John Cleese on creativity

With the news that Monty Python are putting together a new(ish) show, now seems like a good time to revisit John Cleese’s talk on how to approach the challenge of being creative, some frankly dodgy jokes but a lot of interesting ideas too… s Five conditions that make creativity more likely: Space – a place […]

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A toolkit for building a better mind

Wi-Phi, or ‘Wireless Philosophy’ is an online, open access philosophy project co-created by Yale University and¬†Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Wi-Phi’s mission is to ‘ introduce people to the practice of philosophy by making videos that are freely available in a form that is entertaining, interesting and accessible to people with no background in the subject.‘ […]

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How to create effective infographics

We like a good infographic at TVS* but, as they’ve become more popular, their real value and usefulness has been forgotten in the desperate rush to create sharable content. A good infographic presents complex information quickly and clearly. By creating visual representations of information and data, infographics provide a way of communicating ideas and concepts […]

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Here Comes Everybody

Clay Shirky is an American writer, consultant and teacher on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. His work addresses the interrelated effects of social networks and technological networks –¬† how our networks shape culture and vice-versa. Here Comes Everybody is, in Shirky’s words, about “what happens when people are given the tools to […]

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