New York - Community, Spaces and Performance

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In the Social Age, we exist in many communities, both online and real. The ways we come together, the importance of the spaces we create and inhabit, the ways we co-exist, all of this fascinates me.

In this essay I'm reflecting on three aspects of the New York: 'Spaces', 'Community' and 'Performance'. More

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Words: 5,720
Language: English
ISBN: 9780957319950
About Julian Stodd

Julian Stodd is a learning and development professional based in the UK, specialising in elearning, mobile learning, social media and learning theory. As founder and co-captain of SeaSalt Learning, Julian is heavily involved the strategic and operational development of learning solutions in a range of areas, working at a strategic level with global clients to understand how their learning needs can be met.

Julian started out volunteering in museums at the age of twelve, doing every job imaginable, from conserving artefacts and cataloguing collections, through designing exhibitions, and into giving guided tours and working with school groups. He loved the opportunities to work with stories, to meet people, and to walk with them along a learning journey.

Via a conservation sciences degree with archaeology, this led him into postgraduate research around educational theory, communication theory, psychology and design. Julian is grounded in understanding how people learn, whatever the technology, and what the barriers are that can prevent them from learning.

Today, he writes widely in his learning blog around various aspects of learning: mainly e-learning, social learning and learning technology. Asked recently what the most important skill was for an aspiring e-learning specialist, Julian's answer was ‘storytelling’. At heart, everything revolves around the clarity and coherence of the narrative.

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Review by: William West on July 05, 2014 :
Julian brings a fresh perspective on an environment that has long captured our imaginations. He spends time immersing himself into the New York dynamic, unlocking some of its secrets, and providing us with insight using a poetic manner that only Julian could create. This is a great read and the perfect summer beach book
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: lesleywprice on July 03, 2014 :
A wonderfully descriptive reflection of New York and its diversity of culture, community and architecture. Reading it, I could hear the hustle and bustle, smell the delis and enjoy the tranquillity of a quiet day in Central Park. Very often as visitors to a town or a city, we see it through different eyes. We notice things that locals often take for granted. Embrace and marvel at sights and sounds that are new and exciting to us, but part of everyday life to others. Maybe we also need to recognise and remember this when we are creating a learning experience and try to see it through the eyes of visitors, the learners, rather than through the 'blinkers' of our own familiarity. Can't wait to read your reflections on San Francisco!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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