Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Michel Bauwens on Open Everything

tweets

Also #Ferguson not trending b/c people have been talking about it for week--and Twitter's algorithm rewards spikes.http://t.co/ORaXPf4Ors

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/501220856865898497


http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/29-Shot-in-Spate-of-Weekend-Chicago-Violence-271586021.html


So anyways, I’m listening for the next steps and I don’t want to let this anger go. Our structures led to this. Time for them to change.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/suchwinston/status/501341259823611905



An atlas of alternative maps by Tim Berners-Lee, Ed Ruscha, John Maeda, John Baldessari & morehttp://t.co/lRQ6DQel9M http://t.co/U90gpR3OjO

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/brainpicker/status/501343001084706817



"technology-assisted self-awareness” 

this made ripples, thank you @kevinpelrine 

https://t.co/C1EdLkjdcY 

#meditation #future #awareness

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/artisconcept/status/501360566187749376


http://www.vox.com/2014/8/17/6029591/tear-gas-curfew-riot-police-ferguson-sunday


Ferguson police wouldn't even let nurse try to perform CPR on Michael Brown http://t.co/ySDBi9b3zQ

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ptrmsk/status/501403139250352128


Reviewing #aera15 proposals and reading #ferguson tweets - noticing a disparity between the work we do and the world around us.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/anterobot/status/501416105114497025


For the first time ever, Amnesty International has dispatched human rights observers in the U.S. -- In Fergusonhttp://t.co/eHIkN8ApUo

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/WesleyLowery/status/501442607558692864


http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/08/17/3472290/police-officer-threatens-to-shoot-reporter-live-streaming-protests-in-ferguson/


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/us/michael-brown-autopsy-shows-he-was-shot-at-least-6-times.html


Your nightly reminder that tear gas is a chemical weapon banned in foreign wars, and now being used in Ferguson:http://t.co/Q6jXH1NTx5

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/JamilSmith/status/501583642259640320


http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/08/18/ferguson-pd-busted/


"If you're not credentialed media you need to leave immediately." So the corporate media will be telling us what's happening. #ferguson

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/hyperlocavore/status/501590861071659012


I'm glad I don't have kids. Because I don't really know how the fuck I'd explain paramilitaries with machine guns occupying a town to them.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/umairh/status/501599424456699904


So, cops don't need to wear badges or ID, but everyone but "credentialed media" will be arrested? Got it.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jeremyscahill/status/501599919711727616


trailer
http://vimeo.com/50991067


We're talking learning analytics now https://t.co/g30SrWrKTo with @bjfr @audreywatters @thisandagain @nathanmaton

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mozzadrella/status/501760167705600000


http://1l2p.net/articles/2012-12-09-analytics-and-the-art-of-learning.html


http://community.p2pu.org/t/better-learning-analytics-big-data-big-problems/879


Martin Luther King: "A riot is the language of the unheard." http://t.co/IC6O9uLXkT

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nikhilgoya_l/status/501733686291623939


My brother writing to live @marlon_79! this is powerful testimony & letter of resistance. read! #IfTheyGunnedMeDown http://t.co/Eg7YzmVTSJ

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/NyleFort/status/501783749416452097


I can tell how well my family is doing by how much dancing is happening in the kitchen. http://t.co/ld69JYCTYR

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/BreneBrown/status/501804820391796736


The Ivy League, Mental Illness, and the Meaning of Life - The Atlantic http://t.co/NoitQKFIKQ

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/rogerschank/status/501805190194806784


If you haven't seen this yet, do check it out and join us: "Learn About Connected Courses, Class Starts in September"http://t.co/4qYMOQx2Zg

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/courosa/status/501837967401295872


If you have never been captured and threatened with imminent death, perhaps consider not judging another person's coerced last words.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/attackerman/status/501916351934763008


Congrats @jessykate - superhappy for this landmark. SF's ‘Red Victorian’ innovative space for social experimentation:http://t.co/LfcQP96bQZ

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/aprilrinne/status/501951133279985666



http://www.today.com/video/today/55895215#55895215

how to handle pcb..
city as school  .. move out



Out of town protestor was VERY eager to confront police; #Ferguson protest leaders steered him away.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/501949406548361216


LIVE: Amy Goodman reports from #Ferguson. We'll be interviewing many people. Stream the show:http://t.co/VVeK5yvDsJ http://t.co/1wqz2IYleM

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/democracynow/status/502063555869671424


In a healthily functioning country, any police officer who admitted to thinking this way would be instantly firedhttps://t.co/OhH8yEoui4

