1,710 Matching Annotations
  1. Mar 2017
    1. I stood

      Who ? The poet or the persona or something in ourselves being commanded to stand?

    2. people became afraid

      on demand and just in time, fear is delivered.

    3. It was said

      Passive voice. Disembodied voice. Find the voice. It is a man behind a curtain. Hiding.


    1. I've been commissioned to create an image for the wall behind me.

      We can commission ourselves to annotate a page like this. Annotators are like Banksy only the tags are invisible until the proper 'filter' is displayed.

    2. Gary Kelley.
    1. What counts is

      An actual response to Simon's call. Can I get an "Amen"?

      A response: The counting metaphor. How do I love thee, let me count the ways. I have always loved the anti-logic of Browning.


    2. natural catastrophes?

      Watching the inevitable. The disinterest of video. It is cold and uncaring. It spools death and destruction out. There is nothing we can do except wake from one nightmare to another. This is the stuff of suicide, of hope crushed. Why do we watch? We are compelled as observers of and livers within the human condition. You must acknowledge it. Condemned to let the video play out.

    3. Fiction, Faction, Fact...

      Don't forget friction.

    4. To honor Simon's posts specifically and to honor writing in general, you have to slow down, you have commit to a slow read, you need to respond in the spirit of serious play. You need to trust and hope for kindness and care. Reading is an intellectual, emotional and embodied picnic. That's what I mean.

    1. The protein content in locusts varies from around 50 to 60 percent, according to the books Insects by Steven Parker. This means their protein content is comparable to that of raw beef. They’re also known to have around a 12 percent fat content and many nutrients like calcium, magnesium, iodine, phosphorus, and riboflavin.

    2. The story of the Great Michigan Pizza Funeral is one of loss, terrible maladies, and spilled marinara. But it’s also a classic tale of the strange obstacles immigrants can often face in new countries.

    1. What is clear is that the LMS has been highly successful in enabling the administration of learning but less so in enabling learning itself

      What an understatement! But I rarely see such honesty in official reports.

    2. Tools such as the grade book and mechanisms for distributing materials such as the syllabus are invaluable for the management of a course, but these resources contribute, at best, only indirectly to learning success.

      For example, I use Blackboard at my university because students for clamored for a space to view their grades and to view their assignments. When you use it as a point of departure from that, well...that's when they push back. And they do.

    3. small pieces loosely joined philosophy

      I share this, but most teachers I know are not eager to adopt another way of being and teaching. The default works well enough. [dusted and done]

    4. I spent much of 2007 and 2008 slamming the LMS, but that gets tired—not to mention it’s had little to no impact. 

      The follow up question is: why did it have little impact? Why does a decentralized, non-scaffolded approach fail? Because most people don't want it. Or they don't understand that they need it. They are trapped in systems (especially K-12) that demand they behave in ways that are monolitically templated or that want them to be so.


      What specifically is the spin that John Iadorola is remarking upon? Whose interests is Breitbart advocating for? Spin merchants have different values. What are they?


      Sirota nails the question of the day.


      Would it be great to do top ten political 'shivs' of the 21st century? I would put all of Clinton's legislative 'achievements' in that category.


      Cenk channels Breitbart in order to ascribe motives. Legit?

    5. Wed Mar 15 2017 11:11:15 GMT-0500 (CDT)

    1. I don't like boundaries, I don't. I don't like fences, I don't. 
    2. I will say that the more boundaries we give ourselves, the better it will be.

      With moderation. I hope Sandy didn't mean to extend that "more boundaries" very far. For me, that is the essence of teaching: how far to go, what boundaries/scaffolds to erect, which ones to make permeable, which ones to allow students to take down and move or just allow free range.

    3. Wow, look what happens. There are no instructions here, no guidelines, no right-wrong.

      I think the metes and bounds are implicit. LIke social contracts, they are agreed upon but hidden. I agree to be civil within certain bounds. I don't park my brain at the door in the service of 'nice' but neither do I give up my right to disagree in the most agreeable manner I can think of. Thank god for the rules, whatever they are. Thank god for the rulebenders and breakers, wherever they lurk.

