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“It’s the end of the world.”

I have been seeing information on Twitter that someone is plotting the end of the world, as well as the end of ds106. It occurred to me that this is just the type of thing that requires superhero involvement. Even … Continue reading

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Ergot sum

The setting: 1960s Boston, the US capital of conservative Catholicism. The Catholic Church had made the decision to change the language of the Mass to the vernacular, so in America it was changing from Latin to English. This was rather … Continue reading

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Adventures in translation

This morning I found this movie poster in my Tumblr feed. I wouldn’t exactly call it minimalism, but it is a close relative. I like the simplicity, the directness, the symmetry and the subtle use of texture in the cap. … Continue reading

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“They were watching, out there past men’s knowing…”

They were watching, out there past men’s knowing, where stars are drowning and whales ferry their vast souls through the black and seamless sea. ― Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West I was testing out … Continue reading

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Thoughts on copyright

So here’s a video in which I prattle on about copyright and fair use. I thought about opening with a mashup of No Expectations chords and Houses of the Holy lyrics, but I realized that a) I can’t sing and … Continue reading

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Reflections

I’ve been pretty consistently blown away by the reflections on the readings in this season of ds106. This week brings us design thoughts, something that’s usually a bit of a struggle. Too often people confuse decoration or templates with design, … Continue reading

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Negatives of open

What are the negatives of openness in education? Is it all good? #openedmooc — George Siemens (@gsiemens) October 4, 2017 Vulnerability. Making mistakes in public. Asking “dumb” questions. Asking provocative questions. In ds106, there is nothing that I can do … Continue reading

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From screen to page

So I had this idea to use design to turn movie scenes into comic book pages. Not exactly reverse engineering storyboards, but rather using the language of sequential art, panels and layout, as part of the storytelling. This is challenging … Continue reading

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A new thing: This Week in ds106

We will be doing a more-or-less weekly best of ds106, This Week in ds106, this semester. We’ve done something like this in the past, but now I’m trying out some new things. I’m using the PressForward WordPress plugin to manage … Continue reading

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What are your powers?

If you were a superhero, what would your powers be? I posted that to Facebook, just to see what people would say. Some responses were unsurprising: speed, agility, flight. One person said skepticism and another wanted the Lasso of Truth … Continue reading

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