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Aesthetics of Dispersed Attention: Interview with German Media Theorist Petra Löffler :: net critique by Geert Lovink
"GL: You got a fascinating chapter in your habilitation about early cinema and the scattering of attention it would be responsible for. The figure of the nosy parker that gawks interests you and you contrast it to the street roaming flaneur.

PL: Yes, the gawker is a fascinating figure, because according to my research results it is the corporation of the modern spectator who is also a member of a mass audience––the flaneur never was part of it. The gawker or gazer, like the flaneur, appeared at first in the modern metropolis with its multi-sensorial sensations and attractions. According to Walter Benjamin the flaneur disappeared at the moment, when the famous passages were broken down. They had to make room for greater boulevards that were able to steer the advanced traffic in the French metropolis. Always being part of the mass of passers-by the gawker looks at the same time for diversions, for accidents and incidents in the streets. This is to say his attention is always distracted between an awareness of what happens on the streets and navigating between people and vehicles. No wonder movie theatres were often opened at locations with a high level of traffic inviting passers-by to go inside and, for a certain period of time, becoming part of an audience. Furthermore many films of the period of Early Cinema were actualities showing the modern city-life. In these films the movie-camera was positioned at busy streets or corners in order to record movements of human and non-human agents. Gawkers often went into the view of the camera gesticulating or grimacing in front of it. That’s why the gawker has become a very popular figure mirroring the modern mass audience on the screen.

Today to view one’s own face on a screen is an everyday experience. Not only CCTV-cameras at public spaces record passers-by, often without their notice. Also popular TV-shows that require life-participation such as casting shows once more offer members of the audience the opportunity to see themselves on a screen. At the same time many people post their portraits on websites of social networks. They want to be seen by others because they want to be part of a greater audience––the network community. This is what Jean Baudrillard has called connectivity. The alliance between the drive to see and to being seen establishes a new order of seeing which differs significantly from Foucault’s panoptical vision: Today no more the few see the many (panopticon) or the many see the few (popular stars)––today, because of the multiplication and connectivity of screens in public and private spaces, the many see the many. Insofar, one can conclude, the gawker or gazer is an overall-phenomenon, a non-specific subjectivity of a distributed publicity."



"GL: I can imagine that debates during the rise of mass education, the invention of film are different from ours. But is that the case? It is all pedagogy, so it seems. We never seem to leave the classroom.

PL: The question is, leaving where? Entering the other side (likewise amusement sites or absorbing fantasies)? Why not? Changing perspectives? Yes, that’s what we have to do. But for that purpose we don’t have to leave the classroom necessarily. Rather, we should rebuilt it as a room of testing modes of thinking in very concrete ways. I’m thinking of Jacques Rancière’s suggestions, in his essay Le partage du sensible, about the power relation between teachers and pupils. Maybe today teachers can learn more (for instance soft skills) from their pupils than the other way around. We need other regimes of distribution of power, also in the classroom, a differentiation of tasks, of velocities and singularities—in short: we need micropolitics.

More seriously, your question indicates a strong relationship between pedagogy and media. There’s a reason why media theorists like Friedrich Kittler had pointed to media’s affinity to propaganda and institutions of power. I think of his important book Discourse Networks, where he has revealed the relevance of mediated writing techniques for the formation of educational institutions and for subjectivation. That’s why the question is, what are the tasks we have to learn in order to exist in the world of electronic mass media? What means ‘Bildung’ for us nowadays?

GL: There is an ‘attention war’ going on, with debates across traditional print and broadcast media about the rise in distraction, in schools, at home. On the street we see people hooked on their smart phones, multitasking, everywhere they go. What do you make of this? This is just a heightened sensibility, a fashion, or is there really something at stake? Would you classify it as petit-bourgeois anxieties? Loss of attention as a metaphor for threatening poverty and status loss of the traditional middle class in the West? How do you read the use of brain research by Nicholas Carr, Frank Schirrmacher and more recently also the German psychiatrist Manfred Spitzer who came up with a few bold statement concerning the devastating consequences of computer use for the (young) human brain. Having read your study one could say: don’t worry, nothing new under the sun. But is this the right answer?

