Why resist?

This piece pretty well sums up why I feel a need to call to action in the wake of Trump’s election. If we accept what’s happened and meekly watch what happens next, we will be complicit in the inevitable disaster that overtakes the world. We need to lift voices – both our own and those…

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Acceptance? Hell, no!

Reconciliation? Acceptance? No. Somehow a bigoted, racist, misogynist asshole has managed to position himself as the voice of the disenfranchised and rise to perhaps the most powerful position in the world. In Europe, his ideological bedmates are doing the same and will attempt to replicate his success. We cannot allow this. We must not allow…

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#rhizo15? Really? Another MOOC?

According to Wikipedia, “If a rhizome is separated into pieces, each piece may be able to give rise to a new plant.” Which really means that a rhzome is one of those plants you just can’t get rid of. You see it growing in your yard, and really, that’s ok. For a while. And then…

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«Surviving Bologna» – a presentation, summary

I attended the Swedish Research Council’s annual symposium on artistic research on November 27th and 28th, and while there gave a presentation I had called «surviving Bologna». The talk – and the slides – were in Norwegian, but I have translated the slides, and post them here with some comment (since they are a little cryptic on their own)….

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My #edcmooc «statement of intent»

A key part of our pedagogic method at the Norwegian Film School is the «statement of intent» (in Norwegian: hensiktserklæring). Every time the students are given a film assignment they have to write one of these, both individually and as a team, and at the end of the exercise, when the final result is screened, their success…

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Anticipating #edcmooc

Third time lucky? This is the third year the University of Edinburgh is running #edcmooc  The first year I saw it, but did not sign up. Looking around my PLN, that appeared to be a mistake. The second year I signed up. Period. I think I followed it for about a week, but did not do…

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On Creativity

I read Stephen Downes’ blog regularly; I always find it thought-provoking and interesting. Today was no exception. Today’s entry, entitled No Paradox Here (go read it at the source) inspired me to think about my own work at The Norwegian Film School, where creativity is our bread and butter… Specifically, Downes quotes Spencer, who writes:…

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