2016 has been a big and different year in many ways. I have been traveling a journey which brought some answers to questions I have been asking for some time now. Lots of learning and some unexpected revelations I’d like to share with you in my 2016 annual review.…
Intervision, the 70s Soviet answer to the Eurovision Song Contest, was judge by electricity grid voting: “those watching at home had to turn their lights on when they liked a song and off when they didn’t, with data from the electricity network then being used to allocate points.”
There are also evil women. I didn’t go looking for them either. This is what I type: “a-r-e w-o-m-e-n”. And Google offers me just two choices, the first of which is: “Are women evil?” I press return. Yes, they are. Every one of the 10 results “confirms” that they are, including the top one, from a site called sheddingoftheego.com,
maybe, in concert with an emphasis on making and collaborating and bug reporting and embracing other values of the open web, individuals can help reorient the cultural attitude toward technology away from entanglement and back to a place of enlightenment.
This past Saturday a group of enthusiastic Open Access advocates met to attend OpenCon 2016 Toronto held at TWG (The Working Group) on Adelaide St. in Toronto. Lorraine Chuen, Co-Founder of OOO Canada Research Network hosted the event.
Open Access and Social Justice: Aligning Open Access with the Mission of the Public University
The first speaker of the day was Leslie Chan, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media and the Centre for Critical Development Studies at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. …
“So much to do and not enough time to do it” is the lament of students and instructors of the 2-year Diploma Program in Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Fish-Aqua) at Vancouver Island University. The program strives to provide learning opportunities to prepare students for employment in broad ranges of jobs in different but related fields, from fish health technicians to fish farm managers, from environmental outreach educators to fisheries habitat restoration consultants, and from microalgae culturists to shellfish growers.
I am a pretty regular podcast listener, mostly while commuting. Recently though I’ve been listing to iPlayer radio on the drive home. I listen to today on the way in. This week I’ve restarted the podcast habit.
I’ve listened to one old friend and a couple of new ones.…