The Australian COVID-19 App?

My people are mostly “no” but not for why you might think. You tell us why too! My last post was entitled “Why?”, this post is about asking “What?” in relation to the Australian Governments COVID-19 COVIDSafe App (read about Singapore’s TraceTogether app). The central, consistent questions that we should all be asking until we get an honest answer are …

Ask “Why?”

Almost everything we have known or thought we knew is up for grabs.  Now is the time to question everything.  AND THEN, SO WHAT?  Start with staying socially connected.  And Why have we not learned in the past 88 years… 88 years ago, in 1929, the stock market crashed in the worst economic collapse in American history.  Everything changed.  Could …

Take the Distancing out of Social!

You don’t have to be socially distant to be safe from Coronavirus, just physically distant. If you are physically distancing, good. If you are also socially distancing, you might also become isolated, depressed and unmotivated. Our work at CSI is all about bringing ‘social back’ to the ways we use technology and so I discovered some interesting needs while doing …

Privacy, Security and Anonymity

Privacy and security have become ongoing concerns for citizens of every country worldwide. Privacy is a fundamental human right recognized in the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and in many other international and regional treaties. Privacy underpins human dignity and other key values such as freedom of association and freedom of speech. …

Jarviz, The Internet of Everything

A/V Control systems are NOT great. While they allow you to manage all audiovisual equipment, lights, curtains, and even ambient temperature from a single control unit, they do not allow control over multiple locations or entire buildings and precincts. Traditional systems never give you control over the content that is displayed. These conventional A/V Control solutions are typically closed, hardware-based …

Collaborative Workgroups

Over the past five years or so I’ve had the dubious honour of working on various projects in an area that property professionals call “workplace.” Workplace is associated with architects and design or with communication and what is often called change management, but put simply just seems to be a vehicle for moving people from one desk type, space or building …

Transforming the educational vortex through Collective Social Intelligence

I have been talking to some colleagues about transforming education and of course the topic of Collective Social Intelligence came up. According to Harvard professor Jal Mehta, the teaching profession is not organised to build teachers’ knowledge, skills, or expertise. His 2015 report “From Quicksand to Solid Ground” details the challenges created by the complete lack of an R&D system for the teaching practice; how support for …