Monday, September 15, 2014

tweets

Organizations are incorporating more and more real-time data—all those electronic bread crumbs we leave behind as we do our work—into performance assessments. In response, employees waste a lot of valuable energy managing impressions. But tools that separate data-informed feedback from the evaluation process help lower people’s defenses and put the focus squarely on productivity and problem solving, where you want i

valuable time impressing..
make judgment irrelevant

Rypple within three years of its launch for $60 million. It’s now called Work.com.) “You simply had to ask, ‘How am I doing at X?’” explains Rypple cofounder Daniel Debow, “and the answers were purely for you.” Because only the recipients had access to their feedback, fear of repercussions was removed from the equation. Further, Debow notes, those giving the feedback submitted honest, useful appraisals—with assurance of privacy, they didn’t have to worry that candid criticism might damage colleagues’ reputations.

But during a “G-force event” (any erratic driving incident that causes gravitational force, such as excessive speeding, slamming of brakes, or sudden swerving), the light blinks red and green. If the force is strong enough, the light turns red and the camera stores footage from eight seconds before and four seconds after the event. (On average, each vehicle’s DriveCam stores about five minutes’ worth of video a month.) The DriveCam also records key metrics, like the truck’s spee

There was no ill intent—only a rational calculation about how to be most productive without having to waste time on explanation

By shielding employees from observation, the curtains supported local problem solving, experimentation, and focus. But within the curtains work became much more transparent. Partly for that reason, defects remained extremely low, even as throughput rose. And over time the camaraderie within boundaries made the workers more likely to share—as a group—their privately worked-out solutions with other lines.

Valve’s 400-plus employees are allowed to allocate 100% of their time to projects they feel are valuable to customers

No one has the role of keeping tabs on the cabals or shuttling information back and forth.) This gives the cabals more freedom to investigate ideas.

When one employee started a cabal to explore how Valve could get into hardware, the team was initially tiny. Had it immediately tried to rally the support of the entire organization of software engineers, the hardware concept might have been dead on arrival—it’s hard to persuade lots of people at once to embrace anything new, even at Valve. But acquiring a few followers with whom to experiment and create prototypes was doable. Gradually, the hardware cabal accreted people and resources, gaining scale and momentum. To recruit more people to join it, early members eventually had to tell others what they were up to. In other words, they increased their transparency outside the group—but in their own way and when they were ready.


Google doesn’t track when and where its engineers spend the 20% of their time that they devote to projects that interest them personally—but they feel transparently accountable to others within the self-organized teams in which the work gets done. And that protected 20% time has been credited with the incubation of more than half of Google’s current product portfolio, including Gmail, AdSense, Google Talk, Google News, Google Transit, Google Now, and the Google Transparency Report



article from 2012
so why did google stop
and or why hasn't this transformed schools..?

perhaps because 
1. 20% isn't enough
2. need 100% time and 100% people for it to last ... thrive... ongoingly..
perhaps   ....yes huh.

it easier for individuals to do much of their work without formal teams to support them, teams are actually proliferating rather than dying 



https://vimeo.com/106026217

New from filmmakers Katy Scoggin and Laura Poitras: the short film "Chokepoint," which follows reporter Marcel Rosenbach of DER SPIEGELas he informs the staff of a German communications firm that they have been targeted for surveillance by British spies. http://vimeo.com/106026217


If you are considering adopting our Networked course, MIT Press will send you a free copy.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/barrywellman/status/511230910273167361


If you adopt our Networked book for your course, either me or @lrainie will give a 1-hour skype or f2f lecture to your class.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/barrywellman/status/511231117647970306




The BBC tonight hasn't reported one positive #voteyes story: 7 minutes reminding us "it's a big decision, y'know..."  Uhuh. I know...

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ewanmcintosh/status/511263191419322368





Synchronicity is a helluva drug.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/_Saladinho_/status/510705241478537217










Love, a library card, Internet access, and good conversation borne out of solid relationships are what many families discover creates authentic learning for children at home.
...as you observe your children they will show you, or outright tell you, how you can best help them learn.