    1. Daily provocation

      Would prefer a "daily invocation" rather than a sharp stick in the eye. You wouldn't like it when the Panda is angry.

    2. Hypothes.is,  

      ditto with faberglas. Intentionally ironic and un-open?

    1. Thanks to @dogtrax for dropping by and making the newsletter something more. Can't think of a nicer Saturday morning surprise. Just let me know if you are looking for a particular kind of story and I will find it and curate the unholy eff out of it.

    1. "Manage your advert preferences"

    2. shadow spirit

    3. annotating the intangible

      like pinning a butterfly to a board, a living butterfly.

    4. Shadow spirit

      My Louisville compatriot, Muhammed Ali, boxing his shadow.

    5. We stood there witness, I, ears to the fir.
  2. Feb 2017
    1. Southern Poverty Law Center

      I looked in my state, Kentucky, and expected to see lots of reported incidents from 2016, but I found none. Are we less racist here than elsewhere? Is there less hate here? Well...no, but what are these hate crime indices generally valuable if they are full of informational holes that can only be plugged by gut feeling. Have they not been dramatically emboldened in Kentucky? How can I conclude from this kind of information? Dammit this pisses me off that our information is so problematic.

    1. Whose responsibility is it to take what is generated and grow some sort of signal from the noise? Here is a link to all the gathered threads. . Have at it. Or come up with something else: a summary, critique, argument, analysis, whatevs. Otherwise are we, as Thomas Merton accused his fellow Trappist monks, just a bunch of cozy cheesemakers.

    2. while diverse individuals pursue projects that are meaningful to them.

      You cannot sharpen the ax of abstraction. The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

    3. Thanks to dogtrax for deomonstrating other ways to respond. I think that most academics are limited by their aca-speak roots. Kevin's roots are in the k-12 classroom and in play as a crucial part of annotation. I applaud that. And sometimes you need to shock like Mel Brooks in The Producers


    1. Marginal Syllabus as OER and OEP

      Fascinating that these posts are rarely annotated. Teacher annotate thyself.

    1. We think by feeling

      Roethke crushes the idea that we can differentiate feeling from thought. This is why I love poetry. It is its own system of knowing entire unto itself.

    2. I learn by going where I have to go.

      None of this weak tea learning for me. This organized play date with all the other pablum-faced kiddies, nope, not for me. I got skin in the game and Ima gonna lose it if I don't make the learning work.

    3. The Waking

      Imagine if you will that hypnogogic state between waking and dreaming. A threshold. A liminal field. And what are we waking up from or waking away from?

    1. On those weekends, the river is disquieted from morning to night by people resting from their work.

      From Wind in the Willows

      Then, as he looked, it winked at him, and so declared itself to be an eye; and a small face began gradually to grow up round it, like a frame round a picture. A brown little face, with whiskers. A grave round face, with the same twinkle in its eye that had first attracted his notice. Small neat ears and thick silky hair. It was the Water Rat! Then the two animals stood and regarded each other cautiously. ‘Hullo, Mole!’ said the Water Rat. ‘Hullo, Rat!’ said the Mole. ‘Would you like to come over?’ enquired the Rat presently. ‘Oh, its all very well to TALK,’ said the Mole, rather pettishly, he being new to a river and riverside life and its ways. The Rat said nothing, but stooped and unfastened a rope and hauled on it; then lightly stepped into a little boat which the Mole had not observed. It was painted blue outside and white within, and was just the size for two animals; and the Mole’s whole heart went out to it at once, even though he did not yet fully understand its uses. The Rat sculled smartly across and made fast. Then he held up his forepaw as the Mole stepped gingerly down. ‘Lean on that!’ he said. ‘Now then, step lively!’ and the Mole to his surprise and rapture found himself actually seated in the stern of a real boat. ‘This has been a wonderful day!’ said he, as the Rat shoved off and took to the sculls again. ‘Do you know, I’ve never been in a boat before in all my life.’ ‘What?’ cried the Rat, open-mouthed: ‘Never been in a—you never—well I—what have you been doing, then?’ ‘Is it so nice as all that?’ asked the Mole shyly, though he was quite prepared to believe it as he leant back in his seat and surveyed the cushions, the oars, the rowlocks, and all the fascinating fittings, and felt the boat sway lightly under him. ‘Nice? It’s the ONLY thing,’ said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. ‘Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING—absolute nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing,’ he went on dreamily: ‘messing—about—in—boats; messing——’

