Sunday post: "Fatherhood P.O.V."
Fast and Furious Connections
Over the last 24 hours, I've been blessed with a fast and furious flurry of gracious messages coming in from all corners of my networked globe.
While I'm not at liberty to explain the backstory until this coming Wednesday morning -- when I'll go all blog-post-ga-ga over it -- suffice it to say that even after 4 years of blogging this loosely coordinated message avalanche struck me as almost stunning.
Looking His Way
Looking at my kiddo's horizon-bent gaze this afternoon at the pool...
...I began to sense that such a flurry of network messages will be the norm for him throughout his future. Real time feedback from all corners of the globe sparked instantaneously by real-time events/actions within his life.
Its all digitally connected. And its all digitally immediate.
For me, still amazing. For Beckett, just the only thing he'll ever know.
Accessorize or Fade Away
From the trippy-cool gang over at Universitat de Kunste Berlin, down the Gestalten mit digitalen Medien academic corridor, lies a pretty oh-my project that sorta takes the theory of clickability [see below] to a whole new level.
Update of the ring as a status symbol.
Shows the number of Google hits you get, when you search for the name of the person who wears it.
Clickable is the New Black
As hinted at above, fellow edu-guy Will Richardson threw a pretty big idea-rock into our collective pond not too long ago.
He said, in so many words:
If you ain't thinking about what it means for your kids/students to be clickable in this economy, you ain't thinking.
He said it better, of course. But you get the point.
And I'm only hoping that for Beckett's sake, his future teachers will get it, too.