Author Archives: julianstodd

About julianstodd

A learning and development professional specialising in e-learning and learning technology.

Taking Time

It’s rarely gifted, time. If you want some for yourself, you usually have to claim it. ‘Give me time‘ is usually a plea, a desperate cry. I’m sat at the airport departure lounge, drinking coffee, whilst next to me three … Continue reading

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Fragments of Thought: Reflections

Reflections layer upon each other, especially at night. Every window bounces light back and forth, angled and fractured, splintered out of it’s original context and shape until it’s simply a glittering array of midnight stars, shifting as i take each … Continue reading

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Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas: Transient Culture

Rising out of the desert, nothing about Vegas is either to scale or normal: it’s a space built for a community that comes and keeps on coming. A parody of worlds far away built to escape from this one. It’s … Continue reading

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A Sense of Culture

Our notion of culture seems tied to geography: a distinction that may be losing it’s relevance in the Social Age. For fun, today i’ve been sketching out a model of waves of culture, overlapping but distinct ways in which we … Continue reading

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Heartbeat of the Social Age

With a degree of trepidation i found myself on the roof of the old rum distillery: maybe five floors up and clutching the ladder with white knuckles. It’s not that the ground i stood on was particularly precarious (indeed, it … Continue reading

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The Loci of Engagement

I’ve talked to Cath about this before: does she describe herself as a musician, or something else? She doesn’t really earn her living from it, although it’s what her life is all about. Do i describe myself as a writer? … Continue reading

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Sunlight

When you wake up to the sun coming through the window, clear blue skies, the warmth of it on your skin, it’s a good start to the day. Sunlight is good: we talk about the sun coming out from behind … Continue reading

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