Semiotics Workshop 4-6 April Canberra 2018 If you want to learn how signs systems, symbols, language and poetics influence decision making, then this workshop is for you. So many times decisions unconsciously about risk are influenced by a range of semiotic factors unknown to the person themselves. Colours, music, signs, symbols, space, place, context, messages and poetic expressions all affect … [Continue reading...] about Semiotics Workshop 4-6 April Canberra 2018
This Is Not A Blog About Gun Violence By Phil La Duke and first published here: https://philladuke.wordpress.com/2018/02/19/this-is-not-a-blog-about-gun-violence/ This won’t be a blog about gun violence or school shootings. While these things are horrific and the subject of heated blame throwing and debate, this is a worker safety blog and while I sometimes go off on tangents this is one time t … [Continue reading...] about This Is Not A Blog About Gun Violence
The Safety Data Delusion I read with amusement the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) piece on 20 February that endorses the nonsense of safety metrics. Framed as ‘news’, this non-news is anti-safety and anti-cultural intelligence. There is no data that can measure safety just as there is no data that can measure culture. The delusion of counting in the safety industry is nothing more or … [Continue reading...] about The Safety Data Delusion
DUMB Goals for Fallible People The language of perfection is non-sense for fallible people. Speaking infallibility to the fallible is a sure recipe for alienation and delusion. As language forms the bedrock of culture, language of infallibility sets up those speaking it for hypocrisy and those listening for scepticism and cynicism. One thing is for sure. In an industry that loves counting … [Continue reading...] about DUMB Goals for Fallible People
I Do Not Understand…! How can we understand? Why do we feel the need to understand? What is it that we think we understand? Gina was sharing her story, opening up about a situation where she didn’t feel appreciated. She was talking about her feelings of being betrayed after other people had taken what were her ideas and claimed them for their own. I told her; “I understand”. George was struggl … [Continue reading...] about I Do Not Understand…!