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Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 04:20 AM
In 2004 (a long time ago), Imaginify noticed something . . .
on the horizon . . . Open Source Ecology!
Now, Marcin Jakubowski is finally featured on TED in 2011, "Open-sourced blueprints for civilization."
One day at a time . . . imagine if i . . . read the good news : )
"[T]he Global Village Construction Set,
building open source technologies for resilient communities" !!!
Friday, August 08, 2008 - 08:00 AM
Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 10:29 AM
the idea that technology (codes) and techniques (modes),
affect human perception, understanding, feeling, and value;
and how our interaction with media facilitates
or impedes our chances of survival."
- Integration of definitions by various Media Ecologists
* + ***
"the postindustrial and the postmodern,
& the preliterate and prehistoric."
- Lance Strate, Professor, Communication & Media Studies,
& Co-Founder, Media Ecology Association, Fordham University.
"the medium (figure) operates through its context (ground)"
Enhancement (figure) :
What does the (new) medium improve or enhance,
amplify or accelerate?
Obsolescence (ground) :
What is driven out of prominence, obsolesced,
pushed aside by the (new) medium?
Retrieval (figure) :
What earlier action or service is brought back into play
or recovered by the (new) medium? What older, previously lost ground
is brought back and becomes an essential part of the (new) medium?
Reversal (ground) :
When pushed to its limits or extremes, of its potential,
the (new) medium will reverse what was its original
characteristics. What is the potential reversal of the new form?
* Image: "Media Tetrad" under GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
** Image: "The Resonating Interval: Exploring the Process of the Tetrad"
by Anthony Hempell, Communication 453, Simon Fraser University
American Society for Information Science and Technology
"Parts of this web site may be reproduced freely if not for profit ©"
*** Video: "A Vision of Students Today" by Michael Wesch
Digital Ethnography, Mediated Cultures, Kansas State University
2007 Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
**** Image: "Tetrad" is Public Domain. Recycle
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 02:48 AM
*NEW* FROM BERKMAN CENTER @ HARVARD LAW
"What Ben Franklin Teaches us about Intellectual Property"
or “I Own Creative Content, Therefore I Am, Not”
MP3 AUDIO | MP4 VIDEO
- Lewis Hyde, Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing, Kenyon College &
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
Author: Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth, and Art
"We have lived by the assumption that
what was good for us would be good for the world.
We have been wrong.
We must change our lives, so that it will be possible
to live by the contrary assumption that
what is good for the world will be good for us. . .
We must recover the sense of the majesty of the creation
and the ability to be worshipful in its presence.
For it is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world
that our species will be able to remain in it."
- Wendell Berry, American man of letters, academic and farmer
Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 01:52 AM
Initiative to Provide Digital Images to Scholars at No Charge
"In a new initiative designed to assist scholars with teaching, study, and the publication of academic works, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will distribute, free of charge, high-resolution digital images from an expanding array of works in its renowned collection for use in academic publications... effective immediately. Scholars – in higher education and in museums – have been struggling with the question of how digitization might help to enable, rather than hinder, scholarly communications. For all involved, it is obvious that, when faced with an important directional challenge, the Metropolitan is providing decisive leadership."
"...often referred to simply as "the Met", is one of the world's largest and most important art museums." (wikipedia) "It first opened on February 20, 1872 with a mission to collect, preserve, and display works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture from every part of the globe, and to educate the public about art – is the most comprehensive art museum in the Western Hemisphere with a collection now including more than two million works of art."
Title: Deutsch: Einschiffung nach Kythera
Artist: Watteau, Antoine
Source: Wikipedia, public domain
License: GNU Free Documentation License, The Yorck Project
Monday, August 14, 2006 - 04:31 PM
Video from the Wellesley Uplift Academy, Aug 7 & 8 2006
"Spherical Accounting: Using geometry to embody developmental integrity"
Licensed under Creative Commons by Anthony Judge
"Simplicity The Art of Complexity"
Ars Electronica Fest, Aug 31 - Sep 5, Linz, Austria
Friday, September 30, 2005 - 05:26 PM
The New Library of Alexandria, is dedicated to recapture the spirit of the initial organization, which is estimated to have stored at its peak 400,000 to 700,000 parchment scrolls. The library's destruction remains a mystery. The dream of rebuilding the Ancient Library of Alexandria and of reviving the legacy of that great center for learning has long enticed the imagination of intellectuals and scientists all over the world. It is now a reality.
Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 11:59 AM
A number of open initiatives are actively resisting the extension of intellectual property rights. Among these developments, three prominent instances ¬ó Open source software, open access to research and scholarship, and open science ¬ó share not only a commitment to the unrestricted exchange of information and ideas, but economic principles... Click 'Read More'
Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - 03:55 PM
Higher Education now has an interdisciplinary curriculum of cooperation studies... in which cooperative arrangements, interdependencies, and collective action play a more prominent role... scientists are beginning to see how cooperation actually works in biology, sociology, mathematics, psychology, economics, computer science and political science... Non-students who live in the area can show up to the course without signing up! UPDATED April 28, 2006
Saturday, November 27, 2004 - 06:48 PM
A step in the right direction..."A world community of scholars, researchers, and explorers combining perspectives and insights on consciousness, human nature and the human potential..." The Knowledge Center "is a growing body of knowledge--a place to share and access our collective understanding of the nature of consciousness, the human potential, and the mysteries of our universe."