Author Andrew Keen discusses his book "The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture" as part of the Authors@Google series. This event took place June 5, 2007 at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA.
We revisit this 2007 humorous, often acidic, production with one question in mind, "WAS HE RIGHT?"… Continue
THE SINGULARITY IS NEAR: When Humans Transcend Biology By Ray Kurzweil, Viking Press About the Book
At the onset of the twenty-first century, humanity stands on the verge of the most transforming and the most thrilling period in its history. It will be an era in which the very nature of what it means to be human will be both enriched and challenged, as our species breaks the shackles of its genetic legacy and achieves inconceivable heights of intelligence, material… Continue
The Tracy Learning Center (TLC) is, as its name implies, focused on learning and built on a foundation of Discovery and Innovation. Most traditional schools are focused on teaching.
One of the essential skills that we both teach and practice at the school is collaboration. The school is managed by the Director of Learning with her team of faculty leaders composed of the three Master Teachers and the lead teachers. Each “school” (elementary, middle and high) is managed by the… Continue
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This is a clip from Lord Putnam's amazing movie on Education "We are the people" http://www.wearethepeoplemovie.com/ In many ways it's a case for support for eSingularity. And the need to completely redefine our global education… Continue
According to a report, 'Women and Mobile: A Global Opportunity', produced by the GSMA Development Fund and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and published at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday. There is a 300 million subscriber gender gap that is, 300…
On 14th January the Christian Democratic Union and its Union partner in the German government the Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CDU/CSU) proposed setting up anEnquete Commissionto examine the implications of the Internet on society. Amongst other things, the Commission will be asked to look at initiatives for providing free…
As people share more about their lives online through social networks, micro-blogging, photo sharing and other services, we at Microsoft see the issue of online privacy and control over personal data becoming a more important consideration. People continue to prize safety, but they also want the ability to share information in ways that allow them to maintain control over how it’s used and how it might impact their reputation.
To commemorate Data Privacy Day, Microsoft released a… Continue
By danah boyd January 25, 2010 - 9:42am
With Facebook systematically dismantling its revered privacy infrastructure, I think it's important to drill down on the issue of privacy as it relates to teens. There's an assumption that teens don't care about privacy but this is completely inaccurate. Teens care deeply about privacy, but their conceptualization of what this means may not make sense in a setting where privacy settings are a binary. What teens care about is the… Continue
Members of the research team at Project New Media Literacies discuss the social skills and cultural competencies needed to fully engage with today's participatory culture. Featuring Henry Jenkins, and produced by Anna Van Someren at Project New Media…Continue
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