Comments for Anabel's E-learning and Digital Cultures site http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld part of the MSc in E-learning at the University of Edinburgh Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:48:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.1 Comment on Dystopian Society by Anabel Drought http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/2013/01/23/dystopian-society/#comment-2728 Anabel Drought Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:48:30 +0000 http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/?p=78#comment-2728 The Hunger Games shows the fine line between life and death for the players, the technology as destruction and yet salvation Johnston (2009) of " engines of promise and threat in a global information culture" Hand (2008). What I find the most disturbing is the difference between the haves and have nots and the unfairness of the power they hold. The way they change the game plan when the characters have overcome the initial hurdles set for them. I hate that it is important for the characters to be easy on the eye for the game - that ability and skill are not enough - the players also need to be attractive and socially appealing - something they cannot have any control over. I thought this was a great image of a World I would not like to be part of! The Hunger Games shows the fine line between life and death for the players, the technology as destruction and yet salvation Johnston (2009) of ” engines of promise and threat in a global information culture” Hand (2008).

What I find the most disturbing is the difference between the haves and have nots and the unfairness of the power they hold. The way they change the game plan when the characters have overcome the initial hurdles set for them. I hate that it is important for the characters to be easy on the eye for the game – that ability and skill are not enough – the players also need to be attractive and socially appealing – something they cannot have any control over.

I thought this was a great image of a World I would not like to be part of!

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Comment on “The mind is the effect, not the cause.” by cmeckenstock http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/2013/03/24/the-mind-is-the-effect-not-the-cause/#comment-2343 cmeckenstock Thu, 28 Mar 2013 06:32:32 +0000 http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/?p=372#comment-2343 Doing catching up! Thank you for the links on meme - there is a lot to digest here. The course is indeed very up- to-date. :) Doing catching up! Thank you for the links on meme – there is a lot to digest here. The course is indeed very up- to-date. :)

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Comment on “The mind is the effect, not the cause.” by Saqib Ali http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/2013/03/24/the-mind-is-the-effect-not-the-cause/#comment-2287 Saqib Ali Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:35:55 +0000 http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/?p=372#comment-2287 I think memes already have identity. But do we have a replicator that feeds on memes? I think memes already have identity. But do we have a replicator that feeds on memes?

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Comment on “The mind is the effect, not the cause.” by Anabel Drought http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/2013/03/24/the-mind-is-the-effect-not-the-cause/#comment-2263 Anabel Drought Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:54:06 +0000 http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/?p=372#comment-2263 Hi there, Could be! Cultural ideas appear to be using the World's mass of brains to grow and develop. Can an idea out evolve a human brain? Would this mean a concept has an identity or autonomy? Hi there,
Could be! Cultural ideas appear to be using the World’s mass of brains to grow and develop. Can an idea out evolve a human brain? Would this mean a concept has an identity or autonomy?

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Comment on “The mind is the effect, not the cause.” by Saqib Ali http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/2013/03/24/the-mind-is-the-effect-not-the-cause/#comment-2224 Saqib Ali Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:45:22 +0000 http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/?p=372#comment-2224 Are the ideas using human brains to out-evolve human brains? Are the ideas using human brains to out-evolve human brains?

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Comment on Ipad versus Paper by cmeckenstock http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/2013/03/20/ipad-versus-paper/#comment-1970 cmeckenstock Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:53:32 +0000 http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/?p=337#comment-1970 A great clip! A lot of the times, paper is still the best medium. I was used to writing down notes on paper but I have been trying to do it without paper and I am not sure if I have been less or more effective. A great clip! A lot of the times, paper is still the best medium. I was used to writing down notes on paper but I have been trying to do it without paper and I am not sure if I have been less or more effective.

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Comment on Ipad versus Paper by Candace Nolan-Grant http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/2013/03/20/ipad-versus-paper/#comment-1962 Candace Nolan-Grant Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:42:16 +0000 http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/?p=337#comment-1962 Like :) Like :)

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Comment on Something imitated by The Beaver http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/2013/03/20/something-imitated/#comment-1936 The Beaver Thu, 21 Mar 2013 05:30:47 +0000 http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/?p=340#comment-1936 very good very good

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Comment on Ethnography by bagazniki rowerowe na tylna klape http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/2013/03/04/ethnography/#comment-1705 bagazniki rowerowe na tylna klape Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:28:03 +0000 http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/?p=280#comment-1705 Hiya, I am really glad I have found this info. Today bloggers publish just about gossips and web and this is really annoying. A good blog with exciting content, this is what I need. Thank you for keeping this website, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can't find it. Hiya, I am really glad I have found this info. Today bloggers publish just about gossips and web and this is really annoying. A good blog with exciting content, this is what I need. Thank you for keeping this website, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.

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Comment on Ethnography by Giraf87 http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/2013/03/04/ethnography/#comment-1539 Giraf87 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 15:32:35 +0000 http://edc13.education.ed.ac.uk/anabeld/?p=280#comment-1539 hi Annabel, just realised I did't have a chance to look at this before, because of the error. I think you have captured well the sheer volume and hence manageability issues of the forum. It seems amazingly dense, technical, and without surprise matches with the minute detail that goes into it, reflecting the exactness of the discussions. Comparing it with my YouTube community it seems quite the opposite ethos. I also think Timetoast does a good job here, although I preferred reading it in time view rather than time line. hi Annabel, just realised I did’t have a chance to look at this before, because of the error. I think you have captured well the sheer volume and hence manageability issues of the forum. It seems amazingly dense, technical, and without surprise matches with the minute detail that goes into it, reflecting the exactness of the discussions. Comparing it with my YouTube community it seems quite the opposite ethos.
I also think Timetoast does a good job here, although I preferred reading it in time view rather than time line.

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