Lovely piece by Scott Heiferman and Jeremy Heinmans in the run up to the inauguration event tomorrow about the name badges Meetup are giving out to the crowd. Certainly rings true for the Meetups I’ve been involved with. There’s magic in the Hello, and the humble name tag functions as a kind of permission to […]
Social Innovation Camp II, Dec 2008 from The People Speak on Vimeo. I particularly like Pete’s explanation of why potatoes could combat climate change.
Ken Robinson says in his now pretty famous TED talk that if you mention to someone that you work in education you can watch peoples’ faces drop, but ask them about their own experience of education and you can’t shut them up. So it was just over two years ago when a bunch of us […]
Long Now London has been growing quite nicely over the past year with a great bunch of people getting together to talk about long term ideas and have a few drinks. Our January meetup will be on 22nd January 02009 and Alfie Dennen will give a short talk about his brilliant Stopped Clocks project. Sign […]
Wednesday next week is going to be a busy day. During the day it’s Bettr (co-organised by Beanbag and School of Everything) where we’re getting together as many start-ups working on revolutionising education as possible. It’s going to be an unconference so no big speeches. Then in the evening we’re hosting a Social Innovation Camp […]
There’s an interesting piece in New Scientist this week by perhaps an unlikely education policy commentator, Richard Hammond of Top Gear fame. “It’s not a case of getting kids interested in science. You just have to find a way to avoid killing the passion for learning that they were born with. I think it’s no […]
It’s not big and it’s not clever as I point out on the Guardian’s PDA Blog today. I should also say that the idea really comes from a far cleverer person than me. Tim O’Reilly uses it in this fantastic talk.