Thursday, June 28, 2007

Loud and clear - community youth arts project

Loud and clear arts project

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Facebook v MySpace - a class divide

Rising star, Danah Boyd (note the first named URL! '' - now that says something like 'KMA, Mimi Ito is my advisor' lol), on social networking and class.

Boyd believes richies use facebook and the rest of us use myspace.

But of course ... this reminds me of something Pippa Norris has written (who I think I have quoted on this blog previously - but here is is again),
Even if the basic digital divide shrinks gradually over time, it is naive to believe that the virtual world can overturn fundamental inequalities of social stratification that are endemic throughout post-industrial societies’ (Norris 2001: 17)
Norris, Pippa. (2001) Digital divide: Civic engagement, information poverty, and the internet worldwide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Monday, June 25, 2007

The uses of multimedia

Video from seminar at CCI - Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Responses to Turner - Collins and Donnelly

Some responses to Graeme Turner's piece in The Australian last week ("Another way of looking at it", HES, May 30).

One from Dr Donnelly, Learn from our mistakes, which is actually quite measured compared to his usual huff and puff. He doesn't miss the opportunity for some self-promotion though:
"ALTHOUGH I am not mentioned by name, it is obvious that Graeme Turner's reference ("Another way of looking at it", HES, May 30) to "members of the commentariat" ... points to critics such as me"

Indeed, some of the critical comments he cites that blame the parlous state of English teaching on the influence of critical literacy and postmodern theory are mine.

As I have argued for many years.

Garry Collins' piece A matter of balance makes an important contribution to the debate where he argues for the idea of balance. Go Gazza.

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