Category «education»

On sharing the same space and good intentions

“Inclusion requires new ways of thinking and being that are open to ambiguity, and require porous boundaries in the daily intra-active encounters with difference.” Bronwyn Davies [1] On the recommendation of a friend, I spent this morning listening to a lecture by Professor Bronwyn Davies at the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research at the …

Unboxing PIG

Unboxing is the unpacking of new products, especially high tech consumer products. The product’s owner captures the process on video and later uploads it to the web. Some consider the popularity of this practice is due to the ability of showing the product exactly for what it is without any adulteration advertisers usually make around …

Acting like a kite, witnessing the future and marshalling resources.

Asking how we identify the future – and how we bring the future into the present form a large part of current educational discourse – especially those edu_conference keynote conversations.   Jensen (Witnessing the Future pdf) cites Serres and Latour and suggests that “assemblage”, “design”, “finish” and “slickness of advertising” all play a role in …

Bill Fitzgerald

Mycroft.ai is an open source voice assistant. It provides functionality that compares with Alexa, Google Home, Siri, etc, but with the potential to avoid the privacy issues of these proprietary systems. Because of the privacy advantages of using an open source system, Mycroft has an opportunity to distinguish itself in ways that would be meaningful, especially …

Bill Fitzgerald

Mycroft.ai is an open source voice assistant. It provides functionality that compares with Alexa, Google Home, Siri, etc, but with the potential to avoid the privacy issues of these proprietary systems. Because of the privacy advantages of using an open source system, Mycroft has an opportunity to distinguish itself in ways that would be meaningful, especially …