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In the aftermath of the PeaceApp contest, I wrote this blogpost called Peace is a bridge. Then I came upon the emerging  #bethebridge  movement – http://www.bethebridge.co

I'm thinking to set up a game and invite people to play for peace on/around 6 January. Interested? Let me know and I'll tell you more.
Crafting an entry for the Peace App competition, I came to see the extent to which peace depends on stereophonic thinking – or dialogue in the radical sense deployed by Paulo Freire, David Bohm and...
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This song of scientific connectedness just inspired a short blog post celebrating how 10-year-old children can grok the connectedness of all things. http://nma.gov.au/blogs/education/2011/11/20/we-are-all-connected/
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Happy Birthday, Carl Sagan!
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
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I am too busy living my life to maintain a public identity, so email me if you want to discuss something (warning: I have a bad habit of reading without replying). I don't use social network sites or....
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Good stuff at SpiffyStudios. But you gotta be ruthless on editing.
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I cannot tell you how readable the book of nature is becoming for me; my long efforts at deciphering, letter by letter, have helped me; now all of a sudden it is having its effect, and my quiet joy is inexpressible.

—Goethe to Charlotte von Stein, 1786

(inscription at the front of the MIT Press edition of THE METAMORPHOSIS OF PLANTS Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
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Watching this video, I feel proud and excited :-0
Here's Tricia Meier, teacher of a Year 5/6 class at Curtin Primary School, talking about her and her class' experience of playing Sembl at the Museum. Interlocutors are Angela Casey, Education...
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And well you should. What a tremendous validation of all your work and dedication.
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Semantic web enthusiasts, I need your feedback. Seems to me like there's a significant difference between linked data that defines What a Thing Is and linked data that defines A Thing's Relationship To Another Thing. And that RDF triples are great at the former but fraught for the latter. Comment?
Evidently there is a reconciliatory bent among the seekers of the semantic web, a force resisting the oppositional stretch of the triple :). And… therein lies an answer to the problem of imposing orde...
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Structures that serves, structures that translates?
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Identify sameness, explore difference: cultivate elasticity required for reconciliation. Inspired by a comment from +Guillermo Cerceau, Foucault's The Order of Things is back on my reading list. (It has languished too long on my bookshelf unread!)

http://catherinestyles.com/2011/10/02/sembl-praxis/
As part of his 'Mining the museum' installation at Maryland Historical Society in 1992–93, artist Fred Wilson placed a set of shackles in a display case with fine silverware and titled it Metalw...
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Now that I'm reading The Medici Effect, I can describe Sembl as an exercise in 'lowering associative barriers'...
Local kids playtest Sembl. By Cath on 30 September, 2011. This week we hosted a group of 23 local students, aged 9 to 11, to playtest Sembl and share their experience with us. We're still playing ...
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Getting some great comments on sembl.net – adding The Medici Effect to my reading list now...
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