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March 20, 2013
Part of the 9 stages of childhood development series.
I did a degree in photography, well it was actually more specialist than that, it was a degree in photographic and electronic imaging sciences. The main bulk of the course was studying the science of how photographic film and print creation works. We learnt how the camera takes in the light and through the magic of photo chemical reactions, converts that light into a negative; we learnt how to develop that negative and then how to convert that negative into a final print. I would like to argue I have the most redundant vocational degree of anyone my age.
February 8, 2013
Control Freaks are stage 3 of our 9 stages of childhood development series.
For a 6-8 year old life can be tough: they are now in ‘big’ school and are beginning to comprehend completely new things like gender differences (i.e. it’s no longer cool to hang out with girls if you’re a boy and vice versa). Their pets are dying and they understand what that means, they get sad when their parents argue and they worry about getting into trouble.
January 25, 2013
When we think about kids we try not to think of them as a demographic, i.e. as ‘an 8-year-old boy’ but instead we focus on the stage of life they are in and their behaviour, after all, one 8 year old boy can be VERY different from another.
We feel that as long as kids have food in their bellies, a roof over their heads and a degree of stability from those who care for them, the number one thing they are doing is developing a sense of self. Kids are trying to understand, who am I, what do I stand for and how do I fit into my ‘tribe’ and society as a whole? It is these stages of personal realisation that form the core of the stage based typologies we have developed.