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“Education is broken, somebody should do something” #altc2013 » FOLLOWERS OF THE APOCALYPSE “These values are enshrined not, in fact, by the actors in the education system but by observers of it – namely politicians, policy-makers and journalists. And, the increasingly techno-deterministic educational discourse, bringing with it a focus on quantitative measures and whispers of “artificial intelligence (in reality, a simple set of algorithms and a great paint job) means that increasingly the first two groups are relying on a summary provided by the third. “ tags: weekly mooc he highered When humanities and science intersect | john hawks weblog “Let’s face it, both science and the humanities would be better off with fewer old dudes arguing about disciplinary boundaries. “ tags: humanities science weekly By contrast, the young and dynamic humanists are mostly fascinated by science and looking for ways to incorporate science into their work. Some of the hottest scholarly areas in the humanities represent intersections of technology or science with human societies. Universities are hiring faculty whose scholarship focuses on transhumanism, on human-animal interactions, on genetic engineering, on ethnicity and genetics, and on the growth and interactions of online, or “virtual” communities. Those kinds of topics cut across academic departments in the humanities, from literature to philosophy to anthropology. G20 assault trial: Guilty verdict for officer who […]
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: A Prayer for Lost Phones. ” Let us pray for those who lose their phones and therefore cannot follow character-restricted utterances regarding occurrences on far-flung fields of play. Let us pray, dear Lord, for those whose phones are not with them today, and yet they suffer phantom rings upon their thighs and fight temptation every fifteen minutes to check for electronic transmissions or blog updates regarding their favorite professional football teams.” http://t.co/E8Zom6AUEw A Prayer for Lost Phones McSweeny’s “they suffer phantom rings upon their thighs & fight temptation every 15 minutes” — Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) November 8, 2013 tags: IFTTT Twitter weekly prayer phones McSweeney’s The New Aesthetic — designedconflictterritories: betaknowledge: … ” If Google ever decides to put this feature to use, you may end up one day aiming your curled hands at some object, and Google Glass would know that you ‘like’ it. And this would only work on Google devices, because of the patent. What a world!” tags: weekly google like future CIA Realizes It’s Been Using Black Highlighters All These Years | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source tags: cia onion highlighter parody weekly WordPress › Broken Link Checker « WordPress Plugins From archive.org – please don’t ever do this by hand. WordPress › Broken Link Checker « WordPress Plugins http://t.co/NPjaUNf9df #hcpsitrt — Tom […]
This post is going to be a bit like my head- a jumbled mass of things that are interconnected in my head but may not make any sense to anyone else. But what else is a blog for but for getting a better idea of what’s in your own head? Blogging in General The group I’m a part of (ALT Lab) has been struggling with blogging for a while now. We were/are aiming for a post a week for each member of the group. It’s not easy for many of us.I make sure it happens through the weekly bookmarks summary and my weekly photography posts. Workflow + technology is how I try to deal with personal failings around organization and consistency. It’s a pattern I’ve seen with lots of organizations and lots of individuals. You’ll have the usual pattern that varies somewhere between not knowing what to say, not having anything worth saying etc. The end result is that people don’t write. If you talk to them they’ll have a million things that would be interesting to read and that would be “worth” sharing. Maybe not having time gets referenced but given it’s a desired piece of our work, that’s not our issue. It feels mainly like it’s a holdover from time in formal education. Writing ends up becoming something […]