December 13, 2009

The Technium

It'll take 3:50 of your time to watch this from Kevin Kelly:

This interests me on several dimensions: as a mode of presentation (obviously, if EVERYthing was in this format it would get old fast... but it does focus the mind if it's novel, and the visual effects do nudge one to hear the message more clearly than if it's just spoken, or just straight text), for its content (some of his assertions are arguable --but which ones for you? And it's short enough to be an effective stimulus material for teaching, a good model), for its potential remixability (wouldn't it be FUN to have a class pick out particular segments to expand upon, annotate, produce new remixes of? What's the technology package necessary to do that?)

(via Phillip Torrone, who chooses the last 30 seconds for his focused attention... but I view it in the context of my current reading of Stewart Brand's Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto, about which I'll have stuff to write real soon now.)

Posted by oook at December 13, 2009 09:41 AM
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