february’s sameAs: education

Next Monday (Feb 21) Matt and I are back with our first in-person sameAs of 2011 (is it really mid-February already?). We’ve chosen education as our leitmotif, and have aligned a set of friends who really push the limits to how we think of formal education and learning.

We’re revisiting old stomping grounds, heading back to the Coach & Horses in Clerkenwell, and we hope you’ll join us. The night kicks off at 7 p.m.

We’re thrilled to welcome the following folks, who will each be sharing with us their innovative approaches to how we educate and interact with learning environments. In true sameAs spirit, they come from a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives, from design, to life sciences and philosophy.

For this sameAs, we are pleased to welcome:

* Matthew Carlos – co-founder of MakeLab, Philosopher, Knowledge Architect. Matthew specialises in knowledge architecture and ethics with further experience in community regeneration, media & communication, and fine art. He’s been involved in the start-up of a number of social-benefit organisations, including most notably One Laptop Per Child, an effort tasked with providing inexpensive laptops as learning tools to children in the developing world. His current interest is the redesigning of civic institutions, particularly academies and libraries.

* Daniel Glaser – neuroscientist and Head of Special Projects at the Wellcome Trust. Daniel, among many other things, was responsible for getting kids in every primary school in Britain designing their own genetic experiments in celebration of the Darwin centenary year. He’s now working with schools on a project exploring physionomy pegged to the Olympics.

* Tassos Stevens – co-director of Coney, an agency of play. He’ll be telling us about one of their recent developments involving a practice called “adventures-in-learning”, creating adventures in classrooms where the kids are the heroes, operated remotely over the digital wires and facilitated by their teacher. Tassos has also been involved with the development of such other games and experiences as SuperMe and Papa Sangre (for those of you who joined us for our November sameAs, this one may ring a bell … 😉 )

We hope to see you there. For more, visit our web site.


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