Digital culture
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Indie, Open, Free: The Fraught Ideologies of Ed-Tech
Digital culture
I grew up in a middle-class American household, and I studied classical music. I took private lessons from seventh grade on. I owned my own instrument from eighth grade on. I upgraded to
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In the Clutches of Algorithms
Digital culture
We sacrifice control in the name of convenience. As we become like cyborgs, we should expect more control over our technology. Tech has long aimed to provide additional conveniences for modern living, with
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Winona Ryder and the Internet of Things
Digital culture
“In the living room the voice-clock sang, Tick-tock, seven o’clock, time to get up, time to get up, seven o’clock!” ~ Ray Bradbury, “There Will Come Soft Rains”   The more our
Responsive Teaching
Collaboration
You can also view a full transcript of this episode. Let’s talk about our expectations for students and what we think they are—and should be—capable of. There’s been a
Fountain: Scholarship and the Illusion of Permanence
Digital culture
This is an experimental publication combining video and text. It was created in response to a call for papers seeking a “meta-level consideration of what ‘counts’ as scholarship, ideally in a form that
Networks
Digital culture
You can also view a full transcript of this episode. In this episode, I share a conversation I had with Bonnie Stewart in November 2015. This conversation grew out of her involvement with
Redefining Service for the Digital Academic: Scholarship, Social Media, and Silos
Academic Labor
I appreciate the agility available to the digital academic, but there is something a bit fun-house about all of this to me.  Every day as part of my work as a college English
Textual Communities: Writing, Editing, and Generation in Chicana Feminism
Digital culture
When I first proposed the research title “Editing Chicanas,” one of my mentors, Alice Gambrell, commented that it was a good title, partly because it prompted such anxiety. I was surprised, as anxiety
The Resident Web and Its Impact on the Academy
Academic Labor
Introduction Today scholars walk a difficult line when choosing how much time to spend gaining traction within their institutions or growing a reputation online. In many cases these approaches can build on one
Critical Nostalgia: Pastoral and Technology in the Classroom
Critical Pedagogy
The other day, a first-grader whom I tutor in reading explained to me his understanding of a dictionary, which he was just learning to use: “It’s what people used to use to
The Pedagogy of Trolls
Digital culture
Andrew Shaw’s “The College Experience: A Modern-Day Paddy West?” demonstrates the value of asking undergraduates to prepare and publish assignments. As an historian of the early modern world, Shaw was able to
Insoumis.
Digital culture
In Submission. 22nd May 2015 In January 2014 I signed up to study on Dave Cormier’s Rhizomatic Learning Course, known often by those in a know by its hashtag #rhizo14. This course,
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The Rules of Twitter
Digital culture
Twitter is an incredibly dynamic digital tool that can create spaces of flattened hierarchies. These spaces can fuel inclusive pedagogy. But before teaching with Twitter, instructors have to think about how to use
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Spect-ops at Harvard: How a World-leading University Reacts to Techno-centrism
Digital culture
“Screens so hi-def you might as well be there, cost effective videophonic conferencing, internal Froxx CD-ROM, electronic couture, all-in-one consoles (…) Half of all metro Bostonians now work from home via some digital link.
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