My Year in Review

Seems like I should follow suit and do a “Year in Review” post. I do so like to comply. I was moving around quite a bit this year. This post took me forever to put together. January: Ran the first New York City version of the Producer’s Institute for New Media Technologies, started working with […]

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My Year in Review

Hackjam Parking Lot

This past week, we ran a Hackasaurus/P2PU hackjam to implement functional changes to the P2PU platform and create challenges curriculum for Hackasaurus. It was a whirlwind three days. While we had specific goals, we also had a lot of ideas that aren’t in scope for this phase of the Challenges Project. Those ideas deserve some […]

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Hackjam Parking Lot

Failure = Lesson Learned

Today I was finishing up a one page summary called “10 Things that Make a Good Challenge”, a distilled version of Chloe Varelidi’s excellent post, and I read and reread these lines “By tinkering learners feel safe. They’ll try new things and fail multiple times before mastering a skill,” several times. I’m thinking about failure […]

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Failure = Lesson Learned

How the Web was Won

It’s 2020, my flying car is charging outside, and I’m typing this post using my Arco Telekinetic Knowledge Transcription Helmet. After the decades of intellectual warfare that raged between Open Web Activists and the Champions of Capitalism, the OWA have been successful in the implementation of legislation proclaiming the Open Web as an officially protected […]

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How the Web was Won

Decontextualization of the Maker Mind

While I was at Mozfest, we came up with this random idea to teach people the concepts of web native filmmaking. Basically, the idea is to take a well known story and remix/hack it using random content, popcorn, html, and CSS. It’s just a way to get the creative juices flowing when you’re not sure […]

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Decontextualization of the Maker Mind