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  1. Sep 2018
    1. once the argument congealed around the question of a white woman being appointed to tell the story of African people, it ceased to be about curatorial diversity, and turned into a battle for African heritage, about ancestral claims.

      reflects cultural appropriation and telling stories that belong to others from white/european/male art historical perspective

    1. Yesterdays anti-colonialists are trying to humanize today’s generalized colonialism.

      How?

    2. are no longer valid

      I'd like to learn why he feels this way in greater depth than by how this author translates it.

  2. Mar 2018
    1. young activists can feed a constant conflict over racist Native-American sports mascots, even as actual Native Americans, when surveyed, consistently say that they do not care about the mascots, and instead are far more concerned about poverty, addiction, and violence in their communities.

      Accusations of "cultural appropriation" serving to distract from more difficult challenges.

  3. Jul 2017
    1. “We welcome all varying views, and in fact you will likely find our views run very counter to many of the [racist] views we are being claimed to have,” they continued. “We encourage people to join us for breakfast and open up a productive dialogue about any issue.”

      Of course. This is the problem with white (I'm assuming) liberals.

  4. Jan 2017
    1. l’éditorialisation instaure ainsi les conditions de possibilité pour l’appropriation des enregistrements en servant de support à la fois de questionnement, de requêtage, puis d’interprétation.

      premier enjeu de l'éditorialisation : l'appropriation

  5. Sep 2016
    1. «Les tableaux intelligents ne fonctionnent pas, mais on fait comme à l'époque, quand la lumière d'un rétroprojecteur brûlait : on sort notre craie et on utilise le tableau! Ce n'est quand même pas la fin du monde. La terre n'a pas arrêté de tourner», conclut Francis Jacob.
  6. Jul 2016
    1. encouraged learners to use social media

      To me, the key part here is “encouraged”, as opposed to “forced” or even “asked”. Imposed solutions are neocolonial. There can be a lot of postcolonial reappropriation of existing tools.

    2. Some digital pedagogues who teach MOOCs on traditionally xMOOC platforms find ways to infuse connectivist principles in their teaching.
    3. on already-existing MOOC platforms like Coursera
    1. grant-like programs where teachers apply for ed tech with a plan for how to use it

      Sounds like this strategy could solve several issues at once, including the lack of recognition for the teaching profession. But “the devil is in the details”. Could easily imagine such programmes to lead to misdirected incentives. Part of the way this could work is if the “pilot project” at the core of such a grant were to also allow for some freedom in course design. There’s been some discussion of “pilot courses” in our milieu and those could be a great opportunity for many teachers. After all, the problem is often that there are too many hurdles to implement something appropriate. Sure, resources may be lacking but, more often than not, they’re misappropriated, “siloed out”, put in a separate budget.

    2. New technology has often been introduced in schools without the necessary long-term planning and training that should have accompanied it. SMART boards were notorious for being installed in classrooms (at great cost) and then used in the same way as the static blackboards that preceded them. One-to-one device programs have been ridiculed for the same reasons.

      Was just discussing the SMART boards roll-out with a friend and colleague.

    1. “innovation”

      The quotes are important. There are different approaches to innovation. The one described here may be pushed by politicians and administrators, but some would argue that it’s not innovation in the same sense as what either Eric Von Hippel or Michael Schragge might describe.

    1. what will happen to Tesla and the progress of autonomous driving as more people use Autosteer in situations it’s not good at

      Self-driving cars aren’t merely a technical issue.

  7. Jun 2016
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    1. “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
    1. Two performances did seem to transcend the present, with artists sharing music that felt like open-source software to paths unknown. The first, Sam Aaron, played an early techno set to a small crowd, performing by coding live. His computer display, splayed naked on a giant screen, showcasedSonic Pi, the free software he invented. Before he let loose by revising lines of brackets, colons and commas, he typed:#This is Sonic Pi…..#I use it to teach people how to code#everything i do tonight, i can teach a 10 year old child…..His set – which sounded like Electric Café-era Kraftwerk, a little bit of Aphex Twin skitter and some Eighties electro – was constructed through typing and deleting lines of code. The shadowy DJ sets, knob-tweaking noise and fogbank ambient of many Moogfest performers was completely demystified and turned into simple numbers and letters that you could see in action. Dubbed "the live coding synth for everyone," it truly seemed less like a performance and more like an invitation to code your own adventure.
    2. The shadowy DJ sets, knob-tweaking noise and fogbank ambient of many Moogfest performers was completely demystified and turned into simple numbers and letters that you could see in action.
    1. easily supported by Slack

      Although, honestly, forums also work fairly well for this. Still, it’s cool to appropriate a teamwork-oriented tool for something different.

