Tips on Tech in Class: Using a Strategic Writing Framework

Following last week’s blog posts about the affordances of composing with various tools both on and offline, writer and educator @erinehsani and I had a quick exchange on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/erinehsani/status/93708133888835585 In thinking about “Tips for Tech in Class,” I immediately thought of a section of our  forthcoming book due out to the public any day now, Developing Writers: Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age: There … Continue reading Tips on Tech in Class: Using a Strategic Writing Framework

A Digital Phenom: Increased Presence of the Past in our Lives

In the Music section of The New York Times, music critic Simon Reynolds explored how and why The Songs of Now Sound a Lot Like Then. Right in the middle of this column, Reynolds takes a stab at the larger vintage chic pop culture phenomenon and its relation to the digital age. Just something that made me go hmmmmm…. The fading of newness and nowness from … Continue reading A Digital Phenom: Increased Presence of the Past in our Lives

Imposters and Doppelgangers: Plagiarism Remixed

This post comes again from running in NYC’s Central Park. If you are one of the thousands of runners who frequent the park, you already know of street artist De La Vega’s recent increased running path messages. If you are not in NYC, here’s an intro and here’s an article about the one-part controversial/one-part mainstream artist. De La Vega pushes the envelope of art and … Continue reading Imposters and Doppelgangers: Plagiarism Remixed

From Positive/Negative to Affordances/Constraints

Yesterday, the International Business Times reported on a couple of studies regarding the relationship between memory and the Internet. Like many titles, the purposefully evocative title of this article, “Google Effect: Changes to our Brains,” was misleading. Instead of “changes to the brain,” the article reported some of the new ways people use their memory capacity and use digital devices as external memory. One of … Continue reading From Positive/Negative to Affordances/Constraints