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Privacy Paradox – Something to Hide

Featured image by Stefan Steinbauer About the episode Manoush gets started by taking a dive into the psychological and philosophical sides of privacy. They cover a story where someone’s partner, who had recently passed away, had a photo of them in the morgue appear in the Google search results for their name. It did get […]

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Privacy Paradox – The Search for Your Identity

Featured image by Paul Green This episode starts by comparing the peddlers of years past to the digital peddlers that infiltrate your web-browsing experience. Manoush interviews Julia Angwin at ProPublica and gets an update that 50, 000 people tried this app they developed as part of their Breaking the Black Box project. Turns out at […]

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Privacy Paradox – What Your Phone Knows

Featured image by Rami Al-zayat Bruce Schneider makes an interesting distinction in his interview in this episode, “so imagine I hired a private detective to eavesdrop on you…” he’d bug your home etc and the report would contain the content of your conversations, that’s the data. However, “if I were to ask him to put […]

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Privacy Paradox – Prelude

Feature Image by Matthew Henry As a long time listener to the WNYC podcast, Note to Self, I often listen to the different challenges they present to their listeners. I’ve been reflecting on a number of challenges presented by the show’s host, Manoush, and am finally ready to dive into the Privacy Paradox. Maybe I’ll […]

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Monogamous Book Club – Revealing Hegemony

Hegemony and Information Design Information Design In reverse order from the title, let’s start with information design (something I presume should be readily transferable to the work of instructional design). DiSalvo explains here that information design concludes in the creation of artifacts that render data. Artifacts can include any combination of elements such as: type, […]

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Monogamous Book Club – Design and Agonism

A path of least surveillance traced in Manhattan (courtesy of the Institute of Applied Autonomy). via Defining Adversarial Design I had recalled a bit about defining adversarial design, but I found myself equally challenged to think about it again as I read this chapter. The author goes through quite a bit of detail to separate […]

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Monogamous Book Club – Forward

Pavan Trikutam About a month ago Jim Groom posted an invite on his blog, Bavatuesdays, to join a monogamous book club. The underlying idea being that sometimes you need a little motivation or a reason to carve out specific time to get to your reading list. I know I need that anyway. The idea of […]

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Hopping on the Open Pedagogy Train

Open or Closed flickr photo by cogdogblog shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license   Having attended the last two Open Ed Conferences, engaging in conversations in a few Canadian higher ed institutions, and working on a large OER development project through Alberta OER, I have struggled to resolve what “open” or “OER” mean. By […]

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That’s not making…is it?

I’m still thinking about all of the great conversations heading to, during, and heading home from the ETAD Summer Institute this year, the theme of which was Makerspaces. I’ve seen Tweets and blogposts for a couple of years now. I recall a somewhat recent experience where an enthusiastic undergraduate education student asked if anyone in […]

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Reclaimed – “The Nokia Formula”

A picture of the classroom we were in today will be coming soon. A neat concept, it has two SmartBoards and a television using an xbox connect. Today is our last day for awhile with Kirsti Lonka from University of Helsinki. This had been a week full of learning, both content and soft skills. Her […]

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