Jason Silva (@JasonSilva)
9/12/14 2:04 PM
A wonderful curated collection of SHOTS OF AWE featured on @ideas - thanks @jusbrideapod.com/jasonsilva



Seth Mnookin (@sethmnookin)
9/12/14 8:31 PM
While yr enjoying football this weekend, remember: 1/3 of men on field will be brain damaged by what you're watching. nytimes.com/2014/09/13/spo…



Electronic Intifada (@intifada)
9/13/14 4:01 AM
Israel jailed influential Palestinian writer "to remove him from society" bit.ly/1qKXLinpic.twitter.com/bGhDZyzmZ3



Tech Delight (@techdelight)
9/13/14 6:22 AM
Reuters: Microsoft to announce Mojang buyout for $2.5billion on Monday. #technologyreut.rs/1qQZ5AI



Bernadette Jiwa (@bernadettejiwa)
9/13/14 6:23 AM
Kevin Spacey challenges Content Marketing World 2014 attendees to tell better storiess.cleveland.com/4SbjEmV via @clevelanddotcom #CMWorld


WikiLeaks (@wikileaks)
9/6/14 7:06 AM
Google head: we can build "coalitions of the connected" just like we did with the military to invade Iraqpraguepost.com/142-culture/41…



edbrenegar (@edbrenegar)
9/13/14 6:32 AM
Read this.
This is one why this election is a game changer.
Wow O Wow! fb.me/6PMDcy7f7
RBS and a whole slew of massive banks are leaving Scotland, legally, in the event of independence. This is real. They’re going to do it, and they’re going to do it because they have to do it, because there’s a power in this world much, much greater than that of the people. It’s that of the markets.
Now, look – some of the banking sector (and it’s crazy to remember this, but it is true) is actually good. For real. It’s a business that works to create and sustain other businesses. That’s what banking is. All this other betting stuff, what it has become, is lunacy. But it’s a great industry, and an amazingly useful one if done with even a modicum of sanity and competence.
On top of that, there’s a lot of jobs here. A lot. A huge number of Scottish people are employed in the financial sector.
But that’s the thing. They don’t care about moving the jobs – nobody needs to physically be anywhere else, it’s a bank. So they relocate head office to London.
No jobs will be lost.
That is the leak. Look this in the eye. And think of this – good GOD. An independent Scotland would be a Scotland retaining it’s massive job-base in financial services, but freed of the danger of the toxic madness of modern banking in one day.

Bert-ola Bergstrand (@ContChange)
9/13/14 6:33 AM
10 Emerging Women Entrepreneurs To Watch In Africa onforb.es/WPS0DXvia @Forbes


Austin Choi-Fitz (@achoifitz)
9/13/14 6:32 AM
American presidents didn't have a pension for the first 171 years of the office. h/t@leonardbenardo1


Man (@ManBartlett)
9/13/14 6:33 AM
“Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away…” by @cshirkymedium.com/@cshirky/why-i…
wow


We do not need an authoritarian education that aims to fix children’s deficits according to externally prescribed standards #HGSEa317

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/YongZhaoUO/status/510811733121052672


2 excerpts from #thischangeseverything out 2day. Here's @guardian http://t.co/Fo9YPfHA7g Here's @globeandmailhttp://t.co/bfJBSO5OrK

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/NaomiAKlein/status/510773598169350144


Ebola is a symbol that the systems on which we rely for life, food and health need to be nurtured and cared for. Or we die.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/matthewstoller/status/510811710882844672


Our social orientation is organized towards warfare and pity charity neoliberalism. Ebola demands actual liberal governance. Let's do it!

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/matthewstoller/status/510812211254935552


just to let RUK that this is happening in Glasgow right now http://t.co/VNqj4kKWVb

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jimmuckmc/status/510771219940245507







Prison suicides rise by 64% in a year - http://t.co/u4ffgLDB1m

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/DoubleJake/status/510087008673619968





.@rachelbinx's talk at @xoxo just now might be the best talk I've ever seen

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/SwartzCr/status/510911747839250432


http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/09/tracey-thorn-kate-bush-hammersmith-apollo-ecstatic-triumph-life-s-work

Kate Bush may have been semi-absent from our lives all these years, but it looks to me like she has been fully present in her own. And though we all fret about our work/life balance, in truth, it takes a lot of life to make work this good.




