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  1. Aug 2016
    1. Game over. No work is happening. (But it’s good. I mean it’s learning, right.)

      Here's another version of that graphic snapshot but more conventional and parsed out.

      Here it is.

    2. I’m thinking about the big picture of connections and community rather than the small, one-one conversations

      Nice.

    3. se it to improve my podcasting ideas

      been wanting to do some podcasting myself, don't know how to start, especially don't know how to carry forth after the first one.

    4. Community Connections

      Week Three theme for #clmooc

    1. how vastly my loneliness was deepened

      I ain't buying this as actually the young Billy Collins. These are not puerile thoughts. I guess I am projecting my own puerile self here, but this is the young would-be poet being channeled by the older poet. As seen in Yeats' "When You Are Old"

    2. into your head
    3. he notes are ferocious

    4. Marginalia

      Here is a Hackpad if anyone wants to go off book and add to the context of 'marginalia' in any way. The hackpad is editable as well as embeddable.

    5. As always if the page is too crowded just let me know and I will make my public notes private.

    6. Nonsense

    1. it's also an in-app purchase game, which is the least social, most obnoxious way to kill the vibe

      lest we fergit--it's all about the money Lebowski! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV59cxMsFnU

    2. Music industry experts

      Who? Straw man setup here.

    3. let’s step back and start thinking about how we can create more opportunities for young people to be meaningfully connected in an augmented way.

      I think we need to do the opposite, back off. Maybe the only opportunities we need to give them are ones that invite them to make their own....opportunities.

    4. They are just given too few opportunities to do so.

      Assumption here is that unless we "give them opportunities" to socialize, they won't. Exactly the same assumption many in education have: if we don't teach them they won't learn. Rubbish. I am confused here. Surely someone who has spent so much of her research life being in on teen zeitgeist would not ever take teen agency away. I see teen agency all the time, just not in my adult spaces.

      Reminds me of this cultural appropriation:

    1. The words inside a paragraph worked together for a common purpose. They had some specific reason for being inside the same fence.

    1. And Pokémon Go undermines

      Turkle argues the our definition of screen time has been made moot by Pokemon Go because you take the screen into the world. When I take a picture or shoot a video am I taking the screen into the world? I am suggesting that Turkle is the one with the naive approach. I suggest that any tool is marked as such by its ability to "take you into the world" . I take a picture of my tractor brakes before I take them apart. I guess if I wore a pair of WR goggles I could be like the Honda mechanic who wears a pair of Google Glasses in order to find parts in the inventory and videos with repair suggestions, but I am not at all sure that the reality there is substantively different than looking in a parts book to do the same thing. Is virtual real? Yes, considering that reality is all constructed in the mind anyway including what comes from our sensorium. It is real. Not exactly news, is it?

    2. the consistency and consequences of the physical world are so central to our relationships

      Huh? An example here?

    3. Addressing real problems

      As opposed to addressing virtual problems. See above: real and virtual problems are both...problems. distinction without a difference? Well, I suppose a real knife in PokemonGo would be quite different than a virtual one, but both are problems, yes?

    4. real

      There are a black hole's worth of assumptions in this world and its binary virtual-real.

  2. Jul 2016
    1. I don't think hope is very much. It's feeling a light summer breeze on the skin one day in July

      Hope isn't very much but what it is. Hope you don't mind what I did with the repetition.

    2. Light summer breeze
    3. Never do nothing
    4. There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want

      The original strip where I quoted from.<br>

    5. Ensor

      I B Loving yer gimme cap. That's what they calls 'em 'round here.

    1. My next challenge is how to feed this forward

      Another version of feedforward as a tool: http://faculty.medicine.umich.edu/sites/default/files/resources/feedforward.pdf Wanna try it?

    2. what I would like to do is use this to re-purpose Terry's message.

      Thanks for playing the game, a seriocomic game.

    3. Why would I bother? What's in it for me? What could I learn?
    1. Job description anyone

      From the Occupational Handbook w/ some attitude.

