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  1. Last 7 days
    1. Russia always seeks to out escalate always seems to do something outside of our frame of reference that we won't expect be more brutal um you know work through proxies

      for - polycrisis - Russia's subversive geopolitics via proxies

  2. Jan 2021
    1. For the past four years, there has been a tendency in some quarters to downplay Trump’s incendiary rhetoric.

      incendiary: tending to stir up conflict.

  3. Dec 2020
    1. We are unapologetic tinkerers who neither invent the wheel, nor are satisfied with the wheels already at our disposal. The best scholarship and the best pedagogy take the best of what already exists and make it better, at least better for the task at hand. We need to embrace this identity as hackers, acknowledge our indebtedness to those who have gone before us, forsake the illusion that we are creating (can create, should create) something wholly original, but also refuse to take for granted the things that have been passed down to us.

      I think that this might be where I'm missing something. The article is about the relationship between open-source software development and scholarship, but now we're talking about "hacking" as the equivalent of a software developer. And I'm not sure that I agree with this.

      I don't think that software-developers think of themselves as hackers. For me, there's an underlying subversive nature in the hacker category, which need not be present in a software developer. There's a conflation between software developer and hacker, which misses some of the nuance that's necessary.

  4. Nov 2017
    1. The idea that we can collaboratively build a platform that will frame the discourse and promote sharing is a promising aftereffect of the current MOOC backlash.

      Since the term “disruptive” has come to be associated with Clay Christensen’s model, there might be something closer to a reappropriation model like Hippies appropriating VW Beetles, Roadsworth painting pedestrian crossings into zippers, or circuit benders making musical instruments out of old toys. Somewhere, someone may subvert a MOOC into something useful. In fact, Arshad Ahmad once described a successful MOOC which had lost its instructors. Learners started owning their learning activities.

  5. Jan 2016
    1. Why must learning be a subversive act? Would love to unpack that. I think learning is full of agency and resistance to external forces trying to impose certain kinds and approaches to learning