101 Matching Annotations
  1. Mar 2019
    1. wee bit of experimentation

      To see something really neat, see how the CROWDLAAERs tool provides summary data and visualization of the annotation activity here. Totally free tool you can use for any URL you ask others to annotate.

    2. What is OMPL?

      Almost nobody appreciates the power of this humble acronym

    3. Learning Nuggets

      I remember when Terry did the DS106 Daily Create challenge that produced the banner image on his blog.

    4. Twitter: @scottlo

      Wish Scott had some more mOOC time, follow him on twitter, he is an expert in radio, podcasting, and narrative use of audio.

    5. Learning Squirrel

      I have to like a playful blog name with an animal in it!

    6. Come in and say hello

      Well hello, participants in the Ontario Extend mOOC (or anyone else). I'm Alan Levine, from the mOOC Parts and Services Department; I spend a lot of my time blogging and sharing photos and sometimes blogging about sharing photos.

      We are running a small activity for the Collaborator module inviting people to gather here around one of our web pages. What kind of collaboration space can happen here?

      Say hello here as a reply and then try adding more annotations on this page, perhaps after exploring some of the blogs from other participants.

  2. Feb 2019
    1. teaching machines?

      Cue Skinner and Pressey

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFYruzWeFwQ

      as well as Audrey Watters who is writing a new book on not only the machines but their biases, intent

    2. You should also realize that a substructure doesn't have to be a hunk of data sitting neatly distinct within the normal form of the larger structure

      This a substructure needs a unique and addressable address? so it can be referenced itself as well as connected back to it's source?

    3. special messages can be hung on that offer ideas such as simplifying an argument or circumventing a blocked path

      Annotating what he is writing about as annotation... yet, what is missing here is some way of re-arranging, weighting, them...

    4. To help us get better comprehension of the structure of an argument, we can also call forth a schematic or graphical display

      I might be getting ahead of what's to come, since I am annotating as I am reading, but this gets me thinking about some visualization approaches I saw in the 1990s by the brilliant and forgotten Roy Stringer working on what he called "Navihedra" - while they were often seen as navigational, his ideas seemed to be rooted in better representations of the kinds of structures Engelbart is telling us

      In brief, however, Navihedra are 3D models based on Platonic solids and relationships between pieces of information are articulated in terms of the spatial relationships represented by the vertices of the polyhedron. That is, units of information (of any kind, media, size or complexity) are attached to a specific vertex and bi-directionally hyperlinked to all the immediately adjacent vertices. The overall structure being determined by some perceived relevance reflected in proximity. Proximate vertices are understood to locate units of information/argument that are more closely related to one another than units of information that are not directly hyperlinked. Furthermore, this 3 dimensional arrangement can be rotated in space so that differing patterns of inter-relatedness can be viewed. Creating such an arrangement is much more difficult than it might appear and requires an author to consider the structure/presentation of even a simple argument like the one contained in this article with at least as much care as a more conventional presentation.

      Sadly these were produced in a media form hardly displayable now (Macromedia Shockwave), remnants are in the Internet Archive.

    5. This, he implied, could be used very effectively when you were building or studying an argument structure in which from time to time you wanted to strengthen your comprehension relative to different aspects of the situation

      Here we go- associative trails on steroids!

    6. These secondary substructures wouldn't appear when you normally viewed the statement, but could be brought in by simple request if you wanted closer study

      Maybe he is describing this annotation interface (except it requires here a mouse click to read; Hey Joe, can you pass us a light pen?

    7. He said that most links possessed a direction

      Links are vectors, maybe even... thought vectors?

    8. cut-and-try process

      Interestingly here described as "cut and try" so it' more than just the movement and re-arrangement implied by "copy/paste" - like Engelbart is describing intent.

      Looking up the origins of the every familiar cut, copy, paste (Wikipedia):

      Earlier control schemes such as NLS used a verb-object command structure, where the command name was provided first and the object to be copied or moved was second. The inversion from verb-object to object-verb on which copy and paste are based, where the user selects the object to be operated before initiating the operation, was an innovation crucial for the success of the desktop metaphor as it allowed copy and move operations based on direct manipulation.

      It's credited to Larry Tesler at Xerox PARC in 1974 for coining "cut/copy/paste"

    9. You don't know. He's a nice enough guy, but he sure gets preachy

      Maybe one of my favorite sentences. Who is he talking about? Is this Engelbart on Engelbart? The conversations in his head?

    10. You knew that some exotic techniques were going to be applied, and you'll have to admit that you were passively waiting for them to be handed to you.

