Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

In social science, agency is the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices. Does projection of ourselves into the community also come with risk – risk to our data and identities? The topic for the final week of the E-Learning 3.0 course is Agency.

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Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

These are the blinkers and silos of our identities which blind us to different points of view. Bacon thus anticipated the science of semantics. Last week BBC Radio 4 broadcast a series of 15 minute podcasts over five days on the topic of Truth.

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Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Communities refer to developing a shared identity around a theme and collectively learn and develop knowledge about it (see Team BE for a great explanation).

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

Time is the form in which we beings whose brains are made up essentially of memory and foresight interact with our world: it is the source of our identity”, he writes. multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall.

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Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

Science is built on the former, and spirituality on the latter. Not to science and technology, but to those who have outgrown spirituality and are looking for a better representation of reality than gods and quarks and strings. image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer.

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How Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

How to Save the World

It could of course be argued that even if that is correct, it’s useless knowledge, a model without value — science as currently constituted can’t do anything with the realization that there is no time, no space, and no one. More interesting still is that they don’t seem to have identities.

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On the Shoulders of Giants

How to Save the World

They’re science fiction writers. This is the third and final story in a trilogy about a father and daughter. The first two were The Project , and Calling the Cage Freedom. . Image: Stepping Stones , by Paul Stevenson, CC BY 2.0.

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If space is a becoming what kind of spaces do we need for learning?

Jenny Connected

I suspect that this is where her current research interests lie, whereas mine remain in the effects on identity and becoming of the multiplicity of spaces available to learners. Social Studies of Science, 24(4), 641-671.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: T he events of the last three months have made it increasingly clear that we’re well into the first wave of global industrial civilization’s collapse.

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