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/502109050310787072


Why Facebook is for ice buckets, Twitter is for Ferguson http://t.co/K5qqVZoXQY

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/dtapscott/status/502109066672738304


New post: Better Learning Analytics: Lessons from EdX, Hack Education, Mozilla + P2PU http://t.co/t3h4yWcz2m

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/p2pu/status/502108889005817856





alternatives to standardized education: the Shack Dwellers Movement university in South Africa.
https://t.co/M5HrWYhG11

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mbauwens/status/502133886609272832


I spoke to #teen (and published author) @nikhilgoya_l about why school sucks: http://t.co/XAtqMXVhDt

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/charliearchy/status/502161274470686721


Spoke with VICE about my thoughts on schooling and my new book out next year from @doubledaypub.
http://t.co/CESVdMWZ00

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nikhilgoya_l/status/502167842515857408


Turkish reporter detained in #Ferguson says police officer threatened to kill him for shooting video




ways to support ferguson - public google doc:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sOX4RNO5CPQp4zMUvosoWPNu_fuencZNI1nmCcRuUag/preview?sle=true


Finally someone is disrupting chairs. Humanity today still sits the same way they did in Plato's era (and earlier)https://t.co/S8NjjfT4KD

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/gsiemens/status/502181331649175552


Jim Foyer


Egypt activist @Alaa Abdel Fattah goes on hunger strike http://t.co/IrlYnRcMNi AP

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/SultanAlQassemi/status/502224429850849280


Heartbreaking. US failed them. MT @brucelesley: Children Deported To Honduras Are Getting Killedhttp://t.co/W6YdQ4LHM2 #TheyAreChildren

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/TeacherSabrina/status/502235796251111424


Starting From Scratch: A Public School Built on Dreams of Students and Parents | MindShift http://t.co/zEXEuqYGqPvia @MindShiftKQED

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/prestonlearning/status/502212864468197376


.@nickbilton reports in the @nytimes on how the tech elite have pulled off the "gentrification" of Burning Man.http://t.co/wPIqit5idO

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nikhilgoya_l/status/502217580703014912

Sunday, August 17, 2014

tweets



http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Warrior-Cop-Militarization-Americas/dp/1610392116

TODAY: Journalist @radleybalko, author of "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces."http://t.co/VVeK5yvDsJ

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/democracynow/status/500249422530625537

20 min in - radley

23 min - mindset of war zone with camos


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152705226417518&set=a.49103122517.74777.753957517&type=1&theater



End of Turkish tweets. One day ago, lots of people in Turkey were tweeting about #Ferguson, so I needed to update folks a bit.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/500357477217484800


Useful! Very similar to what I do. RT @quinnnorton Doing journalism at protests, my guide w/ help from @OaklandElle.https://t.co/e0yeiRAdX8

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/500406621571252225



@terryheick Well, in the end, there is a human on the end of all. Yes, even Justin Bieber. I know hard to empathize but people are people.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/500459825877106688



http://www.fastcodesign.com/3029285/slicker-city/mit-is-drawing-10000-maps-to-save-the-world


http://maryannreilly.blogspot.com/p/collage-journal-2014.html



Line Dalile (@LineDalile)
8/16/14 6:42 AM
"You have to stop playing the game in order to change the content"



Al Jazeera America (@ajam)
8/16/14 6:44 AM
As outside groups descend on Ferguson, locals focus on Michael Brownalj.am/1oDqaHf



Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson)
8/16/14 7:01 AM
These guys will save us from Comcast. Root for a thousand of them.m.us.wsj.com/articles/when-…



http://collaborative-cities.com/#355


"What am I supposed to do/be to be qualified as a human?" Maisam Abumorr, a writer and student in Gaza, asks.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jybuell/status/500672914547433479
The telegenically dead http://t.co/UMZ5Gunp1W via @sarahkendzior

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jybuell/status/500672781579587584



http://www.salon.com/2014/08/15/cops_just_shot_my_cousin_dead_heres_why_talking_about_it_is_quietly_destructive/



http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/08/_4_dead_unarmed_men_and_the_police_what_you_need_to_know.html



Take away the strangers I interact with online and you eliminate 98% of my learning. @willrich45 #ELHST14

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/MrMattHeinrich/status/500823163739971584



TIME.com (@TIME)
8/17/14 7:00 AM
These 4 cities show what federal intervention could look like in Fergusonti.me/1rGid1r



Salvatore Iaconesi (@xdxd_vs_xdxd)
8/17/14 7:01 AM
the power of algoritms
netkwesties.nl/716/the-facebo…

