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13th November Edinburgh Ragged University: Come along to the Counting House at 7pm to listen to ‘3D Printing: no-hype, promise, just extraordinary art and design!’ by Ann Marie Shillito - plus - 'Cerebral Diabetes and the Reversal of the Flynn Effect' by Mike McInnes....

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A Dynamic Asperger Arts Project by David Seagrave

I have written the texts of 2 pamphlets HANDLING ELEMENTARY CAMERAS and TROSSACHS PHOTOHIKES These require illustrations I can provide MONOCHROME enlargements taken with different types of elementary cameras for the first booklet and also monochrome enlargements to illustrate most of the Hikes in “Trossachs Photohikes “

Somewhere in my document mines I have factsheets explaining monochrome development , enlarging photographic optics the effects of filters operation of roll film cameras semi adjustable cameras fully adjustable German all metal cameras and the Zenith single lens reflex cameras Continue reading this article “A Dynamic Asperger Arts Project by David Seagrave” »

Prospective View: Creating Ragged Universities

With a view of scaling the activities of the Ragged project and successful informal projects in general, this document serves as a discussion and exploration of propagating learning hubs using what is available and accessible in the underfinanced landscape particularly.

Over experimenting with many different event formats and finding growing success with attendance, discussion  and learning about education has gone on. From practical experience a reading of educational materials and thinkers is being used to illustrate some of the principles which have been viewed in practice.

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Cacao Sourcing, Preservation of Biodiversity, Ethical Trade & Chocolate Making by Ali Gower

The Chocolate Tree began trading at music festivals in Scotland. We built a geo-desic dome tent which housed our mobile chocolaterie.

The two owners, Alastair Gower & Friederike Matthis, met whilst performing as “red men” in the Beltane festival of Edinburgh. The positive reactions we received at the festivals highly motivated us, and we progressed The Chocolate Tree to become our full time passion and business. Continue reading this article “Cacao Sourcing, Preservation of Biodiversity, Ethical Trade & Chocolate Making by Ali Gower” »

Higher Education Institutions and Personal Experience With Engagement

Recently the ‘Global Trends for Support Structures in Community University Research Partnerships: Survey Results, September 2014’ was published by the UNESCO Chair in Community-based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

The report prepared by Crystal Tremblay, Budd Hall and Rajesh Tandon examined ‘Community University Research Partnerships’, and a global survey was undertaken, to map community university research partnerships. Special attention was paid to the structures and the perspectives of the various stakeholders. Continue reading this article “Higher Education Institutions and Personal Experience With Engagement” »



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Podcast: Professor Virginia Eubanks Talks About Digital Deadends

“If we don’t want the information age to deliver widespread economic and political destruction, we must commit to including all citizens in a dialog about creating a just and equitable future.  In the end, our liberation is bound up in each other; we all sink or swim together.”

Professor Virginia Eubanks wrote the book Digital Deadend from her time living and working with a YWCA just outside of New York.  Her experiences trying to provide free education, support and span the ‘digital divide’ led her to write this book.  Her studies show the myths which are perpetuated around the rhetoric of the digital age – i.e. computers will make us all free; it will make education accessible to all; the ‘poor’ lack skills whilst the rich have them…

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