      Here Engelbart is more or less defining the still dominant form of education!

    11. You nod cautiously, in hopes that he will proceed in some way that will tie this kind of talk to something from which you can get the "feel" of what it is all about.

      This kind of writing here so much more parallels the way we think and problem solve (working through things) rather than the typical expository writing of articles. Brilliant.

    12. 'scrambled-text' programmed instruction book

      Spent some time rabbit-holing on "programmed instruction" rooted in Skinner's behaviourist linear approach (and Pressey's teaching machines) to Crowder's branching methods, more or less, choose your own adventure-style learning.

    13. He showed how this was useful in displaying parallel or counter arguments

      He's describing page layout that did not happen for what, another 20 years, but it's not for aesthetics here- side by side formatting is "justified" (pun intended) as a better way to represent an argument or different viewpoints.

      Formatting with purpose.

    14. he could request that each instance of the use of a given term be changed to a newly designated term

      Global search and replace!

    15. Joe could direct the computer to move that string from where it was to insert it at a new point which his light pen designated

      Cut and paste seem almost trivial now, like it is a most basic editing thing. Yet I still painfully remember in the late 1970s making a resume and cover letter on a typewriter, with no ability to reshape writing.

    16. Leaving his light pen pointed at the space where a deleted symbol string used to be, Joe could reinstate it instantaneously with one stroke of his left hand

      Anticipating the Undo! I have to admit I do like remembering the iOS method of undo by shaking the device up and down.

    17. statistical predictions that the computer could make regarding what you were going to type next

      Boom! Again, he is describing what would become predictive text (Wikipedia reference), yet Engelbart is not mentioned in the history section.

      But maybe he missed out on the weirdness of bad autocorrect.

    18. the 150 most commonly used words in a natural language made up about half of any normal text in that language

      Can't help but relate the 150 to Dunbar's number. Coincidence?

    19. the typing of the abbreviation term would call forth automatically the "printing" on the display of the entire object string

      Wow, he foresaw macros and/or TextExpander

    20. only here there was completely automatic "carriage return" service

      wrapped text! We don't even think of it as a service

    21. you rarely saw anything that looked like a sentence as you were used to seeing one

      Indeed strange- while we still refer to things on the web as "pages", have we gone far from the book like way of interaction?

    22. with either hand (one pen is positioned for each hand)

      A fully ambidextrous interface, both hands with keys and pens. Where is that done now?

    23. And the screens are almost horizontal

      It took quite a long time to get to more tactile interfaces, yet still, predominantly (as I am using a laptop right now) interfacing more of a vertical interface.

    24. He suggests that you sit and watch him for a while as he pursues some typical work, after which he will do some explaining

      I'm struck again by the suggested method of standing over the shoulders watching someone work, to not try and explain it first as academics often do.

      This rings a bit of Jon Udell's concept of "narrating work" where we get some insight to how people work, in that case, by them writing about their processes. How often do we get to just closely observe how someone works/learns?

    25. but you will not yet have been given much of a feel for how a computer-based augmentation system can really help a person

      This is rather interesting in that Engelbart is saying not knowing much about the technical details is almost an asset here.

    26. at an age of cheap complex devices of great reliability and something is bound to come of it.

      Interesting parallel as Gordon Moore was thinking about it maybe around the same time, his paper was published in 1965 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By83v5TWkGjvQkpBcXJKT1I1TTA/view

    27. The summation of human experience is being expanded at a prodigious rate

      The prodigious rate itself is expanding, is it a scale even conceivable at this time? (insert the usual stats of YouTube content growing at 300 hours a minute).

      I'm anxious to read if he anticipates the notion of turning to automation to try and handle this organization- it always seemed that Bush's vision was human focused.

    28. II. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

      Week 1 end: A marker to indicate that Week 1 of the Engelbart Framework Project ends above here - we are focusing on Section A and B of the introduction (but feel free to annotate anywhere)

    29. 0 I. INTRODUCTION

      Week 1 start: A marker to indicate that Week 1 of the Engelbart Framework Project starts here and includes Section A and B of the introduction.

    30. giving the human the minute-by-minute services of a digital computer equipped with computer-driven cathode-ray-tube display

      Sitting there with a smartphone one might smirk at the mention of a CRT display, but remember when this was written-- screens were way way off from being a "normal" interface for computer interaction

    31. the conditioning needed by the human being to bring his skills in using Means 1, 2, and 3 to the point where they are operationally effective.

      Always interesting to read how Engelbart builds organizational schemes which build off of themselves, very very meta

    1. The people are fake.

      This is the section I will add to. I am curious about fake people. Really!