Julian #Assange has now been detained without charge for 1375 days http://t.co/oQyUS5b2Kn

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/510954701249335296


Interesting. RT @sequoia: "What these companies are disrupting is not really technology, but regulatory regimes."http://t.co/uWaq1PV8GP

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/MaxMckeown/status/510955399399227392


20 min video of the master @mwesch on starting w/ why before what & how when teaching #ccourseshttp://t.co/08y5xSJL4h

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/hrheingold/status/510987631513980928


Educators! Read this via @YongZhaoUO & @BruceLeeTeacher http://t.co/HRBwMPUDBh @largerama @LeanneCameron @SimonBreakspear @EduSum

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mesterman/status/510940418700111872


http://spectrum.ieee.org/transportation/advanced-cars/how-googles-autonomous-car-passed-the-first-us-state-selfdriving-test/?utm_source=techalert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=091114


via sugata
Here is an analogy:
When horse drawn carriages were replaced by cars, the coachman went and the passengers became the drivers.
When cars drive themselves, the concept of 'driving' becomes obsolete.
Apply this to schools, teachers and Ed Tech. What do we get?


Amazing article on the rise of renewable energy in Germany. I had no idea. Truly a revolution. Why not here?http://t.co/5gsg6y9EOH

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/practicallyrad/status/511131484082962432


Sinan Si Alhir (@SAlhir)
9/14/14 6:35 AM
"@HarvardBiz: Organizations need to balance transparency and privacys.hbr.org/1uoLEZw"

Unrehearsed, experimental behaviors sometimes cease altogether

executives pick up on signs of covert activity, they instinctively start to monitor employee behavior even more intensely. And
gershenfeld s.  something else to do. for all. inspectors too.

beneficial activities, because they believed that bosses, peers, and external observers who might see them would have “no idea” how to “properly understand” them. Even when everyone involved had only the best of intentions, being observed distorted behavior instead of improving it.
They set boundaries between decision rights and improvement rights—establishing zones of slack—to avoid driving out tinkering. And they put boundaries around carefully defined periods of experimentation—zones of time—to avoid both too frequent and too infrequent interruptions. Ac

As social media platforms, wearable devices, and other tools for transparency become more advanced, our sense of being “onstage” is growing. And so, in keeping with the sociologist Erving Goffman’s insights about interpersonal behavior, we spend more time acting, trying to control others’ impressions and avoid embarrassment—particularly at work. We cater to our audience, doing what’s expected.

Oscar Wilde ness

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

tweets


http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/why-i-think-this-world-should-end/



Anarchy for the U.K.? British Leaders Panicking Over Scottish Vote for Independence http://t.co/Vc6KmcL6Qk via @nicohines

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/acarvin/status/509829595256733696


#ConnectedLearning (@TheCLAlliance)
9/6/14 7:00 AM
"We want kids to approach any challenge in the world & say, 'Cool, I can figure it out'."bit.ly/1lCr0n7 #Maker


Jordan Shapiro (@jordosh)
9/6/14 7:01 AM
'Grit' May Not Spur Creative Success, Scholars Say - Education Weekbuff.ly/1pomJ1L

Rather, a student's openness to new experiences was most closely associated with his or her likelihood of accomplishing creative works, she found.

which takes grit.
just nt the popular defn of grit.
ie:
popular : determination to be what others want me to be
authentic: determination to be.., what I can't not be

The students worked on long-term group projects in teams of 50 students, and Ms. Pringle asked peers to select the 10 percent of their classmates who generated the most creative and original ideas during the projects. She asked teachers to rate each student on his or her passion for interests and persistence in achieving goals.
see.. this is not natural

Ms. Pringle said she is still studying whether grit may come into play later on, when students' creative ideas must be built out into long-term projects.
"There's a difference between creative potential and achievement," she said. "We all know people who have great ideas but never end up doing anything with them, and I'm really interested in what happens in that process," she said.
yeah. later on... when we get out of the way/ control
and people/kids believe it's not a trick

Grit, Ms. Grohman said, "may not be as general of a trait as it's supposed to be. To me, it's a trait that taps into a really highly effective learner in a very structured environment, but not necessarily someone who thrives on different interests."
Ms. Duckworth responded that she found the question interesting but has never studied grit and creativity, and so could not speak to how Ms. Grohman's and Ms. Pringle's studies would fit with her own body of research.
oh my.
to both.


Global Voices (@globalvoices)
9/6/14 7:02 AM
Our weekly digest - US Can Take Russia Off The Internet, Says Lawmakereepurl.com/2E2Lb


WikiLeaks (@wikileaks)
9/6/14 7:03 AM
Google head: "the mix of activism and arrogance in young people is universal" praguepost.com/142-culture/41…

WikiLeaks (@wikileaks)
9/6/14 7:03 AM
Google head: "the mix of activism and arrogance in young people is universal" praguepost.com/142-culture/41…


Meanwhile, Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen and Jeff Bezos and Pierre Omidyar, and all the other “activist” billionaire philanthropists are free to do the adult freedom-fightin’; working with the NSA to drill down to unruly dissidents; or creating algorithms that the CIA can use to track, well, anybody; or pouring money into coups in places resistant to neo-liberalization,or even meeting up with rebels to organize resistance as Cohen says he’s done.
When Google Met Wikileaks raises constructive ways around the growing totalitarian state, including the use of mobile peer-to-peer communications that don’t require going through a telco; comprehensive encryption (files and communication); and the use of non-persistent operating systems on a USB stick or DVD, such as TAILs.

