A series of nice quotes from the likes of Schiele, Merton, and even the guy who wrote Minstrel Boy.

From the Metaphorical to the Mundane: Plants in Quotes One of the thrills of working with this material (as an obvious non-scientist) is the associations one can make with other disciplines. Plants are the most organic of all entities and so serve as an obvious metaphor for elements of the human condition. They are accessible, schematically appropriate to explanation, and scalable across a myriad of different situations and walks of life. For lack of a better word, plants are just neat. Rather than p … Read More


By Michael Gallagher

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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