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  1. Apr 2019
  2. Nov 2018
    1. The Za-patista solidarity networks marked the beginning of a new phase, the emer-gence of networked movements as the internet and digital tools began to spread to activists, and general populations.
    2. They also found themselves unable to sustain and organize in the long term in a manner proportional to the energy they had been able to attract initially and the legitimacy they enjoyed in their demands.

      This reminds me of an excellent example I heard recently on Scene on Radio's Men series which tells the story of a rape which occurred several years prior to the bus boycott that helped to rally the community and make the bus boycott far more successful than it would have been without the prior incident and local reportage.

      The relevant audio begins (with some background) at approximately 22:40 into the episode.

    1. Even within general pediatrics, there has been a potential further fragmentation by site of care. Perhaps as a form of subspecialization, the hospitalist movement has grown steadily. This too has had and will continue to impact the health care delivery system. The term hospitalist was initially coined in 1996 by Wachter and Goldman.13 The number and demand for hospitalists has been increasing. A survey by the Society for Hospitalist Medicine found that in the last 2 years, there has been a 31% increase in the number of hospitalist groups.14 The impact of hospitalists on health care delivery has steadily evolved, thanks to evidence that suggests that hospitalists can improve efficiency and quality of care through their expertise. Hospitalists function both as inpatient generalists and in subspecialty settings—for example, on a cardiology or oncology inpatient unit. To this point, most have had core residency training in general pediatrics, some in the few existing hospitalist fellowship programs; and others have elected hospital-based practice after subspecialty training.The hospitalist movement adds new challenges to the health care delivery system.15, 16 It creates another point of potential fragmentation of care as a single hospitalist may not stay with an individual patient and family throughout their hospital stay. It is another place where there may be disconnect between the primary care provider and the hospital based provider. Yet on the positive side, hospitalist care may be more efficient and focused on the systems within the hospital and the quality and safety of care. The training of pediatric residents often prepares them for a hospitalist career, and the career is appealing to many because of the flexibility and control of work hours which appear to be important factors in the recent trends in specialty choice of medical students.17
    1. The opening section also lays out come key concepts for the book, including social movement capacities (“social movements’ abilities”) and signals (“their repertoire of protest, like marches, rallies, and occupations as signals of those capacities”) (xi), as well as the problem of tactical freeze (“the inability of these movements to adjust tactics, negotiate demands, and push for

      I believe this is an excellent way to share thoughts in a book club.

  3. May 2018
  4. May 2017
    1. Eye tracking and head movement detection are widely investigated as alternative interface methods

      This relates to this topic here.

    2. It also provides the ability to control many devices by mapping the position of the head into control signals.

      This is interesting!

  5. Mar 2017
    1. Thanks for letting me take this feldgang. A feldgang is what farmers do all the time. Fieldwalks

      Fortunately you did.

      This is enabling me to continue my feldgang here.

      Retracing steps and seeing things from a different perpective

    2. Yet I have to ask: are they (including Mike Wesch, Cathy Davidson, and Randy Bass) enough outside to pull the center to the margin?

      Are these individuals enough to pull the centre to the margin?

      Alone clearly not - there has to be a movement in which suddenly leaders appear - one could say the same about Gandhi, Churchill, Hitler, Trump, Beyoncé, et al

      At a key moment they become iconic

    1. I realized that what sold was not the script but the connection of excitement, the acceleration of a heart beat, the comic tone, the sudden absurd eruption in the life of another.

      Facts count for nothing.

      Excitement. - Career? Power? Attachment? Identification? Meaning? Numbers?

    2. There were no prospects of advancement mentioned. I had no choice. I had no means. The door of the flat had been ripped off by thieves, the possessions taken.

      Movement outwards...into box

  6. Feb 2017
  7. Jan 2017
    1. bad attitude

      Wow, that's judgemental. The "bad" attitude could be because many OER people don't like "walled gardens" where only those with money or membership get to learn.

  8. Jul 2016
    1. real world, authentic purpose

      Going back to the “projects” in the Maker Movement. Not “project-based learning” with projects set through the curriculum. But the kind of “quest” that allows for learning along the way and which may switch at a moment’s notice.

    2. the Maker Movement in schools, when fully embraced, is one such example of shifting roles in the classroom.
  9. Jun 2016
  10. Feb 2016
  11. Aug 2015
    1. Hands on

      This might be the most explicit link to constructivism and constructionism. Not only is it about “learn by doing”, but it’s about concrete action in the physical world. Can’t help but find it limiting and restrictive to mention “3D Printing” as the main component. After all, FabLabs got started without 3D printers and the Maker movement has a lot of stuff which has little to do with 3D Printing. But it’s hard to argue that 3D Printing haven’t attracted attention, in the past couple of years. Sexier than laser etching? As Makers often point out, there’s a lot in the movement which is really very similar to what was happening in shop class. Though the trend may sound new, it’s partly based on nostalgia. A neat aspect, though, is that much of it can happen through learners’ projects cutting across class boundaries. Sure, we’ve known about project-based learning for a while. You do a project for a class or a series of classes. But how about a personal pathway (cf. “individualism”, above) through which learners add learning experiences around a central project? Learning Circles can make that into something really neat.

