Monday, August 31, 2015


@doctorow ha! yes. You can see the possibilities. If - and it's still a big if - people start doing hexayurts seriously, they *SCALE*

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If you want to understand Black Lives Matter, you have to understand Katrina: via @slate

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White House: Innovation in Higher Education

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Lenore Skenazy (@FreeRangeKids)
8/23/15 6:40 AM
Why Obama's refusal to pardon more prisoners reeks of cowardice .

Johann Hari (@johannhari101)
8/23/15 6:40 AM
The war on drugs - by transferring trade to criminals - creates a war for drugs. It's happening in Salford

Wall Street Journal (@WSJ)
8/23/15 6:42 AM
Five ways China’s mobile culture has leapfrogged what Americans do with their phones:
What’s China’s edge? Technology is often just cheaper, allowing for more frequent phone swaps. Then there’s the world’s largest Internet culture—some 649 million wired people, 86% on phones—who make an incredible test base for new ideas. Many young people leapfrogged over laptops right to smartphones as their main computing device, so phones have evolved to do more.

Video of police getting teargassed by other policemen and being shamed by protestors.  #طلعت_ريحتكم #Lebanon

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Very interesting article about mother's who beat their sons

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'Suicides' over Ashley Madison hack - BBC News

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How we know what we know – absolutely fascinating read

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Sam (@samuelgillette)
8/25/15 5:58 AM
We Need to Fix Our Democracy: Lawrence Lessig Weighs Presidential Run to Rid Money from… via @democracynow

sioksiok (@sioksiok)
8/25/15 6:01 AM
Google Is Opening A YouTube Production Studio In Mumbai, India via @TechCrunch

IBM Smarter Cities (@IBMSmartCities)
8/25/15 6:03 AM
Effective collaboration requires supporting cultural and organizational change

Red Kahina (@RedKahina)
8/25/15 12:05 AM
@adamjohnsonNYC men were locked in prison cells to drown. Soldiers separated families, let infants due of thirst. There was no body count.

LSE Impact Blog (@LSEImpactBlog)
8/25/15 6:15 AM
The death of the theorist and the emergence of data and algorithms in digital social research.

Love this video of Dylan doing “Mr. Tambourine Man” at Newport right after he blasted everybody w/ an electric band:

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Progress: Germany Drops EU Rule in Order to Welcome Syrian Asylum Seekers via @NewsweekEurope #SyrianrefugeesGermany

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Kuwait sentences blogger Abdul Rahman Al-Ajmi to four years in prison for tweets criticising Saudi Arabia

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A glorious, vulnerable, courageous open letter by @amandapalmer on the choice to have a child

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"The creative adult is the child who survived." —Ursula K. Le Guin

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A6 I don't reinvent myself, but I become more authentic with age.  #weirded

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Ubiquitous Commons updates #ubiquitouscommons #smartrurality

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.@yanisvaroufakis in conversation with academics as Syriza splinters and election beckons

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In terms of the former, our concern was whether code acts as a kind of pedagogy that is immanent and everywhere in daily life, running as a substratum of experience with the power to variously instruct, seduce, educate, liberate, discipline and govern people in their everyday lives and educational experiences. Tom Liam Lynch, one of the series speakers, has described this as “the hidden role of software in education,” drawing attention to how the lines of code and algorithms that constitute software actually work to produce new social relations, configure power dynamics, and generate new roles for teachers, learners and educational policymakers.

code... www...
could set us free..
will that happen if we keep ourselves in constructs of old..?
ie: Ed experiences.. ts ss policy

rev of everyday life
a nother way

The seminars, thus, sought to focus on how the interactions between code and education might impact on knowledge practices, pedagogic techniques, learner agency, identity formation and pedagogic relationships. The resulting e-book acts as a guide for interested researchers and educators to understand how code operates within the networked publics where kids hang out; how algorithms participate in the social organization of educational practices; how the knowledge taught in schools, colleges and universities flows through digital infrastructures; how teaching is increasingly being automated by software; and how digital data is being used to make educational realities visible and actionable. In this sense, “Coding/Learning” seeks to address issues raised in recent events such as the conferenceAlgorithmic Accountability, and questions raised there about the algorithmic future of education.

