Archive for the ‘Engagement Civil Society’ Category

Designing and co-creating the best possible future for the NHS

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012Designing and co-creating the best possible future for the NHSThe bitter public battle now being fought over the future of the NHS looks set to continue. Its future shape uncertain, and the mounting resistance that is so visceral is based ...

The politics of truth and science in America

Sunday, October 30th, 2011An extraordinary story of how science is becoming highly politicised is told by Shawn Lawrence Otto.First off less than 2% of Congress totaling 535 members, have professional backgrounds in science, whereas there are 222 lawyers.When in 1987 the Federal Communications ...

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 ...

NHS reforms based on industrial age thinking

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011Chatting last night to a clinician friend - we were discussing the No Straight Lines project, in the context of healthcare.We can see that things could be done better - but the question is how. Is it right to use ...

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, ...

Dial M for Murdoch, C for corruption, but who ya gonna call?

Friday, July 22nd, 2011I found this image at the Wooster Collective – a great piece of visual satire. But the question is "who are you going to call?" And it may well be that the Ghostbusters might be our best option, because as ...

Creative Commons a bridge to the future

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

What should learning look like in the 21st Century?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011From institutions to networks

Grow venture community democratising start-up funding

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011Today GrowVC (for whom I work as Head of Vision), announces some interesting developments to their platform.These are:New visual outlook and improved usability It is free to create and publish investor and start-up profile Members can invest 100% of the micro-investment membership ...

What happens when we want to disappear?

Sunday, July 10th, 2011David Bond tries to fall off the face of our known world, but his data trail lingers, as once broken twigs, and a warm fire signify his movement through our world. How does data change our world?

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