Monday 14 June 2010, 10:40 pm
Is this a model of creation? If we make music—primarily the form, at least—to fit these contexts; and if we make art to fit gallery walls; and if we make software to fit existing operating systems: is that how it works? Yeah. I think it’s evolutionary; it’s adaptive. But the pleasure and the passion and [...]
Friday 11 June 2010, 11:48 pm
The Open Web Education Alliance (OWEA) is applying for a Shuttleworth Foundation grant. I’m supporting them, and I’d like to encourage you to do the same.
To help out, visit the Open Web Education Alliance funding bid page, join up, vote and offer some feedback.
What’s this all about?
This is about providing a solid, standards-based curriculum that [...]
Friday 11 June 2010, 12:49 am
Tonight I attended a panel at the RSA on whether or not consumers should be nudged.
The first two panelists, Sir Martin Sorrell and Dr Andy Wood, decided to address Corporate Social Responsibility at WPP and Adnams respectively. While interesting and impressive, neither panelist directly addressed the questions of whether or not customers should be [...]
Saturday 5 June 2010, 10:18 am
The Future, capital-F, be it crystalline city on the hill or radioactive post-nuclear wasteland, is gone. Ahead of us, there is merely…more stuff. Events. Some tending to the crystalline, some to the wasteland-y. Stuff: the mixed bag of the quotidian.
…This newfound state of No Future is, in my opinion, a very good thing. It indicates [...]
Saturday 5 June 2010, 7:41 am
Look, behavior is motivation filtered through opportunity. So if you see people behaving in new ways, like with Wikipedia and whatnot, it’s very unlikely that their motivations have changed, because human nature doesn’t change that quickly. It’s quite likely that the opportunities have changed.
Clay Shirky, speaking with Daniel Pink about cognitive surplus and intrinsic motivation.