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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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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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“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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Gardening the wiki, order in chaos

BANKSY shared CC by Troy Holden When thinking about how to use wikis, I’ve always thought there was a tension between chaos and order. Part of what appealed to me about this technology was that it was a relatively painless … Continue reading

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Break out the tinfoil… I need a new hat.

Exciting synergies abound: Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in ‘Future’ of Web Monitoring The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses that information to … Continue reading

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The Open…

This is my first day officially at work in weeks, so I only have time for a brief shout-out to the current issue of EDUCAUSE Review, which takes on open education as its defining theme, each feature article going into … Continue reading

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Modern scholarship is a race against its own obsolescence

Library card catalog shared CC by John Kannenberg I got my first experience of this reality when I was a graduate student of literature in the mid-1990’s. Back then [cue nostalgic music], if someone needed to assemble a list of … Continue reading

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Viva la wiki

Based on today’s buzz on Twitter, one might think there’s an emerging consensus that wikis in higher education are a dead end, or at least a bad fit. A big part of that perception would be drawn from the title … Continue reading

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