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Grant Potter

https://www.thenation.com/article/to-find-alternatives-to-capitalism-think-small/ "Innovative cooperative structures, pool-and-share projects, self-managed digital platforms, and collaborative global networks are changing the topography for pursuing social change."

Grant Potter

hey @audreywatters - you appear to be on pg.84 of Walkaway https://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2017/04/cory-doctorows-walkaway-hardware-hackers-face-the-climate-apocalypse/ ".. she called him on every crumb of bullshit, found crashed projects where gamification had run wild, so financialized that every incentive distorted into titanic frauds that literally left structures in ruins, rotten to the mortar. They were existence proof of the terribleness of his cherished ideas. She pointed out that getting humans to 'do the right thing' by incentivizing them to vanquish one another was stupid. She found videos of Skinner-trained pigeons who'd been taught to play piano through food-pellet training and pointed out that everyone who liked this envisioned himself as the experimenter -- not the pigeon."

Grant Potter

https://www.wired.com/beyond-the-beyond/2017/06/various-sci-fi-projects-allegedly-creating-better-future/ 'The “better future” thing is jam-tomorrow and jam-yesterday talk, so it tends to become the enemy of jam today. You’re better off reading history, and realizing that public aspirations that do seem great, and that even meet with tremendous innovative success, can change the tenor of society and easily become curses a generation later. Not because they were ever bad ideas or bad things to aspire to or do, but because that’s the nature of historical causality. Tomorrow composts today.'

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WebVR is a JavaScript API for creating VR projects in your browser https://webvr.rocks/

Grant Potter

@psychemedia @dachapman first I've heard of it - great project, sounds like something players have been trying to accomplish with http://www.foo.be/forban/ and https://www.open-mesh.org/projects/open-mesh/wiki

Grant Potter

can't see anything like an coming from an RFP .. http://lthub.ubc.ca/projects/learning-tech-environment-renewal/project-updates/ "unanimous decision to recommend both D2L (Brightspace) and Instructure (Canvas) move to a directed RFP"

Grant Potter

Via: @OEPScotland http://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/ OpenLearn Create provides a lower cost solution for projects wanting to deliver and free hosting of your course if you don't require additional support.