A sudden chorus of whoops and yibbles burst from a kind of juke box at the far end of the room. Everybody quit talking. The bartender tiptoed back, with the drinks. “What’s happening?” Oedipa whispered. “That’s by Stockhausen,” the hip graybeard informed her, “the early crowd tends to dig your Radio Cologne sound. Later on […]Read more "First gig"
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.."
“If you have three Pepsis and drink one, how much more refreshed are you? You, the redhead in the Chicago school system?” “Pepsi?” “Partial credit!” Kind of humbling how a few seconds of animated comedy can effortlessly make so many of the points I’ve struggled with over a decade of doom-mongering… One more reason for […]Read more "Partial credit"
Words fail me when I try to capture the depth of my admiration for Grant Potter. A creative and profoundly thoughtful educator. A brilliant technologist, tinkerer, hauler of bootstraps. A webhead of the highest and most ethical order. An astonishing and versatile musician. An ambassador of almost every form of Canadiana worth feeling proud of. […]Read more "Grooving on an essential open educator"
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"