    2. “When nations grow old the Arts grow coldAnd commerce settles on every tree” 

      Entropy leads inevitably to commerce and the cold quiet black velvet of an empty universe. Blake also said that the tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

    3. the age of the Photograph is also the age of revolutions, contestations, assassinations, explosions, in short, of impatiences, of everything which denies ripening.

      Ha! Barthes assumes that because they occupy the same space in time that it is not coincidence with revolution/contestation/assassination/explosion. Prove it,motherfucking Barthes. No, he just lets it lay like a dead fish on a priceless Persian carpet.

    4. fabricated

      Yes, history as jive talk, post hoc rationalizations.

    5. It buys their freedom, pays for it

      In the US of A this is fundamentally unconstitutional. Here is the relevant quote from the Declaration of Independence:

      "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

      Unalienable = cannot be alienated, cannot be sold. Souls cannot be sold but can be bought.

    6. "What means shall we employ?"

    7. There were  25,000 results. 

      The illusion of Chapter Two in a dissertation. The illusion that just one more reference will make it complete. the illusion of induction and just one counterfactual as counterfucktual

    8. It was met with silence.

      What do we do when confonted with silence? Maybe we need to shift metaphors from confronted to some other consentual reality. A sockhop perhaps, or a Morris Dance or a paso doble or poppin' and lockin'

    1. The New York Times reports that Obama prefers to write these speeches at night, with a lonely legal pad and an austere snack of seven lightly salted almonds.

      And OCD-like focus.

    2. The effect is slight but creepy.

      Technological mediation leads us down into the uncanny valley. Yes, very creepy indeed.

    3. normalcy

      the original 'truthy' word?

    4. To take stock of Obama’s speeches is to be overwhelmed by the prosaic demands of presidential oratory.

      I had never considered this before. And it's almost as if no matter the occasion they are all given mostly similar weight.

    5. Wait — did some of those yes-we-can pioneers own slaves and kill Indians? Probably!

      Rhetoric often is sleight-of-hand that distracts us with 'look over here and pay no attention to the hypocrisy over there' trumpery.

    6. It is electrically unwatchable.

      Interesting. I just watched it. It was a little uncomfortable in that 'yes, we can' can be applied to drone warfare and crushing whistleblowers. That is more chilling than electrifying.

    7. human URL will.i.am

      OK, that is both funny and mean. Fean? Munny?

    8. the “Yes We Can” song
    9. Dan Bayles
    10. Giornata
    11. Flashe

      Vinyl emulsion paint very popular with abstract artists.

    1. tells stories of who those people were.

      I think the pictures really speak to step one: awareness, be aware that real human beings are dying. Unfortunately, in most parts of the country the only faces that matter are white faces. I know that is cynical, but the reason MIke Pence faced the issue of AIDS in small town and rural Indiana with a needle exchange program was that almost all the victims were white. And even then he was forced to do so by state-wide public pressure from---the envelope, please--white people.

    2. Today my Twitter feed included this post.

      Can't help but notice my own troubled state, Kentucky. I am watching it metastacize, but you notice that the cancer was there in 1999. Why? Powerlessness of the Unnecessariat.

    1. Just don't understand it.
    2. They just don't pay attention.

    3. don't take their work seriously
    4. put their heart and soul
    5. This is a bloody prison not a kindergarten
    6. crazy
    7. I put my life into the job.
    8. Just don't understand it.
    9. Just don't understand it.

      Just don't. Don't understand it. Understand it with 'don't'. Give don't a chance.

