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A lover's haunted media prank

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

How can you use Infocult to help your romantic relationships? Well, we can show you how to prank your significant other with scary media. Williams spent weeks designing and constructing a believable puppet replica of Samara which had working arms...

Implanting voices in your head

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

An advertising company is testing a technology that will cause people to actually hear voices in their heads. When leaning against the window the vibration is transmitted through the skull into the brain where it is converted into sound. The...

One dark library tale

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Death and the librarians: here's a fine short video about one bad browser. (thanks to Thomas Hill)

Welsh monsters read aloud

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Here's a terrific reading of Robert Graves' "Welsh Incident". The voice is Richard Burton's. The creeping monsters are from Wales, or not. (thanks to Charles Cameron)

TTT#349 Crowdfunding to Rethink Ed- IncitED’s Campaigns: Open Road, Imagining Learning, Youth Voices – Plus: Spokes 5.15.13

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 [...]

The Web Is Your MOOC, and Portfolios To The Rescue

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

How to use a touch of Gothic

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

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...

Triggers for experience

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 ?

Cannibalism in Syria

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

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...

TTT#345 Detroit Future Schools & Boston w/Ammerah Saidi, Danielle Filipiak, Christina Cantrill, Fred Haas, Chris Tsang 4.17.13

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 share their experiences of attempting to re-invent the practice and purpose of education. Show More Summary

More scary short videos from Popcorn horror

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

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....

Inhabiting an abandoned skyscraper

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

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...

The immersive guillotine

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

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", a fine piece of short, understated horror video

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

"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......

Siri, the horror movie

3 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

The terror of Siri, from the Rooster Teeth guys: (thanks to Owain)

Brushes with Yacht Rock greatness… oh, what can I do?

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 ?

Gamifying against surveillance

4 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

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...

Goodnight... Moon.

4 years agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

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 ?

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