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"
new car wash shared CC by vandy meares One could argue that Audrey Watters’ dismissal of today’s announcement is a little harsh, somewhat cynical. Maybe insistence on open code and open content as necessary conditions for “open education” is a case of ‘zeal over pragmatism’. But if proprietary content and platforms in service of for-profit […]Read more "Bold innovations in openwashing"
Sometimes the coolest and most exciting work I get to do comes along in unexpected ways. Case in point, a few weeks back I was chatting live with Scottlo on the mighty DS106 Radio, and he mentioned that he would be making a rare visit stateside soon. Intriguingly, he would be back in his home […]Read more "You can make my Sonic Summer Camp dreams come true"
Adrian Stimson printed out this piece, and writes this about it on his fb page: “First work printed large scale, now to frame it then figure out if I am going to add a couple elements to make it an installation… the piece is called ‘Aggressive Assimilation’” I unplugged last week, and when I returned […]Read more "“Art + Reconciliation” – a learning and sharing platform"
Zack Lee has taken his blogging up a notch in recent posts. I loved reading his latest: I happened to stumble upon these two articles on how klout is being used as a metric for hiring somebody as well as a metric for student grades. They were gut-wrenching and nauseating reads to say the least but I’m trying […]Read more "“being intentional about things we share and creating space for serendipity”"