The Fourth Industrial Revolution (featured image and above) uses technologies to manufacture, distribute, sell and recycle but needs to be understood as the way we can create more relevant, sensible and harmonious products. We need to talk about what we know about it, what we think it is more, in the pub, the shop, at work, […]Read More What Is The Fourth Industrial Revolution? How Can It Be Understood Locally?
Featured Image and above: We Came To America and Cotton Club Faith Ringgold Mosaics are beautiful: they can be used to represent or misrepresent the world around us or they can fragment understanding if we ever forget they’re only part of the environment, part of the picture, part of the culture around us. At […]Read More Ideas, Thought And Culture In Nottingham: How Brilliant Research Will Really Change Things For More People, More Of The Time: -If They Know About It And Feel They Can Participate…
Featured image: Visual Capitalist: What The Big Data companies Have On You We need better representation of more people, more of the time. And when we create tools to help effect difference and change as well as the means to track and surveil all kinds of crime then we’ll understand that the problems of ethics […]Read More The Problem For All Political Parties Is Really To Do With Their Structures: Third Party Management Of Their Membership Is Just Like The Post War Old Fashioned Gatekeeping Of Class, Race, Age And Gender….(We Don’t Really Represent Everybody Properly)
Featured Image: Artist of what’s below, beneath and above us, John Newling There’s a relationship between the imagination and the future, what’s coming, that we dream, that we need to cherish. I thought about this when I noticed a connection between the building work in progress by J Tomlinson and others in the refurbishment and […]Read More signsofanopencity: How Artist John Newling Forsaw A Kinder, More Generous Future….Opening The Way To Something New…
Featured Image: Garden Clearance and Maintenance Company Mowing Pastures Green company logo Donald Trump has created and is remembered for all kinds of words and phrases: yuge, bigly, believe me, we/they, great (as in I will build a great wall), incredible, fake news, tremendous, a lot of money…. You probably wouldn’t want him looking after your […]Read More Mowing Pastures Green: Nottingham’s Best Kept Secret….Great People Offering Gardening Services At The Right Price
Above: Louis Armstrong Basin Street Blues 1928 I have a real problem with the attention ‘assisted dying’ gets in the media, mainly because I think that if we discussed unequal access to privileged services and underprivileged services through marketing segmentation that we’d have a completely different view of society. If we agreed that, really we […]Read More Discussion About My Optimism And Your Pessimism: Living Longer, Happier And More Productive Lives For Everyone
Above: The Three Wealthiest People In the US Now Own More Wealth Than The Bottom Half Of The Country Combined How to be tough, how to be resilient. How to be strong and kind and good. How not to be prey, or to prey upon others: to overcome the vested interests around gender, age, race […]Read More Away with You Referenda (and The Simulacrum of The Brexit Company PLC): We Need A Complex Representational Democracy That Will Stimulate Diverse Economies…..