Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

” DJ Earworm Does It Again: The mashup master compiles the top 25 songs of 2018 into one blockbuster song/video , which is a lot better than any of the mostly mediocre derivative songs that make it up. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

2018 76

Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

Semiotics is the study of signs, such as in body language, rituals, linguistics, media and advertising. Yale University Press. I have recently been exploring Iain McGilchrist’s ground-breaking work on the divided brain (see The Master and his Emissary.

2018 217

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

The “quantified self” will give way to the “qualified self” and ultimately to the “connected self” as we begin to define ourselves not merely by simple measures of ethnicity, language, religion and culture, but through thousands of shared experiences, affinities, and inclinations.

2018 148

Bookreviews Kevin Kelly: mind artificial intelligence, attention and quantified self

Joitske Hulsebosch

Another phase change from the past was the invention of the language. The people before the invention of language could not imagine the world with language either. Through language cooperation and coordination got a boost, but also idea development and fantasy.

2018 141

Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

The title of her talk, which was delivered on May 22 nd 2018, is Knowledge in Education: Why Philosophy Matters. Interestingly, these two kinds of knowing are not recognised in the English language as they are in other languages. Yale University Press.

2019 155

RBS Embraces Facebook at Work: My Reflections and Questions, and the Challenge Ahead

Michael Sampson - Currents

It talks about the use of IBM Connections at RBS, and uses the following language to describe what was going on at the time: – it’s an “internal collaboration service to encourage innovation and cultural change.”

2015 142