Downes on lectures

The point of a lecture isn’t to teach. It’s to reify, rehearse, assemble and celebrate. via Stephen’s Web. Stephen ended his post linking to Tony’s blog post with what appears to be a throwaway line. It’s not. This is where the tension is centred when … Continue readingDownes on lectures

Windows 8 and office 2013

Installed windows 8.1 in a VM today for testing. Surprisingly, not hating it. Especially when running on an SSD, it’s quick. And I haven’t seen that damned spinning blue cursor yet. Kind of love the weather app with built-in ski reports… And writing blog posts … Continue readingWindows 8 and office 2013

UofC budget

I haven’t seen an official breakdown of the impact of provincial budget cuts on the UofC itself. Saw this mention in a related article on executive salary freeze: In its 2013 budget released two weeks ago, the province cut the University of Calgary’s operational budget … Continue readingUofC budget

Gehl, R.W. (2013). What’s on your mind? Social media monopolies and noopower

Gehl, R.W. (2013). What’s on your mind? Social media monopolies and noopower. First Monday. 18(3). On noopower1 through marketing and repetition extended into ubiquitous social media: Operating within the larger political economy of advertising–supported media, it is not surprising that Facebook, Google, and Twitter mirror … Continue readingGehl, R.W. (2013). What’s on your mind? Social media monopolies and noopower