    2. hoss

      hoss = horse

      I have included a video of the greatest thoroughbred horse ever. A 'hoss' if ever there was one. For those who are not aficionados, note that Secretariat's 1:59 second race was a track record that is still the track record. The field may have had the very best speed horse ever, Sham, and the best gelding to ever race, Forego. The race itself is scintillating with Secretariat lurking at about sixth until the final turn. And then the big hoss just takes over. In racing this is called "rating", getting the measure of the other horses and then beating them, demoralizing them. If you notice in the stretch turn, Secretariat strays way out from the rail, a bad idea for most horses because you are asking it to run more track than those along the rail. Some jockeys get fired for this, but Ron Turcotte here, planned this from the beginning. He knew what champion he had. He didn't go to the whip at any time. That horse wanted to beat the others pure and simple.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74Usj3K4oZ0

    3. Boundary Catalysts

      If you are wondering what some of these boundaries might be, then check out this pen pal workshop for more guidance on boundaries between pen pals and prisoners. Here are a few of the listed boundaries if you want it quick:

      "Having trouble deciding if you want to visit your pen pal, or should you send money or packages, or how to respectfully set sexual boundaries? This workshop will open up the challenging conversation about setting personal boundaries as well as developing/maintaining respectful, accountable relationships through letter writing with pen pals inside prison walls."

    4. crossover moves

      The crossover is an elite move on the basketball court that involves the whole body in an attempt to fake out your opponent as you drive to the basket.<br> How does this apply to the post on the left? I am always advocating that teachers need to read outside their disciplines, to 'crossover' to other disciplines as you drive to the hoop. Well, I guess the metaphor breaks down quickly, so I hope you get the idea.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DefPFtiL4AE

    1. Hanlon’s Razor — “never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by carelessness.”)
    1. Whistling While They Worked: The Need for Creative Freedom in Collaborative Projects

      Have at it in the best spirit of real work in the realest of worlds--fiction. Gr8 work in the class and great work in drawing out the process undergone and well done.

    1. Once you figure out you can’t break anything on the Internet, getting your hands dirty by experimenting can present incredible stretches of that “flow” that comes with intense immersion in a task.
    1. not about starting a conversation at all

      Every question is a "barn raising"?

    2. what’s key here is the transactional nature of it

      One-to-one, no mutual common aid, no working together. Lone scholar/genius mentality.

    1. how inventions come to invent
    2. Kennedy explores through stories many inventions

      Have you seen Johnson's PBS series? Here it is.

    3. Most invention ideas go nowhere in the short run, but sometimes, those nowhere ideas lead to something else, and then …. who knows. It might lead to an idea that can change the world.

      Sounds to me like "infinite play". "There is no rule that says you have to follow the rules."

    4. you should see the bags of books she brought home)

    1. There is no rule that says you have to follow the rules.

      yes.

    1. Therulesofafinitegamearepredeterminedand fixed.Therulesofan infinitegamemustchangein thecourseofplay,toavoid afiniteoutcome.Therulesofaninfinitegamearechanged to preventanyonefromwinningand to bring asmanypersonsaspossibleinto theplay

      Wow.

    1. Infinite players are not serious actors in any story, but the joyful poets of a story that continues to originate what they cannot finish.

      yes

    2. Infinite players are not serious actors in any story, but the joyful poets of a story that continues to originate what they cannot finish.

      Ineffability of the infinite game.

    1. “I’m wary of promises that more technology is the answer to problems caused by the overuse of technology,

      Reminds me of gun nut argument: the solution to mass gun death...is even more massive gun ownership. Tech solutionism is ubiquitous and corrupting.

    1. right-click

      Windows=right-click Mac=context menu

    2. Diigo

      Diigo is my 'comfy' link, image, and pdf collector. It serves the same function as Hypothes.is--annotator and aggregator. It has many more functions than Hypothes.is including outlining, screenshots, autoblogging.

    3. Zotero

      Zotero is my go-to academic info database. It gathers meta-tags so that it can automatically create citations, bibliographies, and reports. Unlike its competitor Mendeley, it is open source and free. It works as a standalone and as an extension.

    1. A button to copy individual annotations to the clipboard

      John, you sent me a link for this which I promptly lost in the siliconslide that is my puter. Can you send it again? I will UX the shit out of it.

    1. VR will be a new and unique “empathy machine.”

      This was the first one I saw that wasn't the equivalent to a rollercoaster. It did make me empathic where I had not been before.

      https://youtu.be/ecavbpCuvkI

    2. that the positive benefits of going on actual field trips

      I don't know whether IRL field trips are much benefit either.

    3. Educational Stereoscopy
    4. The Sword of Damocles,
    5. seen record-setting levels of venture capital

      Yes, a bubble. Wait for it. Wait for it. Just click your heels together and say to yourself, "Second Life, Second Life, Second Life."

    6. Horizon Reports

      Prima facie evidence of the foolish practice of futurology. As Jesus said in The Big Leboski, "Laughable."

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3_ww66EeN8

    7. we’re still two to three years out from widespread adoption of VR.

