Question 351 of 365: Should we ask for database access?

Databases are magic. The front end of every website that you go to is based upon a layer of databases working hard in the background. Each database holds the keys to your passwords and to your conversations. They are the places that context is captured and value is assessed. With …

Question 209 of 365: What is the difference between a leak and a link?

Image via Wikipedia The wikileaks papers are exquisite. In their scope and its specificity, they are immense. I don’t fully understand all of their implications, but I know that they are not ordinary. They represent sharing on a magnitude that we have not seen for years. Or, at least that …

Question 17 of 365: Which questions can't Google answer?

Google wants to chronicle all of the known information in the world. In fact, it is one of their stated goals that they are always going to look and archive more information (look at number 7). It makes sense for them to continue on a relentless pace to tag and …

Question 13 of 365: What does it mean to be an Expert?

In a world where the network is what matters, where being able to tap into knowledge that is distributed and widespread is valued, what does it mean to be an expert? Just because we can figure out the answer to most of our every day questions by googling them or …

Guest Teaching 10.29.08

Cores 1+4: Write-on:  How can we decipher the symbolism of Maus 2, extracting more meaning from only the images? Frame analysis: Describe- Describe the frame in detail. Make sure you find even the smallest pieces of information that are hiding within the illustration. Explain- Explain the meaning of each of …