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Appropriating Technology

Watching Scott Leslie’s The Open Educator as DJ – Towards a Practice of Remix keynote from TTIX 2009, I tweeted*:

[* Note that I was watching a recording, but it would have been useful to be able to participate (at least in an asymmetric way (asymmetric participation?!) in the tweet stream by watching replayed tweets from the actual presentation (or other people’s recorded viewing ‘as live’ tweets). I’ve pondered this before, e.g. in the sense of Twitter subtitles or anytime commenting (will Wave be able to do that, I wonder?!;-)]

Anyway – back to the tweet, and on second thoughts I wonder whether appropriating technology might actually be a better phrase to riff on, in at least two senses:

Firstly, in the sense of us appropriating technologies that might have been designed for other purposes in order to use them in an educational context.

Secondly, in the sense of using appropriating technologies to sample, sequence and deliver education related performances, in the way Scott demonstrates as part of his ‘Educator as DJ’ workflow.

Written by Tony Hirst

June 7, 2009 at 11:09 am

6 Responses

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  1. I’m feeling it.


    June 7, 2009 at 8:36 pm

  2. Have you seen this article http://www.rcss.ed.ac.uk/teaching/SSICT/documents/wrong_trousers.pdf (skip to section on appropriation/domestication)?

    Frances Bell

    June 8, 2009 at 2:27 pm

  3. I love it!


    June 9, 2009 at 12:27 am

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