Monthly Archives: September 2006

Mashing Up the Open Education Conference

This is the fourth consecutive year I have headed to Utah, attending an event that has evolved into the Open Education Conference, a wonderful mix of open source developers, open content evangelists, and social software enthusiasts — all dedicated to … Continue reading

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“old skool phunk” — mixtapes then and now at ArtCamp

So far ArtCamp has been fun, if a little conferencelike for my liking. That was my same problem with Moose Camp. Can we do something besides talk at an unconference? Not that the talks haven’t been good. I liked Kelly … Continue reading

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I’m a-goin’ ArtCamping…

Kinski 6, originally uploaded by aranjis. I’ve got a lot of fond memories of Vancouver’s New Forms Festival, a special highlight was seeing Kinski a few years back. As I recall, it was my first social outing after Harry was … Continue reading

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Wikipedia and Higher Ed – Glib Answers to Tough Questions

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Amazing Global Square Puzzle!, originally uploaded by Natman. I was recently sent a few questions by … Continue reading

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Plugging Permaculture

I was introduced to the principles of permaculture by my sweetie Keira some years ago. And to be honest, I’ve allowed her to become the expert on the subject, my own role is providing the grunt labour to help fulfill … Continue reading

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Douglas Adams’s 1990 BBC documentary on hypertext

I haven’t had a chance to watch the full movie version of Hyperland closely yet (available as of today on Google Video), but what I’ve seen convinces me that this will be a nice complement to our study of hypertext … Continue reading

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“Fitting words for an epitaph…” — an encyclopedic smackdown!

Boing Boing alerts us to this debate between Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia’s founder and chairman of the Wikimedia Foundation) and Dale Hoiberg (senior vice president and editor in chief of Encyclopaedia Britannica). There seems to be some legitimate animus bubbling below … Continue reading

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