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A Message to the “First Responders” in Queer Kids’ Lives: Why We Need to Ditch the Politics of Blame, Stop Talking About “Cyberbullying,” and Move Toward Sharing Responsibility for the Loss of Tyler Clementi Feb 29, 2012

Cross-posted on SocialMediaCollective; maryLgray.org; Cultural Digitally Mary L. Gray Senior Researcher Microsoft Research New England, Cambridge, MA Associate Professor of Communication and Culture, Indiana University Tyler Clementi’s death on 22 September 2010 was one of the first in a wave … Continue reading

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Shifting voices: Seeking the pedagogy of wisdom in gaming, MMO’s (massively multiplayer online games) and locative media Feb 24, 2012

What do we really want from gaming as educators? As academics we strive to inculcate knowledge and wisdom into our students. However we soon discover how that wisdom is really gained not by passive transmission but by active and immersive … Continue reading

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The dirty job of keeping Facebook clean Feb 22, 2012

Last week, Gawker received a curious document. Turned over by an aggrieved worker from the online freelance employment site oDesk, the document iterated, over the course of several pages and in unsettling detail, exactly what kinds of content should be … Continue reading

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How a “Disproven” Communication Theory Gets Proven Three Billion Times a Day Feb 22, 2012

I thought it might be fun to open with a little blast from the past. Pictured below is the first page of my notebook from my first collegiate communication course. I was an eighteen year-old beginning my second semester at … Continue reading

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Fighting for Fair Use and Author Rights + The Open Access Alternative Feb 20, 2012

Fighting for Fair Use and Author Rights – Christopher Boulton Over the last four years, I’ve sparred with three academic publishers over copyright and permissions policies, once with Pearson and twice with Taylor & Francis. The results were mixed, ranging … Continue reading

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