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21C Affordances - New ways of learning

"We will fail if we attempt to use new tools while we teach in the same the old ways. "
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21C Governance - Bring a sense of irony and humour with you

We know why Basil Fawlty was so frustrated; but what ails the Twitter death squads? I leave that to psychologists of mob derangement to determine. I am concerned in this column – that’s if I am – a) to educate the deranged in the rudiments of civilised conversation, and b) – altruistically – to prevent them wasting what’s left of their lifeblood on causes that aren’t causes at all. See a man on his knees screaming his disagreement with the scent of a rose and you want to help. That’s what I’m doing.

- Howard Jacobson, +The Independent
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21C Governance - importance of matching small short term changes with larger long term needs

The rural station issue is indicative of a wider malaise. There is no planning for anything that might generate short-term discontent, even though the ultimate goal is long term improvement.

In a proper political culture, plans would have been set in train years ago to close those stations. Most of them dated from the 19th century when the motor car was a novelty. The nature of crime was a world away from today. The character of society was also from a different planet.

- Michael Clifford, Irish Examiner
We had a glimpse of times past and times present this week and it wasn’t pretty.
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2016 and the decade of centenaries: What’s that all about then?

“the Good Friday agreement, not the Rising, is the defining event of contemporary Irish identity.”

Of course, Irish identity and Irish freedom are not contiguous concepts (or realities) by any means. Therein lies a useful and potentially powerful unifying paradox if anyone cares to pick it up and run with it from where it was so recklessly abandoned in early 2011.
WHOM DOES 2016 SERVE: Irish identity and Irish freedom are not contiguous concepts (or realities) by any means. Therein lies a useful and potentially powerful unifying paradox if anyone cares to pi…
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Against raw authenticity - Finding what connects, courage and what you get away with

You can’t aspire to Bowie’s level of virtuosity in this regard, but it is liberating, especially for a Gen X-er drawn toward the grimly earnest misguided intensity of the authenticity cult, to see life as a playful pageant of role-playing that can be done with more or less art. Bowie is why I tell my writing students that there is no “voice” to find, no voice that belongs to the true you, because there is no true you, only ever versions of yourself you have learned to perform, and the voice of the character you play on the page is up to you. The question is not who you are but what connects, how much courage you have, how much guile, what you can manage to get away with.

- +Will Wilkinson
@MarcSettle @richardosman Still didn't manage to beat another bollocks health article off the front page of the Express. Shocking. Sarah. 6h6 hours ago. Sarah @sazzy69. @MarcSettle @richardosman Ha, the scum there.....what prize bleeps they are ...
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our simulacra might indeed represent new and emerging versions of ourselves, versions that would be impossible or improbable without the affordances of our technologies.

- +Steve Wheeler, https://goo.gl/k0exF3

that is to say never exchanged for the real, but exchanged for itself, in an uninterrupted circuit without reference or circumference.

- Jean Beaudrillard, https://goo.gl/TpN9JC

I don’t think common sense can answer these really tough issues.

- Mark Rosenberg, https://goo.gl/FRI3Nu
"I was still wearin’ me Aladdin Sane paint. Across me face, like.
-You were ou’ the night before.
-Not really. Only down the road. Sittin’ on the wall beside the chipper, with the lads. Sneerin’ at the fuckin’ world. But that was what it was like. Bowie was our God."

Roddy Doyle, https://goo.gl/ANlSxT


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NURSING CRISIS: Is a 1% pay rise is too much? Are there better calls on that cash? We rely on the majority of registered nursing staff who work at the base of the pay scale to make the whole NHS thing work when resources are cut. We owe it to them and ourselves to admit there's a much bigger problem at play.
NURSING CRISIS: Is a 1% pay rise is too much? Are there better calls on that cash? We rely on the majority of registered nursing staff who work at the base of the pay scale to make the whole NHS th…
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At some point in everyones life, we depend on nurses. I think they deserve more than 1%, and I don't agree with removing the bursary for a vital job!
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21C Governance - Intimacy of leadership

“...there has emerged what he called the ‘intimate society’, in which individuals treat public matters as personal ones, and their social relations as little more than opportunities for self-disclosure. Narcissism expands and publicness shrinks. As he himself put it, ‘The self no longer concerns man as actor or man as maker; it is a self composed of intentions and possibilities. Intimate society has entirely reversed [Henry] Fielding’s dictum that praise or censure should apply to actions rather than actors; now what matters is not what you have done but how you feel about it.’”

The intimate lives of others
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Seachtar na Casca - TG4's re-enactment of the Rising
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Sraith faisnéise ina ndéanfar cur síos stairiúil + pearsanta ar an seachtar fear a shínigh Forógra 1916.
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Trust...
 
You people get upset
when you realize there's no authority
in art but yourself and even then
you're not to be trusted
even then you're to be trusted.

She said, I left you a note
to read in the morning.
I asked, what kind of note
a poem? She laughed
she said, imagine.

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Art cred: +Vito Chimienti​​​ [https://goo.gl/kdizkS]
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Assembly election preview 1: Arlene Foster has a good base from which to press onwards
DUP: This year, the Democratic Unionist Party will celebrate its 45th anniversary. It was only 13 years ago that it eclipsed the UUP to become the dominant unionist party in the fledgling Northern …
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"All the young duds..." #Bowie and the generosity of the artist... compilation thread on Slugger...
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Fascinating and revealing conversation between Clinton Blair revealed through FOI into Clinton's US papers. 
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Founder of award winning blog Slugger O'Toole. Mick's agency helps organisations prepare for the challenge of the digital era.

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