Smart shoes for a smart mob

painted-shoes-1 Gotta love these shoes! My colleague De Bullen decorated these shoes herself to prepare for the Smart Mob taking place tonight (Friday, 28 September) from 5pm to 6pm in front of Adelaide University’s Elder Hall. The painted shoes are a tip of the hat to Howard Rheingold, a writer on cultural, social and political implications of new communication media and the author of the book Smart Mobs. He’s speaking today in Adelaide as a…

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danah boyd on social networking

If you haven’t had the opportunity to attend the danah boyd “Generation MySpace” seminars currently being run by education.au – there are a lot of ways you can participate in the conversations going on around the net and to catch up on her presentations. 1) For an intro, the Today Show on Ninemsn has posted the interview they did with danah just after the Brisbane seminar. While the questions are general in nature, they’ll give…

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Jimmy Wales audio now available!

If you missed out on first in the 3-part education.au seminar series, the lovely and talented De Bullen has just output Jimmy’s keynote speech from Melbourne as a series of audio files in her Seminars feed. Subscribe to receive it as an RSS or podcast feed or, if you’re an audio blog type of person, go straight to De’s seminar blog. To catch up on all the resources from the seminar series, visit the edna…

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Turning buzz into honey

Conferences, seminars and other events can be inspirational and almost rejuvenating at the time.  But a few days back in the “real” world can often cause the buzz to dissipate in the drone of mundane responsibilities. While checking on the resources for the education.au seminar series via the tag eduausem2007, I came across an unrelated post by Beth Kanter (sorry, lost the thread and can’t seem to find the exact post) about a blog by Kathy…

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