Karen: Invisible Threads are the Strongest Ties

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In the design of digital, mobile and wearable experiences it is our web of data and its DNA that is its strongest tie. This post is about what motivated me to collaborate on Karen, a new work by Blast Theory, developed in partnership with National Theatre Wales. Co-commissioned by The Space and 539 Kickstarter backers. Karen has been developed with support from the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham and in collaboration with Dr Kelly Page. Keep Reading…

Considered Quietness

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This essay is a reflection of the crisis in the absence of considered quietness in the ways we work, learn and live. It was in part inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s book, Men Explain Thing to Me. Keep Reading…

Digging Deeper for Youth Locally

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Young people have a powerful potential in our communities as agents for social change. Youth Crossroads Inc., is a local organization in Berwyn serving the needs and interests of thousands of young people across the Western suburbs. This blog post is about how the contribution and collaboration of local people in local communities who sustain the work of organizations such as them. This is post is also about about my appointment to the YC board. Keep Reading…

How to Schedule Your Day as a Creative | YouTube

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We are all creative and we all need creative time. The difficulty is knowing how to manage your time and the expectations of others for creativity. Keep Reading…

Terry Tempest Williams: On Writing as an Act of Living | Brevity

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Terry Tempest Williams is one of my most admired writers. Her essay Why I Write, inspired me to revisit and reflect on my own inner reasons as to Why I write. It has taken me many years to find the balance between my adult academic voice and the creative voice I loved so much as a child. To negotiate the tensions and the slipperiness between scientific fact, and creative nonfiction. This is something, I think I will always be negotiating. Terry’s words are helping me to do this. Inspired by her craft, I now use her essay in my management classes to help young people not only to improve their writing, but … Keep Reading…