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August 31, 2015

Interesting Things on the Internet: August 31st 2015

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August 17, 2015

Interesting Things on the Internet: August 17th 2015

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August 10, 2015

Interesting Things on the Internet: August 10th 2015

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August 03, 2015

Interesting Things on the Internet: August 3rd 2015

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July 27, 2015

Interesting Things on the Internet: July 27th 2015

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July 20, 2015

Interesting Things on the Internet: July 20th 2015

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July 06, 2015

Interesting Things on the Internet: July 6th 2015

  • Some notes on funding 65 just received. Fantastic skewering of the economic-development-business-speak that pervades our lives. "But even if ‘economic growth’ is the primary mandate for the future responsibilities of music, then this isn’t the way to do it. Stop closing community centres. Stop destroying the welfare state. Stop making it impossible for poorer people to have any opportunity to do anything other than constantly struggle for survival, leaving holes in culture that will inevitably be filled by rich kids with nothing to write about."
  • Innovation out of context. Leila Johnston on fine form talking about innovation.
  • The curious frontier of red. Experimental research through graffiti, or a graffiti artists 18-month playful battle with the council.
  • Sit down, shut up and pass it on. If you do just one thing for equality in tech...
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June 26, 2015

Threads of Diversity

Rather than fold them into the usual Interesting Things on the Internet(tm)... post, I'd like to point to a few articles that have crossed my path of late...

I think there's a thread of diversity-is-good running through all of them, alongside - with the exception of the FT article on the petrification of London - thoughts on better ways to organise things. They also all challenge the orthodoxy, so although there's a fair chance they'd improve the lives of the many, there's a risk (and only a risk) of that being to the cost of the ruling classes, and so would need actively pursuing as ideas.

As ever, it shows most things have been done before, despite our love of the seemingly new. There are plenty (almost too many - I'm not sure where to start... any pointers?) of writings from Stafford-Beer, but less information about the Lucas Plan (discussed, including video of a documentary about it, in the Fab Lab article).

I wonder if any of the people behind the Lucas Plan are still around, and if they'd be interested in sharing their experiences with those of us experimenting with the latest wave of similar projects...

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June 22, 2015

Interesting Things on the Internet: June 22nd 2015

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June 15, 2015

Interesting Things on the Internet: June 15th 2015

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