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Open Participants 2021, The Network


Today’s Daily Create challenges participants to make a FitBit type device to measure something that would not usually be measured. My suggestion is a remixometer – a way of measuring the amount of originality, ingenuity … whatever property or quality we think we might measure when we look at the various remixes that we see. This is the one that I submitted – the scale left open for the reader to decide (my scale is from ‘copy’ at the red […]


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A Haiku for ETMooc2

“Writers block” flickr photo by NomadWarMachine shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license Sitting on a Sunday afternoon, wondering what to do that is vaguely ETMooc2 related, I open up Chat GPT and ask it to write me a haiku about writer’s block. Then, inspired by Kevin’s blog post, I put the haiku into NightCafe and ask it to generate four images for me. I jump over to PowerPoint to add the words to the images, and upload the result […]


Open Participants 2021, The Network

McLuhan’s Tetrad

I’m keeping half an eye on #ETMooc2 at the moment, and one of this week’s suggested activities caught my interest. Activity #1 – Marshall McLuhan Tetrad of Effects for Generative AI: What are the opportunities and challenges presented by the evolution of technologies in the digital age?View the following video (3:45) for an example of McLuhan’s Tetrad OR search for other examples.Brainstorm changes that are already occurring or will occur with the use of generative AI in your context. Add […]


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Postcards as an antidote to AI

“Postcard Prep” flickr photo by NomadWarMachine shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license It’s been far too long since I got out my postcards and decided on a theme for a round of postcards, but this week we’ve set things in motion. Inspired by a MOOC type thing that some of us are dabbling in, we’ve embarked on a new round of postcard sending. Join us, if you like.


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So long, and thanks for all the TAGS

“clmooc TAGS” flickr photo by NomadWarMachine shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license For almost ten years now, whenever I’ve been involved in an activity that involves Twitter conversations, I’ve headed over to TAGS and set up a copy to collate tweets and produce visualisations like the one above. So earlier this month, as I was tweeting to the #ETMooc2 hashtag, I was devastated to realise that it was now broken (I knew it was going to be, but I […]


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Enter The N+? Universe

“Generative Dictionary” flickr photo by NomadWarMachine shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license (made with AI) The prompt for the Daily Create today is to use the N+ generator to generate some text. I took the abstract from my PhD thesis: This thesis is my reflection about my experiences of researching a participatory culture.  It began as a traditional research project into peer learning, evolved into a type of participatory research, and has ended up going beyond that as I […]


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Happy birthday to me

“Prog Rock Cats” flickr photo by NomadWarMachine shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license (Made by AI) Today is my birthday. As I’m currently playing with AI with #ETMooc2, I asked ChatGPT to write me a poem. I also asked NightCafe for ” a birthday card with cats and prog rock”. “Today is my birthday. I like cats and prog rock music. Could you write me a poem?” On your special day, I’d love to convey Wishes that brighten your […]


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Happy Birthday, Dad

The death of a loved one is always hard. With time grief abates, it shrinks and becomes manageable – but it is still there. As time passes, I find that I have more memories of my father when he was in full health – a tune on the radio brings back memories of dad sitting in his favourite chair, singing and conducting to his beloved Mozart. And then there are anniversaries. Today would have been dad’s 86th birthday, the first […]