  3. Jan 2019
    1. with technology falling out as part of a solution

      Solutionism as a Silicon Valley mindset seems to be the norm for the technology field, and/or the amount of time given to understanding complex ideas being proportional to half a tweet.

    1. as a place to introduce yourselves

      We ask that participants follow this annotation to say hello, where they are from, maybe share their connection/interest to the project.

      Starting as the person making this site, I have early access. I'm Alan Levine, co-conspirator with Gardner Campbell. I worked with him 10 years ago in a Networked Seminar where we discussed parts of this paper. While working for the New Media Consortium I also got to meet Doug when he spoke to our Board and at our conference.

    2. interactive human-computer co-evolutionary environment to an auditorium

      I always tried to imagine what that 1968 conference venue was like; for the DemoAt50 site I built an animated GIF using the empty auditorium and images on the screen.

      Like usual, I'd wish I was in the front row.

    1. r/alchemy

      Righ there is a great thread on "What is Alchemy" https://www.reddit.com/r/alchemy/comments/akxaa7/what_is_alchemy/

      One thing that can be good to know is that there are a few ways to divide the Art.

      First is internal vs laboratory alchemy. Internal is where all the operations is inside of you, laboratory is where you do the operation in a laboratory with different materials that you mix etc. Practicioners will say that one or the other is the RIGHT way and the other is fake, misguided and so on. A few (like me) say that both paths are correct.

      This is an interesting distinction!

    2. web annotation tool hypothesis

      Now for something really alchemy like- use the CROWDLAAERS link to see a visual summary of all annotation activity from this page.

    3. What discipline is it closest to?

      I said this last time, but as someone who has been late in life learning to cook and bake, I consider the kitchen a place of performing alchemy!

    4. the creation of an elixir of immortality

      Ah, the pursuit of eternal youth, that one keeps coming up again and again. I expect some kind of Twilight Zone twist where immortality turns out to be a real burden or tragedy.

    5. I love Latin fables, proverbs, riddles, mottoes, emblems, and symbols, hence my interest in alchemy

      I look forward to you bringing some Latin to the discussion here (Laura has been helpful in creating some of the names of places here in NetNarr, like Labyrinthus and the new Somni Porta

    6. My speciality is the history of chemistry from ancient Greek alchemy to the birth of organic chemistry in the 19th century.

      So John, how did this interest in chemistry develop?

    7. Who are we?

      I'm here first since I'm just making the page- hello from one of the NetNarr co-instructors, annotating from Mortlach, Saskatchewan, hoping alchemy can keep me warm while the winter winds howl.

      I have a sense of the idea of alchemy. since it was an idea I suggested, but really am lacking a lot of the deep history and references our guests (and you) can offer.

      So let's make this a lively discussion space.

    1. Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework

      You are in the right place for annotation Doug Engelbart's paper as part of the February 2019 Framework Project - see https://framework.thoughtvectors.net/

      For an overall view of activity here, see the paper's entry on CROWDLAAERS

  4. Mar 2018
    1. The goal of this advanced faculty development program is for University of Guadalajara professors to critically and confidently integrate open strategies and activities in their courses.

      Annotation is great!

  5. Jan 2018
    1. use of dark backgrounds

      I was taught this by a pro photographer when shooting a subject, even when the background is not focussed, it helps to consider framing it so there is a dark, non distracting background. It takes some practice to think of both the subject and how what behind them will affect an image.

      In this one, I wanted the dying sunflower frames against the lighter blue sky, it would have been lost, or even created a sense of distraction, with the darker trees behind it.

    2. Instead of using your camera like a rapid fire machine gun, spend more time pre-composing in your mind.

      Even when I take more than one photo, I typically end up choosing the first one in a series. Am I lucky? I prefer not having a bullion photos to sort through. Trust your instincts, but it is always worth it to try 2-3 slight variations

    1. What do you see weaving into it?

      I was unaware as Brett mentioned in the hangout that the greetings for the time of day were programmed into the experience, that the web site knew what time of day it was and where i was. This is very basic, but the fact that I did not consider it anything other than a friendly greeting directly to me.

    2. my documentary practice

      I really would like to learn more about his practice.

    3. making documentaries made for the web

      What do you think of in terms of documentaries? Like films about history or animals in Africa?

      There is an entire genre of web-based documentaries, or i-docs -- these are ones that take advantage of the networked and non-linear capability of the web as a medium

    1. a Websiteasartwork whosescrambled green text and flashing images seem to deconstruct the visual language of the Web

      How about that, this web site is still alive http://jodi.org

    2. New Media Art - Introduction
    1. https://hypothes.is/users/cogdog

      This guy hardly annotates, he needs to step up his game!