      Don't Carry It All


      Lyrics and notes

    10. Cellnotes.
    11. laments

    12. They just don't play the game right.
    1. how does a Netprov parody and satire move beyond humor and into changing the real world for the better?

      I thinks art serves best if it serves itself first. Why does everything have to be a transaction. And who decides if the world is better? And who put academics in charge of the civic imagination, whatever the hell that is.

      I know I am a grumpy fellow sometimes, but the institutional imperatives of academe are exactly one of the targets of netprov. The OccupyMLA is a classic netprov enacted by folks with real skin in the game--university adjuncts-against the forces of tenured track professionalism and guild values.

    2. create a sort of “networked improvisation.”

      Jeez, that's a book of an article. Great examples and case studies.

    1. Or is it just different?

      I think the 'alchemy' metaphor is becoming a bit strained, but if it helps us 'get' the idea that transmutation is the brain's glory then I can live with it. Of course, the brain's crowning achievement appears to be eating the planet so that is the dark side of alchemy--if we have the power, we will use it. And here we sit glitching and spinning and transmogrifying while the planet burns.

    2. Then Terry Elliot 

      Terry Elliott--I love Oxford commas, iterations, and redundant "t's".

    3. While you have no tone

    1. arranged act of spontaneity story

      Just substitution. I see this quite often with my ELL students.

    1. at animportant crossroads.

      Crossroads metaphor works? I am afraid it is more like this:

      And no one is interested in helping turn over the turtle.

    2. we are finally seeing signsthat the core is beginning to crumble.

      And what are these sign of edupocalypse? Maybe this is just wishful thinking. Is this whitepaper a viable alternative? I will continue to read, but I worry that the name whitepaper might reveal how very unchallenging it might be. I hope they prove me wrong.

    1. our brains are special

      Are they? I don't know. It seems to me that we share more in common than we do difference.

    2. Your body is collecting inputs from all over and feeding them to your brain to reprogram it.

      think about pain, so relative. Pain depends. For example, child birth pain is controlled by hormones. It is a user interface.

    3. We humans

    1. some things we can agree on

      Isn't this beautiful?

    2. Our friends probably look alike and we probably even listen to similar music.

    3. we’re both so focused on what the other is saying or doing that’s wrong that we barely hear anything else

      The weight of difference is exponentially greater than the weight of similarity. Why?

    4. The way things trickle through the internet

    1. combine the two.

      Use the best of both worlds?

    2. To curb the spread of unreliable news, should news organizations and platforms turn to algorithms or rely on users themselves?

      Robot overlords with elite algorithms or crowds of amateurs of varied ability? This is a great question.

  3. Jan 2017
    1. We have a chance to rediscover what the term "moral compass" might entail.

      "And now was acknowledged the presence of the Red Death. He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall. And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all." THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, POE

    2. where the butchers wash their hands before weighing the meat.”

    3. this "great American" dream

      The great Amurkan dream--greed


    1. you are giving up control of a tight narrative

      Yeah, I know exactly what they mean here. I am trying to create an origin story in #netnarr that continues as we continues. Here it is: https://paper.dropbox.com/doc/Tiny-Coolities-a-Solo-Serial-Networked-Narrative-pelzowvrp4UMLZHV1mmus

      I am willing to share the narrative, but who cares. Nobody did when I published. Maybe nobody saw it. Who knows? Maybe Kevin. Maybe Daniel. And I write for myself anyway, the ultimate solipsistic radio tower.

    2. Critics hated it.

      Of course they hated it. These guys were just establishment dudes with no wish or need to step out on a limb. Remind me of most of the teachers I have ever worked with. Cozy lesson planners.

    3. I am here, but not sure why. I guess it is connected to #netnarr which I am not really all that connected to. Lots of radio stations broadcasting for attention but for what purpose. Aimless? Idle? And that's ok, but what is the course about? Alchemy? A discredited pseudo-scientific discredited metaphor?

    1. Laptopsandmobiledevicesintheclassroom?

      What is your take on this?