This is touching. “Life Atop Ground Zero” by @fimoculous https://t.co/CLRhYtBUpA

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/510067009392889857

Heading down for third #ds106 lunch this semester. After today, will have met nearly half the class over lunch. #wire106 and pizza #4life

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jimgroom/status/510102308324380672




@Krizanovich @BBCRadio4 it's a time for testifyin' up here, Karen. Thanks for that.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/theplayethic/status/509832387115876352



#mltalks looters seem pretty smart. also desperate. can we give them better ways of livelihood that also takes advantage of their skills?

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/xiaosquared/status/510132188650958848




Out of destruction and chaos comes regrowth and resurgence (and ancient archeological records show us proof of this). #mltalks...

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/medialab/status/510138281783463937


danah boyd (@zephoria) and @samueledyson talk networked teens & social media. Free #Chicago event Sept. 22:http://t.co/s9hkj3mIwc #SMWTeens

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/macfound/status/510157681492258817


http://www.alternet.org/noam-chomsky-real-reason-israel-mows-lawn-gaza?page=0%2C5&utm_source=Noam%20Chomsky%27s%20Subscribers&utm_campaign=eb230dd29f-RSS_AUTHOR_EMAIL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_07f8f02250-eb230dd29f-77464397


There is every reason to expect it to persist as long as the United States provides the necessary military, economic, diplomatic, and ideological support.  For those concerned with the rights of the brutalized Palestinians, there can be no higher priority than working to change U.S. policies, not an idle dream by any means.

Arundhati Roy suggests that the "most appropriate metaphor for the insanity of our times" is the Siachen Glacier, where Indian and Pakistani soldiers have killed each other on the highest battlefield in the world. The glacier is now melting and revealing "thousands of empty artillery shells, empty fuel drums, ice axes, old boots, tents and every other kind of waste that thousands of warring human beings generate" in meaningless conflict. And as the glaciers melt, India and Pakistan face indescribable disaster.
Sad species. Poor Owl.

Jim Foley's mom to CNN: "as an American I was embarrassed & appalled..I think our efforts to get Jim freed were an annoyance" to the govt

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/vplus/status/510161894188281856

10m

vplus's avatar
Vaughn Sterling @vplus

JUST IN: Foley's mom to @andersoncooper: We were told "not go to the media to just trust that it would be taken care of" / INTV 8P TONIGHT




Jim Foley's mom to @CNN: "we were told that we could not raise ransom, that it was illegal, we might be prosecuted" @andersoncooper intv 8p



What We’re Afraid to Say About Ebola, via @nytimes  http://t.co/4NjhOM1GMq

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/scottharrison/status/510265018764767232



So glad @bradleybones you put me onto @doctorow This is an amazing speech http://t.co/ALBTjIyTqA

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/samaccetta/status/510290964275941376



Why fingerprints make lousy authentication tokens [2013] http://t.co/ldpWjLlBG9 http://t.co/RYD4od9uEc

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/510301726659063808




#Putin. #Obama. #Cameron. #Netanyahu. Every leader references int'l law when condemning other nations. But all are guilty of same crimes.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ASE/status/510388349925093376


Fwd: Rhizo14 – The MOOC that community built | Cormier | INNOQUAL - International Journal for Innovation and Quality in Learning


Jeff Speck (@JeffSpeckAICP)
9/12/14 6:14 AM
Republican wisdom, 1907.pic.twitter.com/QptyXds5fk



Andrew Jenkins (@ajenkins)
9/12/14 6:14 AM
How Being Filmed Changes Employee Behaviorift.tt/1lZyVem

