Since I’m sure there are a number of people in our class who want to see what everyone else is doing for their automated directives as they develop. (myself included) So I figured I’d get the ball rolling and post a link to my own brand of inanity.
You can find my blog here.
Hopefully with me being the first (and undoubtedly making a fool of myself) other people might be less nervous about putting their stuff up. (Its tough being the first one after all)
PS: I’m new to this whole ‘posting on blogs’ thing you interweb people speak of. So if I manage to screw anything up then please let me know. Thanks
A great find by former student, Mary. Hi Mary!
“It’s just not being assessed. That’s the biggie,” she says. “If it’s not assessed, it tends to fall by a little because people are teaching to the test.”
Anne Mangen at the University of Stavanger’s Reading Centre. “But handwriting seems, based on empirical evidence from neuroscience, to play a larger role in the visual recognition and learning of letters.
“This is something one should be aware of in an educational context,” she stresses.
In other words, those who learn to write by hand learn better.
Above, a sea slug, Aplysia. This image is from the Thornton Lab at the University of Oregon. (Are you recoiling? Are you not? What does that say about your neuroplasticity?)
Your Outboard Brain Knows All, Clive Thompson.
And…sigh…yet another indication that the internet/smart phones are rewiring our brains: Phantom Phone Vibrations.
Summary of new human-information processing skills
How Google is Changing Your Information-Seeking Behavior, Lab Soft News Blog.
Is Google Making Us Stupid? Nope!, Philip Davis
The above (Davis essay) is a response to this article in The Atlantic.
And, another anti-Carr response to the question about Google and our collective stupidity.
And, if you’re going to use Google, learn to really use it.
VS Ramachandran: Mirror Neurons
Norman Mailer vs Marshal McLuhan!
• Watch the video of Norman Mailer arguing with Marshal McLuhan
• Marshall McLuhan: talking about the medium is the message.
Just Remember This, by Michael Greenberg
More extensive links about neuroplasticity to come
More information relating to Paramount Studio’s decision to stop using film. This is a compelling, brief, interview about the power of archiving. How does archiving change when everything is immaterial?
WOW. Please don’t send me hate mail.
Impulsiveness and Media Multitasking. Still, I argue it’s better to do one thing at a time. JUST ONE THING. OKAY? What’s so wrong with sustained concentration?
Are you dating?
Impact of Net Neutrality in Canada.
Angry Birds, now with more things to make you *actually* angry.
More information related to the Internet of Things (re: last week’s post about Google acquiring NEST)
A series of scholarly or popular articles relating to class readings and discussions
GOOGLEIS EVERYWHERE. (THE CALL CAME FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!)
Google’s buys NEST.
Article in The Guardian
Don’t know the call came from inside the house reference? Overview | TV/Movie Tropes | The movie (I think the entire thing is on YouTube).
Paramount Studios says, No more film.
TECHNOLOGY AND THE HUMAN CONDITION
A counter argument to the idea that technology is driving us apart.
Pay special attention to this article because we will be reading excerpts from “Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other” by Sherry Turkle.
TED talk by Sherry Turkle
Related to our discussion yesterday:
He applies the style of corporate annual reports to his life. This is the cover of Feltron 2012.
Good article in the NYTimes about Feltron
NEW YORK TIMES infographics
• Personal blog and sketches from the head of the NY Times graphics department
• WIRED’s 13 best infographics
• Obsessed with space like I am? THIS is amazing, well-designed.
• The Year (2012) in graphics
• 10 Things to learn about infographics
VISUALIZING.orgA community of people making sense of complex issues through data and design.
Visualizing Data at the Oxford Internet Institute
For more information, you can search this blog for general references about graphic design.