Back Again

After having started and stopped several weblogs, I have decided to come back to the logging practice, in its long format, in order to exercise my writing and have more space for developing my arguments, ideas, curiosities, exploits, and opinions. In recent years, most of my everyday  publishing activity has centered around microblogging in twitter,…

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Streams of Now: Twitter’s Real-Time Conversational Environment and the Network Society

“Diffuse with the speed of thought, a knowledge of all that is occurring throughout the land” (Samuel Morse, 1938) In January 27 of 2006, after 155 years of electrical transmission of written messages across the United States of America and the world, Western Union, the first communication empire, announced the discontinuity of the telegram messaging…

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Situating the NML skills in SCRATCH

Last July I attended to the SCRATCH@MIT conference that took place at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. People from all over the world met during three days to share their experiences as players, users, teachers, developers, researchers, and fans of this new programming language and online community created by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group….

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Creative Sampling, Creative Sharing: Samples for the Children of the World.

Last week I found out on the Internet a great resource for all of you interested in sampling and making music, sound art and sound collages without violating copyright laws. “Samples for the Children of the World,” a huge collection (up to 10 GB) of new and original samples (sound recordings) has been released under…

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