    2. You are experienced as a web annotator, eh?

      Greetings wise, experience annotator, sort of like a wizard, eh? How experienced would you say you are in using this tool? What advice would you/will you give to others?

      (one might me to add the netnarr tag below, right?)

    1. Enter the world of digital annotation

      Well, you are here. You are in the world. You can annotate any thing you select on this web page, or you can reply to someone else's.

      Always try to remember to add the netnarr tag below so we can group all annotations across all the digital alchemists.

      Is this not like magic? Speaking of which, you can add web links and images, even animated gifs

  6. Sep 2017
    1. My attention—the symbols, sounds, and images I personally experi-ence—is the thread that weaves these dimensions into an integral whole.

      Considering Rheingold's stories and methods to explore his interest / curiosity, not how much was not dependent on technology (would he have gotten to the same place if there was a Google in the 1970s?) How much was social, and human networks?

    2. Although I had been unaware of it, Kay and others had been working on a highly visual, networked PC system since the early 1970s.

      See Kay's concept of the Dynabook

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynabook

      I wondered if the iPad, which looks like Kay's drawings, realized that dream http://cogdogblog.com/2010/10/the-dynabookpad/

    3. I didn’t interview Nelson until a decade after I stumbled on his book, when the revolution he foretold was well under way.

      Note sure if this is the interview, but when Howard had Ted Nelson and Doug Engelbart over for dinner, it had to be interesting

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCLCIw-HSJc

    4. grew out of the dreams of people who specifically wanted to use computers to “augment human intellect” and link personal mind amplifiers into an “intergalac-tic network.”39

      Definitely worth following up on this work by Doug Engelbart.

    5. Those who know how it’s done, as always, gain an edge.

      Is there a shift from human filters to a reliance on algorithms?

    6. People who make even the most modest contributions such as correcting a spelling error on Wikipedia or tagging a photo think of themselves differ-ently from those people who only passively consume the cultural material broadcast by others.

      Curious how broad is the population that engages this way. Plenty of studies show the number of people who edit Wikipedia is relatively small. Compare to tens of thousands who readily retweet/reshare stories that are easily provide false.

      via https://twitter.com/tomgauld/status/907176391959080960

    7. The specifics of examining the credibility of infor-mation effectively are as simple as looking for an author’s name somewhere on the page in question and submitting it to a search engine, and as com-plicated as learning to use one’s attention in conjunction with the variety of increasingly powerful automated filters that are becoming available.

      This is becoming more complicated; suggest looking at work of Mike Caulfield http://hapgood.us/

    8. A significant part of the population has not yet learned to decide when it is appropriate to share multiple lines of attention and when single focal point is necessary (and I’m not just talking about etiquette here but rather about efficacy in business and personal lives), nor have many people studied how attention can be trained.

      We are reading something written before FOMO was a term? Or is this a case of differing behavior norms?

    9. BlackBerry

      Sounds like mentioning watching a movie on VHS ;-)

    10. New ways for peo-ple to collaborate are invented on an ad hoc basis every day.

      It's interesting to explore that the motivations might be. Somewhere long ago, and because I did not bookmark it, I can't remember, someone described the most effective social media as services that can both do something to benefit the individual, but augment with features that can benefit a larger community.

      So if a service like flickr gives me a way to easily store, present, organize my photos, my individual activity for myself (e.g. tagging photos) can, without more effort, provide a group benefit.

      But with the example of Jim Gray, there is also the positive feeling of contribution, of helping out that motivates some of us. Or maybe there is the aspect of building a reputation.

    11. A coalition of volunteers who build and improve millions of articles in hundreds of languages as part of a free encyclope-dia would have sounded preposterous even to enthusiasts when the Web first became widely known in the mid-1990s.

      aka Collective Intelligence (did you see what I did there?)

    12. There is no single recipe for a mindful life in the digital mediasphere; reflection is required.

      Howard says BLOG this!!!!!

    13. When enough people become proficient at these skills, then healthy new economies, politics, societies, and cultures can emerge. If these literacies do not spread through the population, we could end up drowning ourselves in torrents of misinformation, disinformation, advertising, spam, porn, noise, and trivia.

      Hmmm, how will we know people will become proficient at these skills? Do they have an individual / community motivation to be skilled?

      At the time of this writing, the author's concerns seem to be in the problem of overload or being annoyed; yet in 2017 we are seeing more dark and evil worries- using networks to manipulate, deceive, and to harm others.

