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Oct 18, 2021

How is digital technology impacting the way people work, learn and think – and what upcoming technology trends should we look out for? In this episode, John talks to Ezri Carlebach, writer, lecturer, communications expert and imagineer, who has worked extensively in educational and workplace learning contexts. Why is imagination so important to learning – and in what ways has the pandemic changed the way we relate to technology?
2:31 - What is 'imagineering'?
5:54 - Ezri's career journey
13:22 - Digital anthropology
20:40 - Are we worrying about the right things?
25:12 - Imagination as a focus
42:35 - How covid has affected human/machine interaction
46:35 - Views on 'Hybrid Working'
The Royal Anthropological Institute:

Centre for Study of Humans and Machines at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin:

The Happy Writing Book, by Elise Valmorbida
Contact Ezri
Twitter: @ezriel
Contact John Helmer
Twitter: @johnhelmer
Download the new white paper from Learning Pool written by John Helmer & Ben Betts – Suite Dreams: The Past, Present and Future of Learning Systems
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