      I agree with N. Taleb that black swans are only retroactively predictable. I always predict that it will always be something else. I am always right.

    8. Virtual simulations promise that learning experiences can be undertaken more safely (and sometimes more cost-effectively).

      I recall my most recent introduction to VR was one of the early NYT attempts. This one showed a food drop in Sudan. I really felt something new with that VR video. I felt empathy because I was surrounded (something I could see AND feel around me) by folks who were racing to get at the parachuting food palettes drifting down and landing. The point being that the experience was embodied. For some small percentage of people VR is incredibly embodied--they get very powerful motion sickness.

    9. the erasure of embodiment

      I have no idea what this means. I need more context, more examples, more 'embodiment'.

    1. seems to be a hit with many readers.

      I am thinking to myself, "Self? What kind of knowledge is this that can be tested in such ways?" I would answer, "Pretty inconsequential." But the adjacent possibilities this tool opens is not.

      I would rather students make their own damned quizzes for themselves or their peers here, then as a group create a collaborative quiz and critique what is being tested and what isn't. I guess what I am saying is that this is a very potent tool. Let's not just use it for its lowest purpose.

    1. Why don’t more innovative ideas have huge REMIX THIS buttons?

      A: I think it is because it all because we are all playing the copyright-brand-registeredtradmark lottery. You can win if you don't play. Your chances at the jackpot are astronomically low so I say, "Don't play that fucking game." It is for the 'commons illiterate'.

    2. Why isn’t there more of this?

      A: When the system is sick, no one is whole.

    3. We celebrate this with family trees.

      Can't argue with the humanoid brand though, can you.

    4. If your seeds find root, your audience will find you and support you.

      And what if they don't? Is Doctorow a closet Darwinist here? This smacks of the phrase, "If you so smart, why ain't you rich?" Or modified here:

    5. It puts faith in the notion of something will be planted somewhere, and the world will continue.

      Reminds me of the novel, Ishmael by Daniel Quinn where he talks about givers and takers.

    6. If I didn’t want that to happen or unfold that way, I probably should have kept the idea to myself or tried to sell it with licensing restrictions — a phrase that gives me pause even as I write it.

      In connected learning, as we connect we learn. The network is the way we learn and we learn together. Learning is by definition a commons, shared and unbranded. What we create together WE own together with all the rights and duties attached to that knowledge and learning.

    7. It’s not just a question of a single item

      At some point we have to acknowledge that all creation arises from culture and zeitgeist in part. What percentage of this new creation that is owed to culture and what percentage is new thinking by an artist in that culture has yet to be decided, but I think it is inarguable that everything we create arises 100% from one person. How much of Walt Disney's fortune is due to the public domain stories of the Brothers Grimm? You cannot argue 0%.

    1. a recent Audrey Watters post

      Join us here on Audrey's page.

      Remember that this is someone else's field. Be playful and be kind, but be true and honor the work with that truth.

    1. #SilentSunday

      I have always found this hashtag ironic. How can a picture be silent? What follows is a riff on this rhetorical question.

    2. One

      Stone steps, jackrock stones, limestone from a nearby fallen foundation cemented into a back 'stoop', and a weed.

      Weeds are plants that we can't use that are in inconvenient places. Here is part of the story about this one. Our old weedwhacker finally gave it up after long and loyal use. I did my homework and much to my consuming surprise I discovered that electric string trimmers have entered the world of real work. So I got one. It was lighter and quieter and better balanced than our old Echo model. And the only sound it did make was more like a hive of busy bees than the angry ones the old trimmer made. Big win. My wife went nuts trimming around the back stoop, but she left this flower intact. She decided at some point to redefine what this plant was. Not a weed. In moments like these I can scarcely believe the depth of feeling that rises up. I would have saved the weed, too, just like we save errant box turtles in the road and luna moths confused on the ground and birds that crash our glass but survive if given a safe perch.

    3. two

      Why must "silent Sunday" photos always be panoramic or colorful or perfectly composed or a tower of mastery? We know the colorful birds, but we deny the brown and dusky night jar with its incredible "whipporwhill" call. I wanted to celebrate the weed. I do not know the names of most weeds like this. It is possible there is a cure for diabetes hidden in here, but that is not why I value it. I love it for its persistence in the face of all that wants it dead including the lame aesthetic that values big, beautiful, well made compositions. I love it for is don't give an effing eff attitude. I love it for its I will be back even if you pull me out.

