I'm a creative director and producer in the cultural sector. I design, develop and raise finance for social enterprises, museums and regeneration schemes. Past credits include the first children's museum in the UK, the Stirling Prize winning Magna science centre and most recently the highly innovative Heartlands low carbon community in the South West.
I’m a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a long time Tedster, a supporter of the Long Now Foundation and a thinker about time and social responsibility.
TED2014, TED2013, TED2012, TED2011, TEDGlobal 2010, TED2010, TEDGlobal 2009, TED2009
Areas of Expertise
Exhibits, Funding Ideas, Design, Architecture, Finance, Property Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Network Analysis, Social Change
An idea worth spreading
We live in an age where the 'cognitive pyramid' has a very broad base of data, a huge information level, shrinking knowledge and a tiny summit of wisdom. In the pre industrial age it was the other way round - knowledge was important but trans generational wisdom was the most important thing. Today we need means of visualising connectedness in the data - ways of linking the different levels. ways of findign wisdom from understanding patterns - the newly emerging field of information aesthetics holds one of the keys to this.
I'm passionate about
Informal learning - spreading the democracy of ideas
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People don't know I'm good at
Raising money to get ideas to happen.