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Pop!Tech 08 is nearly here

The 2008 Pop!Tech conference runs from the 23 – 25 October. This year their theme is Scarcity and Abundance which should be really fascinating. If you want a taste of what was presented last year I highly recommend watching Jessica Flannery who is the co-founder of the amazing Kiva.org, the first peer-to-peer microloan website. Kiva demonstrates how the Internet […]

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Social Evils

  Joseph Rountree Foundation published the first three of eleven ‘viewpoints’ examining the issues raised by their Social Evils work in the UK. The three papers can be downloaded on the links below: Has there been a decline in values in British society? Unkind, risk-averse and untrusting – if this is today’s society, can we change […]

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Stuffed Tiggers

Hundreds of stuffed Tiggers occupy the seats on the Carnegie Mellon University campus in preparation for a memorial for professor Randy Pausch last week. During his last lecture, Pausch said, “You just have to decide if you’re a Tigger or an Eeyore” Via:Telegraph

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Social Media and Mentoring

 Horsesmouth is a really impressive online mentoring website which seems to be growing so quickly, and with good reason. As I write there are 5028 mentors registered with the site, with 1986 thank you’s sent. Without all the hassle of arranging to see someone about an issue this type of mentoring looks to be really effective […]

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Universal gestures?

A recent article in the NY Times describes a study of athlete’s gestures of pride and shame. You know what I mean – the upraised arms of triumph, the drooping shoulders of shame. However, the amazing thing is that these athletes were blind from birth, and so, it is not likely that they are merely […]

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Faces You Can Trust

There is an excellent article on trustworthy faces on Social Capital Blog. They write: “In a paper published in June, they [researchers] suggested that our unconscious bias is a byproduct of more adaptive instincts: the features that make a face strike us as trustworthy, if exaggerated, make a face look happy – with arching inner eyebrows […]

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RSA Education Charter

The RSA has launched an Education Charter which will form part of the RSA’s planned education campaign. I think that the Charter is really wonderful and I have copied it in full below. Please sign up to the Charter here. The Charter It is the primary purpose of education to awaken a love of learning in […]

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The Happiest Book

.I love the work of Alex Ostrowski. Alex won the RSA Design Directions award and has also produced a book called The Happiest Book in The World. And how perfect that there is only one copy!

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Hello Neighbor!

 The pic pretty much speaks for itself? Students from ten middle schools across Portland and Central Oregon are participating in Caldera’s Hello Neighbor project. Along with photographer Julie Keefe, the students have begun to identify, interview and photograph diverse people of all ages in their neighborhoods. From their work, the Caldera students will create photo-and-word portraits […]

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Oneness Project

 The Global Oneness Project is a wonderful web-based video initiative exploring how the simple notion of oneness can be lived in our increasingly complex world.They are traveling the globe interviewing creative and courageous people who base their lives and work on the fundamental understanding that we are all connected and thus bear great responsibility for each other […]

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