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Dealing with the devil? Sponsorship ethics for LivingCampus

September 16, 2008


Our colleague Brian has a jacket for a favourite race-car team.   It has fascinated me since he got it.  What sort of negotiation went on that sees a smoking company and a quit-smoking company jostling for position on the same arm? Brian’s jacket has been on my mind the last couple of days following […]

Footprints and longfins

September 9, 2008


Last night we went to a talk by Metiria Turei about the dramatic collapse in New Zealand’s endemic eel population,  the longfin in particular.    Metiria showed an outstanding film by students from the   Science and Natural History filmmaking programme of the the Centre for Science Communication.    Lindsay Davidson and Melissa Salpietra’s Longfin (mp4 24mins) is a […]

Seeing the slightly dulled light in Opoho

September 2, 2008


When I was at school those who didn’t feel inclined to be at school could sneak off through the bush, slog up the hill and half an hour later turn up in Opoho. Logan Park is in a hollow and Opoho is renowned in Dunedin for its sunshine. Stuck in the gloom of Mr Tobin’s […]

Island thinking

February 10, 2008


We were in Auckland recently and in a spare day took the ferry over to Waiheke Island (think suburb of Auckland). Walking down the street, who should we bump into but our old friend Logan Muller. His family have lived on the island since the 1930s. Logan pointed us to the Waste Resource Trust. This […]

Community of heritage practice (if you’re a government employee)

October 27, 2007


Alan Bentley argues there is a need… to think more holistically about technology as not only a set of digital capacities inside heritage organizations, but also as a new and more participative process of how heritage organizations should work in a digital society. But it seems to me that they are struggling to look beyond […]