Archive for November, 2009

Cool optical illusion

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009


Your eyes see what they see relative to whats around what you’re looking at…………………..(?)

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Sir Ken Robinson on CNN

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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Sir Ken Robinson talking about creativity for a new age on CNN.

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School of Saatchi TV show begins……..

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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Last night the first in the new series of School of Saatchi began. Personally my jury’s out at the moment, I’ll wait and see how it goes. Read the review in the Guardian.

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Jenny Stocks article in The Mail Online

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

“They’re bold, they’re brash and could even cause the occasional car crash.

These ground-breaking 3D adverts from around the world show how advertisers will stop at nothing to get us to part with our hard-earned cash…”

Read more:–advertisers-bend-physics-make-sale.html#ixzz0Xib8mXYs

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Beau Lotto at TED 2009

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Beau Lotto’s superb talk at TED 2009. Great stuff!

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Suggestibility in Art and Design lecture

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

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For those of you who have enquired, the lecture on Art and Design and the influence of suggestibility is in its finishing stages and nearly ready to go. It should be an interesting and slightly unusual lecture, full of odd moments and double takes.

More posts to come with the relevant dates.

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A quick thankyou…

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

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I wanted to extend my gratitude to Tim Harris (Strategic director – Discovery) and Mark Roberts (Personalised Learning Director for Design and Technology) for all their help and support during the Searching for Creativity project at Q3 Academy, who along with Steve Arrandale (Head of Art) have been brilliant in introducing the students to some new ways of creatively thinking.

I’d also like to thank the students for being inspired, taking part and especially being quiet when I told them to!

I’m sure “Searching for Creativity” will move into its next phase “Producing Creativity” quite soon.

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Q3 Report

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009


Many thanks to the Q3 web guys for the section on Easy Art Pro in their latest newsletter!

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Sir Ken Robinson talking about changing Education

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009


Utterly compelling stuff! Thankfully at 1 hr 30 mins its broken down into chapters you can skip to. (Watch it all if you have the time!)

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School trials 10am starts ‘to give tired pupils a lie-in’

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

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An interesting article in the Daily Mail about student’s stamina. The 3pm lull is common in the workplace and schools. Maybe if this article works we could all adopt a new working week…..?

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