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The Selfie and the Self: Part 1 – Hiding and Revealing

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The inherent tension in the world of the social web is between hiding and revealing. In the post-Snowden era that we live in, there is a collective public anxiety about how much of our selves is known by government databases, social network algorithms, and big data analytics that are creating profiles of every action, every transaction, every flick of the eye and stroke of the key, as we go our merry way on the Internet.more

Networks: What You Don’t See is What You (for)Get

Networks: What You Don’t See is What You (for)Get Blog Image

When I start thinking about DML (digital media and learning) and other such “networks” that I am plugged into, I often get a little confused about what to call them. Are we an ensemble of actors? A cluster of friends? A conference of scholars? A committee of decision makers? An array of perspectives? A group of associates? A play-list of voices? I do not pose these  questions rhetorically, though I do enjoy rhetoric.… more

Defending the Humanities in the Digital Age

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Taking Care of Things: Reclaiming What is Lost in Our Defence of Humanities[1]more