Replied to Too Long; Didn’t Read #173 by an author (W. Ian O'Byrne)
Lately I’ve been spending more and more time using voice typing on my mobile keyboard. I don’t know why it took me this long, but I’m using it more often. On my Android device, there is also the option to send a voice message as opposed to text messages. I’ve been wondering why someone would send short voice clips, as opposed to just call. Well…apparently a lot of people.
The move to voice is interesting. I have long used Voxer (not mentioned in the article), although have waned of late. I really like the asynchronous nature of such mediums. One concern I have is that of data and ownership. It is one thing to be giving my text to third parties, but it just feels like voice adds a whole different dataset to be mined?
Liked Too Radical for Trust? Too Peripheral for Power? (Reflecting Allowed)
We don’t need someone else to give us power to make a difference. We just need to trust in our own power. We do not need someone else to trust our vision if we are resourceful enough to trust our own vision and see it through. I’d rather have vision than position, especially if the position would suppress my vision.
Liked Voice and action on International Women’s Day by Dr Deborah M. Netolicky (the édu flâneuse)
Flipping the system is about subverting power hierarchies in the education system, and elevating the voice, agency and influence of those often ignored or marginalised by the system. This involves sharing teacher perspectives and Indigenous perspectives, for instance, alongside the academic voices of scholars. What we have found, however, is that elevating the voices of those at the nadir of the system is full of challenges. Often there are vulnerabilities or ethical tensions that deter individuals and groups from sharing their stories. Like those voices who have brought prominent social campaigns to the fore, it is those who have the most power, stability and security that often feel most free to speak. Those who have the most to lose, or who are in the most precarious circumstances, can be wary about speaking up or speaking out.