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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
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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!

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

Hue And Cry Music Club

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The evolutionary power of play in our lives and societies: My LinkedIn column

My LinkedIn Monday Play column: It's good to explore the ins and outs of play theory again. I know this is a personal, even nerdish pursuit. To know a little bit about how many different disciplines and knowledges play sits...

My LinkedIn column: Back to the endlessly fascinating topic of play...

I made a very clear commitment on my 50th (this March) to return myself fully to the agenda I set out in The Play Ethic in 2004. Yet times have really changed, and so have I. The book I'll be...

The Play Ethic: Advocating the power and potential of play

Pat Kane, Director of The Play Ethic, writes: Below the fold is a sample of what we've gotten up to with the Play Ethic over the last two years. Everything from literary reviews to scientific seminars, futurist curating to keynote...

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...

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…


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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


ps email is, let's bypass the social layer!


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