    4. three

      I love it for this wee white flower that says, " I am not the macro or the mondo, but I am in the micro bigger than all the others." I am a mystery. I serve no purpose. All I do is live with desire for history or celebrity. In fact I would rather no fuss be made at all.

    5. four

      Mostly, I love this because it makes me realize how much I love she who spared it. It is that same compassion that makes me a better man than I could have ever hoped. We work together and we share a happy ethos that knows our time is very short on this planet and that we must save what we can, even the humble weed on the back door stoop. Especially that week. I am that weed.

    6. Check the Margins for Some Noise
    7. four

      Mostly, I love this because it makes me realize how much I love she who spared it. It is that same compassion that makes me a better man than I could have ever hoped. We work together and we share a happy ethos that knows our time is very short on this planet and that we must save what we can, even the humble weed on the back door stoop. Especially that week. I am that weed.

    8. three

      I love it for this wee white flower that says, " I am not the macro or the mondo, but I am in the micro bigger than all the others." I am a mystery. I serve no purpose. All I do is live with desire for history or celebrity. In fact I would rather no fuss be made at all.

    9. two

      Why must "silent Sunday" photos always be panoramic or colorful or perfectly composed or a tower of mastery? We know the colorful birds, but we deny the brown and dusky night jar with its incredible "whipporwhill" call. I wanted to celebrate the weed. I do not know the names of most weeds like this. It is possible there is a cure for diabetes hidden in here, but that is not why I value it. I love it for its persistence in the face of all that wants it dead including the lame aesthetic that values big, beautiful, well made compositions. I love it for is don't give an effing eff attitude. I love it for its I will be back even if you pull me out.

    10. One

      Stone steps, jackrock stones, limestone from a nearby fallen foundation cemented into a back 'stoop', and a weed.

      Weeds are plants that we can't use that are in inconvenient places. Here is part of the story about this one. Our old weedwhacker finally gave it up after long and loyal use. I did my homework and much to my consuming surprise I discovered that electric string trimmers have entered the world of real work. So I got one. It was lighter and quieter and better balanced than our old Echo model. And the only sound it did make was more like a hive of busy bees than the angry ones the old trimmer made. Big win. My wife went nuts trimming around the back stoop, but she left this flower intact. She decided at some point to redefine what this plant was. Not a weed. In moments like these I can scarcely believe the depth of feeling that rises up. I would have saved the weed, too, just like we save errant box turtles in the road and luna moths confused on the ground and birds that crash our glass but survive if given a safe perch.

    11. #SilentSunday

      I have always found this hashtag ironic. How can a picture be silent? What follows is a riff on this rhetorical question.

    1. ideology, inequality, and higher education, with a specific focus on for-profit education through the lens of race, class, and gender

      That's a lot spinning plates.

    2. be posting the video-recording soon.)
    3. More importantly, more urgently, is this "trick" being hard-coded, hard-wired into the infrastructure of our schools?

      Of course, schools have ever been tools and it all depends on who has grabbed the handle. Well...who? Wanna get used? Go to school and be a tool.

    1. apish run

      Here's my go at your antispam-genesis:

      The kids said I had an apish run. Considering much of the dna of apes and homo sapiens is the same, that shouldn't be a surprise. I prefer it be called a shambling run...with my path in the tops of trees. That really would be apish, wouldn't it. Or so Professor Emery would say. That brings back memories.

  3. Jun 2016
    1. professionally and personally.

      The three p's: personal, professional, pedagogical. Here is a Venn diagram

      Instead of imagining the boundaries as fixed, think of them as permeable, then imagine they are lungs, breathing. Sometime we are breathing in the pedagogical realm and it expands to our personal lives.

    1. “‘Tain’t necessarily so.”

      https://youtu.be/kP5O_NUhrK0?t=47s

      Ya gotta have some fun in the margins, but I am showing here how easy it is to use video as an annotation. All you have to do is paste the url for the video here.

      Just to show you that you can embed Vimeo vids here as well, here is another version via Oscar Peterson:

      https://vimeo.com/71646902

    2. this Google Talk.

      I am using this annotation to show you a head-to-head matchup of two video annotation tools, Vialogues and Vibby.

      Vialogues

      Vibby

      So far not much difference except that you can share an individual vibby comment via twitter. Of course, Vialogues is a not for profit tool and Vibby isn't. Also, you can highlight certain parts of a video with Vibby.

