Media, Culture, Globalization
About this website
Digital change, Everyday life
Our world is changing — fast and in some manners unpredictably. How we live, how we teach, how we learn, how we interact and how we stay informed are aspects of our everyday life that challenges us to seek out also new ways of sharing. I set up this website primarily for students that I interact with in a number of countries and contexts. Around this website you will find a wide range of resources.Sign up to my blog updates. Watch the videos. Follow the open updates of my courses.
Global media, Local change
My projects and courseworks reflect a basic framework of global media and communications, now catalyzing new learning interactions, new development practices, digital urbanization, and global networking.
From my blog
Listen to this talk from 2009 by former PM of the UK Gordon Brown. It is a truly inspiring talk on how to think about our common future and how to understand the potential of contemporary communication media to bring about change. A new term: “A coup de text”…..: The role of the media to inform and mobilize. The power of our moral sense and our contemporary media to reach out across the world and affect change. And in the case you wonder; Gordon Brown is a very good speaker.
11. annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. 1-3 July, in Palma de Mallorca (Spain). Extended deadline, April 4th 2019. EduLearn is a good conference to know. Here is a video to document it.
A readworthy article from Washington Post, by Bill LaPlante and Katharyn White: “Artificial intelligence is the future. Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Appleare all making big bets on AI. (Amazon owner Jeff Bezos also owns The Washington Post.) Congress has held hearings and even formed a bipartisan Artificial Intelligence Caucus. From health care to transportation to national security, AI has the potential to improve lives. But it comes with fears about economic disruption and a brewing “AI arms race .” Like any transformational change, it’s complicated. Perhaps the biggest AI myth
Blockchain technology has been all over the news in recent months, mostly focused on Bitcoin and the many debates concerning “cryptocurrency”. In months to come we are likely to see more of a debate also on other uses of Bitcoin, begging the question: What is it? One interesting source I found recently is this one. In a nutshell, a blockchain is a decentralized public ledger that, according to Investopedia, “allows market participants to keep track of digital currency transactions without central recordkeeping”. Coindesk, which calls itself a “global resource on bitcoin and
Resending this entire post from Open Society Foundations, because it is worth resending. Click the links to go on. The original was posted in 2011. It´s been a while. Here is the link to the quotes below. And here is the link to Open Society Foundations homesite. And for the sake of information — founder of this website and organization: George Soros. Populist parties and movements are now a force to be reckoned with in many Western European countries. These groups are known for their opposition to immigration, their “anti-establishment” views, and