Because technology is by its nature abstract, the way that we think about these abstractions has a direct impact on how it is created and implemented. I created this video to walk through how metaphors impact technology on the levels of students, teachers, and in the big picture. Hopefully, this will provide some food for thought for those creating and using technology, both inside and outside the classroom.
I put together a short video highlighting some of the intriguing concepts in the book Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson. They offer up a wealth of insights, and I’ll be thinking about the impact of this new perspective for a while.
As part of a Digital Storytelling Workshop, I made a new video Why travel? There isn’t one single answer to this question, so I really struggled with the end. As it turns out, the search for an answer is critical to the question.
I really enjoy the format of Digital Storytelling, putting words over photos and using it to create something that is more compelling than either aspect alone. This video is obviously more tongue-in-cheek than my first video, “>Fading Photographs, but I am not kidding when I say it was the scariest thing that ever happened to me.
These are some thoughts I had on my recent return to Japan after 10 years away. Photography has an interesting interaction with the way people remember things, and I wanted to talk about my thoughts on this.