Click here to see a little video inspiration from a few of my digital champion friends…
sorry not to get anything from this video – i’m blind and the soundtrack contains no content at all apart from music.
Intresting the comcentration of UK onlline spaces – the problem is that they feel like internet applied to old solutions. the idea of class rooms to teach computer use etc as opposed to the work of the EdX, Kahn Academy and the school in the cloud work of Sugata Mitra http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/ and Ken Robinson https://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html
I’m not saying people don’t need help getting over their fears of computers but online centres and classrooms ‘feel’ like an old solution to a new problem
meanwhile the open source comunity innovates and expands an idea that back in the 80’s/90’s were what online centres are now have evolved in germany and te netherlands into hackspaces – people talk about silicon roundabout and the google sponsered spaces but nobody mentions the london hackspace that has grown from a small space just above a pub to 6000sqF in 4 years all self funded and paying business rates http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/London_Hackspace meantime hackspaces have opened all across britain and were on the cusp of opening one in Oxford (we need about another 4 members paying at least £10 a month)
can i recommend you go see the new london hackspace as they start to fit it out at 447 Hackney Road, E2 9DY and see perhaps see a futiure route to innovation in this country
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