As you may have noticed, posting has been light this week, and by light I mean non-existent. The fall semester has commenced and I’m already swamped. I’ll try to keep up the posting, but in the mean time here are some items to keep you busy. Three weeks in row!
Cornel University’s Chatbots on Youtube: This is just interesting. Cornell University researcher has two chatbots talk to each other and they have an intriguing conversation. I’ll let you decide what to make of it. (Update: I forgot to include a link to Kevin Kelly’s exchange with the programmers and his observations on his blog.)
Collaborative Learning for the Digital Age by Cathy N. Davidson in The Chronicle: In defense of online, technologically mediated education. Some good points, but I’m not quite convinced with the tenor of the whole. Would love to hear your thoughts.
When Cursive Cried Wolf by Elissa Lerner at The Book Bench: On the reemergence of handwriting as a creative niche and its benefits.
The Haimish Line by David Brooks in The NY Times: Wisdom regarding the simple, happy life with a Yiddish twist.
A Walk to Remember to Remember by Jesse Miller at Full Stop: This is a lovely reflection on the virtues of walking in a digital age. If you’re only going to read one of these, make it this one.