cultural anthropology prof at k state…
made a netvibes because of his.
but mostly was intrigued with how he was intrigued with human nature, with people.
[can’t find it now – but loved the video where his kids would carry a person across the street, then run away, pay for a students books, then run away,.. ]
and a quote of Michael’s in this video was huge
In the US, when you say real life people tend to define it as: outside of school.
Fitting – and very happy – that Michael is in Stephen Brown‘s documentary: Is School Enough?
PBS release date: Sept 3, 2013 http://video.pbs.org/video/2365050209/
Sneak peak of Web: the film.
may 2014 –
life’s quest – soul making
making good souls – full of wonder and curiosity
learning worth crying about
28 min – crying together felt to good
i felt gotten
31 min – moments of vulnerability – were the wellspring – to empathy
quest, make connections, take chances – tech allows us to do all 3 – but also to block all 3. education allows us to do all 3 – but also to block all 3
erica quote – top – but with no sense of curiosity/wonder
Seymour – crazy to put computers in classroom and change nothing else. computers best when everything is changed
42 min – play
44 min – 7 yr old adapting to 3 yr old’s mind – so that the play will continue
56 min – keep looking for fellow student most opposite you – your other
58 min – dust yourself off and try to unzip your guise that you grew into that hides your lies..
59 – the retirement community
presented at the Library of Congress, June 23rd 2008
From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-able
on anti-teaching (pdf) from 2008?:
I HAVE TOYED WITH THE IDEA OF CALLING WHAT I DO “ANTI-TEACHING”,
AS I HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT “TEACHING” CAN ACTUALLY
BE A HINDRANCE TO LEARNING.
In 2004, worldwide military expenditures were $950
billion. In that same year, Worldwatch estimated that it
would cost just $12 billion for reproductive health care for
all women, $19 billion for the elimination of hunger and
malnutrition, $10 billion for clean drinking water for all,
and $13 billion to immunize every child in the world from
common major diseases.
Michael Wesch‘s 2011 rethinking ed:
1 min – Douglas Rushkoff et al- that’s not just – we’re getting another renaissance
4 min – if you’ve got enough links… you don’t need the hierarchy anymore.. .. there is no shelf. there is no filing system. links alone are enough.
25 min – Tim – lots of little webs aren’t going to work – ..
..it’s not going to work unless the whole planet can get onboard
latest/best (via Mike) project..
“Smile Because it Happened” is the latest project to come from our Digital Ethnography class (ANTH 677: Digital Ethnography Field Methods). We have become known for finding “community” where many people thought community would not exist. Until now, the communities we have studied were online. This project represents our first foray into the “real world.”
some people answer – well i’m here,… so, they’re not expecting much.. are they..
sometimes i think it would have been nice to distance yourself from it like that, but i don’t think that’s what we were trying to do
being elderly – is life
As we discovered during the making of this documentary, community is more like a happening to be lived, rather than a structure to be built.
ginormous grazie guys.. incredible.. much love.
one film’s final edit:
reflections of the masses – an interview w/Michael – may 2014:
3 min – what kinds of traumatic effects are in our culture as we get new media… much happened with the rise of literacy
9 min – i remember the first 2-3 yrs of twitter. i thought everything mattered. then michael jackson died.. then justin bieber… and then today – rare that anything substantial trends.. at one point beiber was at top everyday – so twitter banned beiber..
so if social media is going to be some reflection of the masses – then you’ve got to educate the masses
11:35 – getting outside the determinism
intro to connected courses 2014:
Why We Need A “Why?”
yes. let’s try something different.. that changes everything..
2015 – Meadowlark Hills Continuing Care Retirement Community immersion – falling up
aug 2015 – the sleeper
from netvibes, to layering of music/ushahidi, to nursing homes, .. forever teaching us about networks and kindness..
turn research skills on campus.. and academic life..night out on rooftop4 min – the common experience is to feel anonymous (at frat parties) where there was a line to take selfies with me6 min – from outside.. everything looked really well.. we were doing these experiments.. but from the inside..
still this gaze..
i felt like i was doing worse over time.. that my assignments/lectures were connecting less and less.. so then.. started the daily lunches w students.. no small talk.. i saw there was a lot more complexity to their lives than i was aware of ..8 min – thought.. needed to dive in somehow.. not just lunch interviewastonishing to me what’s happened to me.. since started these podcasts.. and these daily lunches.. how diff i am as a teacher.. my syllabus/assignments.. but also way i respond to students.. i used to have this constant inner anger.. ie: late assignments et al.. my worst judgments would come out.. i didn’t really know the story..10 min – and boy.. those stereotypes are so powerful.. and that’s one of the things i want to do with these podcasts.. i want to create them so that both students/faculty listen to them..12 min – i feel like i’m always trying to be in control
13 min – i’ve lived the life of the mind for so long.. i forgot how to dance (this capacity to get a little bit out of control.. let go.. let life happen)
14 min – i think a lot is lost in our thinking.. we over theorize how people learn.. and then we miss out on a lot..
15 min – critical/creative thinking only happen in lived in experience of everyday life.. have to overcome doubt/fear.. and these students understand that.. ie: climbing buildings.. dancing.. because they know that’s what it takes.. they have to test themselves in real ways… we don’t give them real tests .. we give puppet tests…. the real tests are what they’re doing out there in everyday lives..
21 min – you can learn a bunch of stuff.. but .. we are trying to create special places (on campus) .. where you can go thru a transformation of self..
22 min – crafting a self.. is not something you do on an assembly line.. what we try to offer on campus .. is that space.. to test self out
24 min – the building is just like a metaphor as well.. there are things that are so much more dangerous/devastating than going out on a ledge.. everybody who really changes.. will go through a really dark place.. have to confront everything that they thought they were and come out differently on other side.. and that’s going to be a dark process and it never stops..
perhaps.. perhaps better if we wake up to ie: voluntary compliance ness.. letting previous pressures form our beliefs…
not how to reduce cost of insurance.. how to reduce cost of care
The day K-State asked me to take over their official Snapchat…