Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009So says Theo Jansen And to watch his extraordinary structures move you understand this is a man that does not take a linear approach to life.Yesterday, was quite an amazing day for me. Lunch with Livio and Lee @ Headshift ...

Quotes for the early 21st Century

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009The guys at Freedom Lab - have set up a shop on the Spreadshirt platform - selling T-shirts with quotes from various people they have interviewed as part of their future studies program.Here's mine

Fearing and understanding

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009I found this today as I was walking into the British LibraryMarie Curie was the author of that sound bite It appealed to me Especially when I think what could have happened if more work had gone into trying to understand the ...

Lord Carter and the networked society

Monday, February 23rd, 2009I suppose Lord Carter thinks peer-to-peer networking is him having a chat with Lord Mandelson in the back of the ministerial limo.Insightful, visionary, implicit knowledge articulated as a piece of poetry.Johnny Moore nice one.I think this is in response to ...

The craftsman as citizen journalist

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008In the Craftsman by Richard Sennett, he points us to the philosopher Pico della Mirandola, who envisaged Homo Faber to mean "man as his own maker." Richard Lester and Michael Piore describe the process of (meaningful) as communication asFluid, context-dependent, ...

Use the source Barack use the source

Monday, December 8th, 2008The open source force behind the Obama campaignA great post on Barack's campaign for the presidency which compliments some posts I have writtenSince the dawn of mass media, the most obvious activity of political campaigns — especially presidential ones — ...

The bull market for humility

Friday, October 17th, 2008 This disproportionality has been tested to destruction by the recent hysteria of City incomes. The result is that, after a decade of widening wealth differentials, they should start to narrow. Non-economic components of what we vaguely refer to as the good life will take ...

There are more keys on my piano Mr McCain

Friday, October 17th, 2008 I do say that Americans have looked long and hard at the candidates this past month and are now minded to conclude, in the fine phrase used by Garrison Keillor of a speech he heard the young Kennedy give long ago, that Obama ...

Advertising Furniture – Business models and Collapse

Sunday, October 12th, 2008 In my presentations I ask people what is advertising? They describe all the furniture of advertising, you know 60 sec. spots, billboards, double page spreads etc.Right now I am reading Jeffrey Sachs - Commonwealth. Economics for a crowded planetFascinating - ...

Festival – technology and We Media aka social networking

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008I am in the process of reading John Thackara's book In the BubbleHe writesThroughout the modern age we have subordinated the interests of people to those of technology, an approach that has led to the unthinkable destruction of traditional cultures ...

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