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“Nothing uses carbon like a first world human”

Channel 4 showed the thought-provoking second series of Utopia last year; a dark conspiracy thriller which centres on a graphic novel and the group of people who discover it. Episode 6 of series 2 opens with Terence (an agent for the … Continue reading

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Do you still use a cassette tape or a phonograph?

Copied from Communities of Practice This is my last blog post to Communities of Practice. The site will soon become obsolete (31st March 2012); I am sad that the CoP site is coming to an end but I’m also excited about the brand … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions

For many 2012 will start with the usual New Year’s resolutions, Teresa Wozniak an Illustrator from Halifax, Canada produced the poster shown below with a few suggestions. I didn’t really make any resolutions but finish every book you have started reading and spend … Continue reading

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The 10,000 Hour Rule

10,000 hours is believed by many to be the magic number of hours needed to become an expert or the best in a particular field. Malcolm Gladwell discusses the 10,000 hour rule in his book Outliers, Gladwell states “Practice isn’t the … Continue reading

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Photographs as Infographics

Back in June I discussed the possibilities of using photographs as infographics and mentioned the work of Jose Duarte on Flickr, with a little imagination this method of creating infographics can produce powerful and informative images. Peter Orntoft is a Graphic … Continue reading

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Social Networks, how many really?

The Development Plans Team at Telford & Wrekin Council are about to start a consultation exercise, a key part of this work involves making the statistics real and understandable. For example 500 houses doesn’t mean anything without some context or comparison. In the … Continue reading

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How to survive a plane crash

I’m currently reading Ben Sherwood’s The Survivors Club, a fascinating book which discusses amongst other things the myths associated with flying. For example the myth of hopelessness – the belief that when a plane crashes the majority of the passengers … Continue reading

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