    2. emailetiquette

      Let us speak of this together.

    3. AssignmentsandWrittenWork:

      How about these? What you want to do? Alternatives?

    4. Iwillrespondtoallemailswithin24hoursduringtheweekandwithin36hoursonweekends

      Is this fair?

    5. 10:20-11:15p

      too close to lunch

    6. 9:10-10:05pm

      still 2 early

    7. TerryElliot

      Here I am.

      Or maybe these folks?

    8. (8:00-8:55am

      Have mercy it's 8 am. Get tuff or die.

    9. CherryHall,Room12

      computer lab--are you bringing your own computing device?

    10. WritingintheDiscipline

      What does this mean to you as a member of this class?

    1. The word “narrative” is actually much more slippery than a “story.”

      I think we get into a huge problem when we make story or narrative mean one thing. We do this serially in litcrit as different critical stance rise to prominence and then are supplanted by the next new and shiny toy. I love have different stances from which to view and analyze and rebuild. When our take on what constitutes a story evolves into a form then into a critical stance as to what constitutes a good story, then you have something similar to when a metaphor dies and becomes a cliche--dead as a doornail.

    2. mindlessly and maddeningly repeats itself

      like life?

    3. A lecture is not a story (unless stories get built into it). 

      Meta story built into it: characters--you and me, plot--you learn while I talk, conflict--most minds do not work that way.

    1. Haiku for Clouds

      The collective noun for a plural of haiku is a 'visualization'. See below:

    1. dovetail


      I never want to get very far from the world the map or model is based upon. In this case the metaphor of a dovetail should not stray to far from the reality of a dovetail else the metaphor /analogy overextends and breaks.

    2. I have no idea how those two ideas will merge together

      I feel a similar leap of faith.

    1. StephenHawking’sandLeonardMlodinow’sbookTheGrandDesign
    2. Tobelievethattruthistrueisnotduetodaring,butduetohumility:thehonestmandoesnotthinkhegetsavetooverreality

    3. Thisbookisatributetothatsecondkindofamateur,folkswhobringgooddatatotheworldinatimewhensocietyisdrowningintsunamisofspinandmisinformation.Theyknowthatitispossibletochangetheworldforthebetterifwerepeatthetruthoftenandloudenough

      It is possible. What a great place to acknowledge this leap of faith. An assumption that all we have to do is just keep yammering? Might as well.

    4. accurately,clearly,engagingly,imaginatively,beautifully,andreliabl

      Don't forget adverbially. JJ=MSM tool

    1. Fuck that Mr Pressfield.

      Another kind of resistance, La Resistance

    2. drowned out in drear

      And dolor


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    3. Blear and loathing

      Fear and loathing Blear and loathing. I find myself here waiting on beer that's foaming.

    4. I find myself here

      Now here here now Nowhere erewhon Nowhere erewhon Now here here now

    5. Hunter S. Thompson

      We both claim Louisville, KY as our home town. He would have been a near contemporary of my father.

    6. delve deeply

      Maybe what I wrote was shallow and self-loathing.

    7. I may be hasty in my judgement.

      Not a fan of Jung I see.

    1. I have time; it is a priority.
    2. We can create space. We can create. We can. We.

    3. ”Things can be taught inside of history, not before time, but in time, on time.” (p.222)

    4. What if.. we were moved to a point where we had to believe in what we did and what if carrying on was against whatever?

      I think that this is the source of teacher burnout--engines on full tilt but pushing against granite until they flame out.

    5. Yes, we can. We can create Together.


      Hanging out, messing about, geeking out, sharing out.

    6. Paulo: “But we can also create space inside of the subsystem or the schooling system in order to occupy the space.” (p.203)

      In terms of music space, I think of rehearsal, but rehearsal is made possible by the discipline of practice. They are same coin.

      I live in the composition classroom both online and face-to-face. Are they rehearsal spaces? Yes. What other kinds of space can they be likened to?

      improv? studio? prompt? daily exercises?

    7. and we begin not to believe any more.”

