Monthly Archives: December 2010

book vases

lovely book vases by laura cahill

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transliteracy and incommensurability

a wonderful piece on the ‘libraries and transliteracy’ website transliteracy and incommensurability (lane wilkinson) commenting on a few of the articles i’ve discussed in previous posts. the author makes the point that the discourse around transliteracy is often framed around … Continue reading

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paper cuts

beautiful images from su blackwell

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shirky responds to carr

in my last last post i set myself the task of a closer reading (quietly and without interruption) of clay shirky’s reply to carr’s article ‘is google making us stupid’. shirky’s argument is that carr is not really just talking … Continue reading

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cartesian learning vs the hive

rereading the nicholas carr article ‘the web shatters focus, rewires brains’ (wired magazine, may 2010). it’s clear he’s worried about the bargain we’ve brokered with the internet, seemingly choosing to go with ‘skimming and multitasking’ at the expense of ‘reading … Continue reading

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reading and ebooks

I’ve been musing on all of this discussion about what technology, the internet and new media are doing to our brains. Surface skimming and deep diving, information and knowledge…Thinking about the argument that says we need solitude and significant lengths … Continue reading

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what makes finnish kids so smart

there was a wonderful article in the wall street journal a while ago ‘what makes finnish kids so smart?’. the scandinavian model of education has some interesting twists and their results are pretty impressive. the scandinavian nations have topped international … Continue reading

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