Is there a copyright future?


In late May I attended a great conference on Copyright Future - Copyright Freedom held at Old Parliament House in Canberra which featured a keynote talk by Stanford University Professor Lawrence who is pictured above. One session of the conference was run in the old House of Representatives chamber and many of the speakers were [...]

School of Everything

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I'm working on a new suite of courses at AFTRS at the moment and talking to lots of people in the industry and also potential students about the kinds of programs they think we should run. Heard something interesting on Future Tense (ABC Radio National) about the School of Everything which got me thinking differently [...]

Fake Stephen Conroy Outed


Currently the public service is grappling with policy for how it should deal with employee's use of social media. What are fair guidelines for online behaviour? Am I allowed to blog at work, what about if I talk about my work while I'm blogging at home? Tricky territory indeed unless agencies are generous with their [...]

Obama’s online community mobilisation


I saw a great presentation today by Ben Self from Blue State Digital who was one of the driving forces behind Obama's online campaign. Self worked with Obama in the lead up to securing the democratic nomination and then throughout the campaign itself. What was immediately evident was that this was a well executed but [...]

Sir Ken does it again


Another great speech by Sir Ken Robinson is now up on the RSA site and can be found here. Sir Ken has a very enlightened view of education that goes beyond many of the commonly accepted divides - vocational vs academic, back to basics vs. liberal free-for-all - and urges that we embrace complexity to [...]

Mobile Aps big thing at MIT


MIT has put students to work creating mobile applications for the iphone and android platforms among others. The results look impressive after a 13 week development period. They're predicting that creating this kind of application is only going to get easier over time. Read the article and see a selection of the applications featured here. [...]