Jon Hickman is writing an article on the crowdsourced journalism site, Contributoria on whether or not you can live on social capital. He kindly thought that my experiences wandering around the United States of America might provide some insight, so we had a chat. Even if you’ve heard me talk about it before, you might find it interesting to hear it from this perspective. I’ll certainly be fascinated to compare this conversation with how Jon’s article turns out.
It coincides nicely with the fact that I finally got round to releasing Version 0.1 of the Please Look After This Englishman e-book – this one contains all the blog posts before, during and after the trip. I intend to refine and develop this product (hence the Version 0.1 tag) so if you do download it, I’d love to hear your ideas for other ways to present the story or particular parts that you’d like to hear more about.
Update: The e-book is now also available on Amazon if that makes it easier for you. Although it costs you more plus Big A take a greater percentage and take longer to pay me than Gumroad. Of course, it’s not about the money! :)
We recorded this early last week, but I’ve been holding it back because I didn’t have time to listen to it in order to come up with the usually obsessively and irrelevantly detailed show-notes. But that’s stupid. So for this episode, if there’s anything in there that you want to know more about and but can’t Google, leave a comment and I’ll see if I can explain.
The gist of it all is this: Lloyd’s just been to the osteopath and so is feeling a bit groggy. Fans of the chronic self-deprecating chunter about tech(ish), social(ish), community(ish) matters are unlikely to be disappointed.
If you want to hear Dave on a proper podcast, talking to a proper person, you can find the relevant RSS here.
Dave and I happened to spend the morning together at an unconference – we’ve been meaning to do a podcast together for a while and grabbed the opportunity to do it right there and then.
Here are some links to the things we talk about.
This morning I had a skype conversation with my friend and oftentimes collaborator, Dan Thompson. We talked about what we’ve been doing and stuff and then got into the subject of social art, what it is, how you pay for it, who can do it, etc. It’s not a conversation that’s finished, we’ll be doing more of these, I’m sure.
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I sat down to do some more tracing tonight and thought I’d talk to the voice recorder while I did it. Just a few reflections on what’s going on and how it all works for me. Beware of the false ending just before 33 minutes.
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Here’s the first frame that I refer to, I’ll post the animation when it’s finished.
Since the beginning of this year, Dougald has moved from the periphery of my consciousness, as one of those School of Everything chappies to being an important part of my tuttle experience and a bridge to all sort of other interesting people, places and things.
When he saw me writing about the tuttle consulting work and acknowledging the importance of making it up as we go along, he pointed me to more interesting thinking about the social place of improvisation and we agreed to have a chat sometime and make a little podcast. Great idea. Didn’t happen. Until now.
Here it is:
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We thought we’d talk for 10 minutes and ended up at 17. However, so much was left that still needs to be said that I’m sure we’ll do some more sometime.