A Year and a Day January 4, 2010Posted by Eyal Sivan in Defining the Connective, Self.
Tags: de kerchove, dichotomistic, evodevo, mcluhan, mea, new year, resolution, subtle technologies
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A year and a day have passed since I published the last post on this blog. That means if you visited here in 2009, it would seem as if nothing has happened with the Connective in the past year. While that’s mostly (and unfortunately) true, some significant things did happen. This post is to bring my dear readers back up to speed.
Fearing Digital Literacy September 8, 2008Posted by Eyal Sivan in Self.
Tags: atlantic, brin, britannica, carr, edge, google, kelly, literacy, mcluhan, new york times, shirky
The July/August 2008 edition of the Atlantic magazine featured a very provocative cover story. Using the infamous colour scheme of the world’s most popular search engine, the headline asks: Is Google Making Us Stoopid? The article, written by IT pundit Nicholas Carr, argues that yes, in a sense, the Internet is making us stupid. The truth is, he’s just plain scared.
Connectivism as Learning Theory August 26, 2008Posted by Eyal Sivan in Defining the Connective, Self.
Tags: CCK08, connectivism, downes, husserl, learning theory, schopenhauer, siemens
The 18th century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer was stunned when introduced to Buddhism for the first time. Here he had found an ancient Eastern religion which arrived at largely the same philosophical conclusions he did in his own pursuit of truth. So much so that several of his contemporaries accused him of plagiarism, to which Schopenhauer has this to say:
The Death of Memory July 28, 2008Posted by Eyal Sivan in Self.
Tags: conway, gladwell, iphone, memory, sparknotes, tulving
Of all the ultra-hip commercials for the iconic iPhone, one stands out. Rather than a montage of features, it simply presents a scene: you and a friend have a bet. Thanks to the iPhone’s mobile Internet access, you no longer have to wait to settle the bet. Wherever you are, you can find out whatever you want to know, right now.
The Changing Face of Knowledge Management March 19, 2008Posted by Eyal Sivan in Producer.
Tags: blogs, knowledge management, taxonomy, top-down, web 2.0, wikis
In a past life, I worked with E&Y‘s Knowledge Management (KM) division to help them build their first Web-based Knowledge Sharing tools, and develop their KM practice. One of the tools my company built for them, brilliantly named KnowledgeWeb, was a Web-based Document Repository. It featured all the trappings one would expect: top-down, hierarchical categories based on a common taxonomy; discrete roles and permissions; and an administrative back-end to manage it all.
Kevin Kelly “Really Likes” the Term Connective March 17, 2008Posted by Eyal Sivan in Defining the Connective.
Tags: connective presentation, kelly, mcluhan, negroponte, toffler, wikipedia, wired
It all started back in 1993.