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Monday, November 21, 2005

On Jim Gee & Technology


Sticking with our tech theme, the last session I attended was on video game literacy and what it teaches us about learning.

Suffice it to say, I am very, very glad I dragged myself back downtown one more time Sunday morning.

I recorded the entire session, and will post the podcast here once I learn how to do so. I have listened to it on the iPod and will pre-warn you that yes, it's all there, but you have to turn the volume WAY up to hear most of it.

Still, it's downright fascinating stuff. And lest you write this topic off before listening to it and/or reading Gee's book, remember that as Gee put it in the session, "The most dangerous book in the world is the Bible--when it's misread, people kill each other." Point being, any and all media are dangerous, glorious, enlightening, mindnumbing, etc. The form and content are fine; it's how you read it that makes it an issue.

Video games are a new art form. Now let's see what they teach us about ourselves.

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