Cores and Edges: Video Postscript


After writing about my presentation on Cores and Edges, thanks to Lewis Cressy at the National Sports Information Centre, I have two video links to my presentation.

A one minute summary:

A twelve minute summary:

My final slide presentation is here.

I enjoyed returning to the AIS and was delighted see so many friends there.

I am off to pursue more insights into two key themes in my talk: critical friendship; optimisation.


Cores and Edges (5)


My Smart Talk presentation, Cores and Edges in High Performance Sport, on Google Slides has received a number of visitors over the last two days.

I think this access transforms the opportunities I have in the talk to build upon people’s reflections about the content.

Today, I have added some data without labels or scales to prompt a discussion about where edges are.

I have been thinking about self- and other-referential edges.

I have added some blue poles to the start of my presentation to stimulate thoughts about how we locate ourselves in a world of performance.


A subsequent slides has an additional two colours:


Both slides use the same scale.

I have added some conclusion slides too so hopefully anyone finding the presentation from this morning onward will have the full presentation.




I am looking forward to Monday and am grateful to Tim Kelly for making this possible.

Photo Credit

Earth Art (On 12-13, 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took a series of seventeen photographs from the International Space Station during a single flyover of Australia. This first photo of the series was posted with the caption, “#EarthArt in one pass over the #Australian continent. Picture 1 of 17. #YearInSpace”).

Image Credit: NASA

The Australian Paralympic History Project


The 2016 Summer Paralympics have given me a great opportunity to keep up with the Australian Paralympic History Project.

The Project has been running since 2010. The aim of the project is “to capture, manage and preserve the history of the Paralympic movement in Australia in a way that is relevant, accessible and places the Paralympic movement within its broader social context”. In the last six years:

  • 50 volunteer editors have created and update Paralympic content.
  • There have been regular workshops to support editors and engage new editors.
  • 1000 articles have appeared.

There is a detailed account of the project here.

News of Rio is shared through a daily update of the Australia at the 2016 Summer Paralympics page in Wkipedia.

Photo Credit

Christine Dawes 2012 Summer Paralympics (Australian Paralympic Committee, CC BY-SA 3.0)