1. Paul Fry on Lacan

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    One of the groovy things about our new “open” society is how venerated institutions of higher learning like Yale are being strong-armed into sharing their course content online with the unwashed masses (aka you and me).…Read more »

  2. Engaging with Buber

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    In looking for web resources on Buber to blog about, I’ve come across an interesting phenomenon:  there are very few and they are mostly introductory.  Every time we do a podcast,…Read more »

  3. Scrutability: The PPT

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    If you don’t know what the acronym “PPT” means, consider yourself lucky that you have avoided a work or social context where doing presentations is required.  If you are like me,…Read more »

  4. 15 Minutes of Fame

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    Andy Warhol famously said that “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”  This is commonly interpreted to mean that the hierarchical structure that identified worthy subjects of art –…Read more »

  5. The Future of Education

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    So the perception is that the college/university system is dying, or at least anachronistic and a new model of learning is needed.  Every other TEDx talk is by an entrepreneur who thinks education is a barrier to creative thinking and a waste of productive years.  Economic analyses show the ROI of attending college isn’t worth it for many graduates.  The government funded primary school system is severely mismanaged.  That thing that Aristotle thought was the foundation for a virtuous life is in shambles.…Read more »