Archive for the ‘Presentations & Slideshows’ Category

Coming back to an old friend

Posted by  GeoffBrown —November 13, 2012
Filed in Facilitation, Just observations, Presentations & Slideshows

I haven’t written much lately, despite having so much to share about my new collaborations in work and the thriving community life here in Aireys Inlet. Life has been full to brim and we have managed to keep a healthy balance between work-family-community-play. I have just spent a couple of hours reading through my favourite 3 blogs … all written by friends and colleagues. You should check out what Viv McWaters, Johnnie Moore and Chris Corrigan have been writing about recently … because you won’t find too much recent stuff here! That’s about to change as I rediscover my passion …

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There is NO lever!

I love this latest cartoon from Hugh McLeod at Gaping Void … Hugh writes about it by saying … “This cartoon was inspired by my friend, Mark Earls’ new book, “I’ll Have What She’s Having”. Mark (@herdmeister), a former hot-shot London advertising planner, came to the conclusion that advertising needed to worry less about the usual buzzwords swishing around the industry, and more about the hard science of human behavior. He calls it “Herd Behavior”. People are hyper-social creatures who behave en masse, not individually. And there’s a lot of new science to back it up. Which renders a lot of old-school, command-and-control …

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Playing around with Storify

Posted by  GeoffBrown —August 28, 2012
Filed in Presentations & Slideshows, Vizual Thinking

I have started playing around with Storify again. I am going to introduce some school teachers to Storify during a session this Thursday at my local school. The topic will be on knowledge curation and the social web. I can imagine how useful Storify could be to a teacher. Please let me know of any other useful tools that teachers can learn to use. Something that helps to store, curate and publish information/ideas/stories/knowledge. Here is a Storify story that contains the basic content of my session …   [View the story “Knowledge sharing, storage and co-creation” on Storify]

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The pulse of the southern ocean

There are few forces on earth as powerful as the ocean swells and tides. In response to lunar forces and weather patterns, they shape our coastlines and have the power to transform whole dune systems overnight. Down here along the coastline of south western Victoria, the vast Southern Ocean plays her tune. She’s unpredictable and only fools dare not respect her power. Pulses of swell travel thousands of kilometers to reach our shores. Each pulse of swell forms a unique wave, different to every wave before it. The sands along our beaches shift and move beneath the water surface continuously …

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Gift Economy

Giving your ‘stuff’ away is the new economy. We have moved way beyond a world of production and protection where we sell everything to consumers. Most of us now produce stuff … we share it (for free) … we consume and remix stuff from others. Here is a classic example … A few months ago I drew this picture – it’s simply a network of how I use and visualise my knowledge flows and social media. And then someone (Laura Pearle) spotted it on Twitter. Laura had a presentation to give at a conference about uses of social media for …

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