I have long had my misgivings about Edupunk. I know the idea is pure in Jim Groom’s heart, and I have gotten a kick out of seeing how the idea has resonated in unexpected places. But too often the baggage associated with “punk” seemed to overwhelm and distract from what I thought was a fairly simple idea […]Read more "All you do is do it, do it.."
Early on, Nancy White introduced our group to the concept of “confusiasm” (confusiasmo), a portmanteau of confusion and enthusiasm. It seemed to resonate with everyone right away, and if I had to choose one word to describe our current state, that would be it.Read more "Confusiasmo"
Audio Book flickr photo shared CC by The Preiser Project It’s been so long since I wrote in this space, it’s a hole too deep to climb out. I won’t try to catch up today. But this post concerns an ongoing digital storymaking seminar called the You Show. If you want to know more about […]Read more "Sound stories"
Parts of the 1981 documentary The Decline of Western Civilization were filmed at “The Church”, a 1920’s-era Baptist house of worship in Hermosa Beach that eventually came to be a rehearsal/living space ($16 a month) for Black Flag. It was a bit of a trip, on my first visit to Los Angeles, to be sitting […]Read more "Beginning to process the LA Reclaim Your Domain Hackathon"
It’s always a pleasure to participate in a workshop hosted by BC’s Educational Technology Users Group. This year’s event did not disappoint, and I had the pleasure of attending provocative and thoughtful sessions on maker culture, open educational practice, portfolios, and OER. I’m always struck by how carefully facilitators and speakers prepare their sessions, and […]Read more "Privacy in a Big Data Post-Privacy World"