Posts Tagged: Complexity

e-Edition of The Complex Christ / Signs of Emergence

Happy to announce that there is now a Kindle version of my first book The Complex Christ – released in the US as Signs of Emergence. An iBookstore / ePub format version will be available soon too. It’s nearly 10 years since the book was released, and I’ve moved a long way since that time,

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Real Snail Mail | Slowed Down Technology

The people at ‘Boredom Research Labs’ have designed ‘the world’s first webmail service using real live snails.’ Yes you read that correctly. Actually, the thinking behind the project, or at least post-event justification, is to slow technology down, as a form of discipline or meditation. You send your email in the normal way, and this

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Top-Down | Bottom-Up | Powers

An excellent week away, helped by the fantastic sunshine that rayed on us every day, while the South got soaked in rain. Reading material for the train/ferry/bus etc. on the way up/down was this month’s Prospect, which contained an article from some old Blairites challenging Brown to move away from top-down centralised governance to a

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“If It’s On Google, Why Teach It?” | Intel | Education

At a recent education conference I was at, one of the big-wigs at Intel gave a keynote about the future of technology and education. He talked about Moore’s law, and some of the probable developments in educational tools, and also about the effect connectivity is having / will have on our lives. Holding up his

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In Praise of Eccentricity

Just back from a wonderful weekend in the depths of Wales. I didn’t find RS Thomas, or any great rural epiphany, but, in keeping with the joys of weekends in other people’s houses, had a great time dipping into some books. The most enjoyable was Edith Sitwell’s English Eccentrics*. It’s an eccentric volume itself, but

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Finally Teleportation is Possible ¦ So That’s How Philip Did it

I’ve always gawped in wonder at the bit in Acts 8 where "the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. Philip, however, appeared at Azotus". The only teleportation reference in the Bible? Anyway, seems like they’ve finally worked out how

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