Loves open education, Open Badges, free culture, Progress of the Useful Arts and Sciences, people-powered politics, and local food production. Coordinator for the badges Design Principles Documentation Project at Indiana University.
I saw this on another page, but its spam filter was all messed up and I couldn’t post my comment, so I’m bringin’ it back home. I do not think Twitter is the appropriate tool for most of these types of actions, though I do believe hospitals should embrace web 2.0 techniques. Really, the important […]
This rant was written in response to a column by the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Connie Schultz. She argues that Internet news aggregation is killing traditional newspapers and that dismantling the public’s right to quote the day’s news articles is the solution to maintain newspapers’ profitability. She quotes her paper’s lawyer: “It’s unfair competition with unjust […]
Web 2.0 is better if you bring your friends along. That’s the whole point… connecting your social network to resources, information, and cheezburger cats. Social bookmarking tools: Del.icio.us is the classic, but Diigo is my new preferred social bookmarking tool, because it combines basic linking and tagging with groups and social tools. You can make […]
This post follows from a couple links I posted on Facebook recently. There is a conflict between an old model and a new one. The giants of media are on one side, and “blogs” are on the other. Similar to most conflicts about copyright, there is a division between the old guard and people who […]
Members of Bush’s policy team met with the former president in Dallas this week. Former Press Secretary Scott McClellan says that this meeting was about framing the Bush era policy decisions to establish a rosy view of his legacy, using the same strategies they used to sell us the Iraq war in the first place. […]
http://ottonomy.net/drupal/?q=node/12 I’ve joined an open education course offered by Mozilla that starts this morning. The above link doesn’t have anything there yet, but if you’re interested in open ed, subscribe to the course feed link below. ”'[http://ottonomy.net/drupal Nate Otto: “Free Schooler”/Writer]”’ * Email: nate AT ottonomy.net * Based in: Eugene, OR * Blog: http://ottonomy.net/blog (unrelated […]
This post starts a reading list of works containing epiphanies, and it starts with the classic Plato Allegory of the Cave (Book VII of The Republic).The parable is about enlightenment, and the impossibility of imagining enlightenment from human perspective. Allegory of the Cave (Wikipedia) Full Text (Google Books) “And now, I said, let me show […]