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
‘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
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.
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…