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About Brian

I am a Strategist and Discoordinator with UBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. My main blogging space is Abject Learning, and I sporadically update a short bio with publications and presentations over there as well...

Workshop: Public Domain and Creative Commons resources

A workshop I am co-facilitating next week: Finding Alternative Resources: Public Domain and Creative Commons Dec 12, 2011 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – Lillooet Room, 301 This session is intended to address common questions concerning … Continue reading

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Open Source City

Grandview Cut Construction shared CC by oliverk I’ve had quite a run of interesting personal/professional development events this past month… Add them to my perpetually-growing “to-be-blogged” queue: a Northern Voice that achieved epic heaviosity, a Sustainable Education Across the Province … Continue reading

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Why go open?

A View Out of the Front Door of my Kharkov Apartment shared CC by Stuck in Customs It’s been an ungodly amount of time since I updated my blogs. I thought I might reproduce an email I just sent off … Continue reading

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Once was relevant

So Michael Wesch has a new snazzy video out, presumably about to go viral… it’s got that Wesch video vibe: Ever alert, D’Arcy noticed a disreputable source on the web-browser bookmark-bar… snapped by Dean: Pretty sure this item is to … Continue reading

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There is abject blogging happening…

C12_manifiestoBOBESPONJA_02 shared CC by AMASTÉ …just not here, not so much. In part due to a push on the Digital Storytelling Open Course front, I staked out a domain and installed a blog at http://abject.ca. It was the first time … Continue reading

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Ashamed to say…

That this is the first animated .gif I have ever created. Does anyone recognise this essence-capturing scene from one of my favorite movies? That was done with the help of Jabiz Raisdana’s post. Now, if only I can figure out … Continue reading

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“You can have information, or you can have a life. But you can’t have both”

From Douglas Coupland’s latest novel, Player One: “Information overload triggered a crisis in the way people saw their lives. It sped up the we locate, cross-reference, and focus the questions that define our essence, our roles – our stories. The … Continue reading

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¿El Paréntesis de Gutenberg?

PG from marabales on Vimeo. I can’t express how excited I am to be heading to Buenos Aires for this week’s seminar ¿El Paréntesis de Gutenberg?, which is essentially a week-long investigation into how digital media is transforming communication and … Continue reading

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Abierto o cerrado?

Photo by Novak Rogic – click image for more awesome pics from the week Coming off of an intense and mind-spinning week in my favorite city of Barcelona, which I barely saw this time due to the full-on doubled-down conference … Continue reading

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New free culture podcast: Grey Area

Interesting new podcast by Jason Sigal, from the Free Music Archive. Jason is spinning off the podsafe portions of his WFMU show, as well as conversations with the likes of Eric Steuer of Creative Commons talkin’ CC, NC, CBC & … Continue reading

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