Category Archives: Reflection

The Table

I have a new table, to sit at when i write. It’s a beautiful thing, engineered from English oak, a wide expanse of pale wood, not even oiled. I spend most of my time travelling, writing in cafes, airports, on … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Abstractions

The Social world is complex, contextual, adaptive. There are no quick fixes: instead, our focus should be on how we create the conditions for success. As i sit on the train, writing, there is an advert in front of me. … Continue reading

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Reflections on Learning Technologies 2016: Infrastructure and Lethargy

There’s a dilemma: when an organisation is small, it tends to be Dynamic by design. As it grows, it engineers in it’s own lethargy: systems, processes, mindset, embedded power and authority, culture, all contribute to make it safe, but inhibit … Continue reading

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Those Days

It’s one of those days when i’m too tired to write, but too stubborn not to. A day when i let circumstance dictate activity, and, hence, find myself writing at the end of the day instead of the start. On … Continue reading

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Emergent Ritual

The meaning of things can fall into history, even when the artefact itself persists. Like why we shake hands. Or give three kisses on the cheek. Or bow. Rituals, embedded in our culture, but not in any sense natural behaviours. … Continue reading

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Leaves

Stomping through London yesterday in the rain: dodging pedestrians now complicated by the necessity of jumping puddles. I glance down to see the leaves underfoot, glazed to the wet pavement, coloured shadows against the grey stone. Autumn is turning, or … Continue reading

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Reflections on DevLearn Day 3: Game Dynamics and Trust

I presented my session on Game Dynamics this morning: really an exploration of the underlying ways that games work and how it relates to some of the wider work around learning in the Social Age. The framework i’m using to … Continue reading

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