Here are Alan Bennett's four hugely admired, triumphantly reviewed and bestselling stories, brought together in one book for the first time Father! Burning Bright , the savage satire on a dying man's family reaction as he still asserts control over them from the hospital bed. The Clothes They Stood Up In , the painful story of what happens to an elderly couple when their flat is stripped completely bare. The Laying on of Hands , a memorial service for a masseur to the famous that goes horribly wrong.
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The Lady in the Van , the true story of the eccentric old lady and her van who are invited by a homeowner to live in his garden. The homeowner is Alan Bennett and she stays for 15 years. It became a West End hit, starring Maggie Smith. We had to constantly remind ourselves that we were supporting a larger change process.
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When we were able to do that, we saw that what was more important than our design solution itself was the conversations that our design process was supporting. Both of these are areas that defy traditional metrics and target-setting approaches, and that require a lot of trial-and-error.
Story 1: BudgIT finds an old-fashioned grassroots solution is better than any tech. More often, the mantra is: Use low tech. Abandon apps. Abandon the obsession with apps. Use low-tech solutions that are close to home. Our work should create a healthy atmosphere of interrogation. Ultimately, our solutions should be leading to action and discussion among people. Our mantra is: We seek first to understand before we intervene.
Finally, we have to remember that the work we do is itself part of our mission of openness and transparency. Inviting people into that process along the way is the root of real change. We seek first to understand before we intervene. Story 3: The MacArthur Foundation engages cohorts to spark networks of impact. To move forward, we need greater collaboration.
Story 4: Reboot uses design to facilitate critical conversations Panthea Lee is our Principal and co-founder here at Reboot. More important than our design solution itself were the conversations that our design process supported. Join us in Ottawa! Looking Back at Albert B.
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Terman's Background. The Binet-Simon Scales. The Longitudinal Study. Initial Results. The Gifted at Mid-Life and Beyond. A Few of the Notable Participants.
Limitations of the Study. The Gifted Today. Background of the Study. The Proposed Study. The Volunteers.
The Study Begins. Six Months of Starvation. The Final Phase Begins. Maslow's Theory of Needs. Food and the War. After the Study. Burt's Background. Burt's Twin Studies. The Controversy Begins. The Tide Changes. Fraud or Political Ideology? Nim Chimpsky. Getting Organized. The Experiment Begins. Nim at Delafield.
Another Transition for Nim. Back to Oklahoma. Criticisms of the Research. Panama to New York. The Doll Studies. The Road to the Supreme Court.
After Brown v. The American Psychological Association. Setting the Stage. Sam From. Presenting the Findings. Finding a Profession.
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Early Research. The Affection Experiments Begin. Sex and Motherhood. The Isolation Experiments. Personal Life. Criticisms and Contributions. Criticisms of His Research. After the Obedience Studies.
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Final Years and Summary Thoughts. The Murder. Initial Report. Social Scientists and the "Bystander Effect". The Parable of the 38 Witnesses. Winston Mosely. The Aftermath.