DS106 Week 2 – Cyberinfrastructure

Getting on with #DS106


If today’s students are anything at all like I was, then there’s probably some eagerness to get past these first two weeks of boring, complicated preparations and introductions   Let’s get on to the real meat and potatoes of the course. “Let’s make some art dammit!”

However, I hope that the message of Gardner Campbell and the discussion around it is not discarded too quickly because it may be the most important part of this course.  Gardner is telling us we have the means to meet people from around the world, people we might never meet otherwise. We can find unmet friends and lovers, colleagues and collaborators, people who might hire us, people who can help us, people whom we can help, and other bags of gold.

Today’s latest mash-up will be forgotten tomorrow, but the connections we can make will last much longer, perhaps “for life”.



We are entering the new age of education that is programmed for discovery rather than instruction.

  • Gardner Campbell

I would like to graduate a generation of students who will help me hear strange correspondences and grand harmonies that I have not yet imagined.

  • Gardner Campbell

Meaning only comes into existence when two or more voices come into contact.

  • Bakhtin via Jon Mott (about 15:25 in the video)

Gardner Campbell: A Personal Cyberinfrastructure

Finally, here’s Brene Brown describing a face lift.

That’s my story. Any questions?


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