Mindful Infotention: Dashboards, Radars, Filters : Howard Rheingold : City Brights. Infotention is a word I came up with to describe the psycho-social-techno skill/tools we all need to find our way online today, a mind-machine combination of brain-powered attention skills with computer-powered information filters.
The inside and outside of infotention work best together: Honing the mental ability to deploy the form of attention appropriate for each moment is an essential internal skill for people who want to find, direct, and manage streams of relevant information by using online media knowledgeably.Knowing how to put together intelligence dashboards, news radars, and information filters from online tools like persistent search and RSS is the external technical component of information literacy. Infotention Part One: Dashboards, Radars, Filters - HowardRheingold - blip.tv. Infotention Part Two: Building Information Dashboards - HowardRheingold - blip.tv.
I stumbled into cyberspace a long time ago and have been a participant observer ever since .
I write books and blogs and teach and speak . On my way to doing all that communicating, I seem to do a fair amount of hunting, gathering, and alchemy -- that is, transforming what I hunt and gather into something of value to someone else. In the olden days, I wrote about a slice of life in my virtual community , so now I am reslicing my life by trying to capture some of the intertwingled online and offline stuff via video. I'm definitely still in amateur mind, which is where I think most of us are in the video vernacular that seems to be bubbling up. Infotention 3: Building Information Dashboards, Radars, Filters - HowardRheingold - blip.tv.