Mapping the four quarters

It’s a Monday on Tuesday, due to the holiday, and time to try and make sense of where I am, of late. Being visual I roughed out a map of what interests I’m currently focused on and how it ties into my professional life here at work. So, without much further elaboration:
Like any tentative map its up for question – learning can surely be folded into collaborative activity, but not all learning in collaborative and so on. The key, the thing I need to figure out how to represent, is the p2p element. There are links to various sites that work with this map, and no doubt some more thought and contextualization would be useful, but it’s still – technically- Monday morning so……

The utopian aspirations of technology advocates

I’ve been re-visiting some of my Utopian daydreams lately, thoughts that have floated around me since long ago and trying to reconcile or re-connect them to my current life state. Why do I care about the things I do, now? And buried beneath the regular answers concerning gainful employ and such is this deeply held (some would say) naive belief that we can still change the world, for the better.

Concurrently, I’ve been ruminating over the classist dynamic that the intervention of technology establishes. With broadband still a luxury for many (despite President Bushes “Mission Accomplished” stance on broadband penetration) and issues of digital literacy, copyright , and security unresolved and abundant I wonder about the exclusionary utopia we might build here.