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pat kane commented on Carlene Edwards's blog post 'Back to work'
"Gotta say, that is the most happy-inducing baby pic I've seen in quite a while.... uh oh, broodiness ensues...."
Jun 14, 2010
pat kane commented on mark gorman's blog post 'The Scheme - Raging Debate on BBC Scotland Documentary Series'
"Stuart, yes, I guess I'm making an artist's critique of the kind of "presenting" and performance that's going on in The Scheme. Kimberley's dance competition was utterly fantastic - like an irruption of Rio and Berlin…"
May 30, 2010
pat kane commented on mark gorman's blog post 'The Scheme - Raging Debate on BBC Scotland Documentary Series'
"We all "assume character status" in the service economy - we're all asked to construct an attractive, performative self in order to fit in to various service behaviour scripts (whether svengali Simon Cowell's or the training dept…"
May 29, 2010
pat kane and Joan McAlpine are now friends
May 29, 2010
pat kane commented on mark gorman's blog post 'The Scheme - Raging Debate on BBC Scotland Documentary Series'
"Stuart, not remotely denying any documentary maker the right to edit, narrate, shape reality, any of that - silly point. But do you remember a show from the early Channel Four, called Open The Box? They did an item where they filmed a camera crew…"
May 28, 2010
pat kane commented on mark gorman's blog post 'The Scheme'
"The defining sequence in the second episode of The Scheme is where junkie Marvin's girlfriend Dayna is standing on the green beside a cameraman. The shot dips towards the grass for a moment, showing the cameraman's silhouette for a moment,…"
May 28, 2010
pat kane and Sarah Hartley are now friends
Sep 3, 2009
pat kane joined Hannah Rudman's group


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Tell us what you're passionate about....
The Play Ethic and Hue And Cry
What brings you to 38minutes?
Community building, networks that support creativity, ways to monetise fan enthusiasms that fans feel happy about!

My significant URLs

The Play Ethic - exploring the power and potential of play in web-tech, organisations and pop culture

Hue And Cry Music Club

Pat Kane - biog page

From Play Ethic Blog

2013: A year of playing the future... And 2014?

Pat Kane, Director of The Play Ethic, writes: Before 2014 picks up too much pace, I'm gathering together links to some of the most notable engagements and commissions that came to me through the doors of The Play Ethic over...

For QuaysCulture, Salford: Radical Animal - play, ecology, human nature

I was delighted to be invited to speak at the QuaysCulture event in Salford in 26th October, 2013, on my developing project/book Radical Animal: Play, Ecology and Human Nature (see the back-up site). Salford is an extraordinary waterfront complex -...

Presentation on "The Play Ethic & the Good Society" for Global Gathering on Early Childhood, Dublin

Very much enjoyed my presentation to the Early Childhood Ireland organisation in Dublin, at their Global Gathering for Early Childhood. As the graphic to the left attests, the childcare sector had come out of the latest tough crunch to the...

Blogging for Hera's "Cultural Encounters", Dubrovnik, 1-2 October, 2013

One of the most deeply enjoyable gigs I did last year was to be the opening facilitator, and conference blogger, to "Cultural Encounters" - a meeting of 22 cross-continental winners of European funding for humanities projects, organised by HERA (Humanities...

Curating "FutureFest" for Nesta, London, Sept 28-29, 2013

From March 2012 to the end of September 2013, I was asked by Geoff Mulgan, the CEO of Nesta (the UK's innovation agency) to lead-curate a massive festival of the future called, appropriately enough, FutureFest. The plan was to occupy...

Review of "Bleeding Edge" by Thomas Pynchon for the Independent

Delighted to be commissioned by the Independent to review the latest book from one of my literary gods, Thomas Pynchon - but disappointed that the book was so laboured and even predictable, the late and lazy work of a great...

Rewind: The Man Machines (for Guardian Weekend, 7 Aug 1993)

Amazing what access to a free Glasgow public-library data-base can dig up... As my curator of Nesta's FutureFest comes to a shuddering conclusion (28-29 September, 2013, Shoreditch Town Hall London, be there!), I'm reprinting a piece I wrote for the...

