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Ruxpin. / Airbag Intl.
"So now we live in a world where children, unable to read, are able to create robust content for the web. And people a bit older than 5 are able to interact--edit/add files--with web servers using nothing more than a tablet. If you are in the business of making websites, you need to pay attention to these developments because they are going to very likely going to have an impact on your career path.

People, we are living in science fiction times right now. Next year, it will all start to feel like a family sitcom."
gregstory  content  contentcreation  webdesign  webdev  programming  coding  communication  websites  2014  children  scratch  scratchjr  ipad 
october 2014 by robertogreco
A New Kind of Library | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine
"Librii was incubated with seed funding from the World Bank Institute and was awarded Best Innovation Leveraging Technology form the Dell Social Innovation Challenge. The World Bank Institute’s Bob Hawkins, believes that Librii is taking the concept of the library into the modern age. “Librii will provide a hub for Ghanians of all ages to explore, learn and connect,” he says. “Education is at a premium in the knowledge economy and the ability to convert that knowledge into beneficial products and services will determine the vibrancy of a community and a nation. Librii can play an important role in transforming communities by providing access to information, access to people, and access to opportunity.”

This is much more than a design exercise: The Librii team is redefining the definition of “library” as a hub of empowerment."

[On Kickstarter: ]

"We are building a library the likes of which the world has never seen before. It will be the first that will actively engage users as content creators, the first that will operate on a sustainable business model, and the first designed to maximize the potential of high-speed information exchange in developing markets.

By backing this Kickstarter project YOU will be the first in the world to see these designs go into construction, be the first to receive original works created at the library via digital subscription, and have your name hand-written on the wall of the library to recognize your contribution to inventing the library of the future."
librii  libraries  africa  ghana  kickstarter  architecture  empowerment  contentcreation  2013 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education on Vimeo
"this video illustrates (literally!) the concept of Hip Hop Genius. these ideas are explored more fully in my book, Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education (

the drawings were done by Mike McCarthy, a student at College Unbound (, a school that exemplifies many of the values espoused in the film. the entire video was shot in College Unbound's seminar space, where Mike has built a studio for his company Drawn Along ("
education  learning  politics  economics  creativity  hiphop  meaning  meaningmaking  dialogue  pedagogy  classideas  conversation  commonality  engagement  culture  love  identity  meaningfulness  ingenuity  instinct  confidence  remixculture  art  music  streetart  graffiti  resourcefulness  genius  sampling  individualization  projectbasedlearning  collegeunbound  change  gamechanging  flux  flow  freshness  emergentcurriculum  contentcreation  schools  unschooling  deschooling  mindset  dialog  pbl  remixing 
may 2011 by robertogreco
YouTube Adds Apps: Make Videos & Animations Without A Camera
"Making your own YouTube videos is now easier than ever.  YouTube has just announced that they have added Xtranormal, Stupeflix and GoAnimate apps to their site, allowing you to easily create and upload animated videos and slide shows, no camera required.<br />
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The announcement went up last night on the YouTube blog.  YouTube software engineer Stanley Wang and product manager Shenaz Zack write, “More than 35 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and with the motto of “Broadcast Yourself”, it’s hard to believe that anyone is left out of the YouTube experience.  But the truth is, sites like YouTube do largely leave out people who don’t have a video camera.”  Not anymore!<br />
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YouTube has just launched  The Create Videos page lets users approve and use apps from Xtranormal, GoAnimate and Stupeflix to create videos and post them to the video site."
youtube  2011  goanimate  stupefix  xtranormal  content  contentcreation  onlinetoolkit 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Useless Labor and Production of the Self < PopMatters
"We’re doing useless things and collecting the dole like the rest of our peers, so what makes us stand out?

