My first day here in Seville for the ZEMOS98 Festival on the theme of Expanded Education was capped off by an unexpected treat, the chance to see one of my long-time heroes, the multimedia artist Vicki Bennett, AKA People Like Us. In addition to the voluminous media on her site, I highly recommend you check […]Read more "People Like Us live at ZEMOS98"
BuddyPress: Friends activity, originally uploaded by umwdtlt. It’s exciting to see Jim Groom’s pioneering work integrating WordPress Multi-User with BuddyPress and bbPress not only being recognised, but being pushed forward in the higher ed community. I highly recommend reading an overview written by Joss Winn at the Learning Lab at the University of Lincoln on […]Read more "BuddyPress as a university’s social network: case study"
Caravaggio’s Guitar Hero, originally uploaded by Roberto Rizzato ►pix jockey◄. So in the course of a talk hosted today by UBC’s Center for Cross-Functional Inquiry in Education, Dr. Suzanne de Castell made a brief aside referencing an article (it might have been this one or this one) called something like “Can Rock Band save rock?” […]Read more "Uninformed commentary is the best kind, no?"
I’m coming late to this, but I got a big kick out “In search of the click track“, a recent post on the new-ish blog Music Machinery. By analyzing slight variations in tempo via charts, it seems fairly straight-forward to determine which drummers are employing external cues to maintain a steady beat. Blogger Paul Lamere […]Read more "Finally, music scholarship gets serious"
Thanks to Jason for scoring me a ticket to the sold-out preview showing of RiP: A Remix Manifesto, the long-awaited release from Brett Gaylor, germinating and mutating for some time over at http://www.opensourcecinema.org/. It was a fun and stimulating night out. For somebody familiar with the works of Lessig, Doctorow, Negativland, et al there isn’t […]Read more "RiP: A Remix Manifesto…first impressions"