Archive for the ‘Engagement Education’ Category

21st Century economics: No straight Lines

Saturday, March 6th, 2010Umar Haque is not a shy retiring wall flower and his recent post confirms that observation - but I don't disagree with his perspective either.And this is because in Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital Perez writes, about technologies cluster and ...

Facebook dominates UK mobile usage

Saturday, February 6th, 2010Facebook accounts for nearly half of all the time people in the UK spend going online using their phones.This is really quite extraordinary which I picked up from the BBC via a hat tip from Tim Harrap (thank you Tim).People ...

Networked government – could reboot Britain

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010CFA is the latest wave in the growing government 2.0 movement, joining the ranks of Federal CIO Vivek Kundra's Data.gov site and innovation contests like Apps for Democracy and Apps for America, where citizens can create shared applications using public-sector ...

Obama and the superbranding of politics

Monday, January 25th, 2010My god Naomi Klein takes me back - No Logo is up there for anyone who is remotely interested in brands. And were I to draw up a time line of books I have read and how each book subsequently ...

Was the promise made good for society through 2.0?

Friday, January 15th, 2010Mr. Lanier, a musician and avant-garde computer scientist — he popularized the term “virtual reality” — wonders if the Web’s structure and ideology are fostering nasty group dynamics and mediocre collaborations. His new book, “You Are Not a Gadget,” is ...

Its not online or offline, it’s blended reality

Thursday, January 14th, 2010We acknowledge that digital communication tools, fixed broadband, mobile, convergence, open source, cheap production tools have changed our world. And we have shown that we are reluctantly accepting that by using the word digital ever more frequently.Digital natives vs. digital ...

Alan Moore speaking @ sxsw 2010

Monday, January 11th, 2010This weekend I was invited to give a keynote @ sxsw 2010 based upon my submission in August last year. (watch the 2.5 minute film)The topic is Straight Line Thinking Stops Here, something that I covered at The Do Lectures ...

Mobile futures

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010I was asked whether I would like to make a few predictions around mobile, networks, commerce and culture by Rudy de Waele. I joined a very interesting collective to share my views and I was fascinated by what everyone of ...

What we call things is important

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009Having a mooch around with some ideas I am playing with I stumbled upon this book Metaphors We Live ByA quick check on the reviews was interestingStarting with the (deceptively) simple premise that the way we talk about certain things ...

Alice Taylor a Doer speaks @ Do

Sunday, December 20th, 2009Alice Taylor commissions cross-platform educational content for 14-19 year olds, aiming to get useful, life-helpful information to teens via their most favoured platforms and formats. She specializes in videogames and virtual worlds, and Channel 4 Education’s 2009 slate includes Routes, ...

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