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Locus Online Perspectives » Cory Doctorow: Cheap Writing Tricks
"So my favorite, foolproof way to start a story is with a person in a place with a problem, preferably in the first sentence. A named person in a defined setting is a signal to the reader’s human-being-simulator to get started assembling a skeletal frame upon which to hang future details about this ‘‘person.’’"

[via: http://russelldavies.typepad.com/planning/2014/02/first-sentence-problems.html ]
fiction  writing  corydoctorow  howwewrite  advice  firstsentences  setting  characters 
february 2014 by robertogreco
Outstanding Video About Modern Knowledge Construction
"I shot this amateur video at the Constructionism 2012 Conference in Athens, Greece. It is a recording of Dr. Mike Eisenberg‘s remarkable plenary address based on his paper, “Constructionism: New Technologies, New Purposes.”

Anyone interested in learning, emerging technology, creativity, the arts, science or craft would be wise to watch this terrific presentation."

[Direct link to video: https://vimeo.com/49891132 ]
anthropology  bedrooms  economics  displays  hangouts  traditions  rituals  interest  passion  misfits  weirdos  schooldesign  design  settings  setting  popularity  uptonsinclair  vannevarbush  arts  art  craft  doing  making  deschooling  unschooling  science  projectbasedlearning  arduino  3dprinting  spaces  meaningmaking  purpose  agency  networks  activities  openstudioproject  lcproject  environment  srg  edg  glvo  education  technology  learning  children  constructionist  constructionism  2012  mikeeisenberg  pbl  ritual 
september 2012 by robertogreco
Wolf Lepenies: Banished to the banlieues - signandsight
"Paris' social sciences institutes have been ordered to move to the suburbs. To experience first-hand what they otherwise only talk about."
france  academia  socialscience  research  suburbs  place  experience  setting  studies  anthropology  society  sociology  via:cityofsound 
january 2008 by robertogreco

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