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Dark pit appears in Siberia

3 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

The Earth's war against humanity took to the eastern Russian front, as a dark pit mysteriously appeared in eastern Siberia. The thing yawns wide into a splendidly black circle: Here's what it looks like from the air: Russia Today soberly...

ISIS does horror

4 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, has apparently turned its hand to Gothic video. Esquire describes some gory imagery, turned to terror's effect. The first series of images is a jeep driving alongside cars and strafing them...

Wayne Barrett Is Shocked, Shocked

It's important to Wayne Barrett that you know he is progressive.I am a progressive, How can you argue with that? After all, that's clear. You are, therefore, supposed to take his argument against union that much more seriously. But that's...Show More Summary

Privacy in a Big Data Post-Privacy World

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 […]

Teacher Season Begins Nationwide

In the wake of Vergara, corporate reformers are smelling blood in the water, and see this as the time to pounce. How else would you explain the sudden return of education expert Campbell Brown to the tabloids, and the sleazy article on the cover of yesterday's Post. Show More Summary

Room for you… don’t call it a New York City tour diary

As we were preparing from our respective homes on opposite sides of Canada to head off for New York City, my buddy Grant sent me this video by The Town Heroes: It turned out to be almost prophetic, as much of my week was spent with Grant and we gawked around NYC like a similar […]

Fearing cable tv: historical fearsome media

5 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Jesse Walker digs up this great fearsome media story from the 1960s. A business coalition formed to stop the emergence of... cable tv. Behold the lovely monster story they presented: Remember: we haunt every medium we make.

Sinkhole attacks Kazakhstan

7 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

A sinkhole devoured a Kazakhstan house, as the Earth continued its war on humanity. It went as deep as 330 feet down... The young homeowner, Anastasia, and her toddler survived: “I was at home and then suddenly the chandelier starte...

TTT#386 Celebrating Open Education Week 2014 w/ Karen Fasimpaur, Verena Roberts, Greg McVerry, Ian O’Bryne, Nate Otto 3.12.14

On this episode of TTT we celebrate Open Education Week 2014 http://www.openeducationweek.org/ with: Karen Fasimpaur https://plus.google.com/u/0/104568675700472295751/about Verena Roberts https://plus.google.com/u/0/108390509469829218014/about...Show More Summary

Live action escape the room invades North America

8 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Live action escape-the-room experiences have hit Canada. EXIT - The Ultimate Real Life Escape Gaming Experience from Exit Canada on Vimeo. Let's see if EXIT doesn't intersect with Infocult in 2014. (thanks, Annette)

TTT#378 A Case for Food Literacy w/ Joseph Franzen, Brent Peters, Lauren Goldberg, Devin Brown, Elfe Dona, Karen Fasimpaur 1.15.14

Calling all gardeners, foodies, and critical inquirers! On this episode of TTT meet teachers who have been developing amazing projects around food. We are joined by Joseph Franzen and Brent Peterse along with one of their students, Devin Brown. In additon Lauren Goldberg, Elfe Dona, and Karen Fasimpaur add to this rich conversation about what happens […]

Another sinkhole attack

8 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

The Earth continued its campaign against the human race, striking at a car museum in Kentucky. A sinkhole apparently chewed on the Corvette Museum (Twitter feed). [S]taff members arrived at the museum to find that a sinkhole had formed at...

Home County Horror

9 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

"Home Counties Horror" is a recent documentary on British horror film around the 1960s. It's very good so far, starting with a tribute to Hammer. (thanks to Grant Potter on Twitter)

Time for Don't Hug Me

9 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

A new Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared video is out, and concerns time. Watch the cheery music and feel the passage of time: If you haven't seen their work, check out "Be Creative", their first offering. (thanks to Infocult's Gwynneth)

Central African cannibalism

9 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

A Central African man apparently devoured an enemy's leg in an act of revenge. Revenge was an act of cannibalism. First, he stabbed j\his victim. You are Muslim, Muslim, Muslim, he said. I poured petrol over him, I burned him,...

The abysmal sounds of the deep Earth

9 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

An artist with her mind on the subterranean has recorded sounds from 30,000 feet under the Earth's surface. Lotte Geevan says: "For this project I travelled to the deepest open hole in the world to find out about it’s mysteries...

Grooving on an essential open educator

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. […]

Driving safety ad from beyond the grave

10 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Let ghosts explain their deadly driving "Mistakes". This is a cruel, sad, manipulative, and brilliant ad: There's a lot going on here, such as the nice use of being-on-the-cusp-of-death perspective, a la Carnival of Souls (1962). A powerful sense of...

"The Thing" by Rankin-Bass

10 months agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Mashup of the week: The Thing, visualized by Rankin-Bass animation. That is to say: John Carpenter's 1982 horror movie classic and this American animation studio. (thanks to Jesse Walker, who found the extended cut)

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