123 Posts Categorized "Open Participants 2019"

Unaffiliated, but definitely not unconnected, individual digital alchemists (see a list of all Open Alchemists)

Open Participants 2019, The Network

The Lion and the Unicorn

The lion and the unicorn were fighting for the crown … A pause in my day to think about today’s Feldgang. The noise of the stonemasons reminded me that this staircase is being repaired. The lion, of course, stands for England; the unicorn for Scotland. Yet again we need to fight. While there is an imbalance of power, our two nations will never be friends. I think this might be beyond repair.

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Standing up for what one believes in

All I did was sign a letter. A letter that asked for clarification about academic freedom. That’s all. As a result of signing that letter I have been sacked as editor of an academic journal I have been told, by white men who were in power over me, that this was a matter of my power. They said that I was not safe. They said I should be ashamed. They did not read the letter I signed, or if they […]

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Catching my breath

Phew, I am glad May is over. Annual review and a deadline to submit a draft lit review in the same week – both done. I am apparently on track to submit by January 2020. I hope I can cope – I have spent the last few weeks either writing or feeling guilty that I was not writing. Today I gave myself permission to take a day off. I have gardened, doodled, read for fun, relaxed. I’m not going to […]

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The NetNarr Field Guide: A Journal Worth Exploring

Early on, I was pretty active in the Networked Narratives course as an open online participant, as a sort of satellite with a few others to the actual university course being taught by Alan Levine and Mia Zamora. My comic strip alter-egos — The Internet Kid and Horse with No Name — were also part of the Twitter conversations and activities. At some point, I admittedly lost track in a peripheral way (this is the beauty of RSS feeds — […]

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NomadWarMachine 2019-05-04 14:01:12

I submitted a draft of my PhD discussion chapter yesterday. It’s over 7,000 words, so I won’t post it all here! I can never remember the actual title of my thesis – but I am looking broadly about how peer interaction helps to support learning, and I am using CLMOOC (and a bit of DS106) to think about the question. My draft thesis statement at the moment is this: CLMOOC is best conceptualised as being an affinity space, or affinity […]

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Digital Surveillance in age of FAGMA- Part 3: Devices and your Privacy

So, as consumers participating in a capitalist society, our economy currently depends on our continuous purchase of stuff- the internet of things.How many of our things currently link up to the internet?  Over 25 Billion in 2019! And when I say things, I mean everything. Cars, phones, computers, lamps, toasters, sex toys, televisions, refrigerators, as well as services. Your ISP, your utilities, practically anything that uses electricity or generates it is capable of spying on you if it can be hooked up to […]

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Digital Surveillance in the Age of FAGMA-Field Guide Part 2 – How to read a Online Business Privacy Policy

Digital Online Surveillance exists because we agreed to allowing our data to be collected by an external source. (I am not counting the facial recognition software that is being used in China to rank and identify people- that is another discussion entirely.) We clicked agree on a policy. But how many of us know what to look for? How do you read those Privacy Policy Statements and Policies that most of us just skip so that you understand exactly what […]

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