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My head and all things trivial




I have to come to terms with the size of head. It is large, a noticeable genetic trait in my family. I have endured much derision for it and I am the better man for the experience. Rather than spend my time constructively, I offer you this, an illustrative comparison of my head in contrast to other objects. I apologize for the quality of the pictures, but the ones of my head were taken with a webcam at work.

Perhaps even a limerick.

There was once was a man with a big head.
Who had a brother-in-law named Fed
He hated wearing red
Unless he had bled
But that had nothing to do with his head.

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About Author

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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