Médialab Tools POLYSINGULARITY The aesthetics of co-isolated multiplicities that nevertheless retain their specificity. loading… Introduction to Digital Humanities | ENGL 668K at the University of Maryland I wanted to write a last post about some ideas I had and things that happened to me during the course. I wanted to share them with you and I thought that this was the best place to do that. I enrolled in this course because of the reasons we were and are studying, especially in this last section. I was curious about DH because I like to build and transform things inside the field of literary studies. I never liked the way I studied at the academia, at least in Latin American literature (I do not think English is very different). When I began studying here, I realized that it wasn’t that different and that professors still were reading Derrida, Foucault, Barthes, (Rancière as a relatively new member of the circle) which I find all very interesting but I am really tired of listening always to the same approach to literature. When I went with this these ideas to my Spanish and Portuguese department, I thought the reaction would be worst. Books were a sign of power.
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Authentic Learning You are not logged in.   By Jan HerringtonDecember 12, 2011 1. Overview Authentic learning is not—contrary to popular opinion—performed in the real world in excursions, internships and practicums and the like. So in a physical sense, it is easy to organize, but in a pedagogical sense it is actually very challenging to plan and enact because of the need to cleverly design an all encompassing task, and deal with the limitations imposed by curriculum requirements and institutional restraints. In this MOOC, I know I am speaking to educators who care enough about their students to engage in thinking and reflecting on their teaching to affect CHANGE (so in effect, I am preaching to the converted). Nevertheless, sometimes the culture of a university or institution, or indeed, teaching/learning and assessment policies, squeeze even the ‘believers’ to the point where we cannot create the learning environments that we believe in. But many people misunderstand authentic learning. 1. 2. 3. Week14
MIT Technology Review Exploring Nodes | NodeBox Spirograph Example Let’s make a drawing based on the Spirograph principle. In short: we will create a shape and copy it a few times on top of each other with a difference in rotation. Create a freehand node and draw a small line in order to have a reference for the rest of the procedure. You can draw by clicking and dragging the mouse in the viewer pane. Create a reflect node node and send the output of freehand1 to it. Change the Angle parameter to 90.00. Create a copy node and send the output of reflect1 to it. Change the Copies parameter to 10. Render copy1 and click once on freehand1. Try out: Different settings for the parameters in copy1 to create more or less complex spirograph drawings. A pattern example. Creating patterns is fairly easy in NodeBox 3. Let’s create an example: Create two polygon nodes. Set Radius of both of them to 20.00. The idea is to create a pattern that can be easily changed by using a seed parameter. Set Offset to 30 for the wiggle node handling the pentagon.
Nouvelles Notations, Evaluations, Mesures, Indicateurs, Monnaies Graphic Sociology » Seeing Social Data Cairo, Alberto. (2013) The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization. Berkeley: New Riders, a division of Pearson. Overview A functional art is a book in divided into four parts, but really it is easier to understand as only two parts. The second part of the book is a series of interviews with journalists, designers, and artists about graphics and the work required to make good ones. The second is a set of photographs taken of a clay model by Juan Velasco and Fernando Baptista of National Geographic that was used to recreate an ancient dwelling place call Gobekli Tepe that was in what is now Turkey. As a sociologist I am accustomed to reading interviews and am fascinated by the convergence and divergence in the opinions represented. There is a fifth part to the book, too, a DVD of Cairo presenting the material covered in the first three chapters of the book. What does this book do well? Diversity What doesn’t this book do well? Summary References
Cytoscape: An Open Source Platform for Complex Network Analysis and Visualization Human evolution: Who are we becoming? | eman8 A map for the Archaic Revival This article appeared in Entheogenesis Australis (EGA) Journal 3 – 2011/2012 (December 2011) Introduction In 1974, American professor of psychology Dr Clare W Graves wrote an article for The Futurist magazine titled Human Nature Prepares for a Momentous Leap. ‘…the most difficult, but at the same time the most exciting transition the human race has faced to date. His claim wasn’t just speculation though, it was based on seven years of field research plus almost 20 years of data analysis. Dr Graves’ findings provide a credible map for what philosopher and psychedelic pioneer Terence McKenna called The Archaic Revival. Graves described human development as ‘an unfolding, emergent, oscillating, spiralling process’ marked by progressive movement upwards through increasingly complex stages. One of the special gifts Dr Graves brought to the field of developmental psychology was his ability at pattern recognition. Stages of development Figure 1. Change between stages
Datafication: How the Lens of Data Changes How We See Ourselves Digital media allow us to produce, collect, organise and interpret more data about our lives than ever before. Our every digital interaction contributes to vast databases of information that index our behaviour from online movie choices to mapping networks of connections across Twitter. In an age of uncertainty, big data sets promise to provide an objective lens through which to understand the world, and both individuals and institutions like schools are turning to data to drive analysis and action. But what does this increasing datafication mean for how we understand the world, and how we understand learning? Learning to Read Digital Data Data can be reassuring. But our interpretation of data is also skewed by how that data is represented. Data Reflects the Past and Drives Future Behaviour As we engage in online activity, we leave trails of data in our wake that are added to the huge databases held by Facebook, Google and marketing companies. Remixing Data
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