Archive for the ‘Engagement Civil Society’ Category

No Straight Lines interview @dishymix

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010Here is a link to the interview that I had with the fabulous Susan Bratton of DishyMix.It was said that Alan Moore sounded like a character from a Guy Ritchie movie at his SXSW keynote. Skyping in from Over, England (a ...

Networked solutions offer new frameworks for innovation

Monday, June 14th, 2010This statement was made by Jouko Ahvenainen of GrowVC – V=Venture, C=Community.The thought sprang to mind when reading about the challenges governments face, not only with slow growth, but also as the Economist points out large deficits and unsustainable debts.In ...

A requiem for Detroit

Thursday, May 13th, 2010I became aware of the plight of Detroit through my research into Local Motors. I used Detroit in my sxsw presentation to highlight what happens when we cannot build adaptation, into business systems, into regions - this is the toxic ...

Alan Rusbridger: 21st Century publishing @ Olswang

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010I went along last night to listen to Alan Rusbridger present at Olswangs Technology+ event. A packed room, listened attentively to what he had to say. The word he used for the future of the Guardian was mutalisation: whereby value ...

The life and death of democracy in the networked society

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010John Keane, has produced something of a landmark text - its scope defies imagination. Taking us through the myriad journeys democracy has undertaken to exist in its present form - Keane also recognises how networked communication puts us within in ...

Alan speaking @ sxsw podcast

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The digital you: identity and privacy in the networked society

Saturday, April 10th, 2010Here is a concise 5minute presentation I gave at Mashup recently. Thanks to the guys (Tony and Simon) for inviting me, it was certainly an interesting and stimulating evening. Not that I was surprised, but, by the time all presenters ...

Industrial slash and burn or the no straight lines of possibility?

Friday, March 26th, 2010In his article for The Observer – Tony Judt writes,Something is profoundly wrong with the way we live today. For 30 years we have made a virtue out of the pursuit of material self-interest: indeed, this very pursuit now constitutes ...

#nostraightlines @ sxsw

Thursday, March 18th, 2010Thank you to everyone that came along to my presentation @sxsw. Reviewing the twitter feeds #nostraightlines, the majority of the audience it seems felt I had made a real contribution to the event.Some people even said it was the best ...

Musings on the common spirit of distrust

Friday, March 12th, 2010Taken from a post written in 2008,[caption id="attachment_5220" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="http://www.flickr.com/photos/85593720@N00/2827812861"][/caption]Today we challenge the authority of our world, media, organisations and even governments via a whole set of activities that can be networked and grassroots. It is done via co-creation, ...

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