media queue

books on community informatics and radical mathematics teaching that I want to read

April 21st, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

CI Researching with Communities: Grounded perspectives on engaging communities in research Edited by Andy Williamson and Ruth DeSouza Networked neighbourhoods : the connected community in context / Patrick Purcell (ed.). Community informatics : shaping computer-mediated social relations / edited by Leigh Keeble and Brian D. Loader. Social and community informatics : humans on the Net […]


california communities at the margin

March 18th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I think that California always has had this iconic quality of Americanness, capturing the most extreme visions of both this country’s aspirations and its challenging realities. This weekend, Greg rented a documentary called Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea about the Salton Sea, an area in California that, in the previous century, due to […]


“I feel the problem is that we’re not represented in our culture. We don’t create it and it’s not born of anything of us”

March 15th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

The title to this post is from a young person quoted in Susan Herrig‘s article Questioning the generational divide: Technological exoticism and adult construction of online youth identity. (In: D. Buckingham (Ed.), Youth, Identity, and Digital Media (pp. 71-94). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.) which deals with the differing perspectives of digital media from adults and […]


Review of Nothing But The Truth by Avi

March 14th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Amy and I have started an ad-hoc young adult literature book club.  The first book that we read was Nothing But the Truth by Avi.  I thought it would be cool to conclude our discussion by posting a book review to Amazon but my notebook ran out of power before we could, so here’s my […]


Domain-Driven Design

March 7th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Thomas said this book is paradigm shifting. What little I know about Domain-Driven design makes me think about using Domain-Driven Design to teach computer science+social justice in the same way that the Algebra Project is trying to develop a math curriculum based on real-world stories that include social justice themes. Link to info on the […]


gaming reviews vs. criticism

February 24th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I’m not a gamer, but I found this article, linked to from BoingBoing relevent not just to gaming but other types of media: Similarly, there would be no point today in writing a review of Ultima IV, since it is long out of print. A useful work of criticism, however, is entirely conceivable: discussing, perhaps, […]


notes on The Macho Paradox

February 24th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

p.114: When men were targeted for prevention efforts, in educational or community settings, they were often sseen as potential perpetrators. The message to them: you need to recognize the triggers for your own bad behaviors so you can interrupt the process before you have the urge to strike your girlfriend/wife. Or, you need to develop […]


Aprite un po’ quegli occhi

February 24th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Chiara took Florence and Oona to the opera last night and I went along.  We saw The Marriage of Figaro, a comedy with the score by Mozart and the libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte.  It was first preformed in 1786 and it’s sad that media representations of gender have changed very little since then.  From […]


24/7 DIY Media Conference @ The Internet.

February 5th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I also saw this on Boing Boing.  A DIY Video Conference put on by USC: 24/7: A DIY Video Summit will bring together the many communities that have evolved around do-it-yourself (DIY) video: artists, audiences, technology providers, academics, policy makers and industry executives. The aim is to discover common ground, and to chart the path […]


push: Psychogeography

February 3rd, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I heard an interview with the author on Living on Earth on NPR and it sounded interesting, and linking reading the Power of Maps and other things I’ve been thinking about when traveling. From the interview: GELLERMAN: It’s interesting on airplanes now, on the backs of the seat in front of you, you can see, […]