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David Jennings  |  2 posts

Independent learning consultant, London, UK

On Ecosystems, Adam Curtis and Positions of Power

September 19, 2011

Ecosystems and biological metaphors are everywhere these days. People have been thinking and theorising in these terms for decades. Kevin Kelly’s Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines… is nearly twenty years old. However, the mentions of learning ecosystems, knowledge ecosystems, business ecology for start-ups, and so on, seem to have been proliferating recently. [...]

When Should We Eat Our brains?

February 15, 2011

Show me a page of text and my eye immediately homes in on any typographical error. This tic is occasionally a blessing, more often a curse and a tiresome hindrance. Similarly with any new idea or project, I have an internal “yes, but” reflex that leaps forward to suggest ways that things could go wrong. [...]