Monthly Archives: October 2007

Laptopping the world

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), a nonprofit global education project head-birthed by MIT Media Lab Founder Nicholas Negroponte, is set to release its third-generation $100 laptop next month. The computer, called the XO-1, is the centerpiece of the organization’s plan … Continue reading

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Wesch 2.0

Michael Wesch, the professor behind the video, is a cultural anthropologist at Kansas State University. His most famous video, Web 2.0… The Machine Is Us/ing Us, is also on web cultural and the way we (and computers) learn things. The … Continue reading

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fansub jihad

The NYT reports today on the jihadi version of fansubbing. According to the paper, people like North Carolina 21-year-old Samir Khan cull all variety of al Qaeda-type material ”anti-American screeds, terrorist adventure novels, bomb-making videos,” translate them into English and … Continue reading

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dms and the future of education

This Fall I joined the faculty of the Digital Media Studies program at University of Denver where I’ve been introduced to some truly innovative and mind-stretching digital media projects, research, and teaching—social conscious gaming, biologically inspired computing, digital poetics, and … Continue reading

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alternative journalisms

This past May at the ICA annual conference in San Francisco Seeta Peña Gangadhara, Benjamin De Cleen and Nico Carpentier organized a series of fantastic panels on participatory journalism practices and products. The panel talks are now collected in an … Continue reading

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