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Digital Identity Teaching and Learning

Is There No Sanctuary?

So a freedom fighter of fair use got smacked in the face a couple of days ago. The Youtube copytright scanners… took him out. Why? Because he dared to look copyright holders in the face with this, this, this, and this? (pingback bonanza!)  Groom had doggedly dodged and weaved against claims of copyright violations. But they simply reminded him of […]

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Digital Identity Teaching and Learning

Ode to Timmmmyboy!

Thanks to Tim Owen’s Streaming for Pennies post that has been powering DTLT Today’s live stream, I now have an internet broadcast channel of my own without ads, for pennies. Daniel Phelps and I are really excited about the possibilities (above is an illustration of how easily we are entertained). We’re going to start by […]

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Digital Identity Personal

It’s all about the X

I hear by announce my plan to bring together my various personal and professional identities – Michael Branson Smith, mbransons, mbsmith, msmith, MBS, and any other combination(s) imaginable or not, using my name’s letters to create anagrams, homonyms, heterographs, heteronyms – as a non-for-profit until a profitable subsidiary is formed with the eXtreme, eXtraodinary, eXistential […]

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CUNY Week 12 – How I Remember I Was There

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Howdy, I’m H. Michael Karshis Do you keep a box of your old ‘stuff’ somewhere? What’s in it? Why did you put it in that box? How often do you look through it and reminisce? I keep quite a bit of stuff tucked under a table […]

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Dollhouse of Nerd Girls

We did a video blitz assignment in today’s class that I’ve turned into an assignment called, One Archetype, Five Movies, Five Seconds. The assignment asks you to create a five second video of one archetype from five different movies cutting together one second of each. The exercise gave everyone the opportunity to experiment with downloading […]

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CUNY Week 1 – DS106 is Taking the 7 Train

cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by adaptorplug The spring semester is finally starting for York College and I’m really excited to get a new group of students into DS106. Here at York DS106 feeds out of the course CT101 whcih is the foundation course for our Communications Technology majors. For students […]

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Dr. Oliver Takes a Tumble

My colleague Dr. Oliver Lindenbrook has asked that I send you this update regarding his quest to reach the Center of the Internet. He’s had a spotty start to his journey to the center of the internet, taking a bit of a tumble at the end of yesterday’s broadcast. He’s actually in the hospital right […]

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No Digital Facelifts – Office Makeovers Encouraged

[youtube width=”580″ height=”470″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv3Is8U2Fho[/youtube] In honor of the two readings for this week’s assignment, I decided to give the desk in my office a little makeover. It’s a lovely 300 lbs. piece of public sector Feng shui that wasn’t quite right, so I made a small adjustment.         Students that are still getting […]

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High School Is Everyone’s Forever Ago

It’s been an interesting weekend. My wife and I made a work trip (for her work) to Amherst, MA. On Friday night we cut the trip in half by staying at my mother’s house, the home in which I spent the better part of my childhood. I hadn’t been in Wethersfield, CT for a few […]

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A Journey to the Center of the Internet

[youtube width=”580″ height=”470″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm-cZ4ytiPk[/youtube] To the DS106 community I bring you this message about the coming journey I will be taking with my good colleague and friend, Dr. Oliver Lindenbrook. He has exciting news to share with us about a great discovery he’s made in the DS106 website. Next week he expects a breakthrough in his […]