- our point of perspective
as a learner, where our knowledge & experience is situated (to reveal what I am blind to or able to see). - our point of intersection through multiple why begin contexts, world views, personal & professional relationships. at “me”? (short version) - our point of privilege and access to knowledge & experience. - our point of power when forming, managing, and maintaining relationships. - our point of personalization as learning & memory are tied to emotion (my attempt to build my rapport and connection with you).
Questions • what is k?
• how is k acquired? • how do we know what we know? • why do we know what we know? • what do humans know? • who controls k? • how is k controlled?
Free/Open Content “describes any kind
of creative work in a format that explicitly allows copying and modifying of its information by anyone, not exclusively by a closed organization, ﬁrm, or individual.” (Wikipedia)
media stats (2009) • 90
trillion emails sent annually from 1.4 billion email users • 234 million websites • 1.73 billion Internet users • 126 millions blogs • 350 million Facebook users • 4 billion images on Flickr • 1 billion Youtube videos served daily. Stats as of Jan 22/10 via Royal Pingdom
Kyle Doyle is not going
to work today, f*** it, I’m still trashed. SICKIE WOO Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work
“...the set of abilities and
skills where aural, visual, & digital overlap. These include the ability to understand the power of images & sounds, to recognize & use that power, to manipulate & transform them pervasively, & to easily adapt to new forms.” (New Media Consortium, 2005, on ʻnew literaciesʼ)
- new media are texts
- information is abundant - surge of multimodal/multimedia expression - authorship increasingly complex assumptions - social contexts collapsing (short version) - potential audience expanding - social connections important - technology tends to be deterministic - digital reputation management vital to citizenry - wayﬁnding, sensemaking, curation, participation, production vital to literacy
danah boyd pay attention to
... •Properties: persistence, replicability, searchability, scalability, (de)locatability. •Dynamics: invisible audiences, collapsed contexts, blurring of public & private spaces @zephoria
Michael Wesch • As we
“move toward an environment of instant & inﬁnite information ... we need to move from bring simple knowledgeable to knowledge-able.” • Youtube & other social media mitigate “connection without constraint”. In many cases this @mwesch leaves to “tremendously deep communities”.