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"
It’s almost impossible to keep up with the blur of amazing work coming out of the Reconsidering Reconciliation artist residencies these past few weeks. I just had to share this hilarious one-minute trailer for Reconsidering Reconciliation: The Movie… From the ed techie perspective, I must again sing the praises of Alan Levine, who has constructed […]Read more "Mock (MOOC?) movie trailer, Art + Reconciliation keeps rolling"
For “art works”, we might substitute “content”, or “educational resources”. Via the mighty BAVATUMBLR, on the occasion of Brian Eno’s birthday. I know we’re supposed to revere Eno for his contribution to ambient art, but my warmest feelings are reserved for his earlier glam pop stuff: I also like this interview very much.Read more "Triggers for experience"
When I am beset by abjection, the twisted braid of affects and thoughts I call by such a name does not have, properly speaking, a definable object. The abject is not an ob-ject facing me, which I name or imagine. Nor is it an ob-jest, an otherness ceaselessly fleeing in a systematic quest of desire. […]Read more "abject and abjection are my safeguards"
As spring increasingly asserts its will in a back-and-forth battle with winter, the temperature swings are creating wild effects here at Paul Lake. A couple weeks back, a long stretch of very warm temperatures had melted an inch of water on top of the lake’s ice sheet. A quick plunge in temperatures, unusual in that […]Read more "Dispersion"