Video links to Nuggets

bag of gold

music of the spheres, strange correspondences and grand harmonies

Clay Shirky on Newspapers

Digital facelift

Controlling Feedback

Little big planet

Small things can be meaningful

A Personal CyberInfrastructure

Cyberinfrastructure is something more specific than the network itself, but it is something more general than a tool or a resource developed for a particular project, a range of projects, or, even more broadly, for a particular discipline.

— American Council of Learned Societies,
Our Cultural Commonwealth, 2006

Higher education almost completely ignored Marshall McLuhan's central insight: new modes of communication change what can be imagined and expressed. "Any technology gradually creates a totally new human environment. Environments are not passive wrappings but active processes. . . . The 'message' of any medium or technology is the change of scale or pace or pattern that it introduces into human affairs." Print is not advanced calligraphy. The web is not a more sophisticated telegraph.
Just as the real computing revolution didn't happen until the computer became truly personal, the real IT revolution in teaching and learning won't happen until each student builds a personal cyberinfrastructure that is as thoughtfully, rigorously, and expressively composed as an excellent essay or an ingenious experiment.

ds106 gold

Past ds106

Tom Woodward "Bag of Gold" audio remix jan 11 20011
Tim Owens kinetic typography remix

Visual notes by Giulia Forsythe

Love analytics is the new bag of gold noiseprofessor feb 16 2011

Barbara Dieu felt it was a bit American focus, reflects on international perspective, a mash up of her gold nuggets

Digital Facelift (Stella Meme)

Bag of Gold Blackboard remix Tom Woodward

It’s a radar…what part of that do you not understand?
"What sticks with me is the discussion about the old balloon system being replaced by the radar.

As Gardner puts it – “When radar was new it was found necessary to eliminate the balloon system for city protection that had preceded radar. The balloons got in the way of the electric feedback of the new radar information. The advanced defensive capabilities were stymied by the old defensive capabilities. Such may well prove to be the case with much of our existing school curriculum…”
Do we really need CyberInfrastructure D'Arcy Norman pushes back

The Puzzle Of My Own Personal Cyberinfrastructure
Brad Kozlek
Matthew Presser disagrees with points on training wheels feb 2011