    3. my marked copy

      I took a photo of my book with my Android phone imported it into SnagIt using a cool app call TechSmith Fuse. This app directly imports it into my desktop version of SnagIt. Then I 'inverted' the photo to get the photoneg effect. Voila and uploaded to my blog. I could have also used the same embed trick by uploading it to my Google Drive. Don't know why I didn't.

    4. listen here:

      I downloaded the audio as an mp3 using Peggo.

      Then I saved it to my Google Drive where I have tons of space. Once there I got the embed code from that file and placed it in here. I like the spare audio player and I like that all the stuff is served from my Google account. More teachers should take advantage of the embed function in Google Drive.

    5. echo chamber/filter bubble

      How to break the filter bubble, a guide by DuckDuckGo.

    6. Shell of the Game

    7. Read outside your discipline.

      I created this image using Pablo directly as I was writing the post. Once installed on Chrome, Pablo is in the right click menu no sweat and handy for improvisational meme and quote making.

    8. the image below

      I created this image in Pablo. So easy. So effective. So satisfying.

    1. you all are still there

    2. keeping my head above water
    3. As you know

      AYKB is an an acronym for the TV trope "as you know, Bob" Here is a discussion of it.

    4. HOw to pick through it all
    5. so much information

    6. I loved the poem on the blog from yesterday

      This is just to say I Ioved the poem on your blog yesterday

      Forgive me I commented but it did not show up

    7. I loved the poem on the blog from yesterday. I had commented but my comment did not show up.

      This reminds me of the wm carlos wms poem

      This Is Just To Say

      I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox

      and which you were probably saving for breakfast

      Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold

    1. The greatest nation on earth

      American exceptionalism might be how we got in this mess.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em3T5KnLAX0

    2. And are military assault rifles really necessary in a civilized country?

    3. yet we are no safer now

    4. one type of gun.

      Squirt guns? Caulking guns?

    5. Even the most devout gun owners should be able to get behind keeping guns out of the hands of potential terrorists.

      Here is the oppo view, pretty ugly. Hard to climb up that point of view, ain't it? Why can't we get along? Because some of these fuckers are just wrong. Wrong like below.

    6. A Way Out of No Way

      For some reason I was reminded of the Talking Heads song.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWtCittJyr0

      Well we know where we're going But we don't know where we've been And we know what we're knowing But we can't say what we've seen And we're not little children And we know what we want And the future is certain Give us time to work it out

      Yeah

      We're on a road to nowhere Come on inside Taking that ride to nowhere We'll take that ride I'm feeling okay this morning And you know We're on the road to paradise Here we go, here we go

      We're on a ride to nowhere Come on inside Taking that ride to nowhere We'll take that ride Maybe you wonder where you are I don't care Here is where time is on our side Take you there, take you there

      We're on a road to nowhere We're on a road to nowhere We're on a road to nowhere

      There's a city in my mind Come along and take that ride And it's alright, baby, it's all right And it's very far away But it's growing day by day and it's all right Baby, it's all right Would you like to come along You can help me sing the song And it's all right, baby, it's all right They can tell you what to do But they'll make a fool of you And it's all right, baby, it's all right

      There's a city in my mind Come along and take that ride And it's alright, baby, it's all right And it's very far away But it's growing day by day and it's all right Baby, it's all right, yeah Would you like to come along You can help me sing the song And it's all right, baby, it's all right They can tell you what to do But they'll make a fool of you and it's all right Baby, it's all right

      We're on a road to nowhere We're on a road to nowhere We're on a road to nowhere

      We're on a road to nowhere

    1. Being of these hills, being one with the fox

      repetition is so that you can easily memorize the poem--that is my thesis. This is an experiment in orality. I think memorizing could be in for a comeback as we move out of the Gutenberg Pause.

    2. I cannot leave. I cannot go away.

      Nice 'turn' here from the octet. Repetition. Q: difference b/t not leaving and not going away?

    3. of Troublesome, of Trace Fork, Of Sand Lick

      repetition of the word "of" helps readers remember so that they can become "reciters".

    4. The lumbering ox drawing green beech logs to mill,

      Adore this line of present participles, logs-ox, and what reminds me of the zen series of ox pix.

    5. leave these

      Assonance of "leave these". Purpose? A lyric aid to memory. I think you will find an attention to detail in this sonnet of Still's that is all about helping the reader to memorize the poem. I used to have eighth graders memorize this poem in an 80 minute block. Not possible without the careful attention to lyric rhetoric here. The assonance, repetition, rhyme, alliteration, and all the other lyric tools reside in this eminently memorizable poem.

    1. So what do we deserve? We deserve to work really hard at what we love. That's a privilege. We deserve that.

      yes. we can suffer that lot.

