adactio / Jeremy Keith

An Irish web developer living in Brighton, England working with Clearleft.

I built Huffduffer.

There are forty people in adactio’s collective.

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  1. Analysis: Thinking for the Long Term

    How critical is the ability to think and plan for the long term?

    "The origin of civil government," wrote the Scottish philosopher David Hume in 1739, is that "men are not able radically to cure, either in themselves or others, that narrowness of soul, which makes them prefer the present to the remote."

    Today, Hume’s view that governments can help societies abandon rampant short-termism and adopt a more long term approach, feels little more than wishful thinking. The "now" commands more and more of our attention - quick fixes are the order of the day. But could that be about to change?

    Margaret Heffernan asks whether the current pandemic might be the moment we are forced to rediscover our ability to think long term. Could our ability to emerge well from the current health crisis be dependent, in fact, on our ability to improve our long-term thinking?

    Among those taking part: Paul Polman (Co-founder of Imagine and former CEO of Unilever), General Sir Nick Carter (Chief of the Defence Staff), Justine Greening (former Conservative minister and founder of the Social Mobility Pledge), Lord Gus O’Donnell (former head of the Civil Service), Chris Llewellyn Smith (former Director General of CERN), and Sophie Howe (Future Generations Commissioner for Wales).

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  2. The Blarney Pilgrims Irish Music Podcast Episode 60: Daithí Gormley Interview (Accordion)

    Last Night’s Fun; Joe Cooley, a -kick-you-in-the-chest-kind-of-accordion-player’; looking for the ghosts of James Morrison and Michael Coleman on the streets of New York CIty. Translating the music of the fiddle into the language of the box; a grandmother’s treasure trove of recordings for the aspiring musician; the chancey magic of a recording session with the right people at the right time.

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  3. The Rolling Wave Ep 14 - Frank Tate Instrument Maker

    The first time Frank Tate heard a mandolin being played was in a Dublin session years ago and as he says himself, he was smitten. Since then music and instrument making have become his life and he has made more than 160 instruments which are played by many great musicians including Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Lisa O’Neill, Glen Hansard and Donal Lunny.

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  4. Pas de Chát: Talking Dance : 147 - Owning My Space as a Black Ballerina (TAKEOVER Hosted by Kiara Felder)

    In a very special episode, Kiara Felder (ballerina with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens) takes over as host of Pas de Chát to talk about her experiences as a black, queer woman in both life and the art form of ballet. Listen as she shares how she came to own her space as a black ballerina and the challenges she has endured to get where she is today.

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