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A Brief History of the Future of Education

This is the presentation I did at DET/CHE on how the future is represented in media reflecting the promises and fears of technology with some of the implications for our vision of education: This is a subject I have been … Continue reading

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Check Please! Crowdsourcing the Menu at the NYPL

NY Public Library (Photo:Austin_YeahBaby) The New York Public Library has a fascinating menu collection of over 45,000 menus dating from the 1840s to the present. It is one of the largest collections in the world and according to their website, … Continue reading

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Innovation: Of Tide Mills and TED Talks

Tide mills, along with riverine ship mills, were a major early medieval technological advance, allowing to tap the tidal power along the Atlantic Coast for milling. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Watching TED Talks this morning made me think about how different the … Continue reading

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