Category Archives: Two-way communication

Complex adaptive systems, fractals and Gaia

This is really intended as a side-bar to draw together a few related concepts: Gaia theory, fractals, and complex adaptive systems. If you’re already familiar with all three, you may want to skip this post and go read this, instead. … Continue reading

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Two reasons to be happy

Sometimes being human can be overwhelming, especially if we care about the planet and the people on it. So here are two reasons to be happy: 1) Action and change is happening all around you, all the time. Think about … Continue reading

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Mental health part one – Open Space

Back in 2008 the Health Department hosted a day-long community consultation forum, seeking input on the following question: ‘What can we ALL do to better the mental health of ALL West Australians?’ My interest in the event was three-fold: As … Continue reading

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Not Brad and Ange

It’s never trendy to say anything nice about Telstra, but they certainly do tell a good story. The Brad and Emma ads have divided commentators. Some people hate them. I must admit I love them, but that’s not the point … Continue reading

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The ‘race’ card

Election debate 2010, what a let-down. There was way more passion and heart in the Masterchef final. Maybe it’s just a function of growing older and more aware of the strings at work behind the puppet show, but it seems … Continue reading

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GenerationOne

The GenerationOne TVC is a very powerful piece of communication, a most graphic, direct, effective way of expressing exactly what’s meant when we talk about ‘the gap’ between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This is a very complicated, multi-layered issue, and … Continue reading

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McCain (not so) sweet potato superfries

Why does the McCain sweet potato superfries ad annoy me so much, every time I see it? First reason: if you’re thinking ‘what the hell is he on about’ that pretty much speaks for itself. Second reason: it’s lazy. There’s … Continue reading

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