  12. May 2015
    1. A path is not composed of positions. It is nondeeomposable: a dynamic unity, That comil/ulty of movement is of an order of reality other than the measurable, divisible space it can be con­ firmed as having crossed.

      Again...another instance in which identity/position is subordinated to movement and emergence. Placing the position before the movement result in logical aporias, but forgoing identity/position is to acknowledge movement.

    2. movement as qualitative transformation

      The question of how to critically loop in issues of time with this qualitative transformation/movement seems key.

    3. Of course, a body occupying one position on the grid might succeed in making a move to occupy another position. In fact, certain normative progressions, such as that from child to adult, are coded in. But this doesn't change the fact that what defines the body is not the movement itself, only its beginning and endpoints. Movement is en­ tirely subordinated to the positions it connects. These are predefined. Adding movement like this adds nothing at all. You just get twO successive states: multiples of zero.

      This is very much like [go with me on this one] an organizational chart that breaks down an organization's hierarchy. All the nodes are specialized and individual (person/position) but the lines are all the same. Thus...movement (of succession/information designated by the connecting lines in that org structure) is elided in favor of positions/identities within that organization. Verbs are lost in favor of the nouns.

    4. When I think of my body and ask what it does to earn that name, two things stand out. IIIIIOVCS, It/eels. In fact, it docs both at the same time, It moves as it feels, and il feels itself moving. Can we think a body without this: an intrinsic conne ct ion between movement and sensation whereby each immediately summons the other?

      The body is not prior to its sensations/movements. A body does not sense and move through space but movement and sense embodies.

    1. a disadvantage compared with the anthropologist, the historian, let us repeat, has access to hardly any other sources than those that involve language

      Material sources: how might an individual have gripped the handle of this jug/balanced it on her head while walking a winding path, a rocky path, a forested path back to the village? What patterns would doing so have set up?

    1. ‘ skilled visions [which] are embedded in multi-sensory practices, where look is coordinated with skilled movement, with rapidly changing points of view, or with other senses such as touch’

      Or, how do you know what to look for, and do you know what to do when you see it?

    2. in motion

      How do moving bodies sense things differently than those that are paused?

  13. Jan 2014
    1. These species represent not only different types of movement (on land, in air, in water) but also different types of relocation data (from visual observations of individually marked animals to GPS relocations to relocations obtained from networked sensor arrays).

      Movement types:

      • land
      • air
      • water

      Types of relocation data:

      • visual observations
      • GPS
      • networked sensor arrays
    2. For example, by statistically analyzing the interrelationships of relocation data among individuals, it will be possible to distinguish and quantify population-level movement patterns such as migration, range residency, and nomadism.

      Quantifying movement patterns at the population-level:

      • migration
      • range residency
      • nomadism
    3. intra-individual concordance

      Are there examples of this kind of data product at scale?

    4. but scientists' understanding of the emergent spatial dynamics at the population level has not kept pace, in large part due to an absence of appropriate tools for data handling and statistical analysis.

      Tools gap needs to be filled to improve understanding of emergent spatial dynamics.

    5. A grant is awarded to University of Maryland, College Park to develop informatics tools that allow scientists and conservation managers to use animal relocation and tracking data to study movement processes at the population level.
    1. NSF Advances in Biological Informatics: "Informatics tools for population-level animal movements." with T. Mueller, P. Leimgruber, A. Royle, and J. Calabrese. Thomas Mueller, an Assistant Research Scientist in my lab, leads this project. Also on this grant, postdoc Chris Fleming is investigating theoretical aspects of animal foraging and statistical issues associated with empirical data on animal movements. This project is developing innovative data management and analysis tools that will allow scientists and conservation managers to use animal relocation and tracking data to study movement processes at the population-level, focusing on the interrelationship of multiple moving individuals. We are developing and testing these new tools using datasets on Mongolian gazelles, whooping cranes, and blacktip sharks. More information is available on the Movement Dynamics Homepage.
    1. My project seeks to develop computer models that simulate and link behavioral movement mechanisms which can be either based on memory, perceptual cues or triggered by environmental factors. It explores their efficiency under different scenarios of resource distributions across time and space. Finally it tries to integrate empirical data on resource distributions as well as movements of moving animals, such as satellite data on primary productivity and satellite tracking data of Mongolian gazelles.
  14. Oct 2013
    1. either to teach, or to give pleasure, or to move, and should pray and strive, as we have said above, to be heard with intelligence, with pleasure, and with ready compliance· And when he does this with elegance and propriety, he may justly be called eloquent