I’ve been working improving my digital literacy for a while but I’m really intrigued by this work by Doug Belshaw and others at the Mozilla Foundation. Working on the framework of things to have competency in for web literacy. I’ve just been doing things piecemeal but this gives a guide for that type of self education. I’m definitely going to look into their badges thing as well.
Navigating the Web
- Navigation – using software tools to browse the Web
- Web Mechanics – understanding the Web ecosystem
- Credibility – critically evaluating information found on the Web
- Search – locating information, people and resources via the Web
- Security – keeping systems, identities, and content safe
Creating for the Web
- Composing for the Web – creating content (including text, images, audio and video) making use of Web technologies such as hyperlinks
- Remixing – using existing (openly-licensed) content to create something new or modified
- HTML – reading and writing HyperText Markup Language using the building blocks of the Web
- CSS – reading, writing, testing and applying Cascading Style Sheets to change the visual appearance of HTML
- Design & accessibility – creating universally effective communications through digital artifacts</li>
- Coding/scripting – creating interactive experiences through digital artifacts for the Web
- Infrastructure – understanding the Internet stack and how to host your own data
Participating on the Web
- Sharing & Collaborating – providing access to digital artifacts, understanding data ownership and jointly curating or creating content
- Community participation – getting involved in Web communities, understanding and respecting online norms and practices
- Privacy – working with intellectual property, examining and understanding the consequences of sharing data online
- Open practices – championing, creating, and protecting the Web as a platform for democratic, universally accessible innovation
With regards to Fitchthehomeless using people as props like that is never cool or a good idea. Human beings are not a means to an end but an end in themselves.
Not that I needed much of a push but I think this is true.
I really like the idea of implementing your own rule set on top of a game to create a whole new experience. I haven’t played pokemon since elementary school but I think this is a fantastic challenge. It seems it would create a sense of raised consequences but also the narrative that would emerge would be very different between players.
The most basic Nuzlocke rules, as they were first introduced, are as follows:
- Any Pokémon that faints is considered dead, and must be released.
- The player may only catch the first Pokémon encountered in each area, and none else. If the first Pokémon encountered faints or flees, there are no second chances. If the first encounter in the area is a Double Battle in dark grass, the player may choose which of the two Pokémon they would like to catch.
- While not exactly a definite rule, the general consensus is that players must also nickname all of their Pokémon, for the sake of forming stronger emotional bonds.
- Also not a definite rule, but the general consensus is that a black out/white out is considered to be “game over”, even if there are Pokémon left in the PC.
So I’m moving out to Vancouver, BC for 12 weeks for a job; I’m stoked but getting everything in order is a substantial undertaking (to me at least).
Self portrait after finding 24/7 Cosby Show Streaming channel.
|Good Moment:||Reading a book that feels highly and weirdly relevant to your life.|
|Current Version:||Reading Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler|
So this was happening yesterday as I left my parent’s house.
The world’s biggest mental health research institute is abandoning the new version of psychiatry’s “bible” – the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, questioning its validity and stating that “patients with mental disorders deserve better”. This bombshell comes just weeks before the publication of the fifth revision of the manual, called DSM-5.
On 29 April, Thomas Insel, director of the US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), advocated a major shift away from categorising diseases such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia according to a person’s symptoms. Instead, Insel wants mental disorders to be diagnosed more objectively using genetics, brain scans that show abnormal patterns of activity and cognitive testing.
This would mean abandoning the manual published by the American Psychiatric Association that has been the mainstay of psychiatric research for 60 years.
Woah this is intense, I have far too many thoughts on this not all of them are well realized or researched at this moment but I’m definitely going to keep an eye on how this develops.
Start in bland hotel room. (Fully destructible environment)
Destroy said Hotel Room.
Post panorama picture of carnage on social media with up/down votes.
Name: Creative Destruction
Work in progress. With reference to this.