AlanDalton / Alan Dalton

Working on stuff that matters.

There are nine people in AlanDalton’s collective.

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  1. xxvii ~ Jack Kavanagh ~ The Magic of Authenticity

    Jack Kavanagh is a life coach, motivational speaker, business analyst, a pharmacy masters graduate and a wheelchair user. On the first day of a summer holiday to Portugal back in 2012, Jack dived into the ocean hitting his head off a sand bank and breaking his neck. This left him paralysed from the neck down with less than 15% global muscle function.

    Jack has a gift. His mental clarity is refreshing. His outlook on life; Inspirational. Here is a young guy who was left in a wheelchair after a freak accident at the age of 20. He lives with no resentment, no bitterness, no anger. After the event, he went through a transformative time where by experiencing his rock bottom, he began to rebuild, forming a mind so strong that it made him unbreakable. When there’s a will, there’s always a way and there certainly was when it came to jack.

    In this week’s episode we speak about body image issues and the destructive role its playing in young people’s lives. We talk about the importance of using a constructive and positive internal voice when speaking to yourself and how valuable some self-compassion can be in times of stress. We delve into the issue of how society perceive abilities and disabilities, restricting you from being your true authentic self.

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    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/the_dodcast/xxvii-jack-kavanagh-the-magic-of-authenicity
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  2. Empathy Reifies Disability Stigmas (Liz Jackson, Interaction19)

    Designers frequently rely on empathy to design for disability, without understanding the implicit biases and long-term consequences of their good intentions. Liz Jackson is creating a new paradigm of design that foregrounds disabled expertise; showing designers how to prioritise the knowledgeable fearlessness of social justice advocates over traditional charitable models of empathy.

    https://interaction19.ixda.org/program/keynote--liz-jackson/

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  3. Marie Van Driessche: Designing for deaf people, for everyone actually (Frontend United, Utrecht)

    Websites are a very visual medium. You therefore might think that they will work for people who are Deaf. But is that true? Marie tells a personal and entertaining story about things you’ve never realised. About four-dimensional language, the pros and cons of video captions, the recognition of exclusion and, of course, the importance of inclusivity.

    If you think about improving usability and accessibility of your website, there’s some points of interests that are already well known. For example, use enough contrast to make text readable. When using colours in your designs, consider people who are color blind. Do not write complicated text, and so on.

    But there are so many more things you can do. In order to find out what these things are, you really need to listen to people who are dealing with a particular ‘disability’ or situation. People will tell or show you things that you never considered before.

    If you want to reach a large or a specific group, you have to involve people from that group in the design process. Listen to the people who are the real experts, to those who are in a particular situation and run into their particular problems daily. They are the real experts.

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    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgN38LYNJOA
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  4. Cennydd Bowles: Future Ethics (Frontend United, Utrecht)

    Technology was never neutral; its social, political, and moral impacts have become painfully clear. But the stakes will only get higher as connected cameras will watch over the city, algorithms oversee society’s most critical decisions, and transport, jobs, and even war will become automated. The tech industry hasn’t yet earned the trust these technologies demand.

    Drawing on years of research for his new book Future Ethics, designer Cennydd Bowles will illuminate the moral challenges that lie ahead for technologists, and discuss how practitioners and companies can create more thoughtful, ethical products for future generations.

    https://frontendunited.org/

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    Tagged with ethics

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  5. Daniel Kahneman — Why We Contradict Ourselves and Confound Each Other - The On Being Project

    With his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman emerged as one of the most intriguing voices on the complexity of human thought and behavior. He is a psychologist who won the Nobel Prize in economics for helping to create the field of behavioral economics — and is a self-described “constant worrier.” It’s fun, helpful, and more than a little unnerving to apply his insights into why we think and act the way we do in this moment of social and political tumult.

    https://onbeing.org/programs/daniel-kahneman-why-we-contradict-ourselves-and-confound-each-other-jan2019/

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    Tagged with psychology

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  6. Jenny Odell – How to do nothing | The Conference 2017

    “Doing nothing is not a luxury, it’s a ground for meaningful thoughts.”

    Digital artist and collector Jenny Odell talks about how work life shifted from an 8-hour workday into an always-on approach. In this opening keynote, visual artist Jenny Odell will explore the architecture, politics, and rewards of nothing, arguing that the cultivation of nothing has new salience in the age of everything.

    She wants us to reclaim the public spaces such as parks and libraries for personal reflection and restoration. Jenny believes time and places for the practice and art of doing nothing are crucial to uncover underlying problems and to understand yourself. She regularly spends time in a nearby rose garden for observational activities such as bird watching and doing nothing to discover what unfolds from her inner journey and peace in mind.

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    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNRqswoCVcM
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  7. How to stop fighting against time | Oliver Burkeman | TEDxUniversityofNicosia

    Nobody has enough time these days – but our efforts to cope with busyness just leave us feeling busier. Ancient philosophers and cutting-edge research agree on the surprising solution: learn to love your limits. Oliver Burkeman is a columnist for The Guardian, based in Brooklyn, and author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking.

    @oliverburkeman

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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  8. Sarah Richards – Accessibility is usability (Confab 2019)

    At Confab 2019, Sarah Richards gave a main-stage talk where she debunked some accessibility myths and gave us ideas for understanding our audiences better.

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  9. Building Better Worlds — Cennydd Bowles [Camp Digital 2019]

    At Camp Digital 2019, Cennydd Bowles, reveals how tech workers and companies can mobilise for change, bringing ethics into the heart of their practice, and making technology more responsible, more just, and more democratic. Better worlds are possible, if we wish them.

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  10. Jaron Lanier interview on how social media ruins your life

    Jaron Lanier, the Silicone Valley ‘computer philosopher’, thinks social media is ruining your life.

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    In this interview Jaron Lanier talks about Facebook, YouTube, Google and how the tech and social media giants are using algorithms to record data about their users - and how internet algorithms shape how we see the world and what we’re shown online.

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    Original video: https://youtube.com/watch?v=kc_Jq42Og7Q
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