Monthly Archives: March 2009

People Like Us live at ZEMOS98

My first day here in Seville for the ZEMOS98 Festival on the theme of Expanded Education was capped off by an unexpected treat, the chance to see one of my long-time heroes, the multimedia artist Vicki Bennett, AKA People Like … Continue reading

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BuddyPress as a university’s social network: case study

BuddyPress: Friends activity, originally uploaded by umwdtlt. It’s exciting to see Jim Groom’s pioneering work integrating WordPress Multi-User with BuddyPress and bbPress not only being recognised, but being pushed forward in the higher ed community. I highly recommend reading an … Continue reading

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Uninformed commentary is the best kind, no?

Caravaggio’s Guitar Hero, originally uploaded by Roberto Rizzato ►pix jockey◄. So in the course of a talk hosted today by UBC’s Center for Cross-Functional Inquiry in Education, Dr. Suzanne de Castell made a brief aside referencing an article (it might … Continue reading

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Finally, music scholarship gets serious

I’m coming late to this, but I got a big kick out “In search of the click track“, a recent post on the new-ish blog Music Machinery. By analyzing slight variations in tempo via charts, it seems fairly straight-forward to … Continue reading

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RiP: A Remix Manifesto…first impressions

Thanks to Jason for scoring me a ticket to the sold-out preview showing of RiP: A Remix Manifesto, the long-awaited release from Brett Gaylor, germinating and mutating for some time over at http://www.opensourcecinema.org/. It was a fun and stimulating night … Continue reading

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The EduGlu Turntablism, Mark II

The EduGlu Turntablism, Mark II, originally uploaded by WFMU. A short follow-up to my post yesterday on the WFMU Fundraising Marathon (which just may be the finest thing I have ever written)… I am pleased to report that for a … Continue reading

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I want to support the human sensemakers

The Best Show on WFMU – 2009 Marathon, originally uploaded by notladj. So it’s something of an annual ritual (see here and here) for Abject Learning to offer its meagre but heartfelt mojo to the WFMU Fundraising Marathon (background here). … Continue reading

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Cute animated kitty and Ivan Illich

Every night Pinky tries to get some sleep, only to be kept awake by a bizarre school building slideshow. The Pinky Show presents Scary School Nightmare Thanks to Draggin for the pointer to this and some other goodness I will … Continue reading

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