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One year on – 10 things I learnt from Me In TV

One year ago today, I was extremely bloody nervous. It was day 1 of a project called Me In TV. Here’s a short video about the project: The aim was to give young people from tough backgrounds access to the TV industry. Over five days the participants created a TV show idea, filmed and edited a …

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I quit 200 hours too late

One day I woke up and realised I had wasted 200 hours of my life. 200 hours! I’d spent two years trying to brighten up nearby high streets by getting local artists to redecorate the shutters of closed shops. Total number of shutters decorated: 0. I thought I’d lined everything up: the local council, the …

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Data mapping for the ancient world

Dr. David Kilcullen makes really useful maps. He and his team have worked with communities around the world, using Google Maps to help improve lives. One map made by a group of Libyan schoolgirls pinpointed local sniper positions to help their classmates navigate a route to school. Last week’s Fast Company article about Kilcullen really intrigued me. …

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