E-learning and Digital Cultures 2011

part of the MSc in E-learning at the University of Edinburgh

E-learning and Digital Cultures 2011

all the visual artefacts in one place

Please comment on this page to let us know where to find your visual artefact when it’s complete! We’ll update this list here as the week progresses.

Austin Tate: Ai – Avatar Identity

Daniel Griffin: We are the Web

Geraldine Jones: Uncanny pedagogy: Fear or fascination in digital learning environments

Carol Collins: Human, inhuman, posthuman

Stephanie Cronin: Worlds Divided by Conscience

Ania Rolinska: Lo and Behold

Kevin Hudson: Visual artifact

Grace Elliott: Untitled, interconnections

Neil Buchanan: Digital thali: so many choices


Worlds Divided by Conscience

15 Responses to “all the visual artefacts in one place”

  1. October 10th, 2011 at 5:06 pm   Reply

    Austin Tate says:

    My digital artifact entitled “Ai – Avatar Identity” is available in a small image form in my EDC11 blog where comments can be posted.


    The extended version with design background and significance of the elements included is at http://atate.org/ai/ai/

    In that version, links and images can be clicked for underlying details, and there are details of how to visit and add to the the live version of the artifact.

  2. October 11th, 2011 at 11:04 pm   Reply

    Daniel Griffin says:

    Hi web,
    Here’s my visual artefact: “We are the Web”.


    Feel free to comment there or on Flickr.

  3. October 12th, 2011 at 1:38 pm   Reply

    Carol Jane Collins says:

    My digital artefact is available here


    It’s also posted on my blog although the link doesnt seem to be working, but there are some explanatory words(!) there about it.

    • October 17th, 2011 at 6:14 pm   Reply

      Neil David Buchanan says:

      Hi Carole, I liked the baby machine/ machine baby visual and aural smack in the face impact! I liked the format, too – poster cum pinboard but with movement, colour and thought-provoking text. I teach all female classes and showed them this image (hope that was ok) – they had so much to say about it especially about the man with the baby computer/ computer baby.

  4. October 12th, 2011 at 8:25 pm   Reply

    Geraldine May Jones says:

    My digital artefact is in flickr here


    All comments gratefully received underneath the image on Flickr. I’ll be interested to know how you read the image. Now going to try and add Flickr to my life stream – fingers crossed!

  5. October 13th, 2011 at 5:14 am   Reply

    Steph Cronin says:

    My artifact can be found here

    Including the audio brings it together but I think it allows for more varied interpretation if first watched without.

    • October 13th, 2011 at 9:23 pm   Reply

      Grace Elliott says:

      Hi Steph,

      I like your visual artefact, from the virtual world of your opening image to the real world. Thought the song added to the effect. You divided up your theme very well, there was a good balance of images showing both positive and negative aspects. Being an expat communication is important to me. And the image of the crime being videoed for entertainment is in stark contrast to my use of the media. Made me feel quite sad.

  6. October 14th, 2011 at 11:23 am   Reply

    Ania Rolińska says:

    My ‘doom and gloom’ artefact can be watched and critiqued on my edc blog: http://edc11.education.ed.ac.uk/annar/2011/10/14/lo-and-behold/

  7. October 14th, 2011 at 9:37 pm   Reply

    Kevin Shawn HUDSON says:

    I’ve posted mine here:


    I struggled more with the theme of it than the technical side… I had so many ideas, and found it hard to pick one to go with.

  8. October 15th, 2011 at 8:15 am   Reply

    Grace Elliott says:

    This has been extremely challenging! More explanation in my blog. The link to my digital artefact can be found here: http://gfe8.tumblr.com/post/11468171594/interconnections

    • October 17th, 2011 at 6:54 pm   Reply

      Neil David Buchanan says:

      Hi Grace, I loved your inclusion of the prayer rug with the depiction of the traditional elements of paradise ie the secret walled garden. It seems that so much of our digital selves is aspirational – we create beautiful avatars, post upbeat FB messages and project what we see as being the best of us onto the screen, just as praying seems to be a way of saying “help me be better than I am.” The other elements blend into a scene of both aspiration and despair – from the girl transforming into an online presence to Old Man’s War. Really enjoyed this – I wondered, too, about the prayer rug if you included this as a reference to access?

      • October 18th, 2011 at 5:32 pm   Reply

        Grace Elliott says:

        Hi Neil, yeah I thought the rug was a nice touch. My idea was that the tree symbolised growth, branching out in many directions. Making the connection that what we do affects us all, whether we benefit or suffer. I do like your interpretation and wish I’d been that clever.

  9. October 16th, 2011 at 12:12 am   Reply

    Neil David Buchanan says:

    This is the link to my visual artefact


    Grace and I live in the same part of the world and, as she has commented, it has been challenging this week to get consistent internet access. Hope you all have better luck accessing this!

    • October 16th, 2011 at 6:22 pm   Reply

      Grace Elliott says:

      The link isn’t working for me Neil – well, not this evening anyway. I’ll have another go tomorrow. Insh’allah it’ll work then. :)

    • October 17th, 2011 at 8:49 pm   Reply

      Grace Elliott says:

      Hi Neil,

      Your visual artefact is amazing. Love the title and so apt! Mixing cultures, people and places – there is such a lot going on. Lots of comparisons too: the nurturing Robot and the scary Daleks; people who count and those who don’t; ghosts of the past and ghostly presences.

      Your collages are amazing. Lots to be said on the larger one itself. From a distance it looks like a typical street in India, full of people, traffic, animals, hustle and bustle. It looks familiar until you notice the gods, temples and ghostly presences. The young girl grieving for her mother is so sad. Is this portraying grief about the way things are moving? Violence and death can be found in the street rubbish. A depiction may be of the violence of videoed crimes, games? The death of a more innocent age? Your collages definitely have an uncanny feel.

      I could say more but it’s getting late and I need to be up early tomorrow. Your site is worth a second visit though.


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