Time and the silver platter
Thinking about what we make digitally relevant in terms of helpfulness instead of desserts streamed to the constant ‘now’ on a silver platter…
‘They are the weapons by which people like you are keeping in slavery people like me,’ he said once, jokingly, referring to my interest in the boiler-room operations and to my admiration of the great captains of industry whose lives I studied and whose work I had seen and admired at the Philadelphia exposition. – Michael Pupin
What can overcome communication
We should be worried by communication that mechanically goes through the motions.
Picturing technology as φάρμακον
Conceiving of technology in such a way as to depart from the world of manipulable things to reach the heart of the world into which we ‘have been thrown by birth and within which we try to orient ourselves by projecting our innermost possibilities upon it’.
Free lunches and the burden of responsibility
This post explores the fun and difficulties of trying to use a computer responsibly as a non-techie but appreciator of the computer art.
“It is easy to use a computer. This is fortunate, because everybody’s going to have to learn. It is not so easy to use a computer wisely. This is unfortunate, because everybody’s going to have to learn.” – Michael Chrichton
Software for collaborative learning
A description of ideal software tools for collaborative learning with a community feel and general comments on what I found by looking into some available software and their sites.
Resources for larger (online) classes
Eight links to resources on teaching large collaborative, participatory classes – applicable to networked learning. The list highlights what I took from each of the resources when revising my syllabuses this semester.
Digital literacy syllabus
Course design and material that can be used in a course teaching digital literacy.
Living on the range, 2021
A Machadian song about range – from household complexities through the mirror of digital text to the clearing of imagination. Written in the hopes of dreaming up a good new year, together.
Teaching online in 2020: a retrospective
A few notes on (personal) energy conservation for future online course iterations; learning how to use the computing and Schön’s design mindset to show and share beyond the (virtual) classroom. Only one problem discussed pertaining to free software (not mentioned more than once as there is nothing about it I would change).