PL: Your description addresses severe debates. Nothing less than the future of our Western culture seems to be at stake. Institutions like the educational systems are under permanent critique, concerning all levels from primary schools to universities. That’s why the Pisa studies have revealed a lot of deficits and have provoked debates on what kind of education is necessary for our children. On the one hand it’s a debate on cultural values, but on the other it’s a struggle on power relations. We are living in a society of control, and how to become a subject and how this subject is related to other subjects in mediated environments are important questions.

A great uncertainty is emerged. That’s why formulas that promise easy solutions are highly welcomed. Neurological concepts are often based on one-sided models concerning the relationship between body and mind, and they often leave out the role of social and environmental factors. From historians of science such as Canguilhem and Foucault one can learn that psychiatrist models of brain defects and mental anomalies not only mirror social anxieties, but also produce knowledge about what is defined as normal. And it is up to us as observers of such discourses to name those anxieties today. Nonetheless, I would not signify distraction as a metaphor. It is in fact a concrete phase of the body, a state of the mind. It’s real. You cannot deal with it when you call it a disability or a disease and just pop pills or switch off your electronic devices."
via:litherland  attention  distraction  2013  petralöffer  geertlovink  walterbenjamin  flaneur  gawkers  cities  internet  audience  diaphanesverlag  montaigne  albertkümmel  siegfriedkracauer  frankfurterschule  kant  tibot  psychology  daydreaming  media  mediaarchaeology  richardshusterman  film  micropolitics  friederichkittler  education  subjectivation  massmedia  bildung  nicholascarr  sherryturkle  frankschirrmacher  culture  values  culturalvalues  brain  bernardstiegler  socialmedia  marketing  entertainment  propaganda  deepreading  petersloterdijk  mindfulness  self-control  mediatheory  theory  theodoradorno  weimar  history  philosophy  reading  writing  data  perception  siegfriedzielinski  wolfgangernst  bernhardsiegert  erhardschüttpelz  francoberardi  andrewkeen  jaronlanier  howardrheingold  foucault  micheldemontaigne  michelfoucault 
october 2013 by robertogreco
Howard Rheingold | Scoop.it
Collections titled:
• Infotention
• Augmented Collective Intelligence
• Cooperation Theory and Practice
• Attention
• Smart Mobs
• Crap Detection
howardrheingold  infotention  augmentedcollectiveintelligence  collectiveintelligence  cooperation  theory  practice  social  society  attention  smartmobs  crapdetection  learning  socialmedia  web 
may 2013 by robertogreco
Playmakers on Vimeo
"playmakers, a 35 minute documentary, is the culmination of a six month project following the progress of Hide&Seek; game designers Alex Fleetwood and Holly Gramazio through the development of a new game. The documentary was filmed over the first 6 months of 2009 and premiered at the Sheffield Documentary festival. Playmakers will be available to download and view on the 5th of May 2010.

Over the last 50 years play has become an increasingly private activity. Now it is bursting back onto our streets. playmakers explores the emerging area of pervasive games it examines the implications of reclaiming play into the public domain and shows the possibilities offered by new technologies.

Playmakers investigates four main themes:

Part 1: Play…

Part 2: Public space…

Part 3: Technology…

Part 4: Theatre/art…"

[See also: http://playmakers.org.uk/ ]
blasttheory  simonevans  quentinstevens  paulinabozek  duncanspeakman  mattadams  simonjohnson  clarereddington  jackcase  thomasbrock  hollygramazio  alexfleetwood  hide&seek  art  theater  urbanplay  urbangames  parkour  social  urbanism  urban  legal  law  publicspace  fun  ubiquitousconnectivity  ubicomp  geolocation  geocaching  socialgames  gaming  via:chrisberthelsen  playmakers  play  games  rules  arg  pervasivegames  pervasive  2010  howardrheingold  michaelwesch  hide&seek; 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Mitch Resnick: The Role of Making, Tinkering, Remixing in Next-Generation Learning | DMLcentral
"…best learning experiences come when people are actively engaged in designing things, creating things, & inventing things—expressing themselves.

