Writing Archive

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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Making, Curating and Sharing Resources

Last year I started the /Teach wiki and filled it with a bunch of links out to resources, curriculum, descriptions and other useful tidbits of content designed to support the teaching of digital literacies and spread all over the web. The wiki became my own personal dumping ground to save resources authored by the budding [&hellip

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What I write

If you follow this blog, you probably know that I like to wax poetic. I get long winded. I say too much. My blog posts are usually TLDR. You might have thought that I have issues cutting sentences and paragraphs, but actually I just don’t have time to make my posts short and to the [&hellip

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Unfocused, yet fully awesome blog post

It’s Tuesday, I usually blog on Tuesdays, so here is a blogpost about not writing a blogpost. A lot of stuff has been going on, so I have various rationalizations for not writing a decent post. Someone gave me a couple topic ideas, but I vetoed them. I’m unvetoing them for five seconds for curious [&hellip

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Scrivener Review

Sequestered in a hotel room, I’ve been writing. Last week, my creative lull was unbearable, but towards the end of the week, it completely reversed itself. What happened? Well, I bought and downloaded Scrivener, a software that helps writers organize their thoughts, and I think my productivity is related to that. Being able to separate [&hellip

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Blogging Study Group

I recently joined the Blogging and Writing for the Web Study Group after I had a twitter conversation with the organizer Pippa Buchanan, School of Webcraft extraordinaire and engaging educator, webist and all round interesting person. The Blogging and Writing for the Web course is being collaboratively created by peers at P2PU.org. Honestly, I’ve been [&hellip

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Thanks, I needed that!

I just read this post and I’m reposting it here because it needs to be done. How often do you hear someone admit that they don’t know WTF they’re doing half the time, but at least they’re doing something? I’ve been butchering my book lately, deleting page after page of what is good writing, but [&hellip

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the BOOK

I am writing a book. The working title is: How to Wake Up Why am I writing this book? Because I have to. I have no choice. The words want out and before I cut off my ear to display my imbalances, I thought I should just write it all down, give it to the [&hellip

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