The readings this semester of the New Media Faculty Seminar have been challenging week after week, Doug Engelbart and Nelson less so Alan Kay and Adele Goldberg. This week the reading from McLuhan was difficult in a different way. McLuhan is a type of public intellectual that draws from a wide array of sources from [...]
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â€œPersonal Dynamic Media â€œ Alan Kay and Adele GoldbergÂ Â appeared in Computer magazine in 1977. This article adds to the conversation of Engelbart and Nelson. First the idea of Dynabook makes the computer personal not institutional. Personal for Kay and Goldberg becomes a matter of scale, that is to say size. Reading Dwight Russellâ€™s reminiscences [...]
David Pogue comedian and technology contributor to the New York Times and CNBC presents a short video â€œdebating the Future of Televisionâ€. The video is a little more even handed than his article in the NY Times TVâ€™s Future Has Arrived (Almost). Pogue continues to prefer Apple products so his article focuses more on the [...]
Early in my teaching career I required student in the basic class to display competence in how to use the library. Over the years this has become a requirement for students in the basic Scriptures course demonstrate information literacy including how to navigate the technology in todayâ€™s research theological library. This semester Michael Skinner has [...]