…if we want people to really be fluent w/ new technologies & learn through their activities, it requires people to get involved as makers—to create things.

…best experiences come when…making use of the materials in the world around you, tinkering w/ things…coming up w/ a prototype, getting feedback…iteratively changing it…making new ideas, over & over…adapting to the current situation & the new situations that arise.

In our after school programs, we see many kids who have been unsuccessful in traditional educational settings become incredibly successful when they are given the opportunity to make, tinker, & remix.

…there are lessons for schools from the ways that kids learn outside of schools…

Over time, I do think we need to rethink educational institutions as a place that embraces playful experimentation."
tcsnmy  mitchresnick  mit  mitmedialab  medialab  scratch  mindstorms  lego  informallearning  learning  unschooling  deschooling  schools  play  prototyping  making  doing  remix  remixing  remixculture  self-expression  technology  lcproject  howardrheingold  makers  creators  iteration  iterative  wedo  lifelongkindergarten  education  experimentation  invention  feedback  2011  toshare 
september 2011 by robertogreco
Social Media's Slow Slog Into the Ivory Towers of Academia - Josh Sternberg - Technology - The Atlantic
"Underpinning a disdain for social media in higher education is the assumption that incoming students have an inherent aptitude for new technologies"

"If you took a soldier from a thousand years ago and put them on a battlefield, they'd be dead," Howard Rheingold, a professor teaching virtual community and social media at Stanford University, told me one morning via Skype. "If you took a doctor from a thousand years ago and put them in a modern surgical theater, they would have no idea what to do. Take a professor from a thousand years ago and put them in a modern classroom, they would know where to stand and what to do."
education  learning  technology  teaching  socialmedia  howardrheingold  digitalnatives  2011  change  pedagogy  generations  stasis 
september 2011 by robertogreco
Leigh Blackall: Our epistemology, and entrepreneurial learning
"The sway that the subject of technology has over discussions about education and learning, is giving me increasing cause for concern. Absent from the explanations of new understandings of knowledge and learning, and their arguments for change, is some balance to the largely utopian ideals. The sub headings in the 'entrepreneurial learning' article for example, read like evangelical slogans, without a single word for caution or circumspect (that I could see by scanning). What would one include to strike a balance? Most obvious would be Postman, in particular his warnings in Technonopoly, but their could and should be many others. Surely we agree that technology gives potential to all traits of humanity, not just the bits we'd like to pick out."
leighblackall  comments  technology  howardrheingold  johnseelybrown  maxsengles  technolopoly  google  goldmansachs  allwathedoverbymachinesoflovinggrace  adamcurtis  florianschneider  gatekeepers  mihalycsikszentmihalyi  darkmatter  gregorysholette  institutions  education  learning  power  neo-colonialism  networkedlearning  networkculture  internet  connectivism  society  socialmedia  2011  2008  informallearning  informal  mentoring  mentorship  pedagogy  self-organization  self-directedlearning  unschooling  deschooling  fachidioten  humanism 
june 2011 by robertogreco
YouTube - George Siemens on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
"George Siemens, at the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca Universityhas been running "Massive Open Online Courses" (MOOCs). I talk to him about what a MOOC is, how it works, and the educational philosophy behind it."
mooc  socialnetworking  opensource  connectivism  social  georgesiemens  howardrheingold  via:steelemaley  online  internet  networkedlearning  teaching  learning  education  moodle  elluminate  distributed  connectedlearners  connectedlearning  connectedness  grasshopper  stephendownes  sensemaking  messiness  self-directedlearning  self-directed  moocs 
may 2011 by robertogreco
D.I.Y.U.: An Experiment | DMLcentral
"Rheingold U, my current experiment in cultivating wholly online, multimedia, unaccredited, for-not-much-pay learning communities, grew out of a desire to follow the fun and act on impulse. When I impulsively tweeted  a couple of weeks ago, "Anyone willing to pay $100 for five-week Intro to Mind Amplifiers course?" I was long-practiced in the art of riding the waves of personal impulse. In fact, the most productive learning trails I've followed or blazed in life started with singular impulses that fulfill life-long interests but were triggered by superficial, even accidental proximate causes."
freelanceteaching  freelanceeducation  howardrheingold  education  deschooling  unschooling  learning  diy  socialmedia  openaccess  free  colearning  2011  community  lcproject  pln  cyberculture  digitalmedia  diyu 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Rheingold U
"a totally online learning community, offering courses that usually run for 5 weeks, w/ 5 live sessions & ongoing asynchronous discussions through forums, blogs, wikis, mindmaps, & social bookmarks. In my 30 years of experience online & 6 years teaching students face to face & online at UC Berkeley & Stanford, I've learned that magic can happen when a skilled facilitator works collaboratively w/ a group of motivated students. The first course, "Introduction to Mind Amplifiers," ran in 2 sessions in January-March, 2011. Live sessions include streaming audio & video from me & students, shared text chat & whiteboard, & my ability to push slides & lead tours of websites. Future classes will cover advanced use of personal knowledge tools, social media for educators, participatory media/collective action, social media issues, introduction to cooperation studies, network & social network literacy, social media literacies, attention skills in an always-on world."
education  learning  onlinelearning  online  howardrheingold  teaching  socialmedia  networkculture  networkliteracy  rheingoldu  asynchronous  collaboration  collaborative  freelanceteaching  freelance  freelancing  freelanceeducation  alacarteeducation 
february 2011 by robertogreco
Attention, and Other 21st-Century Social Media Literacies (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE
"Just as print technologies & literacies shaped Enlightenment, the social media technologies & literacies will shape the cognitive, social, & cultural environments of 21st century. As Jenkins & colleagues have emphasized, education that acknowledges the full impact of networked publics & digital media must recognize a whole new way of looking at learning & teaching. This is not just another set of skills to be added to curriculum. Assuming a world in which welfare of young people & economic health of society & political health of democracy are the true goals of education, I believe modern societies need to assess & evaluate what works & doesn't in terms of engaging students in learning.

