In some of my talks about the open web I make some claim in front of an image of a ying-yang symbol. I sat that to have all of the positive, exciting things we enjoy from the open web, we need to allow for the possibility/potential slimy underbelly that ...

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Beyond a few postcards, I was prepared to leave the quirky little Area 51 themed cafe in Nevada without any UFO or alien shlock. Then I glanced on the shelf and spotted a CD - Kenny Texeira's "Groom Lake" labeled as "The official Rock 'n Roll song about Area 51". I ...

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I've been two days not "in motion"- the phrase my good friend and true Gypsy Scholar GNA Garcia describes from a life style of roaming. And I underestimated the deceleration affect of returning home from a long trip. Boom. After being gone from October 10, 2014 through Thursday for a fantastic stint ...

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Given a recent spate of web nostalgia for my TCC keynote, it was a natch to play with something for the tilde club site Jim Groom (more likely Tim Owens) set up https://twitter.com/jimgroom/status/578748877970370560 I was inspired by ~dkernohan's classy act of frames. I did a heap of frame-based web sites in the ...

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Did you realize that we can process visuals 60,000 times faster than text? There is something about that phrase that people just keep slapping it into presentations, blog posts about infographics, newspaper articles, published books about visual literacy. Google finds 195,000 references to it. The problem is that it's bogus. There is ...

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Oh, the innocent and wide open hippie romping internet lost! Now we diligently must make sure we are not infecting our own sites with those nasty cloaked tracking devices, not only the googly analytical stuff, but others crumbs of cookies we may not even be aware of. Audrey Watters, as ...

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Time travel is rather exciting, but it does where you out. Or maybe that was staying up until 3:30 am getting ready for a talk? I shall garner negative sympathy for doing a keynote in Hawaii, but when the invitation comes... take it. I'm totally honored to be in the poster ...

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Five. That’s it. Five SPLOTs (Smalles? Possible? Learning? Open? Tools?) created during my TRU Fellowship. But hear me out- it’s not about the tools. Repeat again… “It’s not about the tools” On the heels of the fellowship Brian Lamb and I hope o have a few presentations and maybe even papers (only in ...

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