Sunday, November 15, 2015

A monstrous week @HackEducation Weekly #Newsletter, No. 136

with a brief introductory note by way of explanation. Education and technology posts don't really have a place of their but usually go to education related blogs. But this newsletter is as much about the intersection of computing, education and culture as education and technology. I read and think about, follow courses and collect links on the same topics. That makes it a personal interest. Reading some of her selections should explain why they interest me. I'm still explaining to myself (and anyone following my rambling) the why of personalizing the blog's name or why having a personal blog matters.

@AudreyWatters opens:
I published my latest book The Revenge of the Monsters of Education Technology. A print version is coming soon (as well as audio-books for it and The Monsters of Education  

 The history of the future of technologyThe end of Betamax. We all look forward to “the end of email.” Wax cylinders, digitized. “The Forgotten Kaleidoscope Craze in Victorian England.” “A Theory of Technology.” “Gallery of the Soviet Union’s most desirable personal computers.” “Living and Dying on AirBnB.”  
The future of technologized identity: “Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy.” “Who Am Me?” by Adam Croom. “Timothy Boostrom is Not Real: How Facebook provides a nurturing home for catfishing scammers” by Alan Levine. (The story was Boing Boing’d, thanks to Jonathan Worth.)
....and more more futures, more histories. Read the gruesome, amusing rest in the Hack Education Weekly Newsletter, No. 136 ~ then subscribe to your own because they are all very good, and I won't be doing this for you every week.


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