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Foundations

I tried to understand Stephen Downes’s “Philosophical Foundations of Connectivism“. Here is what I excerpted and remixed: below, or better on an interactive map, or in the  transient wiki. Sensations from anywhere “We don’t just sense what we see, feel, … Continue reading

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Traversing a network

Navigation in a hypertext is just text, right? Well, watch it visualized…
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Depth, once again

The old question of breadth vs. depth has bothered me for long. I don’t see interdisciplinarity as dangling somewhere in between the sides, but rather as being able to listen to the other side. Continue reading

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Top ten tools

My top 10 tools: 1. Notepad, 2. QuiteRSS, 3. Twitter, 4. Condensr.de, 5. Wordpress, 6. Evernote, 7. gRSShopper, 8. FedWiki, 9. Diigo, 10. Slack
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Fear of clicking

Fifteen years ago today, I started this blog. Much has changed since.
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Categories for Sorting

I need categories. Not for neatly dissecting the world, but simply for sorting. Because unsorted lists require fast context-switching. That’s why I prefer Downes’s articles in a categorized list
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More online meetings, less short-distance flights

What is the obstinate obstacle against some more online meetings? There is a technical callenge: How does a large mural full of post-its fit on a projector?
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Invisibility and cognition

What is cognition? Invisibility seems to play an important role.
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Zettelkasten visualized

This is the famous Zettelkasten of the systems theorist Niklas Luhmann in a video from 1989. Now the University of Bielefeld has put it online. It is in German but it would be a pity if it missed a wider … Continue reading

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April 7, 1959

Sixty years ago today, I started school. We got a big School Cone and were very excited.

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