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Grant Potter

Towards Dialogical Student Publics https://via.hypothes.is/https://web.hypothes.is/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Towards-Dialogical-Student-Publics-2.pdf "The fact is institutions already spend millions on digital infrastructure with estimates that global ed tech spending will reach $252 billion by 2020. It may be far fetched to think that some of those resources might be reclaimed for a humanistic and participatory approach to digital technology within the classroom and beyond. But if the point of these technologies is to prepare students to critically understand and act in our digitally-mediated world, then it seems that it is also our duty"

Grant Potter

https://irlpodcast.org/episode7/ "what most intrigued me was that their record labels or managers were telling them not to call out YouTube because they were afraid that YouTube would, I don’t know, create some sort of list of people who had gone after them or whatever." https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/mar/21/youtube-changes-restrictions-gay-lgbtq-themed-content-tegan-sarah

Grant Potter

.@wikitribune launches https://beta.wikitribune.com/story/2017/10/30/media/hello-world/13988/ “We’re using @WordPress as the core of our launch platform, and it has some major strengths as a content management system, not least of which is that it is open source and has a mature and strong ecosystem of open source developers. But it also has some major philosophical differences from a wiki – the default assumptions about who can do what are really quite different. So the job of making the software to build our news platform as powerful as we need it to be is going to take some time. Please help me figure out the priorities.”

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Grant Potter

"I'm sentimental, if you know what I mean. I love the country, but I can't stand the scene." http://networkeffects.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/mrrobot_season3.mp4

Grant Potter

http://blog.vickiboykis.com/2016/11/20/fix-the-internet/ @vboykis .. "The best way you can defy crap content on their own is to write your own blog on your own platform."

Grant Potter

ice core data from Antarctica sounds like a kettle coming to a boil ... http://networkeffects.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/climatedata_sonified.mp3

Grant Potter

"It's obvious, so come to your senses, take a ride to the times you live in." http://networkeffects.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/In-Came-The-Flood.mp3

Grant Potter

"The archaeologists found some winged boy's remains .. stained by the fire and clouds ... in the belly of a whale." http://networkeffects.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Archaeologists.mp3

Grant Potter

http://neugierig.org/content/dfw/bestamerican.pdf "a kind of Total Noise that’s also the sound of our U.S. culture right now, a culture and volume of info and spin and rhetoric and context that I know I’m not alone in finding too much to even absorb, much less to try to make sense of or organize into any kind of triage of saliency or value. Such basic absorption, organization, and triage used to be what was required of an educated adult, a.k.a. an informed citizen—at least that’s what I got taught. Suffice it here to say that the requirements now seem different."