Month: Jul 2017

End of social media finally coming 

Twitter shows its Google influence by marketing crap at every opportunity and Facebook has very little space to grow. As Silicon Valley and it’s alternatives in other countries keep churning out meaningless technologies in exchange for selling personal data that was never agreed to,…

lavender final final update

It’s been a really busy weekend, busiest they have had since the project started. We ran out of lavender bread, meringues, biscuits, soap (not edible) which hasn’t happened before. Earliest visitors on Saturday: So lovely to see people of all ages coming in, bringing…

Supporting learning tech research at University of Roehampton update

The issue:  At a Life Sciences away-afternoon we were looking at learning technology assessment research from another university. Staff are enthusiastic about pilots and experiments but they already have challenging teaching and research commitments. What we’re doing: I met with our academic lead and…

Commute Survival 1: Book recommendations

And a joke from a friend – the train ‘wife’ of the guards on Southern trains – the female automated announcement service “Welcome to the….the next stop is…you are in carriage x of x”  Apparently she is known in the trade as Sonya because…

Russia #4 Dr Marcus Papadopolous, Icarus film (not related)

This is a really good summary of Russia – US relations by Dr Papadopolous in a presentation to the House of Lords The Icarus film was at London Sundance recently. I haven’t seen it but it appears on twitter that like with many views…

Water sanitation intro video published by IIT Madras

Doing some homework so that I will ask my SME less questions for the People’s Uni ooc and keep things flowing in next meeting – probably late August. In the video Professor Venkobachar briefly mentions John Snow and his work mapping cholera to water…

Fight training day tomorrow 

Had a good chat with Master Worsfold today – I’m making really good progress but due to injuries & only sparring once a week if that, am still way off the pace. May fight tomorrow but will see. It’s great to be even having…

It’s Time To Raise the Level of Public Debate about Syria

Originally posted on Tim Hayward:
These past six months I have been getting to know the inter-media. They’re not formally part of mainstream, and they’re not very social, so I call them inter-media. They are like the maintenance team for the mainstream. To explain…

Systema and no techniques

If you have done Japanese or Korean grappling arts then you seem to have an easier time of it in the early days of learning. Currently Master Worsfold’s words of wisdom hold – “I’ve been learning tai chi and teaching it for over 30…

Polite notice – change of working & personal arrangements in London during Waterloo upgrade 5-28 August 2017

Due to the revised travel timetables, like many others I will be making alternative arrangements during most of this time but will be online so BAU. Please use all the usual contact methods, Thanks

Russian Open Access Journals list

Current version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ce1bc1z1l4i7c7/RussianJournalsOpenAccess.xls?dl=0 This relates to learning technology journals task but decided to look specifically for Russian open access as well For any articles in Russian, machine translation options also include http://imtranslator.net/translation/russian/to-english/translation/ http://translation2.paralink.com/Russian-English-Translation/ Human translation in UK include http://www.visitrussia.org.uk/russian-english-translations http://www.russianlondon.com/eng/translations.html

Design Links 3

Papercut art of endangered species: https://inspirationhut.net/inspiration/papercut-art-endangered-species/ Creative roots – explore by country: http://creativeroots.org/blog/ Evolution of the Lego logo: http://www.logodesignlove.com/lego-logo EAT exhibition brand design for Singapore: http://identitydesigned.com/eat/ Foldable desk made of cardboard paper: http://abduzeedo.com/industrial-design-foldable-desk-made-cardboard-paper Sustainable packaging design: http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2017/2/17/how-you-can-avoid-greenwashing-by-designing-with-intent?rq=greenwashing We are here – what it means…