Thursday, February 11, 2016 | RECENT NOTES

Potato by mail

I have always told my students that there is no such thing as a stupid idea, and that every idea is worth investigating. Now here comes the proof. There are at least three companies built upon the idea of mailing people individual potatoes as gifts.


Lumosity & brain-training – oops!

Lunosity launched its brain-training games system about seven years ago. According to The Register, it has now been challenged on its core claims.

It seems there may be less to brain-training than meets the eye.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | THERE WE WERE



Friday, December 16, 2005 | ESSAYS

E-pedagogy, conviviality and praxis: a sketch

This is an essay about living and acting inside a world of visual knowledge building.

I will look at several aspects of Marshall McLuhan’s thinking and seek to relate it to the current cultural environment: one in which information is transmitted and received instantaneously, and stored at a distance, in amounts unthinkable even two decades ago. I will briefly attempt to place McLuhan’s cultural commentary within a political framework drawn from the writings of Ivan Illich and Paulo Freire.