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Children, ITP and Education

Instead of reviewing the article I decided to share some thoughts inspired by it.

1) Education and ITP. The whole work of Sir Ken Robinson just made me think about how our program should be more connected with all this conversation about innovation&education&creativity. Not only for those with formal interest in […]

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The (Actual)Graphing Calculator Story

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Recovery From Early Blindness: Technology without Accountability

There was a time in my life when I thought a great deal about the nature of reality. During this period I read Gregory’s now classic, Eye and Brain while researching the relationship between the eye and the brain with respect to perception. Discovering R.L. (Richard Langton ) Gregory’s name in the list of essays […]

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RE: The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

For aura is tied to his presence; there can be no replica of it. The aura which…cannot be separated for the spectators from that of the actor.

I first read Benjamin’s essay some years ago in a very different context and was really interested by the concept of aura and authenticity. I’m going to try […]

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Explorable Explanations

I found Bret Victor’s essay “Explorable Explanations” to be really inspiring. It’s a topic I’ve wrestled with often, especially during undergrad where my studies were basically doing a lot of reading and writing. Encouraging active reading, and challenging writers to aspire to this kind of writing, is a challenge that is only becoming more and […]

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Explorable Explanations

I was totally impressed by Apple introducing iBooks textbooks this January which made me want to dive back into high school to have this extraordinary reading and learning experience. It reinvents the physical books into interactive and explorable multimedia information for better understanding to the content, changes the reading methods and provides a platform to […]

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Response to: The Ecstasy of Influence, A Plagiarism By Jonathan Lethem

Is it ever politically correct to label a work of art plagiarism? Aren’t most people trying to do something to contribute to society through their own ways of interpretation? Unless the work is blatantly copied word by word or eerily similar from another author, is it possible to brand ideas? What are the sources of […]

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Review of “A Small World After All” by Ethan Zuckerman

Ethan Zuckerman mentions a disappointing situation that though modern people have more efficient tool, the internet, to connect to the world, we do not take an advantage of it. Instead, we still concentrate on our daily life but do not see broadly and trying to solve the mysteries in our world.

To my mind, this […]

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Sir Ken Robinson Claims Diversity in Education is Necessary

In this TED Talk, Sir Ken Robinson explains the underlying theories from his book The Element. He dispels the misinterpretation that his work is about creativity, clarifying that instead diversity in education is its main focus.

Confusion about Robinson’s intended message in The Element seems to come from statements he makes about the direct link […]

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Funes the Memorious

Funes the Memorious, by Jorge Luis Borges, is a short story regarding a narrator’s account of his meetings with Funes Ireneo, a young boy with exceptional powers of memory encoding and recall. When the narrator first meets Funes, he is an eccentric boy, known for avoiding people and a fixation upon the time, but he […]