If we want to do this, if we want to discover how we can engage students as well as ourselves in 21st century, we must move beyond skills & technologies. We must explore also interconnected social media literacies of attention, participation, cooperation, network awareness, & critical consumption."
howardrheingold  education  learning  socialmedia  literacy  collaboration  21stcenturyskills  communication  participatory  participation  participatoryculture  henryjenkins  networkawareness  awareness  criticalthinking  criticalconsumption  technology  medialiteracy  interconnectivity  engagement  teaching  society  etiquette  democracy  tcsnmy  lcproject  future  interconnected 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Teacher's learning journal | Social Media CoLab
"I want to create the conditions for the class as a whole to make something magical happen. I want students to take away from this course all the learning outcomes I explicitly describe, but I also want to achieve much more: I want to awaken those who have been lulled to semislumber by so many years of desks arrayed in rows and "will this be on the test?" -- I want to awaken them to their own powers to use online tools and their thinking skills to not only cope, but to thrive in a world that requires continuous learning. I want to grow more aware along with my students. I want to model and facilitate exploration of and reflection about the impacts of our own media practices. I want to induce student teams to outdo each other in coming up with fun, thought-provoking, incisive, profound, ways to engage with the texts and ideas. I want to inspire so much interest in social media that students read all the required texts and even some of the recommended texts."
howardrheingold  education  learning  pedagogy  socialmedia  teaching  modeling  tcsnmy  deschooling  reflection 
september 2010 by robertogreco
critical-thinking - home
"Join Howard Rheingold and other noted educators in creating a world-class resource for teaching critical thinking and Internet literacies."
howardrheingold  criticalthinking  thinking  informationliteracy  community  collaboration  iste  education  crapdetection  classideas 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Twitter / Howard Rheingold: Neither Internet nor Google ...
"Neither Internet nor Google makes anybody smarter or dumber - that wording is necessitated by rhetoric of headlines. Human agency is key. The way we USE the Internet - or books, or classrooms - influences whether we gain or lose insight or capability from the experience. I'm careful about technological deterministic language because language is a mind-tool, and how one uses it matters. Information-handling competencies (like knowing how to use RSS) must combine w/ attention skills to benefit from web. Hence, "infotention.""

