Spin: The Digital Media & Learning Conference 2010

Hidden in the tweetstream from the Digital Media and Learning Conference 2010 are hundreds of provocative insights, comments, and observations, and we couldn’t help but mine the archive for another round. The full stream can be found here: #dml2010. The tweets we’ve collected below contain ideas, questions, and thoughts that can be readily absorbed by both those who attended the conference and those who did not – as well as recommended resources and links.

Cast of Characters (in order of tweets that reference them):
Katie Salen (presenter)
Ernest Morrell (panelist)
Henry Jenkins (conference chair)
Benjamin Stokes (panelist)
Lev Manovich (panelist)
Amanda Lenhart (presenter)
Ivan Rosero (panelist)
Eric Klopfer (panelist)
Derek Lomas (panelist)

  • eleeneal: It’s almost embarrassing that the thought of considering kids (asking them what they like etc.) is an Aha! moment.
  • kevtweet: katie salen’s great point in moving toward mixed ecologies of learning that move from intensive digital media moments to paper
  • annmythai: if a film compels you to action, are you still just a fan?
  • vkuhn: http://bit.ly/S14GC when teachers and parents speak digitally w/o the child involved; do kids feel alienated? is it a betrayal?
  • johnfenn3: what is digital citizenship? about to do small group discussion in order to generate definition…any thoughts?
  • Dayanza: Morell: Youth as Architects, Creating and Shaping a Stronger LA documentary-5 high school students, $300 cameras and a few laptops
  • Amoration: Politics penetrating porous environments: @henryjenkins talking about the potential for engagement & action in any social network
  • annmythai: bstokes: corps are very influential in politics anyway, even if they try to make some things look grassroots
  • Amoration: @henryjenkins: Social bonds replicate as reflections of the worlds around them — movements are created around utopian concepts?
  • Dayanza: Morrell: we owe the students the opportunity to tell their own stories and powerfully.
  • Paufder: vid panel: can vids be understood outside of  very intense subculture, which is grounded in highly coded reworking of pop culture?
  • ironmanx28: remembering just how smart Presner’s Hypercities project is – aggregation of geotagged documents of Tehran election protests
  • ironmanx28: Lev Manovich beginning talk about Software Studies initiative; what does it mean to be literate in an information society?
  • Mlfulton: Amanda Lenhart from Pew Center: 12% of people not online at all, 10% still on dialup
  • rutang5: Just saw Lev Manovich demonstrate a real life version of the visualization system from the Dark Knight. Awesome.
  • Barryjoseph: I think I’m proud that no one tweeted from the last session where I facilitated the 2nd half as I kept them too busy and engaged
  • Drkellypage: connectivity, connections and connectedness are interdependent, but are not one in the same in digital media
  • Barryjoseph: Happy to be with @afouad but sad to be driving away from the #dml2010, as it was so inspiring, yet can’t wait to get home.
  • Mlfulton: Young people are key to language preservation.  They decide whether their language will have value in the world.
  • Rikomatic: Ivan Rosero: Virtual world is just a part of a variety of learning tools that we used to teach abt ecology, not end in itself.
  • annmythai: klopfer: weatherlings–pokemon-like mobile game, characters’ pwr depends on real weather http://ow.ly/19qYy
  • l_e_s: Hierarchies btw free play and pay to play, where pay to play gives access, affords self expression and conveys perception of skill
  • dmlComp: Multitasking alive and well, liveblogged + tweeted + paid attention + learned in mobile phone learning panel
  • annmythai: lomas: there needs to be sustainability model for having global impact, need public private partnership
  • elemveee: Peskowitz: ‘digital schizophrenia’- when same person posts multiple offensive comments 2 create illusion of community of negativity
  • hastac: These are some very dedicated, non- or under-funded young people concerned about kids’ learning in imaginative ways
  • PBSIdeaLab: mlfulton: Global Lives documents lives of 10 people around the world, 24/7.  http://globallives.org/
  • Alothian: what happens to rural queers in rl when they also get to live in a virtual gayborhood? They make queer worlds offline too.
  • Alothian: hilariously inappropriate pop up ad on coming out video: how to get an image of what your baby would look like
  • Drkellypage: Uni websites r confusing, passive and text heavy! Game innovation lab at USC develops games about college app. Process
  • Reneehobbs: Mark Warschauer: laptops make a good school better but they don’t make a bad school good

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