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Lifestream summary and critical evaluation

You have reached the end of the internet. Please turn off the lights before you leave.

OK, perhaps things are not so dramatic but you have definitely reached the end of my lifestream. As a chronological collection of my digital activities and interests, my lifestream hopefully conveys a sense of my many disembodied online presences. [...]

Lifestream week 10

This week’s great readings prompted a couple of blog posts on cyborg pedagogies, digital technologies as cybernetic prostheses, materiality and what the physical absence of the teacher means for distance education. All fascinating ideas that made me attempt to reverse-engineer our course and reveal Sian and Jen’s master design. At the same time, I noted [...]

Lifestream Week 6

“I used to grow lentils in yogurt cups in grade school” FaceBook group with 68,000+ members. Is this a community?

This was a week almost entirely devoted to researching virtual ethnography and online communities. The anthropological aspect of ethnographic work always fascinated me in the same way I find traveling to a foreign country fascinating. In [...]

So many tools, so little time…

While looking at the list of 50 web-based story telling tools, I came across Gnomz.com, an online tool for creating simple comics. I played with it a bit and here’s the result: “So many tools, so little time” by yours truly. Excuse the occasional typo and let me know if you like it.

Lifestream Week 4

A rather poor week for my lifestream seeing as I focused on creating my visual artefact and commenting on as many other artefacts as I could. It wouldn’t look so poor had I thought to feed my comments; my bad. I was amazed by the multitude of angles from which my fellow course members approached [...]