[also http://twitter.com/hrheingold/status/15509066703 AND http://twitter.com/hrheingold/status/15509092161 AND http://twitter.com/hrheingold/status/15509346793 ]
attention  internet  web  online  howardrheingold  focus  learning  intelligence  rss  technology  experience  humanagency  books  classrooms  classroom 
june 2010 by robertogreco
City Brights: Howard Rheingold : Attention literacy
"Mindfulness and norms, my students helped me see, are essential tools for those who would master the arts of attention.

The point of this story isn't to get everyone to pay attention to me or professors in general - it's that I want my students to learn that attention is a skill that must be learned, shaped, practiced; this skill must evolve if we are to evolve. The technological extension of our minds and brains by chips and nets has granted great power to billions of people, but even in the early years of always-on, it is clear to even technology enthusiasts like me that this power will certainly mislead, mesmerize and distract those who haven't learned - were never taught - how to exert some degree of mental control over our use of laptop, handheld, earbudded media."
education  howardrheingold  pedagogy  multitasking  laptops  learning  attention  1to1  1:1  21stcenturylearning  21stcenturyskills  literacy  learning2.0  classroom  tcsnmy  mobile  phones  media  socialmedia  lindastone  continuouspartialattention  productivity  mindfulness  listening  conversation  focus  classrooms 
may 2010 by robertogreco
hrheingold's crap_detection Bookmarks on Delicious
Howard Rheingold is " aggregating fake, cloaked, hoax websites suggested by twitter network"
crapdetection  digitalcitizenship  fakes  hoax  hoaxes  howardrheingold  lists  reliability  tcsnmy  online  web  truth 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Howard's Butt, So what about dying?
"first thought that occurred to me, & which probably occurs to most people who are confronted with a cancer diagnosis, was “Am I going to die?” & of course, the answer is: “You didn’t know that already?”...Jim & I were fans of crazy Buddhist poet Han Shan. “Han Shan” = “Cold Mountain,” also the name of place where he lived & left his poems written on rocks. Gary Snyder (fact that Snyder had gone to Reed was all I needed to know to decide to go there) translated the poems & Reedie Michael McPherson calligraphed them in italic hand. A year or 2 after Jim died, I picked up my copy of “Cold Mountain Poems,”...paper fluttered to floor...from an old bridge scoring pad...short quote from Tibetan sage, in Jim’s hand. Jim & I had the privilege of studying briefly with the late Lloyd Reynolds;... in Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford, you learn that dropping out of Reed but continuing to take Lloyd Reynolds’ classes convinced Jobs that computer typefaces should be beautiful."
poetry  reedcollege  howardrheingold  via:preoccupations  death  dying  buddhism  calligraphy  stevejobs  zen  life  yearoff  flamingout  cv  change  perspective 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Hypermultitasking
"There’s evidence that, as Howard Rheingold suggests, we can train ourselves to be better multitaskers, to shift our attention even more swiftly and fluidly among contending chores and stimuli. And that will surely help us navigate the fast-moving stream of modern life. But improving our ability to multitask, neuroscience tells us in no uncertain terms, will never return to us the depth of understanding that comes with attentive, singleminded thought. You can improve your agility at multitasking, but you will never be able to multitask and engage in deep thought at the same time."
multitasking  attention  singletasking  howardrheingold  nicholascarr  monotasking 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Bunchberry & Fern: Learning Styles: fable-ous and tragic
"Here's a post/comment thread on Stephen Downes' blog where he has a lot to say on the subject of Learning Styles - or, more accurately, he criticises Daniel Willingham's 'facile treatment' of the subject on YouTube (and, elsewhere, Making up Facts). Like, Howard Rheingold, Stephen knows a thing or two about crap detection. Here are his own Principles for Evaluating Websites, for example, written in 2005. It's obviously something he's been thinking about a fair bit.*

