Connecting with the Commons

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Last week I was away in beautiful, rural, Spring-flowered Devon for a Schumacher College Course on the Commons (Michel Bauwens) and Co-operatives (John Restakis). This is what I saw every morning when I pulled the curtains. Michel Bauwens’ ideas have influenced my thinking for several years, so was a great opportunity to connect with him… Read more »

Education – New tech and old mindsets

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 The quote below is from New Tech, New Standards, New Everything….Won’t Matter Unless We Change Old Mindsets It is relevant to the Reluctant Time Traveller – and when the system shifts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If we approach our classrooms and lesson design based on earning or losing points, or making some cut point for graduation or college,… Read more »

Reluctant Time Traveller – Pamela Begins

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The beginning from Pamela’s perspective – Start here if you prefer facts and analysis. “Web We Want” and  25 years of change. In 2014 and 2015 the “Web We Want Festival” took place on the South Bank. The promotional materials for May 2015 said: Web We Want is an extensive celebration of how the web… Read more »

Reluctant Time Traveller – Za begins

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The beginning from Za’s perspective Once upon a time, long, long ago, in the faraway Land of Safe and Certain, there lived a little girl, and her name was Za. She was blessed (or cursed – it depends on your viewpoint) with a vivid imagination and the gift of a secret that should never be… Read more »

Welcome to our Reluctant Time Traveller experiment

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Welcome to our experiment Neither Pamela nor Za is sure what to expect of this experiment in collaboration except that, through it, they will have a deeper understanding of their present and future lives. They believe it will help you to do the same.   Here goes: Introduction The Reluctant Time Traveller is a collection… Read more »

Escape and The Reluctant Time Traveller

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Last week when I was at Escape School co-founder Rob took me aside to give me some advice – which was more or less: You need to be clearer about what you’re trying to say, and there seems to be rather a lot of it. You should put it in a book. I confessed it… Read more »

Update on Hexayurts

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Hexayurts are the brainchild of Vinay Gupta @leashless – increasingly visible as the years go by. HEXAYURTS for Lanzarote hackbase season4-B http://ow.ly/L6cgq

Connecting on the First Thursday of each month

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For many years now I’ve been “at home” on the Internet for an hour on the First Thursday of the month for an hour or so. The idea is that one or more of my friends and contacts will drop in to greet me, and connect with each other as well. On a typical month,… Read more »

Turbulent Times – some related ideas

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This post is a change of direction for Dadamac Connect. I’m not going to write about people, organisations or events today. Instead I’m going  to share a couple of connected ideas, which I think help to explain our turbulent times. They are very simply ideas, but they take some explaining. I’m not explaining them in… Read more »