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The satisfaction of learning what the buttons can do

I am reminded this morning of much I like working out what all the buttons do on a machine. Quite often the machines we use, be they an…

Clash of the sign writers

Why do they say ‘sixty-ten’ in French?

This question came up on the way home this evening. On the back of the tandem, my daughter was experimenting with counting in French. Things were going fine…

On traffic

Drivers, please don’t complain about the traffic: you are the traffic Broadbent, O. (2019). Internal monologue everytime I hear a driver complain about the traffic. Bristol.

Parenting x inspecting hydraulic structures in the Frome Valley

[Written in May, posted today] Saturday was the chance for my one of my favourite kinds of parenting: the kind where I can go on a journey with…

Embodied perception and the Bristol Swing Festival

Bristol Swing Festival is unique among swing dancing festivals because it offers the chance to learn circus skills alongside learning to dance. One of the things that I love about…

Podcast Episode 1 – Engineering, creativity and practical philosophy

http://traffic.libsyn.com/eiffelover/Eiffelover_Podcast_No1_7thAug16_EMF_Camp.mp3 I’ve been thinking about creating an Eiffelover podcast for over a year. Last week at Port Eliot festival I saw John-Paul Flintoff (@jpflintoff) give a great talk…

Pursuing general knowledge – not such a trivial pursuit

The ability to design arguably sits at the top of Bloom’s taxonomy of learning, requiring as it does decent doses of creativity and evaluation. The foundations therefore of…

Talking structures with sculpture students at the University of Brighton.

Mapping stories – the journey of a Euro note

I like the idea of using maps to tell stories. I particularly like the idea or using a map to show an emerging story. A couple of years…