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Habits of Multiple Belonging

Friends, I hope all is well with you and those around you. Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #385. Your go-to source for insightful content on education, technology, and the digital landscape. This week I worked on a bunch in the background. Elements and Situations The world is full of wicked problems. These are social or…

Be Humble

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #384. Your go-to source for insightful content on education, technology, and the digital landscape. I shared the following this week: In the era of rapidly advancing technology, computers have become an integral part of our daily lives, revolutionizing the way we work, communicate, and solve problems. However, there are certain…

Navigating Paradoxes

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #383. Your go-to source for insightful content on education, technology, and the digital landscape. Not Hanging Around The Nazi Bar The newsletter platform Substack, known for promoting civility on the internet, is facing criticism for its lax content moderation, which has allowed white supremacist and anti-Semitic content to thrive on…

Negative Capability

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #381. I worked on some things in the background this week. https://player.vimeo.com/video/43812946?autoplay=0 Christoph Niemann — Visual Reduction from gestalten on Vimeo. Christoph Niemann: Insecurity Is Essential to Great Design. In this short video from Gestalten, Niemann discusses his philosophy on design, the state of visual language today, his creative process, his adorable non-neuroses, and…

Twinge Of Culpability

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #380. I worked on the following this week: Down the QAnon Rabbit Hole -In Trust the Plan, Daily Beast reporter Will Sommer delves into the origins and evolution of the QAnon conspiracy theory movement. His book provides important context for how QAnon gained traction and influenced American politics. Until Death, It Is Always…

Fed On a Diet of Children’s Stories

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #379. I worked on the following this week: Boost Your Learning Through Effective Note-Taking -In How to Take Smart Notes, author Sönke Ahrens makes the case that note-taking is not just for capturing information but for clarifying and generating thoughts. Ahrens provides insights and techniques to use notes as a…

Tech Exceptionalism

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #378. I worked on the following this week: The Scientific Method and Doing Research -I’m in full support of democratizing research, science, and the scientific method. But let’s examine these mindsets a bit more deeply and think about how to do your own research. Examining Human History and Evolution in…

Before Rational Thinking Occurs

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #377. I worked on the following this week: The Complex Role of Social Media in Protest Movements – A Review of Twitter and Tear Gas -Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci examines the intricate relationship between social media and social movements. This timely book provides important insights into how modern protest unfolds with…

Change Blindness

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #376. I worked on the following this week: The Dangers of Unchecked Algorithms – A Review of Weapons of Math Destruction – Weapons of Math Destruction explores how algorithms are being used to make important decisions about people’s lives, often without transparency or oversight. O’Neil reveals how algorithms can automate…

Uncomfortable and Inconvenient Truths

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #375. I worked on the following this week: Noah Hawley’s Dystopian Thriller Anthem – A Review – Noah Hawley‘s latest novel Anthem offers a disturbing yet captivating vision of a near-future America plagued by political strife, climate disaster, and teenage suicide. The Power of Empathy in an Age of Division…