Archive for the ‘Sociology’ Category

tattoos, identity and meaning [2]

Saturday, October 9th, 2010I am writing this post as my old friend David O'Hanlon asked a question to my post on Tattoo's, identity and meaning that I think requires a somewhat in-depth response. Patrick Skinner is a PHD student at Cambridge University, his ...

GSK and the exporting of mental illness

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010After writing about Naomi Klein yesterday and the superbranding of politics. I came across a thought piece in New Scientist called Invasion of the mind snatchers by Ethan Watters.His story is one that around the world in different cultures, we ...

The new rules of customer engagement

Friday, November 13th, 2009I have been asked to make a presentation about the New Rules of Customer Engagement Monday 16th November organised by Canvas8 and takes place in the offices of the architects BDP. You can find out more information here.Also on the ...

SMLXL: business and communications innovation

Friday, October 2nd, 2009I am often asked what we do @ SMLXL here's a film that provides a brief overview of the SMLXL philosophy, and some examples of the type of work and projects we have undertaken over the last few years.From Interruption ...

Communities Dominate Brands – prescient

Saturday, August 1st, 2009Tim Harrap in a twitter post mentioned a conversation @ Marketing in Australia that identifies Communities Dominate Brands as being – prescient. We have become linked to what is now commonly called Social Media - thought I still prefer the ...

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

When technology & science meets biology; meet the human 2.0

Saturday, May 9th, 2009Fascinating documentary on what happens when technology meets biology

Human nature and the need for social connection

Friday, January 23rd, 2009[caption id="attachment_3130" align="alignleft" width="197" caption="Loneliness by John T.Cacioppo & William Patrick"][/caption]Two cornerstones of classic economic theory are the assumptions that individuals are rational decision makers and individuals have purely self-regarding preferences.  These assumptions fly in the face of most psychological ...

Is that distributed cloud computing on the horizon?

Monday, December 1st, 2008A hundred years ago, companies stopped generating their own power with steam engines and dynamos and plugged into the newly built electric grid. The cheap power pumped out by electric utilities didn’t just change how businesses operate. It set off ...

Widgets, people and the web

Friday, October 10th, 2008 Dave Cushman presented his thoughts on how people become the key distributors of information in the networked societyDave mentions Reed's Law - the law of group forming networks. Another thought that has crossed my mind is that there is a ...

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