But even if Stephen Downes is right and Daniel Willingham lying and facile (this is a very big 'if') then, surely, the dozens of Learning Styles Inventories can't all be right. But neither can they all be wrong? A practitioner who ignores all new ideas until they're 'scientifically proven' runs the risk of sabotaging innovation. Who are we to turn to?"
learning  information  learningstyles  cognition  cognitive  rationality  studies  science  existence  communication  stephendownes  howardrheingold  crapdetection  literacy  danielwillingham  education  research  howardgardner 
november 2009 by robertogreco
City Brights: Howard Rheingold : Crap Detection 101
"To me, the issue of information literacy could be even more important than the health or education of some individuals. Fundamental aspects of democracy, economic production, the discovery and use of knowledge might be at stake. Some of the biggest problems facing the world today seem to be far beyond the ability of any individual or community, or even the whole human race, to tackle. But the noise death of the Internet is something we can take on and win. Although large forces are at work, when it comes to the shape of online media, I believe that what people know - and how many people know - matters."
howardrheingold  informationliteracy  infooverload  learning  literacy  epidemiology  tcsnmy  attention  google  web  information  search  crapdetection  criticalthinking  medialiteracy  technology  education  21stcenturylearning 
july 2009 by robertogreco
City Brights: Howard Rheingold : Attention literacy
"The point of this story isn't to get everyone to pay attention to me or professors in general - it's that I want my students to learn that attention is a skill that must be learned, shaped, practiced; this skill must evolve if we are to evolve. The technological extension of our minds and brains by chips and nets has granted great power to billions of people, but even in the early years of always-on, it is clear to even technology enthusiasts like me that this power will certainly mislead, mesmerize and distract those who haven't learned - were never taught - how to exert some degree of mental control over our use of laptop, handheld, earbudded media."
howardrheingold  attention  learning  teaching  technology  distraction  mobile  phones  laptops  media  socialnetworks  socialmedia 
april 2009 by robertogreco
Digital Ethnography » Participatory Media Literacy: Why it matters
"The surprising-to-most-people-fact is that students would prefer less technology in the classroom (especially *participatory* technologies that force them to do something other than sit back and memorize material for a regurgitation exercise). We use social media in the classroom not because our students use it, but because we are afraid that social media might be using them - that they are using social media blindly, without recognition of the new challenges and opportunities they might create."

[Now at: http://mediatedcultures.net/smatterings/192/ ]
michaelwesch  socialmedia  participatory  technology  learning  teaching  literacy  media  digitalliteracy  howardrheingold  education 
january 2009 by robertogreco
YouTube - Vernacular Video
"Inexpensive digital cameras, laptop editing, and network distribution have detonated an explosion of vernacular video, from YouTube to Open Courseware. This is a broad look at the ways video vernaculars are changing pop culture -- and a hint of changes to come in education. Six and a half minutes."
education  video  youtube  vernacularvideo  howardrheingold  learning  culture  via:preoccupations 
november 2008 by robertogreco
What does design mean to you? - Core77
"Matt Balara interviewed eleven "smart people" at Reboot10 in Copenhagen, Denmark, asking the same question: what does design mean to you?"
design  definitions  julianbleecker  howardrheingold  stoweboyd 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Digital Natives » Digital Natives Definitions Redux, Episode n+x
"term Digital Natives was “relying too much on age as determining factor of Internet & technology savviness”...DNs are “not a generation but a population"..."As long as we divide the world into digital natives & immigrants, we won’t be able to talk meaningfully about the kinds of sharing that occurs between adults & children & we won’t be able to imagine other ways adults can interact with youth outside of these cultural divides."..."Technology does not have a moral component: it is the people who use it. Technology does not do the work: it is the people who use it. Today or yesterday or tomorrow, everything is mediated through technologies - it’s different technologies, but the same humans mediating."
digitalnatives  howardrheingold  communication  digital  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  children  generations  adults  youth  teens  genx  generationx  generationy  morality  technology  online  internet  web 
august 2008 by robertogreco
It's Time to Reboot America. | Rebooting America
"The Personal Democracy Forum presents an anthology of forty-four essays brimming with the hopes of reenergizing, reorganizing, and reorienting our government for the Internet Age. How would completely reorganizing our system of representation work? Is it possible to redesign our government with open doors and see-through walls? How can we leverage the exponential power of many-to-many deliberation for the common good?"

