On this episode of TTT we invite you to go to IncitED to learn more about these projects and support them if you can: Imagining Learning – Creating a National Collective Voice through Listening Open Road Learning Community for Teens: Learning Without School (It's Natural) Youth Voices Summer Program: Connected Learning with the NYC Writing [...]
I'm getting ready to head in to DrupalCon, where over the next few days I'll be talking education and open learning with anyone who is interested. And as I'm heading in, I have MOOCs on the brain - not because I'm particularly a fanShow More Summary
The New Yorker quietly adds just a smidgen of Gothic to a technology essay: The primary interface element of Now is what Google calls “cards,” which are modelled after real cards. They present a clean, trim canvas for information—one recalls...
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 … Continue reading ?
Today's story of cannibalism comes from the Syrian civil war, where a rebel apparently gnawed on a dead soldier's heart. According to one account, In the clip, Sakkar cuts into the chest of the dead soldier before ripping out his...
Download. On this episode of TTT we learn more about connected learning, city as school, using media in justice-based education and more! Educators from the Detroit Future Schools (DFS) program http://schools.detroitfuture.org share their experiences of attempting to re-invent the practice and purpose of education. Show More Summary
We shared the fine short video "Click" a few days ago. Now it's time to examine the other Gothic tidbits from the contest which "Click" won, Popcorn Horror. Warning: all of these have scenes of extreme violence, pain, and death....
A Venezuelan skyscraper failed to fill its spaces with business, and fell empty. Gradually poor people moved in, squatting in what sounds like a disturbing ruin: ‘rooms with a view’ lacked walls, working electricity, running water, windows, balcony railings and...
What is it like to be guillotined? One enterprising group built a simulation, using the Oculus Rift gaming rig. Disunion - The guillotine simulator from André Berlemont on Vimeo. (via Slashdot)
"Click" is a good example of how to establish horror without any gore whatsoever. The plot is quite simple, concerning some kids exploring an abandoned building. That building makes for a terrific setting, a vast, uninhabited ruin with its own......
The terror of Siri, from the Rooster Teeth guys: (thanks to Owain)
I was meaning to blog this when it happened a couple weeks ago. I was unduly pleased to receive a celebrity Twitter “favorite” to a smart-ass retweet: One of things I love about this exchange is that Micheal McDonald’s Twitter … Continue reading ?
Anti-surveillance Germans organized a protest game this past February. It involved taking out surveillance cameras. [P]oints are awarded for the number of cameras destroyed and bonus scores are given for particularly imaginative modes of destruction. Axes, ropes and pitchforks are...
Watch out for the woman whispering hush: Previously on Infocult: Goodnight Dune. (thanks to Andy Havens)
Stephen Downes’s recently wrote a post on the great rebranding of MOOCs, arguing “MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete.” It clearly … Continue reading ?
"Cargo" (2013) is a very short zombie tale with an unusual focus: a father and baby during the zompocalypse. (via MetaFilter)
C12_manifiestoBOBESPONJA_02 shared CC by AMASTÉ A quick note to share my latest excuse for sporadic blogging. Due to a somewhat unexpected resignation, I’ve been asked to serve as the interim Director of Marketing and Communications for TRU Open Learning until … Continue reading ?
You have recently received several handouts from the New Action caucus touting their opposition credentials. While I support many, if not all, of the goals set out in these handouts, I found it disingenuous that hey failed to make clear...Show More Summary
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 … Continue reading ?
We bought a new Xbox during the Christmas holidays, complete with Kinect. Apart from the bundled games, the first game my youngest son bought was NBA 2K13 as the house has sort of gone basketball mad over the last 18 months. Despite my interest in games, I have never really gotten into any serious games. [...]