I'm quickly drafting a unit for the Creative Commons Certification on "Legal vs Technical Openness". This is to address the difference between something that is shared according to license language but is not quite re-usable because of the file formats things are shared under. e.g. proprietary software ones, ones that ...

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What's the name when a simple expression or word in someone else's writings triggers a cascade of thoughts, related and tangential? This happened when reading Maha Bali's rich party-hosting metaphor in Lines Not Drawn – and Invitations of Sailors #digciz. I skip most of her post (well I did read it ...

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Fatherless Father's days, round 16. Of course I do have a father, I just can't call him on the phone as I last did in 2011. I can still write, and think, and remember. I continue to come across small things of his that I have in my home, or my tool ...

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The name of the band is subject to argument, but like those Brits in 1970 rocking atop a roof, at the Domains 2017 Conference something happened atop a rooftop in Oklahoma City. And then after the conference, weirder stuff happened -- people went home and fired up good old fashioned blog ...

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At a session today on "Deep Learning" at the ASCUE17 conference Steve Kenode lauded the merits of advanced machine learning, like Deep Mind's "learning" the best way to play Breakout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1eYniJ0Rnk I did appreciate the schematic way he explained it for a lay audience (including me) with the way weights are assigned ...

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I'm seconded now in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the ASCUE annual conference. This is their 50th annual event, that is no typo, fifty as in Five Oh, as confirmed by people today I met who have been coming for 15, 20, and one gentleman, all 50. The invite to keynote ...

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I said it many times Monday and Tuesday of this week that the Domains 2017 in Oklahoma City was not a conference but a gathering. Does that matter? You had to be there. This is a vain attempt to blog summarize and will fail miserably in capturing the experience. But I ...

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My rand ambitions are some regular blogging about some behind the scenes things Mia Zamora and I did for the recently ended paused Networked Narratives class we taught. The cursed fog of time is descending. SLOW DOWN time, willya? Mia suggested the idea of doing contract grading ( prefer Miriam Posner's ...

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As much as I loathe those blog posts or click bait pieces about digital detox or sanctimonious drivel about giving up an iphone for a few weeks I'm letting it be known (as if it matters) that I'm going non-active online for maybe 4 days. The only, only, only reason I ...

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Have you had any success explaining what Creative Commons is to people completely outside of our field or for that matter outside the range of people who work online? My attempts veer into vague generalities about alternatives to copyright that allow creators to share--- (insert eye glaze over). This is not ...

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