Saturday, April 28, 2007

Gardening Sunday 4-29-07 2:00 PM


Everyone,

If you're interested, head over to these Deuce on sunday around 2, and we'll be working on the garden!

~Sir Knabe

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Feedback


Right along the lines of Ben´s comment here, this is Neil Postman (one of my absolute heroes, see here the book I have often referred to as the Bible), talking about technology and its implications. My response to Ben was an attempt to show how I was trying to solve a problem with the introduction of this new medium. One thing I may not have properly analyzed is the problems this introduction would produce. Another thing that Postman touches on that I am readily aware of and concerned about is the information overload. I know the internet does that, and I have always been concerned that the coblog would do that. My answer to this problem has always been a better structure, more organization, and more efficiency. This is precisely what web 2.0 offers. However, is that enough? Are we wholly missing the point?



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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Amazing


Dr. Wesch Wins Rave Award!

Online Extras
feature: Behind the Scenes with Heroes Creator Tim Kring and Hiro himself, Masi Oka
To find the 22 innovators, instigators, and inventors to honor with a Rave Award this year, we started by looking for the most intriguing breakthroughs in the world today — then tracked down the individuals who made them happen. Each honoree told a unique story, but they tended to have one thing in common: Before changing the game in technology, business, or culture, they first changed themselves. There's the actor who became a politician (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and the politician who became an entrepreneur (Arianna Huffington), not to mention an entrepreneur turned philanthropist (Paul Allen) and a philanthropist turned open source warrior (Mark Shuttleworth). The lesson seems obvious: Reinvent yourself, reinvent the world.

The Winners
Television: The Creator
Tim Kring | Heroes
Education: The Detective
Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Ancestry-Based Curriculum
Business: The Mogul
J. K. Rowling | Harry Potter, Inc.
Science: The Cartographers
The Allen Brain Atlas
Print: The Storyteller
Brian K. Vaughan | Graphic Novelist
Games: The Fraggers
Cliff Bleszinski and Tim Sweeney | Gears of War and the Unreal Engine 3
Film: The Seer
Alfonso Cuarón | Director, Children of Men
Renegade: The Catalyst
Arianna Huffington | The Huffington Post
Music: The Synthesizer
Gregg Gillis | Girl Talk
Industrial Design: The Stylist
Walter de'Silva | Audi R8
Blogs: The Town Crier
Jen Chung | Gothamist
Medicine: The Code Doctors
K. S. Bhaskar, Maury Pepper, and Joseph Dal Molin | WorldVistA
Video: The Explainer
Michael Wesch | Digital Ethnographer
Technology: The Wizard of OS
Mark Shuttleworth | Ubuntu
Politics: The American
Arnold Schwarzenegger | Governor of California


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Monday, April 23, 2007

Feedback


Due to a lack of activity over the past week...

Due to a lack of activity it came to me that this would be as good a time as any to request feedback about the coblog. I appreciate the positive comments and feedback, but unfortunately for me, the negative is much more helpful. In order to make this forum a truly usable one, there must be creative and structural input from those using it. So, let me know what you think:

Is there anything about the coblog that frustrates you?

Is there something missing that would make you use it more?

Have you imagined any further possibilities or things that could be added?

Why do you think more people do not use it?

Why don´t you use it more?

Is there anything on the coblog that you do not understand?

Are there any terms or services that are unclear (rss, netvibes, flickr, jamendo, youtube, web 2.0, blog, coblog, blogger, wiki, widget, feed etc.)?

Do you have a vision for the coblog (what it is, what it can/could be)?

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