Facebook’s selection for News Feed is based on previously shown preferences, with the EdgeRank as the malefactor of filtering: “EdgeRank demonstrates the paradox in the race for relevancy. To provide relevance, personalization algorithms need data. But the more data there is, the more sophisticated the filters must become to organize it. It’s a never-ending cycle.”
The 'You-loop,’ as Pariser aptly calls this tendency, makes our world literally and figuratively smaller. It deprives us more and more of encounters with unexpected sites, opinions and people. The online life becomes predictable indeed.
The 'You-loop,’ as Pariser aptly calls this tendency, makes our world literally and figuratively smaller. It deprives us more and more of encounters with unexpected sites, opinions and people. The online life becomes predictable indeed.
imaginary cosmopolitanism

A villainous question: who is interested in Pariser’s book? Perhaps those who believe that it fuels their own opinion and interests? Is the buying behavior of this book thus also the result of a ‘filter bubble’?
Pariser readily points to the following statement by Mark Zuckerberg: “A squirrel dying in your front yard may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.
Daddy Pariser then rushes to the window. His son asks: “Don’t you have to watch the news?” Pariser replies: “No, it’s only about Africa, after all.”
We have been filtering for a long time already. I see this narrowing of information not as a problem, but as a logical reaction. With the advent of the internet, the number of available sources has increased enormously, as well as the speed of news.
the equivalent information and preferences of another billion people. Just think, one billion people with a Facebook passport

what might change with 7 bill... while dancing with ie:  twitter...

The  algorithm formerly known as EdgeRank
Every day, more than 1.5 billion requests for attention (updates, comments, photos) are flooding over Facebook’s pages. Just within the Like economy, 2.5 billion likes assemble and fade away each day in the Facebook universe.
Needless to say, not every expression catches attention, and not every Friend’s posts, or organization’s updates that you are subscribed to, can all make it into your News Feed (otherwise it would be an almost unreadable rapid stream of data).
But the exact codes are kept under wraps by Facebook and Google; otherwise advertisers would exploit and de-legitimize the information aspect of searches, however personalized.
so same.. but to lesser degree by fb and google

http://www.netkwesties.nl/716/the-facebook-machine-and-the-power.htm


Only China and India have more identities registered in one governed space. Here arises the first virtual empire, unless Facebook keeps on making costly mistakes….


Simonite emphasized the holy of research within Facebook in this quote: “Whatever happens, Marlow says, the primary goal of his team is to support the well-being of the people who provide Facebook with their data, using it to make the service smarter. Along the way, he says, he and his colleagues will advance humanity’s understanding of itself.
That echoes Zuckerberg’s often doubted but seemingly genuine belief that Facebook’s job is to improve how the world communicates.” Simonite continued with: “Just don’t ask yet exactly what that will entail.”


To become good 
you have to learn the rules. 
To become great 
you have to break them.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/tim_hurson/status/501029095149670402


Sobering piece by the characteristically insightful  Karim Makdisi
http://t.co/CVhKHBUfaM

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/theodavid/status/501045833437949952



http://jezebel.com/this-is-why-were-mad-about-the-shooting-of-mike-brown-1619522935

As a black person in America, it's getting exhausting to still have to explain, in the year 2014, your right to exist in this country. To explain that you are a human being whose value sits no lower than anyone else's. To explain our basic humanity. 

"I fully expect that when video footage is found (dashcam or otherwise), Mike Brown will have done nothing that could warrant a reaction with fatal force, but people will still look and nitpick to find some breach of etiquette — seeming disrespectful, not responding quickly enough, jerking away from the cop — and say, "Well, of course he got shot!" A very scary proportion of the population responds to any police killing with logic that seems a lot like "If you're not treating a cop as a demigod, you should expect to die.""






"leave aside the presumption that #Ferguson should be international news (it shouldn't)" http://t.co/KoDvXRNUxo@downes

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/gsiemens/status/501075469345636353


Image from autopsy report of Michael Brown who appears to have been shot multiple times in head. #Ferguson @nytimes http://t.co/XFIDr4G27C

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/TheRyanParker/status/501204666194362368



I wouldn't have believed this if I hadn't heard it myself. Rewind livestream to 1:04:10 to hear it. http://t.co/NnD4godw48

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/xor/status/501204958335623168


Our Twitter list of 119 journalists covering #Ferguson: https://t.co/Nv9s2ANw5N

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Poynter/status/501208562354634753


Regardless of the specifics of Mike Brown's case its clear that incident was a catalyst for feelings that run much deeper on both sides.




"...shot at least six times, including twice in the head.." Twice in the head. Twice. nytimes.com/2014/08/18/us/… #Ferguson


So, yes, part of what's going on is that the only signal you can given of Facebook is "like." How can you "like" a post about a dead boy?