Hence the field of consumption becomes the field of distinction and social recognition as well, and consuming becomes a sort of semiotic labor that absorbs more and more of our natural inclination to do something regarded as socially useful. (And Shop Class as Soulcraft-style retro crafts like carpentry and gardening and Etsy-ism start to register as consumerist hobbies, not “real” production.)  Social media supplies the factory and distribution center for this sort of work, as well as the scoreboard in the form of data about just how many people are paying attention to you. We produce content and links to try to “connect” to others, that is, have them regard us as socially necessary the way, say, in the 19th century the village blacksmith was vitally necessary when the horse you were traveling on pulled up lame…"
culture  consumerism  technology  society  automation  2011  hipsters  hipsterism  shopclassassoulcraft  meaning  self  identity  socialrecognition  etsy  production  make  making  diy  contentcreation  glvo  legitimacy  usefulness 
march 2011 by robertogreco
You Media
"YOUmedia is an innovative, 21st century teen learning space housed at the Chicago Public Library's downtown Harold Washington Library Center. YOUmedia was created to connect young adults, books, media, mentors, and institutions throughout the city of Chicago in one dynamic space designed to inspire collaboration and creativity.

High school age teens engaging with YOUmedia can access thousands of books, over 100 laptop and desktop computers, and a variety of media creation tools and software, all of which allow them to stretch their imaginations and their digital media skills. By working both in teams and individually, teens have an opportunity to engage in projects that promote critical thinking, creativity, and skill-building."
via:cervus  chicago  lcproject  openstudio  libraries  socialmedia  education  digitalstorytelling  newmedia  collaboration  contentcreation  community  unschooling  deschooling  learning  criticalthinking  creativity  youmedia 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Teens Just Don't Blog or Tweet [STATS]
"Teens love to be online, but they’re not terribly interested in writing blog posts or maintaining a stream of tweets. Creating content takes time & energy that they’d rather exert on Facebook, texting, YouTube or other online activities. & of course, they have school and friends.

Let’s face it: Teenagers haven’t had the time to build up expertise, life experiences or a career that would merit content creation. Without that expertise, fewer people are inclined to listen to what they have to say, and without that knowledge, teenagers have less to talk about.

