News and media, film and culture, music and creativity, teaching and learning: Everything is being affected by the surge of transformative, digital technologies. That is the main theme running through this website.

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2019

Første på norsk

Dette er min første bloggpost på norsk etter overhaling av denne sida. Tanken er et forsøk på å også være tilstede på mitt eget morsmål. Det blir fort så mye på engelsk. Så får vi se.

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About Artificial Intelligence

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

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Blockchain

Blockchain in education

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

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Digital populism

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

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Lauer

The fall of great men

Around the world, an agenda-setting attention is focused on the abuse of power by men in position to treat women unfairly: Code word is sexual harassment. One of the latest installments in the unfolding story is the fall

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Fresh Air Radio — on a Saturday

It´s the economy, stupid: Bill said it–did Hillary listen? Sometimes you wish Bill was back, but there´s another story I have in mind right here:

Trump Watch: Four years to come

Peoples´choice. I read, and I try to follow the arguments. All I know is that no one — absolutely no one – has a clue.

Thinking about the Donald

As  days pass by, the number of photos of Donald Trump will increase, as will the general impression they give. Less fun with his hair and

Visual futures of education

How do students respond to the challenge of making stuff in class, rather than commenting on stuff in your usual group interactions? What happens when

Cohen; Hall of fame

Watch Lou Reed introducing Leonard Cohen to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  

Various interview segments; Leonard Cohen

  Stina Dabrowski interviews Leonard Cohen in Paris in 2001. Includes conversations from Mt. Baldy Zen Center, 1997. Also recitations of “The Correct Attitude” and “Sorrows

Rhetoric and propaganda in journalism

Notes from a lecture: The main change since my first time doing this lecture, is the ways in which these concepts now have become commonplace in

A lecture on global journalism

Connecting journalism to global development Journalism is undergoing changes spurred by media technologies. Media ubiquity is reshaping much of our thinking about cultural and political