Last week our university held an Innovative Learning Week, and as part of it I ran an activity to remix the Manifesto for Teaching Online my colleagues had proclaimed a couple of years ago. I had to do some of my own remixes, of course. After wondering whether I should make a video or cut-up the text or what, the penny dropped: limericks. Here they are, dressed up as digital postcards. I should do the same for my other limericks, when I have about five hundred hours spare.

28 February 2013 · Net Culture

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How Nikon makes its lenses.

How the people of Timbuktu saved their ancient manuscripts.

The last House on Holland Island [via Jim Kazanjian].

The flexible paper sculptures of Li Hongbo.

Adam Curtis interviewed at Vice.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Not Butterfield: Brian’s Sleep Therapy, Gymnasium and Luxury Sportswear.

My favourite viral video in ages [here in an edited version] turned out to be staged [qui in italiano], but who cares? Via Mefi.

How the author of Seduction of the Innocent faked his data and killed an industry.

Nukemap reveals exactly how many kilotons dropped on your CBD would obliterate your house.

How Adobe endlessly rebuilds Photoshop.

In case you’re wondering how there were so many good videos of that meteor in the Urals: Russian roads from a dashcam’s point of view.

The absurd luck of famous men.

“Tubular Bells made me a million but the tax bill came to £860,000.”

It takes planning and caution to avoid being “it”.

21 February 2013 · Weblog

One Afternoon, Two Coats

Just had such a major weekend of DIY that I didn’t have a moment to post these links that were almost ready to go on Friday. So much paint, so much white spirit, so many barked knuckles. Once it’s all done, though, there’ll be time again for more than links here at last.

Read More · 4 February 2013 · Weblog

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