As my colleague Barb Dybwad also brings up, a teenager’s social circle is far smaller & more closely defined than an adult’s network. Perhaps this is why more closed networks like Facebook are more appealing to teenagers than Twitter, which is a completely public experience. Blogging was a more intimate experience a few years back, which could also explain why more teens have abandoned personal blogs over the last few years."
socialnetworking  education  technology  internet  web  teens  youth  twitter  statistics  blogging  socialmedia  trends  contentcreation  blogs  media  adolescents  mashable 
february 2010 by robertogreco
On the iPad and Networked Books |
"Not only that, I had hoped that iWork might be rewritten as a set of tools that would allow easy construction of media-rich books for the iPad, but that didn’t happen. So much for the Netlab’s next book being on the iPad (a crazy thought I had).
ipad  kazysvarnelis  networking  socialnetworks  closed  open  apple  coursesmart  extbooks  books  newmedia  future  iwork  contentcreation 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Joho the Blog » The iPad is the future of the past of books
"The iPad definitely ups the Kindle’s ante. Unfortunately, it ups the Kindle ante by making an e-book more like a television set. Will it do well? I dunno. Probably. But is it the future of reading? Nope. It’s the high-def, full-color, animated version of the past of reading. The future of reading is social. The future of reading blurs reading and writing. The future of reading is the networking of readers, writers, content, comments, and metadata, all in one continuous-on mash."
via:preoccupations  kindle  ipad  creativity  apple  consumption  ebooks  2010  books  reading  writing  contentcreation  commenting  metadata  readwriteweb  networking 
january 2010 by robertogreco
"I worry about the echo chamber of tumblrs and their ilk and the meaningless repetition and amplification of digital objects. I’m obsessed with the way that people collect, hoard, and re-broadcast photos and music and words without also creating their own. I’m not saying every tumblr reblogging pictures of hot girls in kitten earmuffs or grainy photos of Parisian cafes is as intentional and special as Orozco’s working tables, but the impulse, I think, is similar. We are overwhelmed, and if we can pick and chose a few objects that we like, put them in a place where we can keep them, it helps us to exercise some kind of control over the flood, even if it leads to visual/aural/literary ADD and a tawdry kind of exhibitionism: look at all these things I found. But while I’d rather not bother with some peoples’ online collections, I think some are interesting as works in progress, and some seem like ready-made archives, perfect and complete."
gabrielorozco  art  tumblr  curation  add  reblogging  culture  information  content  contentcreation  creativity 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Apple Storms Hollywood «The weblog
"The components all seem to be there and it seems to me that it won’t be long before Apple starts pushing the idea that we are all content producers (an old idea at Apple, which was at the source of their creating the iLife suite) and we can all make some money at producing that content. Having done so, Apple would not only have control of the music industry but could also assert itself in the TV and movie space."
contentcreation  itunes  apple  video  music  business  tv  television  future  iphone  applications  ios 
september 2009 by robertogreco
The Education Bazaar » Blog Archive » Towards a Process for K-12 Students as Content Producers
"I am frequently asked to clarify what I mean by "students as producers of content", and how that would fit into a school district’s curriculm. This outlines in brief fashion an approach doing just that using wiki-based collaborative writing technologies."
k-12  web  online  wikis  blogs  bloggin  teaching  learning  contentcreation  tcsnmy 
april 2009 by robertogreco
Half an Hour: Beyond Essays: Web 2.1 and the World of the Multimedia Collage [lots to chew on here]
"You know, many teachers say, you can't go through that door, we're all going through this door. But she understood, and found a way, for you to learn the way you want to learn."
writing  storytelling  classideas  contentcreation  literacy  readwriteweb  students  learning  schools  teaching  schooling  unschooling  media  studioclassroom  gamechanging 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Laurent Haug’s blog » Blog Archive » 3% of users create 50% of content
"The barriers to entry and regulatory mechanism are different in online forums but the result is the same: a little number of people making a lot of noise. Another case where online ends up mirroring offline."
laurenthaug  participatory  content  contentcreation  usergeneratedcontent  society  online  offline  internet  web 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Confessions of an Aca/Fan: From Serious Games to Serious Gaming
"Learning as a Process, Not a Product...spaces for exploration, experimentation, & problem solving...Games as Interdisciplinary Spaces...Serious Games and Participatory Culture...Reality -- Augmented, Alternate, & Otherwise"
henryjenkins  willwright  seriousgames  interdisciplinary  gaming  games  gamedesign  learning  education  schools  schooling  unschooling  play  problemsolving  multidisciplinary  deschooling  janmcgonigal  arg  participatory  contentcreation  literacy  media  pervasive  cocreation  collaboration  modding  machinama  mobile  multimedia  phones  online  internet  web  computers  technology  puzzles 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Are wired kids well served by schools? | Tech news blog - CNET
"Are schools disconnected from real-world tech skills?...during the panel that his team asked an audience of programmers where they learned to write code. Only 15 percent said that they learned programming at school."
education  learning  disconnect  technology  coding  programming  children  students  engagement  instruction  networking  socialsoftware  content  contentcreation  creativity  social  schools  web  teaching 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Michael Wesch: Anti-Teaching (pdf)
[Linkrot, so go here: ]

"I have toyed with the idea of calling what I do “anti-teaching", as I have come to the conclusion that "teaching" can actually be a hindrance to learning.""

[See also:]
michaelwesch  teaching  learning  deschooling  unschooling  education  gamechanging  colearning  socialmedia  contentcreation  neilpostman  marshallmcluhan  simulations  methods  pedagogy  students  schools  schooling  filetype:pdf  media:document 
april 2008 by robertogreco
silver in sf: a talk for librarians at stanford university
"instead of librarians/educators thinking about teaching w/ technology...should be learning w/ technology...instead of...building sites for students to visit, obey...encourage to build own sites where follow curiosity, create content, converse, collaborat
education  learning  libraries  students  teaching  technology  online  content  contentcreation  curiosity  colleges  universities  schools  self-directed 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Sorry, Boys, This Is Our Domain - New York Times
"significantly more girls than boys blog, create or work on own Web pages...Girls also eclipse boys...building, working on Web sites for others, creating profiles on social networking sites...Video posting...sole area in which boys outdid girls"
online  internet  girls  content  contentcreation  creativity  web  technology 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE CONNECT
"need a new approach to learning-one characterized by demand-pull rather than traditional supply-push mode of building up an inventory of knowledge in students’ heads...pick up new knowledge and skills as the world shifts beneath them."
learning  education  johnseelybrown  future  open  pedagogy  knowledge  self-directed  social  schools  contentcreation  immersive  remix 
january 2008 by robertogreco

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