We no longer have the certainty of being told exactly what to do and how, and have to rely more on our own resources. Work has become more personal, private, subjective, nomadic and never-ending. As a result, work is moving from observable public spheres into the private and unseen.
Just as power has moved from boardrooms into the domain of dynamic individuals, Invisible Work maps the evolution of this new way of being and succeeding. It is also, crucially, the answer to the question of how we thrive in the AI era and raise a new generation capable of working with – rather than being replaced by – AI.
From the author of The Creative Economy comes a new book on the most important new phenomenon in the radically changed world of work. (Out 5 March 2020.)
Below is a condensed extract from Invisible Work by John Howkins.Continue reading As power shifts from companies to individuals, work is becoming invisible
A thank you to BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms for featuring English Heritage historian Howard Spencer yesterday, who discussed the updated edition of The English Heritage Guide to London’s Blue Plaques – it’s a fascinating listen, from about 2 hours 9 minutes.
We are delighted that Stephen Ellcock’s image from All Good Things featured in today’s Telegraph.
In Scottish folklore, the Cailleach isn’t someone you’d want to mess with. She’s a fearsome character with white hair, a dark blue face, rust-coloured teeth and a single eye in the middle of her forehead; she whips up great storms and ice forms in her wake. But here, in her green, fertile and tranquil glen, I discovered only her gentle side.
Last night we joined Stephen Ellcock and Mark Haddon at Foyles Charing Cross Road for a wonderful discussion about All Good Things to a sold out crowd of 200.
The good news is that, here in Ireland, we have many powerful female role models in our native traditions. Irish mythology is highly female-centred. Just as in other Celtic-speaking nations, the pre-Christian Irish divine female in her various incarnations was deeply grounded and rooted in place, indivisible from her distinctive, haunting landscapes.
An inspiring piece by Foxfire, Wolfskin and Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women author Sharon Blackie in the Irish Times.