"It’s been a couple of days since the Prescription Lens Google Glass ended up actually on my face. It took nearly six weeks to navigate the ordering process (see the first note in this series) and the installation of my prescription. Wearing them has been really, really interesting
The adjustment period is very rich. I think the transition is one of those mind opening things like getting immersed in a new culture. Some things I’m noticing:
Privacy is not a line, it’s a relative density. Glass is a privacy sensor if you pay attention. Privacy has observable pockets and thresholds.
Communicating in flashcards will make us all better artists. The required communications format in a device like this is sort of a visual twitter space. More like a powerpoint with a limit of a couple hundred characters but massively improved with maps. The google maps element is a brilliant piece of visual design.
The center of my consciousness shifts to a place in front of my eyes, not the usual behind them.
Limiting and focusing the information in your stream makes it way more powerful.
I’m using different eye muscles.
At the end of the day, my data buffers (I don’t know how else to describe this) are all overloaded with rich, context sensitive images and data chunks. There’s an interesting process involved in getting the overload completely processed. (That probably sounds pretty weird)
There’s no way of avoiding the creepy factor. Heather Bussing, my partner in crime, says it adds a third person to the relationship. I think there will be places and times that they aren’t okay in the house.
18 months from now, these things will not be nearly as intrusive. They’ll be 50 to 75% smaller.
And, that’s just the surface. I’ll fill in some of the obvious details in the coming pieces."
Offering "Toward a Literacy of Cooperation" Jan 24-Mar 1 Limit 35 learners. $300
literacy of cooperation course Jan 24 6 weeks $300 limit 35 learners http://t.co/YCnmm7sD
Interesting cohort shaping up for "Literacy of Cooperation" online course - room for more. 6 wks; start Jan 24:
Literacy of Cooperation 6 week online cooperation studies course starts Jan 24 http://t.co/YCnmm7sD
Roster (max 35) 1/2 full for Literacy of Cooperation online course, starts Jan 24
Sorry. Link for class shd be http://t.co/YCnmm7sD
.@captpaulcarson correct URL for literacy of cooperation online course http://t.co/YCnmm7sD
@allie912 .actual link for Literacy Of Cooperation online course http://t.co/YCnmm7sD
15 of 35 slots left for Literacy of Cooperation course starts Jan 24 http://t.co/YCnmm7sD
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Registration for Literacy of Cooperation online course closes this Friday night.
http://t.co/v0oJMauK contact me right away if interested
@SKHolt @jackvinson PD payoffs vary according to conditions. See readings in
@dmoonbot did you read the syllabus for http://t.co/YCnmm7sD
http://t.co/GcYaWq0VLR texts abt cultural evolution of cooperation
@stoweboyd @kegill Ancient TED talk http://t.co/S3pc6FgLIe also
http://t.co/wEuOcb61g6 & http://t.co/FzWTmFNePd
@mesterman I'm presenting
http://t.co/ljpFGB04MW in 2 weeks, http://t.co/Ph6x5fwnWS in late Fall
Next Rheingold U course: Literacy of Cooperation, prob mid-Sep -late Oct
E me if you want to be notified. http://t.co/mHt5jSwZzu
Syllabus for nline course on cooperation theory/practice I facilitate once a year: http://t.co/13ZUqsny9X
@hipbonegamer You would do well to look at cultural evolution texts in http://t.co/OnD5YYeGnX
@sauterne http://t.co/OnD5YYeGnX might interest U when we run it again. let me know
I plan to offer a version of
http://t.co/wEuOcb6zCG this May-June. Email howard at rheingold dot com if you want to be notified.
.@amanda_lyons I will teach a literacy of cooperation course this Spring:
http://t.co/egaRytunvW & if there is interest, mindamp in summer
We worry that IM, texting, Facebook are spoiling human intimacy, but Stefana Broadbent's research shows how communication tech is capable of cultivating deeper relationships, bringing love across barriers like distance and workplace rules.
via @MoriSHana @stefanabroadben on How the Internet enables intimacy (research-based; contra Turkle) http://t.co/r10tixZWgZ
"After raising a $6 million series B round, facial recognition company Emotient will open a private beta for a Google Glass app that detects users emotions in real time. Venture-capital firm Handbag led the financing, which closed in December but was announced Thursday, bringing the total amount raised to $8 million.
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Emotient's technology works by detecting subtle pattern changes in a person's face. The software, which can be used to measure emotion in individuals and crowds, can tell if a person is feeling positive or negative overall and zero in on more specific emotions, such as joy, sadness, surprise, anger, fear, disgust, and contempt. Though the company envisions many applications for its technology, it sees the most potential in retail. With Emotient's Glass app, which will be available to select partners and customers, retail store workers can gauge the success of a campaign or promotion."
