New Media Faculty Dev. Seminar – FA2010

"Awakening the Digital Imagination" – a Networked Seminar

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Some Ideas About Tech…

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I’m going to take a break from discussing and interacting with the readings until later this week. Don’t worry, I have plenty of things to say about Nelson’s “Computer Lib/Dream Machines” and Kay/Goldberg’s “Personal Dynamic Media”, and in some ways, …

Some Ideas About Tech…

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I’m going to take a break from discussing and interacting with the readings until later this week. Don’t worry, I have plenty of things to say about Nelson’s “Computer Lib/Dream Machines” and Kay/Goldberg’s “Personal Dynamic Media”, and in some ways, …

I really regret not being able to be in class last Friday for the discussion of  Ted Nelson’s Computer Lib / Dream Machines.  When I read “This book will explain how to tell apples from oranges and which way is up” I actually was eager to read on!! Then:  “Any bright highschool kid … should be able […]

I loved Kay’s and Goldberg’s vision that everyone should have their own personal computer (their Dynabook) and that they should be simple and used efficiently even by children. It was interesting to see their mock-up of the Dynabook, which looks like the modern day notebook or netbook computer, except it looks like the screen lies flat […]

A question

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Surely there have been some posts since the class on Friday! I have been looking forward to hearing something about the class discussion that I missed, but no new posts have appeared since Gail’s on last Thursday. ??

This was an interesting article, and it was nice to read something not so technical as our recent readings. According to our reading’s introduction to Ted Nelson’s Computer Lib/Dream Machines, Nelson, like Thomas Paine’s with his Common Sense,  spurred the public to rally around the cause of demanding that computers be designed to do what […]

The Social Network

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What a great movie! I drew some parallels with things we’ve been talking about/reading. First, Zukerburg was a technology geek.  He went home after a botched date and created a very complex site “Face Mash” used to compare co-eds.  I could not help but think about how he would probably thoroughly enjoy the “Research Center …

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I’ve been sick this week so I’m a little behind, and the dog ate my homework! know everyone has moved on thankfully to the next reading. I had the advantage of being able to read everyone else’s posts before I read this week’s reading and so was forewarned.  That said, I agree with others that Engelbart’s technical writing […]

I find this article just as poorly written as the last for a general audience. I do not feel that an article like this helps in the learning process. Again if there were a larger summary of what was being said this would be helpful. His was a visionary. And I think we are farther […]

In reading Engelbart’s reports laying out the research center, I had no problem engaging with the text. Perhaps it is my love of bureaucracy and reports, but I enjoy seeing a vision/idea laid out in such specific terms that they seem manageable. In th…