More organizations — including police departments — should explore ways of making employee surveillance constructive rather than punitive. Part of the challenge here, of course, is that law enforcement and government agencies are required (for good reason) to be transparent to the public. A certain amount of transparency ensures accountability. But unless it’s mitigated with zones of privacy — areas where workers can receive developmental coaching, as the truck drivers do, without getting dinged for mistakes that generate learning — it may actually be counterproductive. If every choice, every little misstep, is recorded for all to see and to second-guess, people will quickly learn to play it safe in the worst sense. There aren’t many individuals who could work productively under the magnifying glass of an entire country of arbiters — the Hunger Games version of policing.
That said, in a country where smartphone penetration is now over 70%, and almost every smartphone has a video camera, another question is: how much police work is on video already?

jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill)
9/11/14 7:10 PM
Seriously, when @NaomiAKlein writes a book (it's been 7 yrs!), it is an incredible, definitive work.@thischanges is powerful, exhaustive

Steven Byers (@SMByersOlympia)
9/11/14 7:10 AM
Excited to begin Art of Social Labs virtual course next week w/ @zaidhassan 6 am for me...good start to the day!


Lee Rainie (@lrainie)
9/12/14 6:35 AM
The future of Apple Pay (and its cousins), Bitcoin (and its cousins) and prospect for cashless societiesow.ly/Bq3LD


Susan Crawford, a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and formerly a special assistant for technology policy for President Barack Obama, added, “There is nothing more imaginary than a monetary system. The idea that we solemnly hand around printed slips of paper in exchange for food and water shows just how trusting and fond of patterned behavior we human beings are. So why not take the next step? Of course we’ll move to even more abstract representations of value. Other countries are already content to use their phones; we’ll catch up eventually.”
**PRIDE** TUs, English-Scots, Scots-Asians, Women, LGBT, Africans, Polish for Yes. Only a slice of #indy diversity.http://t.co/htuUpl2sVl

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/theplayethic/status/510421464173252608


Charter cities ... hmmm. http://t.co/d0hhrumP6G via @DavidKaib

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/LubaSays/status/510438838695890944


My heart grew 3 sizes this day. Be inspired. Empathy and aspiration. http://t.co/FHM5m5Kvgh … @RINPR @tenygross @StoryCorps

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/sandymaxey/status/510439857249091584


Ahmed Shihab-Eldin@ASE
 
And you know that when the truth is told. That you can get what you want or you can just get old. on.fb.me/1nNI99e #Vienna#BillyJoel


chalkalot

Chalkalot from Cloudgate on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

tweets

Reality is just 5% of life. Men need to dream in order to save themselves - Walter Bonatti

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Innovandiamo/status/508392220261494784



Sitting in my car watching a guy breaking into an electrical box behind the presidio YMCA or doing a drug drop. #csi

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/casinclair/status/508414187450552320


Researchers pulled off the 1st brain-to-brain online communication: http://t.co/u5zVf3xrKl via @thescienceofus

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/thoughtsailor/status/508597562660503552


Among the worst conceits of DC think tanks is calling their politicized polemicists "scholars" & using .edu for their websites #BrookingsEdu

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/508598080032489473


Perhaps we are all realizing each one of us can create art now because we are all realizing that art helps us process life.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ales_kot/status/508423508758908928


i has best friends. RT @treensmith
@bonstewart let me know when u r home this afternoon - I am going to drop off supper to you.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/bonstewart/status/508623294942425088


Something is rotten in the state of…Twitter #oldaily http://t.co/PZj8tEmDqM

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/oldaily/status/508624339046920192

Sent via TweetDeck

....waned as more and more subcultures are crammed and collapsed into a common, traceable, searchable medium.
image is spot on - defining the free ness





Huge. RPT @freelancersu w 34% of US workforce not employees. @TaskRabbit @NearMe @meedabyte @AlbertCanig @javicreus http://t.co/1KqMtejJKd

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/instigating/status/508645343290855425


Just incredible.. "Police seized $2.5 billion since 2001 from ppl who weren't charged w/ a crime & w/out a warrant."http://t.co/BCZ54oSavD

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/salimismail/status/508648018154098689


IKEA présente un catalogue 2015 révolutionnaire http://t.co/caEe3hjOke, pls play the video - it's in english. jsb

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jseelybrown/status/508675942219137025



Mesmerizing Amish Barn Raising Time-Lapse Captures the Incredible Power of Team Work http://t.co/Syn291JM4y

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/hrheingold/status/508714615858290689



Inside The Secret World Of Teen Suicide Hashtags http://t.co/AXJ3A1c8XH

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/manikarthik/status/508730113228165120


An observation: for years, I wondered what you called "reverse leapfrogging."

