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Early thoughts on Bayne

I am currently working my way through S Bayne Academetron, automaton, phantom: uncanny digital pedagogies, and I am enjoying it so far. I am still bringing these ideas together into a coherent space, but for now I want to talk about some of the quotes that have jumped out at me so far and that [...]

Week 4 Lifestream Commentary

This week has been a very busy one! My lifestream has been very much in use commenting on the visual artifacts through my colleagues blogs. I had some issues when posting comments on Flickr and youtube because these didn’t show in my lifestream. Once I noticed I added these comments to their blogs as well [...]

comments on my visual artifact and the end of week 4

What an interesting week this has been! I was surprised at the quality and range of the artifacts produced,  with people using Prezi, Flickr, Youtube and blogs. I have made my comments on their blogs and so will not repeat myself here – but well done guys. I have really had a good old think [...]

Comment on Andy’s artifact copied from Youtube

Andy – Commute to Digital culture

I really liked the positive message in this video with the idea that this journey can go absolutely anywhere you want it to. I also like the idea that ‘now I’m here’ referred to your digital self living the online life rather than the old OU attending you 25 years [...]

Welcome to my visual artifact

Whilst I agree that a picture is worth a thousand words, I am yet to be convinced by Kress’s arguement that text is vague and image is direct and meaningful. Therefore I am not going to tell you anything about my visual artifact, and I am curious to see how easy it is [...]

Future female: fetish or force?

Initially I am simply going to post my artifact, and later this week I will make a post explaining my concept.  But as it is a VISUAL artifact I am interested to learn how it speaks for itself and posting it with a textual explanation would undermine what may emerge naturally from that quality.  So, [...]

Week 3 Lifestream commentary

Much of my lifestream this week contains twitter comments about the reading we have been doing.  I am still getting used to using Twitter and often find it dififcult to find a thread – but I am not the only one!

“the chronological order does not necessarily guarantee a linear reading sequence*. There is no way [...]

Kress and the passage of time

The basic concept of this piece is that words are ordered and therefore restrictive imposing an inequality of power between the author and the reader. The example he used to demonstrate this was the Institute of Education website and the Boy Electrician novel. He laments the fact that the boy electrician is textual and therefore [...]