growing ulab Scotland… through film

As you may know, u.lab is a massive online course (MOOC) run by MIT professor Otto Scharmer and the Presencing Institute. It’s a globally available, free course that lots of people across Scotland have participated in (see for more). u.lab Scotland has space within the online platform (called edX) to share material we generate here in ScotlandContinue reading “growing ulab Scotland… through film”

From the attention economy…. To an attention inquiry

Yesterday I discovered Tristan Harris’ Time Well Spent campaign… and its underpinnings in a powerful critique of how social media colonises our attention…. by generating addictions. For a while my gut’s been saying similar things….. Especially around questions of being a dad to young boys growing up as smart phone technology has arrived (iPhone isContinue reading “From the attention economy…. To an attention inquiry”

First ‘100 Stories’ film launched at Empowering our Communities event, Edinburgh

‘Rocky Road’ – New short film on co-production in Scotland ‘Rocky Road’ tells the inside story of how local community activists took over the Community Centre in their ex-mining village Dalmellington. In this 5-minute film, community activist Sharon Smith and Angela Graham, Senior Estates Surveyor at East Ayrshire Council, take the camera into their ownContinue reading “First ‘100 Stories’ film launched at Empowering our Communities event, Edinburgh”

Co-creating ulab Scotland

My take on the ‘U Lab’  For me, the  ‘U Lab’ (sign up at : is about offering people ways to lead ‘from an emerging future’ through times of transformation and disruption, bringing to this task an ‘open mind, open heart, open will’. It’s been put together by a group from MIT in America (the sameContinue reading “Co-creating ulab Scotland”