Improvising Poetry and Our Digital Future

A couple days ago I posted a recording called Where The Bears Go by my duo The John Waynes (so named because it consists of John Sobol (me) and Wayne Kelso). Today I posted a second recording by The John Waynes called The Evil I. For those keeping score, Where The Bears Go is a…Read more Improvising Poetry and Our Digital Future

Radicalizing Kids

A couple of weeks ago I was at Toronto Digifest. It's a festival I actually co-directed for several years in the early 00s but which has been dormant since 2005. It has now been started up again by its original founder, Luigi Ferrara. I was curious to see what it would be like and so…Read more Radicalizing Kids

My Mobility Shifts Talk

MY MOBILITY SHIFTS TALK You are a tree. You are a bird. You are a fish. You are a flower. You are a cloud. You are a baby. Every atom that comprises you, each of you, all of us, has at one time been a tree, a bird, a fish, a flower, a cloud, a…Read more My Mobility Shifts Talk

Students talk IP @ New School

I just came from an interesting if perplexing session led by 4 New School students as part of Mobility Shifts. I didn't see the whole presentation but I did catch a discussion focused on Intellectual property and these students' desire to promote more 'open source' approaches at The New School. It was perplexing because while…Read more Students talk IP @ New School

iDC post #2: DIY: nightmare for humanities, social sciences, media

As previously mentioned, I post regularly to the terrific Institute for Distributed Creativity listserv, and have started cross-posting my contributions there to this blog. Here is yesterday's post, in response to George Siemen's post titled: DIY: nightmare for humanities, social sciences, media. The entire thread can be found here: https://lists.thing.net/pipermail/idc/2011-September/thread.html Hi George, well, first of…Read more iDC post #2: DIY: nightmare for humanities, social sciences, media

Excerpts From A Discussion About DIY Education

For some years now I have been an active contributor to a terrific listserv called the Institute for Distributed Creativity (iDC), run by Trebor Scholz of The New School in NY.  From now on I'm going to cross-publish my iDC posts here. My first such reposting is below. Subject: Re: [iDC] Can DIY education be…Read more Excerpts From A Discussion About DIY Education