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ELearning and Digital Culture

Final Summary: Week 12

I began this course on ELearning and Digital Culture under the illusion that I was somewhat of an expert on the subject.  My professional background is in elearning, multimedia and web application development and much of my personal time is … Continue reading

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Summary: Week 11

We’re nearing the end of the taught part of the course and the beginning of the assignment section so my time has been used this week to refine my lifestream, correcting any errors and employing a consistent style for any … Continue reading

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Summary: Week 10

A quick review of my lifestream will show that this has been somewhat of a disjointed week, due mostly to my inability to settle on a topic for the Posthuman Pedagogy assignment.  I began the week confident in my decision … Continue reading

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Summary: Week 9

I’ve spent a fascinating week considering what it means to be posthuman.  This began with my post at the end of last week on the differences between the cyborg and the posthuman (lifestream: 13.11.2011 #1), in which I discuss the … Continue reading

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On the differences between the cyborg and the posthuman

We’ve seen that it is an over simplification to consider the cyborg as a fantastical techno-creature from our most outlandish fiction.   For me personally the cyborg represents an enhancement to basic human function through the use of some prosthesis.  And … Continue reading

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Summary: Week 8

I began week  eight by asking the question, are we already posthuman (lifestream: 07.11.2011, #1)?  In many ways, we depend on tools like a mobile phone as a type of cognitive prosthesis, an extra layer of memory which grants us … Continue reading

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Posthumans, macro-organisms and DRM dangers

Although the concept of posthumanism has many interpretations, it is primarily considered as an evolutionary change from the human condition to something similar but enhanced in some way.  Generally this means enhancement through the application of some digital or mechanical … Continue reading

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Summary: Week 7

This week my focus has been mostly directed towards the digital ethnographic study of the Diaspora community.  I freely admit that I have really enjoyed the study, but even more so, diving into this exciting new social network.  I see … Continue reading

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Mini Digital Ethnographic Study: Diaspora

Introduction Diaspora is a distributed social network running on a collection of open source personal webservers across the Internet.  Diaspora is a community of passionate users who control their own data, control who sees it and who can harvest it. … Continue reading

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