Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

  • ““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

  • “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 lack.

    tags: weekly education

  • “Historip(13c) is limited version of ‘Historip’, a wikipedia-based timemachine. You can see a social graph of famous people living in 13th century, and operate that like Google Map.

    tags: history wikipedia dataviz socialnetworking weekly

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