“recommended for viewing with a helmet”

There’s the relentless global economic meltdown, the lack of accountability, and the injustice of who is bearing the burden of financial crime and negligence.  Then there’s steady degradation of the internet, from a space of potential liberation to one which feels more controlled and corporatized…

More bike-friendly open data goodness from UBC

From the same people who brought you the Vancouver cycling route planner… some nifty visualizations measuring the ‘bikeability’ of the city. Uh, what? We created a bikeability index, based on five components identified in the Cycling in Cities opinion survey as important to cyclists, then…

A not-at-all amazing story of openness (Wiki Embed)

Scott Leslie could have emailed us, but instead he flagged Novak and myself via a Tweet: That’s a good question. And it just underlines how negligent a blogger I’ve been this past year. The old Wiki Ink plugin has been upgraded by the fantastic web…

“stay alive by hiding”

Via Letters of Note, this card from Isaac Asimov to the children of Troy, Michigan congratulating them on the opening of their new library: This one from E.B. White is also a fine thing: You can view 97 letters from notable people as PDFs or…

Am I still an edu-blogger?

Identity Crisis Much? shared CC by bxho I work at a university. I feel truly fortunate to have such a rewarding and stimulating job. I get blissfully lost thinking about the interconnections between knowledge, ignorance, media, culture, power and freedom at all sorts of inappropriate…