Now I know the answer: leapfrogging. http://t.co/5lXsWtSyrP

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/leashless/status/508772222258143232

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@eashless Brutally effective mathematics tuition application from Malawi set to make waves in UK schools bbc.co.uk/news/technolog… well well well wow!




Conflict has reduced #Syria to “a slaughterhouse,”says U.N. Human Rights Chief
http://t.co/H2FLCgSpmw

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GEsfandiari/status/508942374584975360


Facebook now has 100 million monthly active users in Africa http://t.co/AQYz5q0nXy

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/manikarthik/status/508950277718691840



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stowe-boyd/robots-jobs-purpose-humans_b_5689813.html


"Soon, all that will be left for human beings will be the non-routine, creative work." Stowe Boyd So, let's get started redefining our work and developing the practices required for non-routine, creative work - finally, something humans are worthy of
posted on fb by john h


Will the People’s Climate March be a historic waste of time?http://t.co/uGt5ho6kFq

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/IzzyNastasia/status/508993987047608320


First POST: Messiness, is up http://t.co/VFhpE33NhW #NYpolitics #ZephyrTeachout #InternetSlowdown #redditproblems

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Mlsif/status/508995710784905216




The only problem with off the grid living is that corporations lose their ability to control others. With a completely self-sustaining life style, no body would ever have to work. What would happen then? Think about that for a moment. We would be free to expand and create, to discover our full potential as a race and move forward into the world of exploration and discovery, all the while living in harmony with nature, not against it.


I've responded to @Mlsif's epic post https://t.co/fOFeayyhmC on the language of Civic Tech

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/steiny/status/509013077720051712




Record donation to Harvard - $350 million announced today http://t.co/3FYWSHuLJP @SamuSeitsalo @a_rossi

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/pasi_sahlberg/status/509063516498972672






Using a cell phone as an uplink reminds me of the likely future of the internet. #insertanothercoin #netneutrality

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ioerror/status/509083396816240641





Okay feed hungry #ccourses peeps we have now a full blog flow RSS Feed and an OPML download. Pls try, ok?  http://t.co/di4nIZas77

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/cogdog/status/509133608058376192













Are bike sharing programs a measure of a #cities #playability if they don't offer kids bikes? #WalkBikePlaces

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Listen and read to what @Seecantrill & @poh from @writingproject had to say about the Web Literacy Map:http://t.co/iI5uKgEavu #TeachTheWeb

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http://nautil.us/issue/16/nothingness/this-is-your-brain-on-silence

Creating something out of nothing - 2 hours of silence/day prompts development of functioning neurons in hippocampus of brain
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Exciting to see the @WisdomHackers video on @ThePigeonholeHQ - check it out! http://t.co/SXdMQ2x1dV

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The quote and the idea have stayed with me since I presented this slide at @RGS_IBG conference.http://t.co/D40ZZeQ7Ru

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"Man Killed by Local Police in the Province of Judea" -- @quinnnorton covers Jesus' death, today: https://t.co/OOzlgmgwLXSo good.

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If you notice an #internetslowdown today, it's a preview of what will happen if cable companies break the...http://t.co/CMNBCbYak5

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http://thenewinquiry.com/features/the-new-inquiry-32-back-to-school-editors-note/

Keguro Macharia explores these in “On Quitting,” narrating his coming to the limit of an academy that only offers a place for self-expression in exchange for the self’s near total erasure. His decision, unthinkable in a place that teaches thinking, is to leave, which his fellow sufferers receive as a betrayal. But such personal choices don’t resolve the problem of the daily assaults on blackness. In “Carceral Educations,” Sabrina Alli discusses her experiences teaching in “re-entry” programs, educational initiatives that aim to guide people recently released from incarceration back into the low-wage work that is already the punishment for being born into a disposable population. The programs that pretend to keep them out of prison, she notes, merely replicate the systems that brought them there in the first place. For some, all education amounts to is to do as you’re told.

But the commonplace that children speak the truth is ignored when it comes to cries of displeasure or boredom with pedagogy, because attending to it would mean hearing a larger critique of what they’re being forced to become. 
"School is the alibi for class society." Read the ed note to Back to School, out to subscribers today thenewinquiry.com/features/the-n…



Temporary Shelter Detail #Scafolder #Architecture #Alternative #Emergency http://t.co/P6knPgdTGU

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So cool @ Ziferblat London http://t.co/J2Q9VRRVqA

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like mapping in be you house.. and via Salvatore



As a culture we confuse novelty with progress and businesses are happy to profit from our confusion.

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