Tag Archives: Truth

Blowing In The Wind

Trees move in the wind: they bend, because the alternative is to break. I’m feeling deeply curious about systems at the moment: systems of power, systems of communication, formal and social systems, and so on. Particularly in how they are … Continue reading

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To Seek A Truth

One cannot help but be caught up in the frenzy of thinking and discussion around politics, truth or post truth, facts or lack thereof, communication, and change. There’s no doubt that a lot is happening. I’m deeply uneasy: not specifically … Continue reading

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Trump: Communication in the Social Age

The early stages of the Trump presidency are seeing the battle lines drawn between formal media organisations and social power. It’s a complex conflict: partly a tension between different types of power, partly a battle between establishment and a newly … Continue reading

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What’s With Words?

It was with some pride that i first introduced myself as a writer, although it took a number of years before i stopped feeling too fraudulent. It was a badge, i figured, i had a reason to take. I write … Continue reading

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What is reality? Understanding how history is constructed and the value of difference.

As i was driving this morning there was a fascinating programme on the radio about Troy. From the perspective of the mythology, the archaeology and documented history, they sought to build a consensus opinion of where the city actually was … Continue reading

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The truth and the stories that surround it. Fact and fiction in interpretation.

Interpretation is the task of taking physical evidence, documentary evidence and contextual knowledge and using it to tell a story. It’s the process by which we seek to give meaning to archaeological remains, the process by which we seek to … Continue reading

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Who owns the truth? In a world of self publication and social media, how do you know that what you’re learning is ‘true’?

I was in Starbucks this morning, my favourite place to settle for some writing, when i saw they had a book for sale. ‘How Stuarbucks fought for it’s life without losing it’s soul’ (http://www.starbucks.com/onward). It’s a book by Howard Schultz, … Continue reading

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