psychobabble Archive

Part 2: Machine Learning & Serendipitous Communication

Disclaimers: the Summit and Mozfest are pretty much back to back, so please excuse me for not being faster with these posts. Did you read Part 1? Part 2 is kind of long, as this post is a bit philosophical. I don’t know the answers or implications – I’d love to continue the conversation though. [&hellip

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the Future of Communication Part 1: The Session

A couple weekends ago I was at the Mozilla Summit in Brussels. In a couple posts, I want to focus myself not on the Summit as a whole, but on one particular session that got me thinking. The “What’s Next for Real-Time Communication on the Web” session was described in the schedule as: Communication and [&hellip

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OHM2013 Part 2 – Observing Segmentation, Pedagogy of Discomfort and impromptu Singing

Have you read Part 1? Part 2 will go from exploring hacker mentalities to heckling Pacman players. Bilal Ghalib introduced me to a Hackerspace founder from Beirut, Raja Oueis, just before they were scheduled to talk about Hackerspaces and creativity in conflict zones. As they fiddled around with Bilal’s slides, I talked to Sara, a [&hellip

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Reflecting on #teachtheweb Week 1: Making as Learning

Last week we launched #teachtheweb, a Mozilla Open Online Collaboration (MOOC – more commonly “Massive Open Online Course”). The first week was all about Making as Learning, and today, I’m going to write a reflection. Not an update about Webmaker stuff, not a plug for the MOOC (which is awesome, and you should totally join [&hellip

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Offline, Offroad, Off my Rocker

Missed me, didn’t you? Two full weeks of me not writing you and telling you the things floating around in my brain must have been excruciating. I mean, really, it’s not just self importance, now is it? I’ve got a couple of things to tell you, but I promised Mark Boas and Laurian Gridinoc that [&hellip

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My Year in Review

Seems like I should follow suit and do a “Year in Review” post. I do so like to comply. I was moving around quite a bit this year. This post took me forever to put together. January: Ran the first New York City version of the Producer’s Institute for New Media Technologies, started working with [&hellip

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I like to read

The year is coming to a close, and I didn’t know what to blog about today. I have a million thoughts swimming around, you know, so it’s hard to focus them into a blog post at the moment. Since my techie category had so many posts, I thought I would tell you about some of [&hellip

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How the Web was Won

It’s 2020, my flying car is charging outside, and I’m typing this post using my Arco Telekinetic Knowledge Transcription Helmet. After the decades of intellectual warfare that raged between Open Web Activists and the Champions of Capitalism, the OWA have been successful in the implementation of legislation proclaiming the Open Web as an officially protected [&hellip

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Life is a Game

Over the past couple of months I’ve seen a variety of discussions taking place concerning the positives and negatives of using the term “gamification” in reference to learning. In the educational community there are often negative connotations associated with the idea. Being rewarded an incentive (in this example a badge) in learning, seems to be [&hellip

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Adjustment of Perception (ie Learning)

Alright, here’s the deal: A while back I made a promise to myself that Zythepsary would be the home for “pure unedited thought, art, media, writings”. I promised myself, and you, that I was going to live fully open, unafraid of the judgement that you or the proverbial “they” would make. I promised myself I [&hellip

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