Representation – The Big Middle One

It had probably always been there, a curiosity for the truth, but I didn't really know it until the autumn of 1987. I had enrolled in the Welsh School of Architecture. A venerable old institution based along the grandiose Portland Stone parade that the Marquis of Bute wedged into the centre of Cardiff. There I... Continue Reading →

Representation: Last But Three

I’ve completely rewritten this follow up to the first blog on Representation, four times already. Each attempt, despite my different initial approaches, has ended up in a petulant performance by Captain Rantypants. Here I go again, trying to stay objective and polite. Breathe and relax … Diagrams. There are a whole world of different things... Continue Reading →

Representation – 1 down 4 to go

I've been threatening to do this for ages. Occasionally, it has been known for me to get, as my Grandmother would put it "arsey", about how people represent things and ideas. Typically, the arseyness emerges as a result of some bewildered enthusiast taking a list of their favourite trendy words - drawing boxes around the words,... Continue Reading →

26BSG and The Authenticity Test

Have you ever been to a conference, seminar or a meeting when you've been made to sit quietly while some Monologist pontificates from the stage, the lectern or somewhere slightly out of view, up the front? I end up doing that a lot, apart from the "sit quietly" bit. Monologist is a lovely word, that... Continue Reading →

ANGEL Murmuration

After a rather marvellous weekend at NHS Hackday Cardiff 2015, I'm knackered. But, equally excited with the potential that emerged in just few hours by interacting some carbon with some silicon. Lindsey (coding witchcraft), Warren (sexy engineering), Michael (social inspiration), Jas (clinical rudder), Gareth (sense checking) and me (noisily interfering) worked on different bits of bringing a... Continue Reading →

Innovation, shiny toasters and the pedlars of bull!

I'm fed up of all the bull being peddled about innovation. There's a particular type of proselytism that has emerged from the open collared, soft shoed, jacket juxtaposing, ikea-esque, media trained, expensive lack of haircut, i-everything, shiny-grinned consultancy brigade. These Innovatists pepperpot their well coiffured zoomy presentation thingy, with phrases like "socio-technical" and "prefix-leadership" and an... Continue Reading →

Justified Belief on hypothetical reasoning and failures of disjunctive inference

What a marvellous blog (long and luxurious) of which this is a perfect example. http://justifiedbelief.com/2013/10/15/hypothetical-reasoning-disjunctive-inference/ The answer, by the way is to recognise 'contrivance'. The question is logical, designed to get you reasoning, but it is abstracted from lived experience. In other words, they are setting you up to think "front brain" rationally for a... Continue Reading →

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