Take the leap.

Jump the Fork: what we do when things don’t go our way

We are camped in the western and southern parts of Sikkim this week, without internet for the most part (sometimes the whole town's connection goes down because of the weather, sometimes your cybercafe closes before you can get to it). We are well, though, and enjoying our breaks from the writing and keeping in touch, and taking in the views. Even if, when we arrived at the small tourist town … [Read more...]

ARTIST PROFILES, part 1: Tim Swezy, Chris Wilson, and FOCSI

We've asked you to "give us a word" for Durham, and vote for your favorites to select Durham's 50-word manifesto for its future. Now, the 21 artists and we ask you again to support and participate in the creation of their work, inspired by the words you've selected. But who are these artists? what are they making?  Glad you asked. For the next couple of weeks, we will be featuring the … [Read more...]

“Year of Dialogue” 2012: a report

Orangutan Swing was conceived in the waning light of 2011 to do just one thing. Make space for offline conversations. Ones with real meat. Meaning. Connection. Eye contact. Getting people together who'd otherwise never meet, so a wide array of viewpoints could make chords across a circle. The roundtable style would work for this. We wanted to see more people really talking and listening to one … [Read more...]

We host a roundtable for students on #DesignThinking at UNC-Chapel Hill next week!

UPDATE: See pics and a recap of this event at Design Kompany. See on Scoop.it - DialogueStarting to look around for good articles to comb through for next Wednesday's conversation table with University of North Carolina students on "Design Thinking."   According to Mark Dziersk's article in Fast Company, the methodology commonly referred to as design thinking is a proven and repeatable … [Read more...]