    2. We are a wild, weird species, complex and quizzical, fierce and fragile. Honor that. Stop pressing your face to the glass of someone else's party. Enjoy the party unfolding around you.

      I certainly don't feel I am any of that.

    3. I am drawn to the flame of Twitter
    4. But you can't construct your life around these equations.
    5. But look, the whole idea of "breaking through" is such a crock of shit. If you do nothing else, build a religion around this one fact.
    6. I have to do what I do, even if the world decides it's worthless.
    7. I'm saying shut out all the noise of Facebook and Twitter and Oprah and the best-seller lists and figure out what you really believe in and like to do every day.

      What do I really believe in and like to do every day in my writing?

    1. Follow up

      If the tools and their assumptions define practices that are anathema then can they co-exist with whatever status quo is out there? Depending upon your own personal power in your teaching setting, there are different answers to that question.

    2. once you articulate a critique of the tool it also becomes a critique of their teaching and learning practices

      Now here's the question I have: what is the fraud?

    3. teaching and learning in 2016 isn’t to some great degree informed by technologies we use.

      Is anybody seriously arguing this point. Straw man?

    1. ability to embed a single annotation

      Tried embedly to get single annotation. Very manual and clunky. You have your work cut out fot you, but I am looking forward to it. New kinds of digital rhetoric could arise out of this.

    2. Help me kick the tires

      Love your work here, but can you tell me why Hypothes.is can't have a simple "copy to clipboard" function? Not blaming you, just asking.

    3. publish the post

      I am sure this is a non-trivial problem, but none of my non-text media were published in the post, i.e. no pix/vids/gifs.

    4. you can use this plugin to make a public research notebook on your WordPress site.

      What is the limit on annotations per page? I had about twenty for the user tag page? I would need more than that with a large class.

    1. Adrienne Rich

      Why do poems have to do anything? If they are instruments then they are knives that can cut any number of ways. Poetry is a weapon?

    2. Arts of the Possible

      The ultimate realpolitik:

    3. Doubts rain down.

      O WESTERN wind, when wilt thou blow<br> That the small rain down can rain?<br> Christ, that my love were in my arms<br> And I in my bed again!

    1. These are areas where a consistent flow of talent, dollars and resources could have been building mentor-rich, non-school tutoring, mentoring and learning programs, borrowing from examples of effective programs already working in Chicago and other cities.

      We already know what works. We already know what works in Chicago. So...the problem is the solution?

    2. too few were coordinating their actions, and their funding, with others.

      All of these folks are attempting to leverage from their own spots, but no one knows whether the rock has moved nor whether we are leveraging against each other. Have we reach a level of complexity that is impossible to find a good place to wedge the bar? I certainly hope not. I do not despair as long as we keep trying.

    3. I'm going to send the link to this blog back to the Times.

      I have done this, too. The NYT article and the flood of comments is a classic example of what we need to do as teachers in this country. We need to curate constantly (summarize, analyze, critique) and show others how to do it as well. We are doomed to curation-by-bot if we don't

    1. Kevin

    2. (the wall’s crowded)

      Yet everything fits, yes?

    3. intrigued by bad design

      Interesting Googage here: https://goo.gl/9knDOY

      And here: http://goo.gl/Op1qu5

      And here: https://i.imgur.com/wReGFDI.jpg (NSFW)

    4. it is impossible to even look at.

      I am reminded of this telling James Scott photo that defines the difference between legible and illegible:

    5. a certain chaotic beauty to the wall

      Perhaps there is a Fibonacci sequence in your Padlet. You never know with an unknown unknown.

    6. What you get is a mess.

      OR A MAZE?

    1. Annie Sauter says: May 28, 2016 at 9:28 am

      Susan, did you read this comment. Kinda captured my own lostness but not quite. I get the feeling that I need to give up some of my...contextity? That's like saying "Hoist anchor" in a storm. And that really is a way of breaking smart if it saves your damned life. Our political life is exactly like this now. The contextity is killing us. Hoist the fucking anchor or be dragged down with it when the storm batters hell out of you. Here I am again trying to put down the meaning anchor. This is hard to do when you have spent your whole life trying to understand and do and drive uncertainty and ambiguity to ground. I think maybe the key for me to is to feel my way with a new set of antennae, nascent and emergent antennae.

    2. I am wary of praxtitioners. I suspect them of being in a hurry to disintertwingle things I’m not done with yet.

      disintertwingle--sounds like a quantum state being done some amount of violence. Break bad by not disintertwingling too soon.

