Social Media and Mentoring

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...

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...
Faces You Can Trust

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...
RSA Education Charter

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...
The Happiest Book

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...
Hello Neighbor!

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...
Oneness Project

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...
Human Rights Posters

Human Rights Posters

Human Rights Posters  This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, and Designmatters is commemorating with a public education exhibition at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris as part of the annual UN Department of Public...
Randy Pausch has died

Randy Pausch has died

Very, very sadly Randy Pausch succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Friday at home in Virginia. Randy’s bravery during his illness captured the admiration of thousands of people. The personal wisdom that he conveyed in his Last Lecture, which has been watched by 4.5...
RSA Design Directions

RSA Design Directions

 A couple of the winners of the RSA Design Direction caught my eye, although all the winners and entrant’s work seems amazing.Alex Ostrowski approached The Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre in Bristol to see how he might use design to help in some way....
Development, Freedom and Happiness

Development, Freedom and Happiness

           One of the most difficult things these days is to establish some truths about the state of the world. What really is happening? I read so many research papers, books and news stories simply in an effort to keep up and try to get a proper, realistic...
Beautiful Art for Peace

Beautiful Art for Peace

A wonderful art installation wishing for peace on the Korean peninsular, at Imjingak, near the demilitarised zone which separates the two Koreas in Paju, about 55km north of Seoul, on...