” when Rydet was 67—when she began to work on what would become her magnum opus: the Sociological Record, a sweepingly comprehensive photographic “portrait” of Polish domestic life that would come to span decades, regions, and even countries. “
My Twitter Goodbye Email — Medium “Number of times bringing down the site: 2” tags: twitter beta experiment fail failure weekly The Official Crow Box Kit tags: crow box learning animals training weekly On Surveys — Medium “It is too easy to run a survey. That is why surveys are so dangerous. They are so easy to create and so easy to distribute, and the results are so easy to tally. And our poor human brains are such that information that is easier for us to process and comprehend feels more true. This is our cognitive bias. This ease makes survey results feel true and valid, no matter how false and misleading. And that ease is hard to argue with. “ tags: research surveys brain weekly On meta-design and algorithmic design systems ” Design is how it works and sketching in code is the only natural way to prototype a dynamic system. Building even the simplest of data visualizations means hours of work in languages like R, Julia or Python. When your content is data, poking around in Photoshop simply makes no sense. In some way, it’s the direct opposite of design: prettifying without context. One important aspect of modern design products is their increasing demand for temporal logic, where a linear narrative is replaced by a set of complex […]
Spurious Correlations tags: weekly rajive data openuptru tru research correlation causation ‘free to develop a hothouse plant that bore little resemblance to anything that grew in the natural soil’ “Protected from the harsh winds of the markets, legal educatorswere free to develop a hothouse plant that bore little resemblance toanything that grew in the natural soil of law practice. The hothousewalls are falling, leaving law schools to cope with markets.”1Larry RibsteinPracticing Theory: Legal Education for the 21st Century tags: law legal education weekly tweet Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
I was recently asked by a colleague about how I help my teachers decide what (if any) type of blog is for them. Below is my process. It may be helpful. You may react to it with hives and distain. Either way, take the following with a Tylenol and a grain of salt: I usually start my conversation with the teacher by asking what they want to accomplish with the blog. How do they want to use it as a tool in their classroom. This gives some immediate insight into the format they will need. Then, I give them my brief tour of how a blog can be used: An information center (like Blackboard or another content management system) A teacher-centered blog (where the teacher guides the conversation and students respond in the comments) A student-centered blog (where the students guide the conversation and respond) A collaborative project (where students build the content together) Once I determine the format, I begin to ask questions that help me figure out how the blog needs to be modified (usually with plugins): Will it be used for discussion? How do you plan to manage the discussion? How many classes will be accessing the blog? Some points I make to the teacher to help them make the decision: Teacher-centered blog: You can intentionally guide […]