaker Adam Curtis, well known for other documentaries including The Trap and The Power of Nightmares.Wikipedia writesIn this episode Curtis ...

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