    3. In the familiar language of everyday decision-making, ambiguity means being unsure where to go, while uncertainty means being unsure how to get there.

      Maybe we need to rethink the rhetorical notions of audience (the who) and be more concerned with being more sure as readers and writers about where we want to go with a text and how we want to go there.

    4. When you are missing information, that’s uncertainty, and an epistemological matter. When you are lacking an interpretation, that’s ambiguity, and an ontological matter.

      Feeling quite lost here, but in an interested way.

    1. there is no concept of waste in true play

      Channeling James Carse here? Infinite play has no waste because that would require one to have a set of criteria before starting. True play has an infinitude of rules that be more like guidelines, arrrrrrrr, mateys.

    2. 29/ But big picture, the range of possible futures for humanity depends on our individual and collective ambiguity tolerance. 30/ Ours is an age of low ambiguity tolerance and a hunger for one determinate future for all. Resist! Increase your ambiguity tolerance. Help keep the future indeterminate!

      How to break smart--increase your ambiguity tolerance.

    3. seeing something where there is nothing

      mistaken insight into the pattern.

    4. being wrong

      the problem of faulty analysis

    5. Here's an interesting article about the distinction. 

      Here is a wormhole for more annoting: https://via.hypothes.is/http://www.wired.co.uk/article/eureka-moment-cognitive-psychology-john-kounios

      Are you an "analyst" or an "insightist"?

    6. analytical skills
    7. The 2x2 above

    8. You feel like you're engaged in enjoyable play when your thinking has the right level of ambiguity and uncertainty FOR YOU

      Play is haptic. It has a feel. And that feel is very idiosyncratic (and not customizable).

    9. Ambiguity resolution is an act of imagination.

      Aphorist heaven

    10. Your ambiguity tolerance is a function of the amount of (clean, complete) pre-meaning information you can stare at, and how long you can tolerate not knowing what's important about it.

      Tension. I think that is what we are feeling here. How much tension (this v that, spy v spy) are we willing to accept at any one time before resolution. Objective correlative anyone?

    11. To resolve ambiguity is to add meaning and interpretation to information.

      I wonder how, in its use here, ambiguity is akin to curation. Noun v verb? Is v am?

    12. Ambiguity

      The question that ambiguity evokes: what am I looking at? The question that uncertainty evokes: what do I do with what I am looking at?

      Does the first question precede the second as we move through the world?

    13. there is an aspect to information processing that is not a "doing" skill but a "seeing" skill: this is ambiguity wrangling.

      What Rao sez,

      We live in a world with gradually increasing levels of uncertainty and ambiguity. Over the last few decades we've become much more comfortable with uncertainty, but still suck at dealing with ambiguity. Ambiguity is not knowing what you are looking at, as in those trick drawings that look like a rabbit one way, a duck another way. Uncertainty is not knowing what to do with what you're looking at. Unlike uncertainty, which is about missing or noisy information, ambiguity can exist even with complete, clean information. It is about interpretation and meaning, and is as such a truly creative act of seeing.

    1. Chief Happiness Officer

      Sorry, I can't think of a corporate hierarchy chart and think "happiness". Just can't...with a little smirky lift of my lips. My bias. How can a corporation be happy? Aggregate of all the happy workers? I aint never seen no corporation smile.

    1. framingchoicesmatter.

      In other words acknowledging that the solution to the problem might live in how you set the uncertainty and ambiguity levels when you frame the question/problem.

  4. May 2016
    1. Weproposethattheefficiencyoftheproblem-solvingprocessandtheoutcomeofthisprocessdependsonthefitbetweentheuncertaintyandambiguitylevelschosen,theresourcesavailable,andtheorganizationalcontext.

      You can choose ambiguity and uncertainty levels? I thought they just came to you as part of the problem. Exogenous.

    1. Knowledge, the state of having collapsed ambiguity around an X, but not necessarily uncertainty, is always an instrumental state. You don’t know what X means, but you have figured out some things you can do with or to X, and what else you need by way of data and Y’s and Z’s in order to do it.

      Startling a fox in the woods! What an idea--ideas like black holes, always collapsing and constraining, trapping the reader in a monad.

