Question 90 of 365: How can we stop creating knowledge pyramid schemes?

Image via Wikipedia I’m in over my head. I claim to know more than I do. I’m standing on the shoulders of giants, and I don’t even know their names. The current expectation is that I am knowledgeable about everything that is put in front of me. It has been …

Question 85 of 365: How can Guerrilla ads make themselves?

In general, advertising is incredibly derivative. Promotion forever copies the next new thing in the hopes of creating buzz or catching the latest wave of popular opinion. Guerrilla Ads are ones that are, by definition, completely unique. They work by breaking through everyday noise and recreating the mundane into something …

Question 81 of 365: What can we reverse engineer?

I would love to be able to talk about the reverse engineering of DVD encryption or iPhone firmware intelligently, but mostly I would be quoting from wikipedia entries on the topics. I love the fact that people can take a look at an object or technology and see just how …

Question 30 of 365: What is my innovation in education and why does it matter? (Educon 2.2 Session)

I dig down deep in the ground, finding a root of a living tree and pull at it like rope until I can hold it in my hand and see what it is that is helping the tree to grow. And then I do the same with another root, pulling …

Question 11 of 365: Why does the world need perpetual beta?

Image via Wikipedia Beta testing used to be something that a few early adopters did. It used to be a big deal to be a “beta tester.” I remember applying to become a beta tester when I was in the 8th grade for Epic MegaGames, the creators of Unreal (although, …

Question 10 of 365: What does Open mean?

Image by D’Arcy Norman via Flickr Right now there is a heated debate going on about what Open Education is and should be. Mark Weller, George Siemens, David Wiley, Jim Groom, Graham Atwell, Frances Bell, Dave Cormier, Darren Draper and Stephen Downes have all weighed in on the issue. I …

Question 2 of 365: What is the critical mass of a community?

I could give a concrete answer based upon the psudo-science of online community building, or an enigmatic answer that really doesn’t reveal a whole lot. Instead of either of those choices, I would rather answer this question by finding the different ways that people have found significance in this question. …

Question 1 of 365: Why is Augmented Reality Important?

I have been thinking about this question a lot lately, especially because so many others are pointing to it as the next big thing. What I really want to know, though, is why Augmented Reality applications deserve our time, effort, and more than anything else, our data. For those of …