    2. First, they’ve owned it, and Slack makes this easy.
    1. Not every perceived ill turns out to be bad. Socrates famously decried the invention of writing. He described its ill effects and never wrote anything, but despite his eloquence, he could not command the tide to stop. His student Plato mulled it over, sympathized—and wrote it all down! We will likely adjust to losing most privacy—our tribal ancestors did without it. Adapting to life without community could be more challenging. We may have to endure long enough for nature to select for people who can get by without it.

      This is a very nice analysis: The technology appropriation is definitely a long-term/cultural question.

    1. Students create multimedia work best in platforms they choose themselves.

      Students [create multimedia] work best in platforms they choose themselves.

  9. May 2016
  10. Apr 2016
    1. it is the responsibility of every ILT instructor to address injustice, power, and privilege through our study and use of learning technologies

      Difficult to address those issues without exploring usage of the tools.

  11. Mar 2016
    1. “appropriation” of a context

      My own (playful) pun, which I’ve been using for a while (long before this interview), is that appropriation is about making something our own and making it appropriate in a context. Was told (by an English teacher) that it wasn’t “what appropriation means”. Been prefacing it more since then. But it’s a way to distinguish the concept from the negatively-loaded “cultural appropriation” while keeping the same principles as drivers for a different kind of change. Been especially interested in technological appropriation, overall, and now in technopedagogical appropriation.

    1. To be playful is to appropriate a context that is not created or intended for play

      Hadn’t noticed this quote but it merges two of the concepts I personally find key (and been discussing ad nauseam): appropriation through usage and serious playfulness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivj6mx9dgqg

  12. Feb 2016
  13. Jan 2016
    1. Brenda has shifted her approach from providing turnkey solutions to the teachers that come to her for help. Instead she focuses on accompanying them on their journey, and wants to know what research they have done prior to coming to see her.

      Offering solutions doesn’t tend to help, in most cases. And since “magic bullets” don’t exist, focusing on pathways can help people integrate new practices regardless of tools.

    2. Today, she encourages the women she works with to NEVER say they know nothing about technology.

      Gender differences in self-assessments of technological skills are a well-known phenomenon, but it remains tricky. Brenda’s approach works really well, in no small part because of her own skills and personality.

    3. Don’t just talk about technology. Get to know the person in front of you. It’s not just about the technology, it’s also about what other things are going on. I feel like I missed out on a lot of opportunities, having learned this later in my career.

      Technopedagogy is people.

    1. Creating simulations, however, requires expert-level skills in interaction design, graphics, database functionality, and programming - not to mention instructional design, content expertise, and imagination.

      It all depends on your expectations. Lone teachers (and lone students!) can create very useful simulations. They learn a whole lot in the process. Not sure why this “everything needs to be of professional quality and therefore requires an expensive/expansive team of professionals” mentality comes from. Makes it sound like they have something to sell, to be honest.

    1. Coding is a really valuable skill to have and this an amazing entry point for that.”
    2. the notion that those who spend their life glued to their Dr Dre Beats headphones ‘aren’t interested in music’ as they don’t read notation or have an interest in the cello. 
    3. Some may engage and others may not, but those who do will be at a definite advantage in a world where more moments and objects within our lives will depend upon programming and be enhanced by it too. 
    1. social benefits it might bring in terms of user autonomy and community-building

      There are contexts in which these things matter more. Maybe worthwhile to start from there. Not focusing on business models or “does it scale”. But on a plethora of initiatives and pilot projects.

  14. Nov 2015
  15. Oct 2015
    1. it is vital that teachers become active agents for change, not just in implementing technological innovations, but in designing them too.

      One of the ultimate levels of technological appropriation may be in designing and implementing new tools related to a given technology.

  16. Mar 2015
    1. As important as the information itself, is providing and supporting an environment that allows for the transformation of that information into new knowledge

      Which is appropriation