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Weekly Roundup: Feb 15 – Feb 22

2015 February 23
by gpotter

I love the ‘Week in Review’ summaries I am seeing at blogs like: https://homonym.wordpress.com/http://darcynorman.net/, and http://bionicteaching.com/ so I am going to give it a shot as a method of ensuring I get to my blog more often.  I’m going to start with a few things I have bookmarked this week and hopefully work towards regular updates on work-related items I have in the mix.

How Did They Make That? 

Many students tell me that in order to get started with digital humanities, they’d like to have some idea of what they might do and what technical skills they might need in order to do it. Here’s a set of digital humanities projects that might help you to get a handle on the kinds of tools and technologies available for you to use.

How I Taught My Computer to Write Its Own Music

I wanted to build the ideal collaborator. Was I ever surprised.

Techniques for Unleashing Student Work from Learning Management Systems
First, students owned their means of production. They weren’t writing in discussion forums in order to get 2 points for posting to the weekly prompt. They wrote to communicate with audiences within the class and beyond. Second, everyone’s thinking could be found in the same place, by looking at hashtags and our syndication engines on t509massive.org. Finally, this design allows our learning to be permeable to the outside world. Students could write for audiences they cared about: fellow librarians or English teachers or education technologists working in developing countries.
beauty, freedom, technology and morality get dissected by a team of thinkers.
Burroughs 101
Burroughs radio documentary narrated by Iggy Pop.

 

Dis / Connect

2015 February 11
by gpotter

We are afraid of the moments when we are truly alone, because it is in these camps that regrets and worries come flooding in.

 

DIS \ CONNECT from Doug Hindson on Vimeo.

Barrett Brown’s allocution / sentencing statement #freeBB

2015 January 22
by gpotter

So now the dozens of people who have given their time and expertise to what has been hailed by journalists and advocacy groups as a crucial journalistic enterprise are now at risk of being indicted under the same sort of spurious charges that I was facing not long ago, when the government exposed me to decades of prison time for copying and pasting a link to a publicly available file that other journalists were also linking to without being prosecuted. The fact that the government has still asked you to punish me for that link is proof, if any more were needed, that those of us who advocate against secrecy are to be pursued without regard for the rule of law, or even common decency.

http://tumblr.freebarrettbrown.org/post/108828161101/barrett-browns-allocution-sentencing-statement

Blade Runner – The Noir Cut #noir106

2015 January 19
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by gpotter

“I was brought out of retirement for one last job ..”