Many people (not here) see blogging as a thing of the past; most of the regular ones I was reading back in the early to mid 2000s have fallen silent or just vanished. Insert whatever theory you have. This one keeps going, no let up since it’s start in 2003. Here is but one small […]
Martin Weller is on a blogging about blogging tear, both with speculating about what if blogging was part of OER and before that, revisiting one’s blog past. Martin, like Jim Groom, is among what we like to call The Last of The Bloghicans. The latter is what this post is setting out to do. Of […]
Just a quick post here to reference what I posted on the Connected Courses site as part of the “pre-course” unit September 2 to 14 I am co-doing with Jim Groom and Howard Rheingold. This is the equivalent of what we used to do in ds106 as “Boot Camp” (probably a metaphor not useful worldwide) […]
Through more twitter conversations with Maha Bali, my memory cells rekindled an early web project I did while working at the Maricopa Center for Learning & Instruction (Maricopa Community Colleges). I might boast that I built something to help a faculty member blog (there ought to be some scare quotes). I’d really forgotten this, but […]
If you’ve ever been in the audience for a Gardner Campbell conference presentation/keynote. you know the “more than a slide deck” kind of feeling there. I’ve been there. I like to call him the “Poet Laurete of Ed Tech” (though the ‘tech’ part seems limiting). But, if like me, you’ve been fortunate to be in […]
This cartoon is on a card my sister sent me a few years ago; I have kept it on my refrigerator along with the gallery of dogs past. But I’m not that dog, I’m still at the blogging, April of this year is rolling up to the 10 year mark for CogDogBlog. I’m still figuring […]
I don’t becaue I have an outdoor brain — http://cogdogblog.com/2005/09/30/ (wow that was a blog heavy day). It has been a long time since I nodded when reading (maybe it was listening to) the IT Conversations podcast where Jon Udell spoke about his notion of narrating the work we do (I was also listening because […]
Vancouver is indeed a special place for me. I’ll take any bait to attend a conference there, though no incentive is needed for Northern Voice. It always has been, and even with its growth this year to over 500 attendees, more than your garden variety slap a name tag on my and call me Joe kind of conference.
[Medieval LatinÂ cnferentia, from LatinÂ cnferns, cnferent-, present participle ofÂ cnferre,Â to bring together; seeÂ confer.]
The Latin origin for the word for this event mentions nothing of bludgeoning by PowerPoint or Conference Chicken, so none of the normal conference stuff that makes my fur itch really happens at Northern Voice.
Proof? Check out the kind of chicken that they served here:
At my first MooseFest in 2006 I remember then the compulsion to try and capture via blogging every bit of the experience– and forÂ somethingÂ I will aim to circle back to– really at that time, blogging was about the only venue of personal publishing. YouTube had been out maybe a year, Facebook was still some ivy league college only private web space, the folks who eventually built twitter were focused on a podcast service. Social media? Blogs were it, beyond flickr.
It was that desire to “capture” that led me to skip a session to blog Nancy White’s session which itself to a series of unplanned but wonderful spontaneous network connections I’ve filed under the “Amazing Stories” category.
This year gets a scattered, I’m stuck in a delay at the airport after a few days in Vancouver for Northern Voice 2010- the Olympic Delayed version. Actually, May turned out to be a glorious time of year weather wise for the conference, which was still at the UBC campus, but in the larger venue of the Life Sciences building.
mashup of flickr cc licensed photos by digital_trash and by h.koppdelaney I had a blast with this session from Northern Voice that I arm twisted Brian Lamb and Chris Lott to be part of, which I had pitched originally as Every few months some pundit posts something online stating that blogging is dead (invariably posted […]
The recent flip of the calendar (well not so recent, jeez, it’s been two weeks) reminds me that February is the time for my annual blog hiatus– I take some time off from posting here and devote my attention to commenting on other people’s blogs. This makes for the fifth annual CogDogBlogMuzzle, having done so […]