How to survive disruption?
The future belongs to those who are capable of producing a new theory of becoming and of creation of bifurcations into becoming creating futures – Bernard Stiegler
21st Century relational backgrounding for technical and professional communication
A link to my AELFE-TAPP2021 conference paper.
It outlines how my courses include a backgrounding in the social and material contexts of students as well as the contexts of technical and professional content, which together cater to the development of 21st century skills.
On Cyber Utopia...
What civilization do we want to build in the 21st century? What kind of solidarities will we have need of in a world that is as of now interdependent? What will the place of the human being be in a world increasingly dominated by abstract machines and logic? – Philippe Quéau, former head of the French National Audiovisual Institute
Music and beyond
Yet, the aesthetic feelings … are nothing else than products of the contrasts latent in a variety of colours qualifying emotion, contrasts which are made possible by their patterned relevance to each other. (Whitehead  1978: 162-3)
‘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
A tool for digital literacy
Link to and reflection on the simple Texpattern CMS theme I made to interlink multiple-user content through key words, related articles, categories, the search function, and links to author pages listing authors’ articles. Designed to promote collaborative, project-based relational learning but could be used for IndieWeb.
Design for digital literacy
This post will share the solution I came up with regarding the design of the online component for a course that emphasizes digital literacy. The course is primarily a course on culture and language. By online component, I mean the online space where students find course resources (readings, videos) that is also a space where they can co-create (create their own content as per course prompts).
Teaching digital literacy
In a class environment, students can work together to generate ideas and experience conscientious co-creation. This can be helped by the right guidelines and encouragement.
Free Software Foundation 35
Stallman on resisting the status quo and seeking out alternatives to dark tech; current president Knauth on how the community can still get things done even when there are great interpersonal differences, and a link to my contribution…