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The metaphors we use to talk about things are powerful. For example,¬†when talking about the internet lately the "flow of information" is seen as a given. It's like drinking from a firehose. We're engulfed. We're drowning in it. What if instead information online were a river, continuously available to carry us where we need to go, there to quench our thirst for knowledge, and distract us with cool waters for as long as we want to dip… View More

Putting together a short annotated bibliography on metaphors about technology and finding that the articles range from "the metaphors we use shape our conceptions of inventing and implementing technology" to "sometimes we think computers are like people and get irritated that they are so withholding" to "existing in the global cognisphere means that we have given up our agency as individual entities". There seems to be some healthy… View More

Lifehacks as Mindfulness

Rachel Sugar over at Vox argues that lifehacks represent the sinister push toward greater efficiency. While I agree that often they can be symptomatic of the Western push toward doing more in less time, lifehacks are not inherently so. The lens by which we approach our actions matters. Lifehacks can also be a form of mindfulness, wherein we are… View More

Video: Building a Metaphorical Foundation (for Educational Technology)

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… View More

2018-11-16

This morning I came out to a windshield that had beautifully captured that change in… View More

2018-12-01

Rudolph the Red Nosed Cat Who Ate… View More

This morning my watermelon socks came to hand, so I cheerfully pulled on a red shirt and a green sweater and scarf...only to realize that some might interpret my color choices as owing to some other kind of upcoming… View More

2019-01-05

The start of year five with a Hobonichi Techo. Here's to new potential. This year I ordered a yellow cover, but I was disappointed that I couldn't see the beautiful detail on the cover on cover. I tried… View More

Watching the videos here where wine companies are using AR in a custom app to animate labels, it strikes me as very Harry Potter. When conceptualizing tech, ideas from media often become the inventions of the future. What other fantastical realities are we going to be giving… View More

2019-02-02

On buying a new… View More

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