[full contents available for download here: http://rebooting.personaldemocracy.com/files/Rebooting_America.pdf ]
e-democracy  personaldemocracyforum  culture  democracy  internet  socialnetworking  government  policy  politics  davidweinberger  douglasrushkoff  howardrheingold  danahboyd  clayshirky  craignewmark  estherdyson  yochaibenkler  books  research  us 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard » Blog Archive » Tools for an informational self-audit
“Pay attention to what you’re paying attention to.” "I’d like to do this: take some period of time — a day, a week? — and track exactly how I’m spending my media time."
howardrheingold  attention  media  consumption  selfauditing  personalinformatics 
july 2008 by robertogreco
mattbalara.com : “ What’s Design Mean to You? Interview with Howard Rheingold” Jul. 28, 2008
"A little bit of Howard’s take on design: In the broad sense it means thinking about what the function or purpose of things or processes are, and translating that into action."
howardrheingold  education  learning  design  schooldesign  curriculum  function  purpose  process  collaboration  schools  software  socialsoftware 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » What I plan to say at De Montfort University commencement
"Pay attention to irrelevant details & follow intriguing but useless connections...novices focus their attention on the fundamental dials & indicators"
attention  generalists  creativity  research  focus  thinking  advice  howardrheingold  learning  work  careers  lcproject  commencementspeeches  commencementaddresses 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Frontiers of Interaction IV [videos here: http://frontiers.dolmedia.tv/]
"la mobilità, l’internet delle cose, gli spime ne rappresentano una esplosiva evoluzione capace di influenzare radicalmente i nostri comportamenti sociali e la conoscenza che abbiamo del mondo che ci circonda."
interaction  design  italy  events  torino  brucesterling  nicolasnova  howardrheingold  adamgreenfield 
july 2008 by robertogreco
'A Smart Mob Is Not Necessarily a Wise Mob' - OhmyNews International
"The technology itself does not guarantee peace or democracy. It really requires a literacy. It requires an informed citizenry. Journalism plays a role in that. Journalism brings to the people news they need to know about the workings of the State. And it
democracy  howardrheingold  journalism  smartmobs  via:preoccupations 
july 2008 by robertogreco
SGI Quarterly April, 2008 - Feature: The Cooperation Revolution by Howard Rheingold
"What if the story we tell ourselves and teach our children today about the way humans get things done has been fundamentally wrong for centuries?... technology, four decades in making, is platform for human endeavor. Now, the biologist and sociologist ha
howardrheingold  cooperation  technology  change  society  organizations  work  collaboration  wikipedia  netscape  burningman 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Howard Rheingold's Vlog - Counterculture origins of cyberculture, Part 1: John Coate and The Farm
"John Coate, who was instrumental in the early success of the “Whole Earth Lectronic Link,” talks to Howard Rheingold’s class about The Farm—a 1960s commune that influenced the development of the WELL’s virtual community. The first of several pa
internet  history  web  counterculture  thefarm  johncoate  howardrheingold  wholeearthcatalog  thewell  art  via:preoccupations 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Anatomy of a Mob: The Lacy/Zuckerberg Interview - TechnoSocial
"As citizens of the online world, we have a responsibility to step forward when we see people misbehaving. It doesn't take much to tone things down. People need to be reminded that the target of their frustrations is a real person."
sxsw  twitter  mobs  social  crowds  facebook  sarahlacy  statistics  visualization  community  relationships  psychology  keynote  socialmedia  society  etiquette  technology  alwayson  communication  analysis  casestudy  web  internet  online  howardrheingold  backchannel  via:hrheingold 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Howard Rheingold's Vlog: Introduction to Social Bookmarking
"The third in a series of videos documenting my use of social media in my personal and professional life. This installment introduces social bookmarking. My del.icio.us account is hrheingold."
socialbookmarking  tagging  howardrheingold  education  del.icio.us  bookmarking  bookmarks  socialmedia  socialsoftware 
february 2008 by robertogreco
TED | Talks | Howard Rheingold: Way-new collaboration (video)
"talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media & collective action - how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of natural human instinct to work as a group...humans have been banding together to work collectively since days of hunting mast
howardrheingold  complexity  competition  cooperation  economics  communication  collaboration  community  media  open  business  wikipedia  human  behavior  groups  social 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Howard Rheingold's Vlog: A (re)slice of life online, part one:
Introduction Twenty years ago, I wrote “A Slice of Life in My Virtual Community”. When I thought about updating it, I realized that video is better than text for showing how I spend time online. This is the first in a series of short videos documentin
howardrheingold  socialsoftware  participatory  social  history  online  internet  media  video  vlog  networks  networking  computers  mobile  phones  books  blogging  vlogging 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Howard Rheingold's Vlog
"20 years ago, I wrote “A Slice of Life in My Virtual Community”...about updating it, I realized video is better than text for showing how I spend time online...first in series of short videos documenting my use of social media in professional & perso
socialnetworking  howardrheingold  internet  web  online  vlog  web2.0  social 
january 2008 by robertogreco
New Media Literacy In Education: Learning Media Use While Developing Critical Thinking Skills - Robin Good's Latest News
"Learning to use participatory media tech, refining ability to speak, present and communicate visually may be among most precious skills that young generations of digital natives need to learn to be able to affect sensible change in the future."
professionaldevelopment  reform  change  medialiteracy  media  literacy  pedagogy  children  howardrheingold  education  government  internet  scholarship  school2.0  criticism  citizenship  politics  learning  lcproject  technology  future  gamechanging  online  web  user  participatory  policy  civics  democracy  institutions  multimedia  deschooling  unschooling  homeschool 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Geeks without borders. - By Steven Johnson - Slate Magazine
"Go colonizes an entire city for its playing field; L3 colonizes the entire Web. These are games without frontiers."
immersive  mmorpg  mobile  smartmobs  arg  howardrheingold  pervasive  play  phones  games  collaborative  community  wireless  urban  technology  stevenjohnson 
october 2007 by robertogreco
pasta and vinegar » Selective disConnectvity
"I take jokes such as Isolatr very seriously: our world values connection so much that it’s not only connection to devices but also connections to people that are important. The word “serendipity” is now everywhere, what’s next: a renaissance of the misanthropes?"
technology  theory  mobile  networks  panopticon  convergence  culture  surveillance  socialnetworks  connectivity  community  communication  howardrheingold  media  wifi  socialnetworking  privacy  social  forgetting  digital  balance  slow  disconnectivity 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Stichting Kunst en Openbare Ruimte - Howard Rheingold and Eric Kluitenberg, Mindful Disconnection: Counterpowering the Panopticon from the Inside
"media experts Howard Rheingold and Eric Kluitenberg ask us to consider if unquestioned connectivity – the drive to connect everything to everything, and everyone to everyone by means of electronic media – is necessarily a good thing."

