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I think Bridgy鈥檚 development history demonstrates the kinds of challenges that arise when trying to build alternatives alongside corporate platforms, instead of simply opting out. While principled technologists attempt to build a Web for the future, they must work through the present. This means contending with messiness, heterogeneity, and resistance from established infrastructures.
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What are some ways that students can best learn digital literacy skills?
Thank you for the mention Ian. I think the best ways to learn (or teach) digital literacies are through experiences. The problem with this – and I guess a lot of learning when I think about it – is that there is not much room for mistakes. I wonder if this is what you were trying to capture with your post on anonymity. This is why I like the idea of starting out with closed spaces, before moving into the open.
Bookmarked A New Approach for Listening by an author
I am not into frameworks so these are just suggestions for an approach to listening. It may not be rocket science but these are my thoughts鈥t starts with recognizing that our listening is limited by what we hear (how widely we are exposed to diverse ideas and how deeply we interact with them) and also how we hear (how open we are, how aware of our own biases and where others are coming from) and how we notice what we don鈥檛 hear (silence, between lines).
Maha Bali reflects on the different approaches to listening, including widely, deeply, openly, repeatedly, outside, inside, to silence, between the lines and to take action. On the flip side, Bali warns about lip service listening.
Liked WALL路E by an author (Typeset in the Future)
From a trash-filled Earth to the futuristic Axiom and back again, WALL路E is a finely crafted balance between consumerist dystopia and sixties space-race optimism. Please join me, then, for a detailed dive into the uniquely robotic future of a remarkably human film, as seen through the eyes of its eponymous hero, WALL路E.
Liked The Avid Reader: Helen Schulman on As I Lay Dying (Literary Hub)
More astonishing to me was that in mining his characters鈥 thoughts and private struggles, Faulkner used elevated maximalist language, the poetic and truest manifestation of these poor country people鈥檚 psyches and souls鈥攁nd not the inarticulate staccato utterances that we hear realistically employed in active dialogue in scenes. This lashing together of characters and readers, through the tongues of the angels, is I think the most brilliant of all his moves. I felt as if knew each one to the marrow, their secrets and their sorrows, and most intriguingly to me their selfish inner motivations, the motors that made them run.
Listened What future Antarctica? from Radio National
It鈥檚 a golden time for Antarctic research, with more and more countries taking a direct interest in the great southern continent. But suspicions abound as to the real motivations of key Antarctic players.
Antony Funnell leads an investigation of the future of Antarctica, including the positioning of different countries in relation to 2048 when the current treaty to protect the continent expires. The feature investigates the geopolitics associated with military, research and resources. This also includes the place of the surrounding nations as launching points for this activity. I remember teaching about the resources associated with Antarctica in Geography, but what I feel was missed in hindsight was why it matters, especially as the world progressively warms up. Discussing the Arctic, Dahr Jamail explains how the degredation of such spaces impact us all. This is also something James Bridle discusses in his book the New Dark Age.
Listened TER #126 鈥 LGBTI+ Youth in Schools with Benjamin Law 鈥 21 Jan 2019 from TER Podcast

Main Feature: Benjamin Law shares his experience of being a gay teenager in an Australian school.

Regular Features: Marco Cimino discusses his podcast Oh the Humanities! (and Social Sciences), Cameron discusses a UK study on managerialism and teacher professional identity and well-being.

Liked Listening to and Learning from the聽鈥極ther鈥 by Jenny Mackness
I have found myself wondering why Levinas鈥 thinking about the 鈥極ther鈥 and 鈥極therness鈥 continues to hold people鈥檚 attention. I have come to the conclusion that it is not so much whether or not we recognise that the 鈥極ther鈥 exists. In fact I can鈥檛 see how anyone could be unaware of the 鈥極ther鈥. Every person is a unique individual, different to every other person, so every human encounter is with the 鈥極ther鈥. It鈥檚 more about how we respond to the 鈥極ther鈥. Do we try and dominate the 鈥極ther鈥? Do we accept responsibility for the 鈥極ther鈥? Do we try to listen and learn from the 鈥極ther鈥? Levinas invites us to listen to the voice of the 鈥極ther鈥. This, he believes, is our moral and ethical responsibility.