Technocracy and Transparency

Last weekend, I had an opportunity to listen to Radio National's Saturday Extra program. One of the items was a conversation between the presenter, Geraldine Doouge, and Parag Khanna....

Lifelong Learning and the Imagined Worker: Hine Sight

Introduction I am fortunate to live in a beautiful house in a beautiful town in rural New South Wales. Although my access to the internet is constrained by living in...

The fractal potential of microlearning

Introduction I read James Gleick's introduction to chaos when it appeared in 1987. It fascinated me then and still does now. Three recent posts by Audrey Watters, Alex Ellison and Mike...

A Community Discussing Playfulness

A month ago, I wrote about discussions in my home town about the siting of a skate park. For me and many of my friends, the discussions were are...

Coach Education and Development: Beyond the Social Web

Introduction I have been thinking a great deal of late about how coaches flourish in a Digital Age. I am interested in particular how innovative national sport organisations commit to becoming...

Blogging with WordPress

I received this alert today. I had used other blogging platforms before WordPress but opened my account in June 2008 to blog about CCK08. I chose the name Clyde Street as...

Visualising a Community

Introduction At the dawn of the 21st century, The Guardian newspaper published this photograph   This image of Earth’s city lights was created with data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's Operational...

Authentic Insights

Introduction Peter Berger, in his invitation to sociology (1963), wrote about "the curiosity that grips any sociologist in front of a closed door behind which there are human voices". I...

Better Out Than In: Banksy in New York

I have used a number of Bansky photographs to illustrate my blog posts and SlideCasts. Banksy was in New York in October and I was delighted to read Alison Young's...

Drupal at the National Library

I am attending a Drupal training day today as part of a global initiative (there are twelve of these Drupal sessions in Australia today). The venue is the delightful...