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For Instance & The Role of the Teacher

A discussion of computers and the transformation of education and what happens in and beyond the classroom touches upon the role of the teacher. Mon, October 21, 1996 Humanist: 10.0351 forwards Meme 2.13 (Seymour Papert interviewed by David S. Bennahum) … Continue reading

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Being About To …

Kathleen Fitzpatrick has enlarged the circle of dialogue stemming from a session at the meeting of the Modern Language Association. She has opened up to comments her presentation on the “Being Human, Seeming Human” panel. https://kfitz.info/becoming-human/ At the end she … Continue reading

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Reaching from a hand covered with digits of a very high prime number to a donkey ride on the moon

Virtual Reality Experience, To The Moon Hsin-Chien Huang Laurie Anderson What one carries away from the coda is the voice of the artist: You know the reason I really love the stars? It’s that we cannot hurt them. Even if … Continue reading

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Mushrooming Net

Kumar Kesh “”Mullet Chase” the face that smiles Rooted in memory of the Guyanese Corentyne coastline He stands entranced by the sparkling sea Frolicking, dancing and waving to music, Rhythmically playa by rushing breeze. He peers intently at the silver … Continue reading

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Tango Tangle

Thanks to the great restorer at ToTango who explains that we do when we dance. —————————- Original Message —————————- Subject: Re: Community, Audience, Public From: “Keith Elshaw” Date: Mon, April 2, 2001 5:40 pm To: “mcluhan-l” ————————————————————————– Francois; I’m a … Continue reading

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To Be There

Chris Banks “Fossil” The Cloud Versus Grand Unification Theory To match in words the impression […] to be that permanent, and still not there. A sort of aspiration. To be like “the impression / some extinct creature / left in … Continue reading

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The Learners Actually Teach

The polite question: It is possible that a typing error also occurs in the statement? “The possibility of dialogue is inscribed in the very gesture of theorizing is a gesture of demarcations.” (Humanist 17.341 theory) I asked a friend living … Continue reading

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Trip Trap

What I love about this piece of feedback beautifully designed mind-trap/ip is that it beautifully captures the hypertext-enabled switch of s/he pronouns at Clioscope in that play between “trip” and “trap” that passes to the reader through the most minimal … Continue reading

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Extramural: Positions and Attitudes

Back in the day, I began signing my contributions to discussion lists with the moniker “scholar-at-large” and put it in the meta tags to my html page. <meta name=”description” content=”Scholar-at-large, Francois Lachance offers various links to studies in technology, perception … Continue reading

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Small Kindnesses from the September of That Year

What one notices is the sometimes a delicate detail. ——– Original Message ——– Subject: Feedback: CBC Radio Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2001 01:43:24 -0400 (EDT) From: lachance@chass.utoronto.ca To: cbcinput@toronto.cbc.ca I want to thank David Wisdom for the selection of music … Continue reading

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