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"if a nomad is a person that roams and wanders in search of new pastures and hunting grounds rather than settling down permanently in one location * then …

A knowmad is a person that roams and wanders in search of new knowledge, skills, and experiences, rather than settling down permanently in one specialized silo of awareness.

A knowmad is not a nomadic knowledge worker …
roaming from coffee shop to boardroom with a laptop under her arm. The term doesn’t belong to the workplace because
a knowmad doesn’t work, she plays … like a child or an artist.

“The primitive hunter or fisherman did no work, any more than does the poet, painter, or thinker of today. Where the whole man is involved there is no work. Work begins with the division of labor and the specialization of functions”—McLuhan

* (nomas = wander, nomos = pasture)"


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"if a nomad is a person that roams and wanders in search of new pastures and hunting grounds rather than settling down permanently in one location 
(nomas = wander, nomos = pasture)

then

a knowmad is a person that roams and wanders in search of new knowledge, new skills, experiences and insights, rather than settling down permanently in one specialized silo of awareness.

A knowmad is not a knowledge worker on the run …
roaming from coffee shop to boardroom with a laptop under her arm.
The term doesn’t belong to the workplace because 
a knowmad doesn’t work, she plays … like a child or an artist. 

“The primitive hunter or fisherman did no work, any more than does the poet, painter, or thinker of today. Where the whole man is involved there is no work. Work begins with the division of labor and the specialization of functions”—McLuhan"

[McLuhan quote from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Understanding_Media:_The_Extensions_of_Man ]
informationage  generalists  specialization  cv  roaming  wanderers  wanderlust  wanderingmind  neo-nomads  wandering  hunter-gatherer  labor  work  play  knowledgeworkers  knowledge  nomads  nomadism  1964  2012  cloudhead  marshallmcluhan  knowmads  shiftctrlesc  headmine 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Relevant History: Robert Darnton on "a font of proverbial nonwisdom"
"Robert Darnton challenges "five myths about the information age" that, taken together, "constitute a font of proverbial nonwisdom."

1. "The book is dead." Wrong: More books are produced in print each year than in the previous year.

2. "We have entered the information age."... [E]very age is an age of information, each in its own way and according to the media available at the time.

3. "All information is now available online." The absurdity of this claim is obvious to anyone who has ever done research in archives.

4. "Libraries are obsolete." Everywhere in the country librarians report that they have never had so many patrons.

5. "The future is digital." True enough, but misleading.

It used to be said that the difference between God and Robert Darnton was that God was everywhere, while Darnton was everywhere but Princeton. Now that he's Harvard's university librarian, I wonder if the joke has migrated and updated?"
robertdarnton  libraries  books  ebooks  digitalage  informationage  information  publishing  online  internet  accessibility  archives  2011  future 
april 2011 by robertogreco
For Heidi Hass Gable & Alec Courosa: A Shout in the Dark - braddo's posterous
"A couple years ago I presented a paper at conference on the humanities at Columbia University calling for the reanimation of the teaching of metaphysics in grade schools. Metaphysics is something of a dirty word, so let’s substitute philosophy. But the idea is that if, even in principle, the web makes all information available to anyone, anywhere, anytime, we are left to ask what should we do with all that data. Google wants to index all the information in the world. What happens when we have perfect knowledge of the facts? Now, unless we are considering trivial decisions, such as what pizzeria should we go to for dinner, the moment we utter the word “should” we enter into a moral or ethical discussion. Yes, students stepping into the data stream need to know how to filter and evaluate information, but they also need to know what to do with it once they’ve qualified it. They need teaching in both practical reasoning and ethics."

[via: http://www.ovenell-carter.com/2010/01/04/predictions-for-k12-education-in-2010/ ]
education  teaching  metaphysics  philosophy  ethics  reason  religion  tcsnmy  reasoning  informationage  knowledge 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Our Report Card
"We had children & became unschoolers. We teach [them] how to find information. We teach them that info & skills are choices as much as talents. You choose info, you choose tools, & you often choose your skill. Skill generally being a matter of practice. Not completely, but generally.
capitalism  information  learning  unschooling  deschooling  education  homeschool  tcsnmy  mit  informationage  freedom  sharing  scarcity  society  narcissism  sklls  tools  lcproject  parenting  glvo 
february 2010 by robertogreco

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