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Digital Posterity June 10, 2018

Posted by Eyal Sivan in Defining the Connective.
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There.

The Connective is back on line.

Probably just for digital posterity.

Probably…

A Year and a Day January 4, 2010

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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.

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Scale-Free Thinking January 3, 2009

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In the Mandara Mountains of northern Cameroon live the Mofu, ethnic tribes whose culture is based on a reverence for social insects. Their favorite is a breed of ferocious red ant known to them as jaglavak. There are many other species too: ndroa, mananeh and ndakkol. These names all have one thing in common: they are both plural and singular. Jaklavak refers equally to one ant, a colony of ants, or all the ants in the world.

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Connectivism as Learning Theory August 26, 2008

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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:

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The Message of Television March 17, 2008

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Marshall McLuhan based much of his philosophy on the idea that all technology is media, and that all media is an extension of human faculties, as in: the shovel is an extension of the hand, and the car an extension of the foot. The more pervasive a medium is, the more it represents an extension of all of human culture. As media go, television is about as pervasive as it gets.

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Kevin Kelly “Really Likes” the Term Connective March 17, 2008

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icon_ones.jpgAs this is my first post, I feel I should write about how Kevin Kelly, author, pundit and Wired magazine’s first Executive Editor, took some time out of his busy schedule to make this blog.

It all started back in 1993.

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