    14. Literacy now means skill plus social competency in using that skill collaboratively.

      How does this feel as an expanded definition of literacy?

    15. I’m enough of an optimist to persist in believing that this hasn’t happened quite yet

      I'd wonder, want to ask if the author's optimism is at the same level in 2017.

    16. if we combine our individual efforts wisely, enough of the right know-how could add up to a more thoughtful society as well as enhance those individuals who master digital network skills.

      But what motivates people to be so virtuous? Current state of affairs indicate some desire to use this for other, capitlizes purposes

    17. I’ve been asking myself and others how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and above all mindfully.

      Facing the latter question should help with the ones above.

  7. Apr 2017
  8. Feb 2017
    1. Bots

      One of my favorite lines:

      Twitter bots are like hanging art in your twitter stream

      https://youtu.be/UuncPQk4Kak?t=51m23s

    2. viewing the source of the web page

      You might soon want to start peeking at the source code around here. There are sounds of tinkering happening...

    3. Video games

      I love pac man

    4. On generational literacy

      I'm not sure i buy into the brain change.

    1. Who should you call?

      Where is Lassie when you need her?

    2. A national park

      Parks in danger too, nothing is off limits from their plans for drilling and commercializing. Heck Trump hotels at Yosemite, blech

  9. Jan 2017
    1. The way you respond to a Daily Alchemy is via twitter

      Note: If you prefer not to use twitter, you can also add your response via the comments form at the bottom of each Daily Alchemy, though they do not count for you on the leaderboard

    2. It’s like magic.

      Mmmm Magic.

      Yes, we can have images and GIFs here, but you have to find a URL for them (hint, you can upload them you your web site, and find the URL for the upload).

    3. this post is gonna be a long scroller

      Yes, my grammar is not perfect. Are long posts good or bad? Like a book, a movie, if there is some kind of arc, some kind of maybe surprise at the ending, what's wrong with long?

      We can do more than 140 characters...

    1. The famous painting above by Francisco Goya called “The Third of May 1808,” is clearly a story with a beginning, a shattered world moment, and an implied aftermath where nothing will ever be the same.

      How is that? This interpretation implies knowledge of the story outside the context. One might look at it as a single frame moment, a firing squad. What is the beginning?

    2. is always happening

      I'm not sure what "is always happening" means.

  10. Nov 2016
    1. Hi, I am noteworthy

    2. creating media

      We see a lot of the DS106 mindset coming into play where participants practice creating expressions about their digital alchemist character, about their imagined future world through assignments like creating movie posters, animated GIFs, radio shows, video mashups.

      A daily challenge site (like the DS106 Daily create) will provide experiences in media and tools on small scale; things like text ciphers, stenography, generators, etc)

    3. to explore what we call digital alchemy

      We hope people to explore this idea that there is potential power in being digital alchemist, and what is different about this kind of alchemy than the middle ages. And its more than magic potions and dark sorcery.

  11. Jun 2016
    1. We’ll also locate this folder in a place accessible to the GitHub Desktop app so they’re in the right place when we want to publish them as a public website later in the lesson.

      I store my GitHub app projects elsewhere (I have mine in a dropbox directory), not sure why it needs to be placed in the application folder which can be hard to find.

  12. Feb 2016
    1. The desperate need was not only for content — books, essays, curriculum. It was for content resourced with access to empathetic expertise

      Perhaps the most eloquent framing of the ingredients of learning, much more than content of any variety, or of flipped videos.

    1. Of course, we can find empathic conversations today, but the trend line is clear.

      What is this evidence?

    2. Across generations, technology is implicated in this assault on empathy

      Who implicates technology? Is this in the research, is this an assertion? Like the statement about people killing each other, not guns, who is really responsible?

  13. Jan 2016
    1. This refers to rather small bits of information ("What's the pythagorean theory?" "Where is Bora Bora?" "How do I make mashed potatoes"

      What is missing here are the things we add to the web to enhance our own later discovery, our streams of bookmarks, a history of photos in flickr/instagram can helps us remember where were on a past date, blogs that record our process through a project. I have relied on Tripit.com (travel reservations and such) to figure out what conferences I went to in the past.

    1. In fact, his boss at the time, Mike Sendall, noted the words “Vague but exciting” on the cover.

      I like to speculate an alternative present/future where if there was a different boss, maybe more of an accountant who wrote "Vague and not essential to out mission. Get back to that database project Berners-Lee!"

      Would the web have been invented? By whom? What would it look like?