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[Essay] Machine Politics by Fred Turner | Harper's Magazine
By justifying the belief that for-profit systems are the best way to improve public life, it has helped turn the expression of individual experience into raw material that can be mined, processed, and sold.
history  politics  internet  platformcoop  coop  technology  culture 
4 weeks ago by grantpotter
'We Are as Gods and Might as Well Get Good at It'
1) Useful as a tool, 2) Relevant to independent education, 3) High quality or low cost, 4) Easily available by mail.
culture  history  internet  technology 
12 weeks ago by grantpotter
Black Liberation - 1967
Made with the direct participation of Malcolm X and narrated by Ossie Davis, this work of political cinema offers an intense, incendiary vision of black revolution across America.
documentary  history  politics  culture  economics  film  video 
october 2018 by grantpotter
The Suffocation of Democracy | by Christopher R. Browning | The New York Review of Books
Faced with the Mueller investigation into Russian meddling in the US election and collusion with members of his campaign, Trump and his supporters’ first line of defense has been twofold—there was “no collusion” and the claim of Russian meddling is a “hoax.” The second line of defense is again twofold: “collusion is not a crime” and the now-proven Russian meddling had no effect. I suspect that if the Mueller report finds that the Trump campaign’s “collusion” with Russians does indeed meet the legal definition of “criminal conspiracy” and that the enormous extent of Russian meddling makes the claim that it had no effect totally implausible, many Republicans will retreat, either implicitly or explicitly, to the third line of defense: “Better Putin than Hillary.” There seems to be nothing for which the demonization of Hillary Clinton does not serve as sufficient justification, and the notion that a Trump presidency indebted to Putin is far preferable to the nightmare of a Clinton victory will signal the final Republican reorientation to illiberalism at home and subservience to an authoritarian abroad.
politics  culture  history 
october 2018 by grantpotter
Engelbart and The Demo
Analysis of the film on Engelbart´s demo
education  history 
june 2017 by grantpotter
Doug Engelbart 1968 Demo
Douglas C. Engelbart and researchers at Augmentation Research Center presenting 90-minute live public demonstration of NLS. The public debut of the mouse, hypertext, dynamic file linking, and shared-screen collaboration.
education  video  history 
june 2017 by grantpotter
Center for History and New Media
e Center for History and New Media at George Mason University has used digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular partic
elearning  history 
june 2017 by grantpotter
Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View
As we continue to discuss important issues such as access, affordability, and personalized learning in higher education, we would be helped by having a richer understanding of the changes that are already occurring. I would like to offer a more descriptive view to capture the growing number of approaches enabled by educational technology. The following is certainly not exhaustive, since the field is rapidly changing. In addition, not all of these models will end up thriving in the long term. My intention is simply to describe some of the primary models and ideally to reduce some of the confusion evident in public discussions.
research  history  edtech  teaching  learning  technology  education 
june 2017 by grantpotter
Open Folklore
"Open Folklore, a partnership of the American Folklore Society and the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, is a scholarly communications effort to make a greater number and variety of useful resources available to folklorists. "
folklore  history  digitalhumanities  education  highered  teaching  learning 
june 2017 by grantpotter
The Dead Media Manifesto
"Still, there's a difference between this pleasurable contemplation of the technological sublime and an actual coherent understanding of the life and death of media. We have no idea in hell what we are doing to ourselves with these new media technologies, and no consistent way even to discuss the subject. Something constructive ought to be done about this situation."
technology  history 
june 2017 by grantpotter
Web Design - The First 100 Years
"Let's reclaim the web from technologists who tell us that the future they've imagined is inevitable, and that our role in it is as consumers."
webdesign  webdev  web  history  culture 
june 2017 by grantpotter
Research + Tools
"Research + ToolsDeveloping software and methods to transform historical research."
research  history  tools  education  teaching  learning  technology  edtech 
june 2017 by grantpotter
How blogging came to be
Winer writes on the history of blogging
software  history  blogs  blogging 
june 2017 by grantpotter
Convivial Tools in an Age of Surveillance
"those of us that work in ed-tech and adopt ed-tech and talk about ed-tech and tech writ large, that convivial tools and a convivial society must go hand-in-hand. There isn’t any sort of technological fix to make education better. It’s a political problem, that is, not a technological one. We cannot come up with technologies that address systematic inequalities — those created by and reinscribed by education— unless we are willing to confront those inequalities head on. "
education  edtech  technology  teaching  learning  culture  research  history 
june 2017 by grantpotter
YouTube - History of the Internet
"History of the internet" is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet.The histo...
animation  history  internet 
june 2017 by grantpotter
The History of Visual Communication
A tutorial website in which the history of visual communication is covered from cave paintings to the present day digital systems.
design  education  history 
june 2017 by grantpotter
The Death of American Universities
The idea is to divide society into two groups. One group is sometimes called the “plutonomy” (a term used by Citibank when they were advising their investors on where to invest their funds), the top sector of wealth, globally but concentrated mostly in places like the United States. The other group, the rest of the population, is a “precariat,” living a precarious existence.
highered  education  culture  politics  history 
june 2017 by grantpotter
DADA / DATA / Dada-Data
Dada-Data Celebrates 100 Years of the Dada Movement:
webdev  history  design  web  art 
june 2017 by grantpotter

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