    2. Being a Lost Reader I define being lost in reading as not knowing how to read whatever it is you are trying to read. How you read — with trust or skepticism, unironically, or unironically, respectfully or disdainfully — determines what you will get out of the experience. So to know how to read something is to have already judged what you can get out of the experience. This means operating with either prejudice or received authority. When you read without knowing how to read, you may not find out for years, or ever, whether what you read was true, false, or bullshit (suitably generalized for aesthetic truths). Or indeed, even what you just read. Do a twitter search for the phrase “what did I just read?” to get a sense of this state if you haven’t experienced it. It is the textual equivalent of “what exactly am I looking at here?” or “who is this for?” There are both epistemological and ontological components to being lost.

      Susan. Maybe I spoke too quickly when I said the response to Deleuze was gibberish. That has too much negative tone to it. It is gibberish to me. I get lost in it and ask myself, "WTF is this?" and "Where the hell am I?" This post in ribbonfarm blog makes me feel the same way, but happier.

    1. A broken guitar…don’t break the music in your soul.
    2. albeit we took a few years off

      I wonder if this learning world has changed even over a two year period?

    3. Something else that I don’t quite see right now.

      Could it be....

    4. facilitating a course

      Perhaps the whole idea of a "course" needs reconsideration, subversion, or even outright rejection?

    5. Something else that I don’t quite see right now.

    6. Teachers are just not really ready to dive into the core principles of Connected Learning because it remains an unknown idea.

      Maybe they make unconscious connections CommonCore/ConnectedLearning?

    7. It feels like a failed attempt to push us forward. I feel as if I failed to push us forward.
    8. what Connected Learning is all about

    9. I’m having a hard time writing this post

    10. Call Me Disappointed

      Partying in the margins?<br>

    1. What space would these words take up? How might they move? What would be their destination? How could they shape reflection?

      Soiunds like an inquiry machine.

    2. Act 2.

      Is this your way of hinting that "There are no second acts in American lives."? Cuz I don't see no nothing here between Act 2 and Footnotes.

    1. upon a time

      Be sure to check the comments below.

    2. John O. McGinnis

      Check him out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McGinnis

      What a tiny echo chamber this dude lives in! He could probably touch all four walls without moving.

    1. Learning is mystery

      I would like learning to be more like magic and bar tricks than like TED talks and badges.

      https://youtu.be/zgMnlptZt7I

    2. What if we took this Venn

    1. Coming up strawberries.

      I accidentally ran the tiller through my strawberry bed this spring. Who knew? Strawberries are antifragile.

    2. "Teaching like strawberries"

      “The irony of the process of thought control: the more energy you put into trying to control your ideas and what you think about, the more your ideas end up controlling you.” ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

    3. "Memory is never a precise duplicate of the original...it is a continuing act of creation." 

      Different types of cells in the body are being replaced at different rates. Brain cells are the oldest in the body. I wonder if that has to do with memory?

    4. Be attentive to gifts of love.

      Be responsive to gifts of love by your own best lights.

    5. Maux des Mots

      Words are a garbage dump, random, not a landfill where the shit is organized.

    6. Scratching around...

      This is a feldgang, but with a twist. I see you taking on different identities, passing on to the next one some "baton" and then carrying on the conversation within that new set of bones. Or maybe it is a strawberry runner putting down roots and making a rhizomatic mat and carrying on, passing on hyphae and rooting ever on. All I know for sure is that I want to draw a random walking line down your post's page. I don't know why, but that is what I see in my crystal self.

    1. It’s been a little more than three years since Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct professor of French at Duquesne University, died in abject poverty at age 83. Despite having taught at Duquesne for 25 years, she had so little money that she was sleeping in her office after being unable to heat her home due to medical bills incurred as she fought ovarian cancer. Vojtko received $3,500 a course, and earned an average annual salary of less than $10,000. Like most adjuncts, she received no benefits, no health care, and no retirement plan from the university, forcing her to work well past the age of the average American pensioner.

      The Age of Indifference

    1. curriculum of wide-awakeness

      First blush: do these words belong together? Curriculum and wide-awakeness? When I think of curriculum, I think of a track that I am running in, that the rules do not allow variance, that is pre-set and pre-determined. Wide-awakeness seems to be opposed. Perhaps as the terms are defined my thoughts will change.

  5. Apr 2016
    1. A corpse is a corpse is a corpse.

      "Exquisite Corpse was a perfect parlor game, involving elements of unpredictability, chance, unseen elements, and group collaboration—all in service of disrupting the waking mind’s penchant for order."

    2. I wept.

      And the small rayne down can rayne...

    3. Heinz tomato soup

    4. Heinz tomato soup

    1. one weekend of Coachella, people tweeted 3.8 million times
    2. Users upload more than 400 hours of video to YouTube every minute