#EmptyShelf 2016 #21: Allegiant (Harper Collins, 2015)

Last year, I read all three in the Divergent novels in one go. Teenage fiction is always fascinating, as it usually has a strong moral tone to it, and I’ve always enjoyed reading utopian and dystopian future books – especially ones where the things that we don’t even think about are encountered for the first […]

[FILM] Highrise

This film from Canada looks interesting: Universe Within reveals the hidden digital lives of highrise residents around the world. Trapped in our highrise units, how do we find love, hate, peace, god or community online? Visit Site… might fit well with this event from LST Faith in the Future. 

BETT: Education Changing Technologies

At the BETT show, there were a range of technologies indicating that they could change the shape of education, including 3D printing, wearable tech, learning analytics and big data, cloud-based services: We asked Andrew McGregor, deputy chief innovation officer at education technology consortium Jisc, to give us his thoughts and mark each one out of […]

#AdventBookClub: Day 23: Hope for the Future

Tired, but this caught my eye as I’m heading to bed (I’ve been sorting out photo files on my laptop, and the software kept ‘spinning’ #slow… all good practice for #waiting) … and I think a number of us are waiting to see what we have in the morning, as the wind continues to howl […]

#AdventBookClub: Day 8: Surprising Futures

“Surprise!” That’s how I might feel if I saw a primrose peeking out of some snow… although maybe not so much over these past few years! There’s encouragement in both the readings today – Glusenkamp draws on the story of the 5 loaves and the fishes to say that there are constant surprises on the […]