links for 2013-09-03
“It’s interesting to think about how you can define locality and hyperlocality. The postcode SW18 actually covers a lot of stuff, stretching over to Putney, down to Wimbledon and Tooting, Balham and Battersea.
And most interestingly there are lots of different communities in all of these areas; it’s not just a place for the kinds of people who like to pay low council tax. I need to get out and have a scout around and see who I can meet…”
@lloyddavis starts to look around #SW18.
And good luck with that one. Comrade.
Not wanting to put a downer on Wandsworth, but WOH – it’s a big grim around the Southside edges of SW18. Nappy Valley competes with the South Circular Drive By. Never the twain.
But if anyone can make sense of the hyperlocality, then I’m sure Lloyd can.
Following with interest…
“There are jobs in journalism, especially digital jobs. The number of online jobs dwarfs the number of traditional media jobs out there. There are not nearly as many for a mid-career journalist like myself as an entry-level journalist. For those struggling with their job search, I’d recommend going to every networking event you can. I would also recommend that you keep your presence high on social media.”
@kevglobal on the digital job hunt. Reassuring words, but also slightly worrying if someone with Kev’s online background and experience is chasing the leads, rather than the other way around.
“We’re working on a new programme this autumn / winter which reaches out to people interested in all aspects of artistic activity going on across Teesside – Talk About Art, Culture and Place.”
An online mapping project (aha!) from @TalkAboutLocal with a strong connection to the North East. This one will be intriguing to watch, especially with the wipe out of #localgov funding for the arts in the region.
Any assets left to actually map?
Here are the wider Assets of Community Value that we’ve mapped at The Place Station with Locality. Art and culture are of course defined as community assets that enable ‘social well being’ via the Localism Act.
“The pupils have been let down by the out-of-date ICT curriculum and lack of up-to-date professional development for teachers. We’ve taught them to use and consume computer products but we haven’t taught them to understand and make them.”
The Graun on digital natives digging a little deeper digitally as part of the school curriculum in Camden. We teach the kids that you need your number line building blocks for maths, and phonics to make any progress in literacy. It always amazes me that ICT to date hasn’t delved any deeper than being able to put together a basic spreadsheet.