      I think the word 'indifference' is apt here. The opposite of love is not hatred, but rather indifference.

    1. epiphany to know, not intellectually, but to really understand that you (or I or anyone) cannot change another.

      Students come to me often horribly changed, perhaps even intellectually disfigured. They openly admit to hating to read and hating even more to write. Hate. They weren't born hating. They came to hate and someone paved that road of change for them.

    2. And in doing that, he or she lives the experience of relating democratically as authority with the freedom of the students.”

      I have no idea what this means. Democratic authority in the political agora I understand, but in the classroom and school institution, I find it oxymoronic and without the resolve of paradox.

    1. Finally, you can also use our new bookmarklet. You can find it under Preferences - Apps and Extensions and drag it to your browser's bookmarks tab.

      I find this to be the best, least "friction-y" way to get stuff into Inoreader.

  4. Dec 2016
    1. aten-year, $30 million effort to enhance the devel-opment of children, families, and communitiesthrough the creation of community-directed infra-structures of services and supports.

      Such a small amount for such an important constituency--children.

    1. Would also like to see margin discussion of the forces that led to the creation of the form of the 'conference' and how the new force of virtual connection (whatever that might be) amplifies or dampens the old force. How might all virtual conferences be adapted to F2F ones? Are we seeing a fork in the road here where we are trying to 'shoehorn' the virtual into the real when we should be putting our efforts into all virtual?

    2. interactionscreate a narrative

      Interactions create lots of somethings: shared private and public channels, amplification, reduction in sense of loneliness, support. Is this what you mean by narrative? It seems to me those interactions spawn tools and content of narrative. Narrative for me means making sense of what you gather in these informal interactions.

    3. Informal

      Very much in line with the 70-20-10 training folk.


    4. Movement

      I thought this said "moment" when I first read it. Sometimes it feels like a moment and then it passes.

    1. At the same time, she continues to perfect her craft of furniture-making.

      I do not want art for a few anymore than education for a few, or freedom for a few. Wm Morris

    1. The reason for this post is to explore, create, and invite others into varied networked narratives. There are several here.

      1. in the margins (Hypothes.is (public paths and Diigo(private notes)
      2. outside of the margins (Google Forms)
      3. inside the text (editable Hackpad)

      Adjacencies, adjacent possibles, known, unknown, indecipherable, illegible even: they are all adjacently potentially emergengingly---open.

    1. potential collaborators

      A job description from the future: potential collaboration You can play here if you wish as a sortakinda protocrypto semiautonomous opening 'paragraphy' for a networked narrative.


      And here is the response spreadsheet if you wish to view: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GJP4dKD55YSLrCjMUmHivVIvXNDgM-2ftcAsG8GzH5o/edit#gid=1130978140

    2. Hi, I am not. I come to this a bit later than I wanted to and now that I am here the feeling I get is the same one that Daniel Boone was purported to have gotten when he saw the distant smoke plume from a fire--time to light out for the wilderness. I see the "75" in the little hypothes.is icon and I openly wonder, "Well, what more could I add to this?" I suppose the answer is this and that. First, my voice is different than yours, but that doesn't make it noteworthy. My experience online makes that all too clear. Second, dark matter isn't particularly visible, glial cells proved all but invisible for years, but that doesn't mean they are unneeded. They are needed. And their function is often unheralded in a saga that is sung by the attention mongers. That is my opening salvo in a networked narrative. Heave to, mateys, there may just be pirates off yer starboard bow with gun port lids open and a signal for you to cut yer colors and lay by. Peut-etre?

    1. a moment when we can go a little farther and say something, and there is a moment in which we should listen more to the people.

      How nicely he connects the classroom and political gathering. This is how you are both a learning organizer and a community organizer.

    2. the dialecticity between patience and impatience.

      A secondary source with more info on this.

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    3. there are levels of knowl­edge about the facts they already know, which unveil other ways of knowing, which can give us much more exact knowledge about the facts. This is a right that the people have, and I call it the right to know better what they already know. Knowing better means pre­cisely going beyond the common sense in order to begin to discover the reason for the facts.

