Archive for the ‘Identity’ Category

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 ...

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 ...

Creative Commons a bridge to the future

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

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?

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 ...

My East End is no longer our East End

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011Why do people quest for connection and communication? Why is the world gone all social? Why does social communication dominate? Why is everyone writing about it? And why is everything that we define as 2.0 defined by participatory culture and ...

The People’s Supermarket

Thursday, January 27th, 2011Following on from my post about Cumbria's DIO (Done It Ourselves) community, The People's Supermarket again demonstrates an alternative way of getting stuff done. In a way that perhaps is more realistic and more humane, where once again people, and ...

How do you design for commercial success in our non-linear world?

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010How do you prepare for and design business success in a non-linear world? I was invited to give a keynote on how companies are beginning to discover and design new pathways/model/processes that truly harness the potential of our networked and ...

Alice holden why putting our hearts and our hands into the land matters

Friday, November 5th, 2010Alice spoke at the Do Lectures this year: the Do team writeAlice represents a small group of young people who are choosing a career on the land. She will tell us how and why the work captured her and perhaps ...

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