Author Archives: gaiamarcus

About gaiamarcus

Hi, Welcome to this little internet slice of me. I do a lot of work around social networks - not the Facebook kind - human rights and what to do to ensure that people can fulfil their full potential. I'm the social networks analysis 'expert' at the RSA, and tend to have a couple of pet projects on the side: currently Social Mirror and Edgeryders. I cook real good, sing real loud, and frequently contemplate when on earth I shall bite the bullet and return to my beloved trapeze.

Stars and Thunderstorms: community weaving in Merseyside

Some of the best things about this job are the wonderful people I work with, and the inspiring projects that they are involved with. This week I went up to Merseyside to playback some of our research findings,and find out

Stars and Thunderstorms: community weaving in Merseyside

Some of the best things about this job are the wonderful people I work with, and the inspiring projects that they are involved with. This week I went up to Merseyside to playback some of our research findings,and find out

Wellbeing 2: which way to happy?

:: Re-blogged from Left Foot Forward ::   The first annual results of the ‘Measuring National Wellbeing Programme’ showed that happiness and subjective wellbeing vary between groups and locations. Whilst figures like ‘Average Happiness is 7.4’ pervade the media, not

Wellbeing 2: which way to happy?

:: Re-blogged from Left Foot Forward ::   The first annual results of the ‘Measuring National Wellbeing Programme’ showed that happiness and subjective wellbeing vary between groups and locations. Whilst figures like ‘Average Happiness is 7.4’ pervade the media, not

Wellbeing 1: It’s complicated!

:: Re-blogged from Left Foot Forward ::   In the Summer of 2012, the Office of National Statistics released the first annual results of its ‘Measuring National Wellbeing Programme’. They found that people’s perceived quality of lifevaries according to who they are,

Wellbeing 1: It’s complicated!

:: Re-blogged from Left Foot Forward ::   In the Summer of 2012, the Office of National Statistics released the first annual results of its ‘Measuring National Wellbeing Programme’. They found that people’s perceived quality of lifevaries according to who they are,

Excuse me, could I speak to the person in charge please?

::3rd August 2012:: ::Somewhere between Littlehampton and London Victoria::   As a type this I am sitting on a train that has unwittingly and unwillingly gone rogue. We are a train in search of direction. We are driving; we have

Excuse me, could I speak to the person in charge please?

::3rd August 2012:: ::Somewhere between Littlehampton and London Victoria::   As a type this I am sitting on a train that has unwittingly and unwillingly gone rogue. We are a train in search of direction. We are driving; we have

Slattern’s pasta sauce

The Slattern’s pasta sauce – as they make it in North London.  I’m something of a small dust-town deity in the kitchen. Nothing that will save your life, but you will probably think of my improvised dishes once in a

Slattern’s pasta sauce

The Slattern’s pasta sauce – as they make it in North London.  I’m something of a small dust-town deity in the kitchen. Nothing that will save your life, but you will probably think of my improvised dishes once in a

Some Recordings

Some – not excellent – recordings over on SoundCloud, with the ever excellent Brad.  

Some Recordings

Some – not excellent – recordings over on SoundCloud, with the ever excellent Brad.  

Black Phone, Yellow Phone, Black Ph.... in Central Station

Is Facebook good for you?

A quick 250 words I whizzed together for a Guardian ‘people’s panel’ Ask me in the pub, and I’ll probably tell you that Facebook has been good for me. I have bits of friendships and bits of heart scattered across

Black Phone, Yellow Phone, Black Ph.... in Central Station

Is Facebook good for you?

A quick 250 words I whizzed together for a Guardian ‘people’s panel’ Ask me in the pub, and I’ll probably tell you that Facebook has been good for me. I have bits of friendships and bits of heart scattered across

Entry from the future we deserve: Without Divine Justice, Human Rights

I was asked to write a piece on the future we deserve in 500-1000 words… This is my take on just that: you can read it in print and support independent writers by getting yourself down to pediapress 🙂  

Entry from the future we deserve: Without Divine Justice, Human Rights

I was asked to write a piece on the future we deserve in 500-1000 words… This is my take on just that: you can read it in print and support independent writers by getting yourself down to pediapress 🙂  

New York Food Walk

I discovered that New York is something of a haven for the gluten free-ers…   And the coffee-lovers….

New York Food Walk

I discovered that New York is something of a haven for the gluten free-ers…   And the coffee-lovers….