      I liken this to Johari window analysis.

    4. There's no such thing as just being a coordinator or facilitator, as if you don't know anything. What the hell are you around for, if you don't know anything. Just get out of the way and let somebody have the space that knows something, believes something.

      Wow! This is a no messing around, everybody's got skin in the game world. I could see this as the climax of a movie.

    5. starting from where people are, to go with them beyond these levels of knowledge without just transferring the knowl­edge.

      I am getting confused as to who is talking. And I consider that to be a very happy problem.

    6. you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. PAULo: Yes. MYLES: This is a problem they deal with in academia by hit­ting the horse over the head and beating on him till they force his nose in the tub, and just to keep the blows from continuing, he'll try to drink. My system is to make him thirsty, so he'll volunteer to drink.

    7. this is my way of working, of thinking. First I try to make a circle so the issue can't escape

      Embodied cognition and praxis here and further down. It rings true and sympathically through me.

    8. Each one with his ignorance.

      LOL, each of us must own both what we know and what we don't and especially what we don't know that we don't know.

      Or perhaps we need to heed Zizek about the unknown knowns:

    9. If you have a convic­tion, you have a responsibility to act on that conviction where you can, and if you're doing education, you act on it in an educational context

      Is this true?

    10. about their expectations

      The less we expect of our people, the less democracy we have.

    11. I am using this chapter without copyright holder permission. If you have issues with my interpretation of 'fair use' then talk to me. I could put password protection on this WordPress page if given a compelling argument--like a takedown notice. But I doubt I will do that.

      What I would like to see happen here is not just annotation but discussion outside and through the various wormholes and palimpsests we make in the manuscript. And I would like for there to be curation of the generated annotations into other processes and products: images, gifs, short plays, kinetic poetry, quote boxes, zeegas, and on and on. Bryan said it was beginning to look like a cMooc. Yes, and this is the kind of work that opens up the adjacent possibilities that are the hallmark of complex systems. Let's make infinite play.

    12. he better the democracy

      this is the Sanders message before, during and after the electon. For example, he recently visited the HQ for KQED and spoke with students about politics and the recent election

      This morning our Youth Advisory Board met with @BernieSanders at @KQED @KQEDNews and talked about issues that matter to them. #2nextprez pic.twitter.com/t6fgTPV9th

      — KQED Learning (@KQEDedspace) December 2, 2016

      (And yes, you can embed tweets into hypothes.is.)

    13. Practice

      Praxis makes perfect

    1. It's hard to even see much of that spark anymore, that so many beliefs have been crushed, negated, that our society is mired with an unbearable weight of cynicism.

      I am reading Dave Gray's Liminal thinking. Two quotes that bear on this:

      1."The obvious is not obvious.It is constructed....We band together in "obvious clubs" that defend competing versions of reality." (Gray 8-13)

      1. "Your experience of reality is limited by the range of your experience...so your experiences are limited by the things you notice, or pay attention to, within those experiences..." (Gray 14-15) In other words we pay attention to what we are most primed to pay attention to.

      He compares that attention to this:

      when maybe it should be more like this:

    2. But we did extend a sales tax last election

      Yeah, a regressive tax. I am reminded of the Finnish courts who fined a multimillionaire in accord with his net worth

    3. its going beyond pulling the quotes from the book and postulating about education

      I am not sure what "beyond" means here. Feels like a judgment, a noting of a failing. I based a lot of my formative teaching years doing exactly that. I would try to find ways to make the quotes work in meatspace. Maybe that's not what you mean by this, but I find any attempt to connect across contexts (known or unknown) to be a winner.

    1. They hadn’t thought about the downsides. These tools offer remarkable empowerment, but there’s a dark side to it. It enables people to do very cynical, damaging things.”

