Stuff happening not keeping up with MB atm. Will do soon 😊
Stuff happening not keeping up with MB atm. Will do soon 😊
No data for customers… anyone spot a glaring issue here…
If you are in the UK and want to understand the role games are playing and will play in the world this is a must see exhibition! Design Play Disrupt.
Games design is one of the most significant design fields of our time
Manifold, is a hybrid publishing platform created by the U of Minnesota Press and CUNY’s Graduate Centre with features supporting experimental scholarly work. The platform is designed to support digital humanities publishing and is experimenting with future publishing models, there is a lot planned for the platform and version 2 is already doing some great stuff.
However more than just an announcement about this platform, I think and hope you will be excited to see my PhD content as I publish it live on my own Manifold instance - manifold.soton.ac.uk
This week I have launched the service and reading is open access plus you now have the ability to interact with my texts via highlights and comments, these interactions are public and require you to create an account. Please feel free to share with others who you think will enjoy the text content and this process of open scholarship.
A blog on my other blog. researchnot.es What is project nodenoggin? #procterphd 👨⚕️+👨🎓 (@manton can we have emoji tag groupings 😉)
I switched my macOS on Mojave day one and still like it and even the new outlook (insiders slow) update looks pretty swish to me.
Auto complete usernames in iOS app oh my word yes! Thanks @manton Awesome update.
I applied for this but didn’t make the shortlist https://simplysecure.org/underexposed/
Here is the application information as submitted, for reference. Even though I didn’t make it this year I am excited to see the projects and the work that is produced! They had a high level of applicants. Plus in general they have lots of great resources and writing on the website anyway https://simplysecure.org/
I am undertaking a part time practice based PhD to create a digital prototype platform and manifesto to enhance knowledge building around design education practice. The main goal of the platforms design is to extend collaborative learning and communities of practice from the physical across to the digital. The platform will be free software and decentralised.
The platform will be designed to support a collaborative interface and workflow that grows and changes through human input. A fluid, adaptable tool, driven by the community of practice. This tool would replace the institutional controlled Learning Management System (such as Blackboard / Moodle)
The LMS (Learning Management System), the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) or MLE (Managed Learning Environment) are at the heart of all educational institutional mechanisms and are intended to support teaching and learning. However these platforms result in the support and extension of the administrative needs of an institute. They also support the outdated mode of Sage on the stage, tutor as expect process, rather than work with the Learning network and the power of the group they do not encourage collaborative knowledge building and creative connections.
Technology is ever present in the studios and classrooms of education and like a number of sectors we are at a point where we must decide if the future model for education is surveillance and data akin to a proximate Silicon Valley model or if Edutech has a future based around open practice, specific pedagogy and the needs of the tutors and students?
I believe we need to make the alternatives to the surveillance capitalism we see across technology and my focus is on a platform for knowledge building around practice based design processes, linked to design thinking and creative investigation.
I currently run the BA (hons) Games Design & Art programme at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton and am about to start the building phase for my PhD after an initial research phase. I have the basis for the platform set up utilising primarily open web tech including Vue.js and Couch.db, next steps revolve around data decentralisation, full encryption, data visualisation and data manipulation, user testing with design students
A short explainer of the research can be seen in this video here. Youtube
A fundamental factor for the project is the decentralisation of knowledge building. The platform would allow users to control and share their data via the resources being distributed and decentralised. All the current systems for education are institutional paper-replicating, top down, folder based, centralised hierarchical approaches or students own digital Personal Learning Networks (PLN) silos and does not work for knowledge sharing and building and is outdated.
My current research question is :
How could we undertake collaborative knowledge building within design education using human centred design processes to create digitally augmented ways of managing and engaging with knowledge?
I want (and need) to build a community around the project itself and to get more points of view and contribution to support the project. I am also keen to meet other people working towards similar ambitions to build better technology for people.
yeah! my formal written text server service is up and running. manifold.soton.ac.uk
Pretty excited our youngest daughter 12 has signed up to play the Double Bass next semester. Hopefully it works out and she enjoys it 👍
24ways web geeks advent calendar awesome blog posts for 24 days!
Time to travel 3 miles from home
🚗 15mins 🚌 1hour
UK public transport excellence in private companies…
Unrd is an amazing storytelling Platform - Adam co-creator came in today to talk and discuss student final major projects. Was great fun. unrd.co
>Perhaps the most ambitious interactive narrative platform we’ve seen so far
- Apple App Store
Another student prototype feel free to test / feedback - zanobard.itch.io/space-exp…
Quoting this here as a reminder about ways to consider learner analytics
The card’s basic function is to pay for transport. That can be done without centralising that data, so the transport system would have to stop doing so. When it accepts digital payments, it should do so through an anonymous payment system.
Frills on the system, such as the feature of letting a passenger review the list of past journeys, are not part of the basic function, so they can’t justify incorporating any additional surveillance.
These additional services could be offered separately to users who request them. Even better, users could use their own personal systems to privately track their own journeys.
dctr.pro/2ba - Richard Stallman
With a decentralised system you could turn on those functions for you only 😊
Sometimes Greatest Hits LPs are worth it. 🎧 🎵
Darn it.. trying to locate post … the one app where the web interface has more features 😊
Tetris Effect’ is therapy for distracted, anxious minds. Chasing synesthesia. dctr.pro/2b9
Another day… another headache. Annoying.
Scribbles are the only way I can work it out. Rewriting maths homework so I understand it and can relay. 😂
Of course with the awesome MB you can follow my same (all owned by me) public content on Mastodon 👍 I do however encourage you to try out micro.blog 😜👍💛💙
My iPhone X on silent seems to be randomly not being silent ! Super odd. I have changed no settings