links for 2009-02-19
Chilean artist reportedly burns $500 million worth of student loan notes – Boing Boing ““It’s over,” he says in the video. “It’s finished. You don’t have to pay another peso [of your student loan debt]. We have to lose our fear, our fear of being thought of as criminals because we’re poor. I am just like you, living a sh—y life, and I live it day by day.” “This is my act of love for you.” More on the controversial video and the history of student debt in Chile here, and here. Updated reports indicate the artist-activist may have some jail time” tags: weekly chile student debt education The Future of Ed-Tech is a Reclamation Project #DLFAB “So I’ve come lately to cite Antonio Gramsci: “I am a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.” But I’m going to will myself to craft a story for you today about education in 2030 that resists that dystopian narrative. I want to project a story for the future where learning technologies support and foster learner control and learner agency. It’s a story where students are the subjects not objects when it comes to education and education technology. It’s actually a story we could tell starting today. We have the technology to do so. It is the will that we […]
About | superflux “We work closely with clients and collaborators on projects that acknowledge the reality of our rapidly changing times, designing with and for uncertainty, instead of resisting it. We are particularly interested in the ways emerging technologies interface with the environment and everyday life, and with proven experience in design, strategy and foresight, Superflux is in a unique position to explore the implications of these new interactions. Ultimately, we strive to embed these explorations in the here-and-now — using rapid prototyping and media sketches to turn them into stimulating concepts, experiences, products and services. “ tags: weekly design uncertainty ambiguity change Unknown Fields Division – Mission “The Unknown Fields Division is a nomadic design research studio that ventures out on expeditions to the ends of the earth to bear witness to alternative worlds, alien landscapes, industrial ecologies and precarious wilderness. These distant landscapes – the iconic and the ignored, the excavated, irradiated and the pristine, are embedded in global systems that connect them in surprising and complicated ways to our everyday lives. In such a landscape of interwoven narratives, the studio uses film and animation to chronicle this network of hidden stories and re-imagine the complex and contradictory realities of the present as a site of strange and extraordinary futures. “ tags: weekly unknown design research media (4) […]
more than 95 theses – Stanley was extraordinarily logical, inclined to… ” this basically involved the actors going so far beyond just being actors that they were either living the role by then in a Zen state of hypnosis, or they might go crazy and do something completely original, fresh and strange.”” tags: weekly stanley kubrick acting Shocking but true: students prefer jolt of pain to being made to sit and think | Science | The Guardian “But the most staggering result was yet to come. To check whether people might actually prefer something bad to nothing at all, the students were given the option of administering a mild atomic shock.” h/t Maria Funes tags: think research stimulus weekly We can, and will, destroy the world tags: weekly destruction machine tweet Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.