heavy assumptions of a human here...
science of people ness

Writing computer code is not just a technical act but a political act; it permits the programmer to construct particular models of the external world that might work through persuasion, seduction, coercion or education to change the way people think.

ie: to let people think for themselves

previously there has been no concerted effort to understand how code acts educationally, pedagogically, or instructionally, to shape how we acquire knowledge, skills and forms of conduct. What educational understandings can help us to interpret the work that code does in the world?

wondering a lot lately... these jobs of service.. ie: health, Ed, et al.. how many of the workers could imagine making their positions/titles irrelevant..

ie: they need people to remain sick, illiterate ( non-conventional defn)

Mark Boyle (@MarkBoyle)
8/27/15 5:02 AM
Reduce, reuse, recycle or "resist, revolt, rewild"? My article @PermacultureMag…

""We start capturing all of your intent for the things you want to do" says Facebook. Great!

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Here's how @Zeynep put it: "These killers seek our attention. It’s time we learned how to deny them."

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Thanks for checking out our final @facinghistory webinar this week. Watch and share it:

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What if you used every day as an experiment in what matters most?
#DreamRoutine #EssentialExperiments

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Financial markets are not free – they're one of the last bastions of socialism

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Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting)
8/28/15 6:03 AM
#IHaveADream, immigrant version:… via @DefineAmerican

Paul Thomas (@plthomasEdD)
8/28/15 6:16 AM
August 27, 1963: W.E.B. Du Bois Dies…

Democracy Now! (@democracynow)
8/28/15 6:17 AM
LIVE NOW: #NewOrleans native @WendellPierce on where the city is 10 years after #Katrina

Arif (@Atozai)
8/27/15 9:07 PM
Stopping people and inspecting their papers? I've heard of this before... In Nazi Germany.
#OperationFortitude #auspol

nathanjurgenson (@nathanjurgenson)
8/28/15 6:25 AM
the "gentrification of hacker culture"… does this downplay some of hacker culture's conservative roots?
but "anti-conventional" *is* (or became) "business innovation", that shoulda been the whole

Alex Fink (@alexfink)
8/28/15 6:37 AM
@nathanjurgenson The construction of the "hacker" seems as media/marketing contrived as "maker" is elsewhere. Article reifies this.

Alex Fink (@alexfink)
8/28/15 6:45 AM
@nathanjurgenson I like attempts to move hacking toward association as a group, toward collective organizing strategy…

04. Abstraction may be discovered or produced, may be material or immaterial, but abstraction is what every hack produces and affirms. To abstract is to construct a plane upon which otherwise different and unrelated matters may be brought into many possible relations. It is through the abstract that the virtual is identified, produced and released. The virtual is not just the potential latent in matters, it is the potential of potential. To hack is to produce or apply the abstract to information and express the possibility of new worlds.

A 17-year-old has been sentenced to over a decade in federal prison for tweeting. Previously:

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You can't both believe humans are created equal and that their fate ought to be based on what side of an imaginary line they were born on

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Young black man jailed since April for alleged $5 theft found dead in cell

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fb via democracy now
"It makes me think of Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine, the opportunity that a disaster presents. The governor had wanted to take over many of the local schools in New Orleans prior to Katrina... Katrina happens, and within two months the state had taken over virtually every public school in New Orleans."

One of the most dangerous diversity-instead-of-justice obsessions in the education world revolves around...

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Here are my comments on the Brazilian hotel incident that wasn’t an incident:

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Director Matthew Heineman: ‘Suddenly I was alone with my camera in the middle of this shootout’ #mexico #carteland

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‪#‎Migrants‬ migrate by choice. ‪#‎Refugees‬ don't, they're fleeing for their lives. Words matter. Let's use them wisely:

"Facebook is database culture dressed as network culture" – Vinya Gupta @leashless

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I would Musk and try to save the world, but that just exposes me to the same type of assholes that made me sell minecraft again.
In sweden, I will sit around and wait for my friends with jobs and families to have time to do shit, watching my reflection in the monitor.

our findings in failings.. need all the people - www ness

Honored to have written the foreword for Chomsky's newest book Because we Say So.

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Drone video of today's events in #Ukraine cc @ChristopherJM

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On being "serious" about reform

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what if there's a deeper first. a deeper serious.