      Hence the absolute necessity of fact checking tools like Hypothes.is. Here is a way out: https://blog.jonudell.net/2016/10/30/marshalling-the-evidence/

      And here too: https://blog.jonudell.net/2016/10/29/bird-dogging-the-web/

    2. “organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”

      like most mission statements--bullshit. It is a filter so you have always got to be following the filter. In this case no one but a few know what the filter does specifically. It is built to be used therefore it is designed for abuse and misuse.

    3. the proof: an entire page of results

      Is the author assuming that most people regard Google Searches as anything more than a result? Gospel? How many people have even a rudimentary understanding of page rank? Whose duty is it make sure they do?

    4. “a-r-e”. And then “j-e-w-s”.

      If you flip the words around to "jews are..." you don't get predictive searches. Why? I guess it doesn't think of the words as a question. Check out the related searches at the bottom of my page with this query.

      How in the world can these results be so skewed? Is there an active community of antisemitic folks actually looking for self-justification or is this a gaming of the search system?

    1. And a mirror world.



      Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold as 'twere the mirror up to nature: to show virtue her feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure.

      Hamlet Act 3, scene 2, 17–24


    2. I have no idea how to do this.

      Federated wiki? wikity? chooseth yer own alt-ity?Hackpad with endless wormholes?

    1. It’s actually hard to break out these different points, since they overlap and repeat throughout the section.

      Focus shift is very interesting in this interview format. Foreground/background/gestalt. I think that explains why it seems an injustice at time to dissect. Usually when that happens for me I write poetry or create something to translate one whole gestalt into another.

    1. Footnotes.

      Oh the face of reasonableness, oh the talking heads of eruditon, oh the sages on the stages--do we have any idea about the opposing forces we are referring to here, who we are facing? These faces are not the slightest bit interested in our sage, reasonable, erudite intelligent colloquy. What they want is to exercise power over us NO MATTER WHAT. I think about this all the time living where I live, surrounded by who I am in Dumbfuckistan. And it is not just my paranoiac mask speaking here. Sometime very soon, much sooner than later, the forces of conversation, reason and smiling/nodding/agreeing heads will see that fascism only cares about satisfying its will to power over others. And it will be too damned late to have a Plan B. And what is Plan B: it is making sure that every day you do something to grab any lever of power around you that will make authoritarianism less likely. Among those levers is reasonable argument, but also unreasonable, passionate giving notice and standing witness. Giving money to help others. Making sure you stand up physically for others. I am a neophyte at doing this because I hate to cause others discomfort, but I am learning to do it.

    2. to criticize and attack them in such a manner that the political violence that has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked
    3. "We let technology into our lives. And now it's starting to control us."

      And every bit of tech cuts both ways it reveals the location of hidden animal can be tweaked to endanger humans as much as it is used to save endangered species? "Yes," he said, "so sadly, yes."


    4. should

      Nonono. A 1000X no. Haven't we had enough "shoulds" decontextualize or not? I will have none of it. And what the fuck does 'fully developed' mean. That sounds suspiciously like 'best practice'

    1. Daniel does a lot of great work


    2. try to find connecting points


      Trying to pull out common threads. Also, trying to pull out substantive differences.

    3. In the interest

      CURATION WITH OTHER MODES (image, text in image, gif, video, sound files)

    4. am removed from the anchor text



    5. rough take


    6. to each other


    7. reacting to ideas


    8. It’s also invisible, to some degree.


      Private annotations for oneself and for private groups are also possible. Nice. Fine grained. Along with tagging, there are many possibilities to send annotations in multiple channels within Hypothes.is (private groups, public notes, tags, social sharing).

    9. These annotations are for me an experiment in meta-curation, curating about curation. I hope that we can draw some lessons in how to curate from Kevin's post. It would be great to do this elsewhere and then draw our discoveries together on Hypothes.is.

      In lieu of starting that project I have begun a private group where we can gather together curatorial strategies. Here is a link if you want to join Curation Strategies: https://hypothes.is/groups/j3eoYn2b/curation-strategies

      It might also be helpful to come up with a set of specific (curation strategies) and generic tags (curation) that we can search for on Hypothes.is here: https://hypothes.is/stream?q=tag:curation