Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category

The desire for a moral economy

Friday, February 22nd, 2013[caption id="attachment_3841" align="alignleft" width="300"] Humanity shifts gear when it demands fundamental change to its real world circumstances[/caption]When people feel powerless, their style of reaction takes us back to a different age and a different time in which visceral protest can ...

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 ...

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 ...

Words!?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011With the evolution of the No Straight Lines project - the notion of literacy, words and language seems to be part of the gravitational pull of the project. "A gentleman can only mean what he says, if he can say ...

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 ...

Maintaining human values in a time of growing complexity

Monday, May 16th, 2011It seems in a short time we have gone from a linear world (simple) to a non-linear world (complex), In the Techno-Human Condition Braden Allenby and Daniel Sarewitz explore what it means to be human in an era of ...

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 ...

Asymmetry looks like this

Thursday, January 13th, 2011[caption id="attachment_5997" align="aligncenter" width="433" caption="From simple to complex to complicated"][/caption]We know that, where we once thought our future to be certain, the only certainty we now face is uncertainty. The question is then how to deal with uncertainty?Now is the ...

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