Friday, August 15, 2014

The Ultimate History Lesson Hours 1-5 (Official Playlist)

One Love | Playing For Change | Song Around the World

clint smith - the danger of silence

BUILDING THE MACHINE - The Common Core Documentary

tweets (ferguson heavy)

There were lots of police and tear gas in Gezi protests, but nothing militarized like this. #Fergusonhttp://t.co/e6yLSbMmqy

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/499304656393469952


Julia Wong (@juliacarriew)
8/12/14 9:35 PM
It's terrifying to see this militarized suppression of dissent in a town of 20,000 and know that accountability only goes up to a mayor.


umair haque (@umairh)
8/13/14 12:26 PM
I mean, what should I say? Point out the obvious? We can use weapons of war to subdue entire towns...but we can't jail a single banker?


umair haque (@umairh)
8/13/14 12:22 PM
Newsflash. Civilized societies do not allow regular paramilitary police armed with weapons of war to declare martial law in entire towns.


#Police now using #LRAD military-grade sound weapon in #Ferguson. This is America 2014. http://t.co/ekSnJpED0f#PoliceState

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/AnarchoAnon/status/499739138698928129



Such a powerful image from the student of Howard University. #MichaelBrown http://t.co/RsuPS8zAhE

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/attorneycrump/status/499726872431702017


I spent 4 hours in #Ferguson jail. @AntonioFrench may spend 24. We were charged w/ same offense. Why are they holding him? Bc they can.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mpowerstlouis/status/499874168972656641



@zeynep Thanks - wrote the piece pre-Ferguson. Giving a talk at ITP/NYU today about media, social action and Ferguson...

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/499889216168669184


There shall be no law abridging the right of people to assemble & to petition for a redress of grievances. #Ferguson
http://t.co/Jby5oWaate

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/NicholsUprising/status/499759437188726785


https://medium.com/message/ferguson-is-also-a-net-neutrality-issue-6d2f3db51eb0


http://www.theonion.com/articles/tips-for-being-an-unarmed-black-teen,36697/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=LinkPreview:1:Default


http://mic.com/articles/95930/anonymous-just-released-this-powerful-video-statement-on-the-michael-brown-shooting?utm_source=policymicFB&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social


Interview discussing militarization of police and #Ferguson on @msnbc’s @RonanFarrow Daily w @radleybalkohttp://t.co/DWPGZL6X0Z #MikeBrown

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CatoTimLynch/status/500287336543178752


http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Warrior-Cop-Militarization-Americas/dp/1610392116


TODAY: Journalist @radleybalko, author of "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces."http://t.co/VVeK5yvDsJ

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/democracynow/status/500249422530625537




MIT Media Lab (@medialab)
8/13/14 1:20 PM
Congratulations to @EthanZ and @civicMIT on receiving the Lewis Mumford Award for Peace from@ADPSR_orgow.ly/Aibbo


#ConnectedLearning (@TheCLAlliance)
8/13/14 12:49 PM
[Video] How Online Model U.N. (@onlinemun) is helping youth become more "curious" learnersbit.ly/1kj2qqB


Schooling the World (@schoolingworld)
8/13/14 12:12 PM
"Best answer to the question of what price my kids might pay: What price do school kids pay for their confinement?" bit.ly/1oJTQwr


http://www.citylab.com/housing/2014/08/how-outdated-parking-laws-price-families-out-of-the-city/375646/


James Rhodes (@JRhodesPianist)
8/13/14 12:01 PM
Reactions to my Telegraph piece yesterday - 90% lovely/understood my intent, 10% horrified/hatred. Will take that :) fw.to/wAY728O


#RobinWilliams. Our collective compromises have let another one go. #compromiseless . The interdependent imperative. http://t.co/L89mY0ygEm

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/AdamScislowicz/status/499383822442442752



http://www.johnholtgws.com/pat-farengas-blog/2014/8/14/deep-and-personal-two-parents-write-about-becoming-unschoolers

http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2014/08/14/walking-to-calm-the-monkey-chatter-mind/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dougbelshaw+%28dougbelshaw.com%2Fblog%29

http://www.virtualfilmfestival.com/alternative-education.html


https://www.ted.com/talks/andres_lozano_parkinson_s_depression_and_the_switch_that_might_turn_them_off?utm_content=awesm-publisher&utm_source=facebook.com&awesm=on.ted.com_p02wP&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=on.ted.com-facebook-share#t-563829


A calling is an addiction, just a good one.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/paulg/status/500044337632534529


http://grist.org/list/copenhagens-newest-bike-lane-totally-rules/