[Waybacked: http://web.archive.org/web/20130122023701/http://classic.skor.nl/article-2887-en.html ]
technology  theory  mobile  networks  panopticon  convergence  culture  surveillance  socialnetworks  connectivity  community  communication  howardrheingold  media  wifi  socialnetworking  privacy  social  forgetting  digital  balance  slow  diconnectivity 
june 2007 by robertogreco
DIY Media Weblog: Mobile technology appropriation in a distant mirror: baroque infiltration, creolization and cannibalism. (Part 2)
"Bar identified three modes of appropriation in general, which he and his colleagues have observed specifically in regard to mobile telephone use around the world: * Baroque infiltration, * Creolization, and * Cannibalism"
culture  media  mobile  phones  music  brasil  society  appropriation  technology  local  global  world  howardrheingold  brazil 
april 2007 by robertogreco
DIY Media Weblog: Mobile technology appropriation in a distant mirror: baroque infiltration, creolization and cannibalism. (Part 1)
"the arrival of Bishop Sardinha from Portugal in 1556 could be seen as the founding event of Brazilian culture as an appropriative culture...The locals, impressed with the Bishop's power, appropriated it by eating him"
culture  media  mobile  phones  music  brasil  society  appropriation  technology  local  global  world  howardrheingold  brazil 
april 2007 by robertogreco

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