Rewind: The Company We Keep, for the Guardian Weekend, 25 May 1996

Doing some personal archiving, I found this piece I wrote for Deborah Orr at the Guardian's Weekend supplement, on management culture - and part of the pre-reverberations before the New Labour victory in 1997. In retrospect, I'm struck by how...

On Play and Love - PK on R3's Nightwaves

Another gig for me at How The Light Gets In, June 2013 (see other post) was to participate in BBC Radio 3's superb Nightwaves programme - in my view, one of the last bastions of properly critical thinking about culture...

PK speaking on play+tech at How The Light Gets In, Hay-on-Wye, 2 June 2013

In 2 June 2013, I trudged delightedly round the yurts at Hay-on-Wye's philosophy festival, How The Light Gets In, and took part in a discussion called "Luddites and Fools", about the seductions and possibilities of technology. The whole discussion is...

Pat kane's Blog

Meso-blogging: or, posting between the poles of micro- and macro-blogging

Blog I brought this conundrum to a recent conversation with the estimable JP Rangaswami of BT, and after we parted it became clearer to me. We know about blogging; we know about micro-blogging. But is it time to start thinking about macro-blogging, and…


Posted on August 24, 2009 at 17:42 — 1 Comment

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At 12:16 on April 26, 2009, Mairin Murray said…
Hey Pat

I'm heading to London tomorrow for AHRC BBC launch.

Looking forward to catching up with you there.


At 17:36 on April 9, 2009, Andrew Mitchell said…
Pat, I've got an exciting event happening in Edinburgh on 29th April which I think you'd enjoy. Hope we can get in contact so I can send you details.
At 10:06 on February 19, 2009, Alex Fleetwood said…
Hey Pat, big fan of your writing, great to be introduced! Would love to chat to you some time about monetising fan communities and play - The Sandpit ( has just outgrown it's free origins - we had 200 players at the ICA last night and could barely keep up with demand. It's time to move to a paid for model without alienating our core audience, and preserving the spirit of Sandpit as a place where artists can experiment without fear of failure. Don't suppose you're going to be down in London any time soon? Are you heading out to SXSW?

All best


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3D Film Training Edinburgh Summer 2014

3D Filmmaking Training for youngsters comes to Scotland this summer as Enhanced Dimensions teams up with SKAMM to deliver a comprehensive week long course for filmmakers aged 14-21.Find out more about 3D Filmmaking Training on the Enhanced Dimensions Blog.See More
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June 25, 2014 to September 14, 2014
The SSA Annual Exhibition 2014 is now OPEN FOR ENTRY. National Galleries of ScotlandThe Royal Scottish Academy BuildingUpper GalleriesThe Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL The SSA has been an an artist-led membership organisation since it was founded in 1891 and is governed by an elected President and Council. The SSA holds an Annual Contemporary Open Exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) in Princes Street, Edinburgh, supporting emerging, experimental and adventurous artists from Scotland, the…See More
Jun 25
Scott Mackay replied to Scott Mackay's discussion 'Wanted - landscaper/designer/artist/sculptor - commission' in the group Wanted; Jobs, Skills, Resource
"This can also be viewed on the Creative Scotland website by following"
Jun 24
Thea Newcomb replied to Scott Mackay's discussion 'Wanted - landscaper/designer/artist/sculptor - commission' in the group Wanted; Jobs, Skills, Resource
"Yeah I wondered if there was somewhere else you want to send people - like your own blog. Always better to funnel traffic to the sites we own :) IMHO. Good luck finding the right fit!"
Jun 23
Scott Mackay replied to Scott Mackay's discussion 'Wanted - landscaper/designer/artist/sculptor - commission' in the group Wanted; Jobs, Skills, Resource
"Thanks there. I could do with the help. It will also be going on the Creative Scotland site if they approve it but I can put an update on here if that happens. Thanks again Scott"
Jun 23
Thea Newcomb replied to Scott Mackay's discussion 'Wanted - landscaper/designer/artist/sculptor - commission' in the group Wanted; Jobs, Skills, Resource
"I'm gonna fire out a wee Tweet to this post for you Scott. Cheers @newthea"
Jun 23

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