"This essay argues that, in the face of the deep pathologies of neoliberal capitalism, the commons paradigm can help us imagine and implement a transition to new decentralized systems of provisioning and democratic governance. The commons consists of a wide variety of self-organized social practices that enable communities to manage resources for collective benefit in sustainable ways. A robust transnational movement of commoners now consists of such diverse commons as seed-sharing cooperatives; communities of open source software programmers; localities that use alternative currencies to invigorate their economies; subsistence commons based on forests, fisheries, arable land, and wild game; and local food initiatives such as community-supported agriculture, Slow Food, and permaculture. As a system of provisioning and governance, commons give participating members a significant degree of sovereignty and control over important elements of their everyday lives. They also help people reconnect to nature and to each other, set limits on resource exploitation, and internalize the “negative externalities” so often associated with market behavior. These more equitable, ecologically responsible, and decentralized ways of meeting basic needs represent a promising new paradigm for escaping the pathologies of the Market/State order and constructing an ecologically sustainable alternative.
Google Glass for social movements? http://t.co/YKqNUId7FT
"We have an opening to exploit an emergent tech and gain a tactical advantage in the struggles ahead.
Boutique Activist Consultancy founders Micah White and Chiara Ricciardone have been tapped to enter Google's Glass Explorer Program, an invite-only program that puts Glass into the hands of "bold, creative individuals who want to help shape the future."
Glass is a potential force multiplier—like barricades in 1848 and general assemblies in 2011. Glass is heavy artillery in the meme war and BAC will be the first to dedicate two Glasses to the people's struggle.
My podcast with @frandallfarmer and @marc_smith http://t.co/g79E2BDlXq
"The social norms for the product have yet to be established; Google cautions wearers to be prepared for a reaction when wearing them in the real world. Those reactions are not always positive. Google Glass is a computer on your face, which has been a hard sell for many."
Open agenda #arduino geekout March 4 6 PM Pacific - grab a spot: https://t.co/qIAAKqaRsQ
Want to learn, teach, share abt #arduino ? Join our open agenda geekout Tues Mar 4, 6-7 PM Pacific. Grab a spot: https://t.co/qIAAKqaRsQ
Open agenda #arduino geekout Tues, Mar 4, 6 PM Pacific. What are U up to? What kind of geekouts wd U like to see? http://t.co/JoalMILEkJ
4 spots left for tonight's open agenda #arduino geekout -- talk about future of arduino geekouts, 6 PM Pacific http://t.co/fYGRik3uh0
Metadata is "data about data"; it is the structure of almost all information that is on the Internet. However, metadata is not a value neutral concept, as some have claimed. As Ned O'Gorman explains, metadata has the potential to facilitate unfettered access to knowledge, but it also has become the basis of the NSA's efforts to track the lives of people in the United States. This timeline explores some elements of the history of metadata and its place within information age democracies.
RT @davecormier: http://t.co/6eh9PLC6iE How to build an open learning course by @mozzadrella #awesome #rhizo14
Feminist Theory, Online Action, and Networked Learning - interview w/ FemTechNet http://t.co/85eaGgzLTL
Good article by @joshconstine on complex causes of SF housing crisis, many years in making http://t.co/q2exQQpXyS
High school social media literacies syllabus http://t.co/kMZsfHgfQY
High school teachers invited to use, adapt, hack, build this syllabus on social media literacies https://t.co/v3NzcY9zHD
Feel free to adopt, adapt, modify, distribute this high school social media literacies syllabus, contact me to edit http://t.co/mvJomDHYSB
@am_estrella Wonderful! Would you like to modify the version I forked for middle-high schoolers? https://t.co/OCNH54aGYX
RT @barrywellman: Information, Communication & Society 17, 2 special issue, "The Networked Young Citizen" http://t.co/oEAy1Cmz1y
RT @barrywellman: ICS 17,2 Peer production in large-scale networked protests http://t.co/oEAy1Cmz1y Bennett, Segerberg, Walker
"How is crowd organization produced? How are crowd-enabled networks activated, structured, and maintained in the absence of recognized leaders, common goals, or conventional organization, issue framing, and action coordination? We develop an analytical framework for examining the organizational processes of crowd-enabled connective action such as was found in the Arab Spring, the 15-M in Spain, and Occupy Wall Street. The analysis points to three elemental modes of peer production that operate together to create organization in crowds: the production, curation, and dynamic integration of various types of information content and other resources that become distributed and utilized across the crowd. Whereas other peer-production communities such as open-source software developers or Wikipedia typically evolve more highly structured participation environments, crowds create organization through packaging these elemental peer-production mechanisms to achieve various kinds of work. The workings of these ‘production packages’ are illustrated with a theory-driven analysis of Twitter data from the 2011–2012 US Occupy movement, using an archive of some 60 million tweets. This analysis shows how the Occupy crowd produced various organizational routines, and how the different production mechanisms were nested in each other to create relatively complex organizational results."