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Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room (David Weinberger 2012)

We used to know how to know. We got our answers from books or experts. We’d nail down the facts and move on. But in the Internet age, knowledge has moved onto networks. There’s more knowledge than ever, of course, … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed by Information Overload? Struggling with Information Superabundance? Disoriented by the Data Deluge? How to Make the Big Shift in the Era of Big Data

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. (Pablo Picasso) Make Just one Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions (Right Question Institute 2011) Scalable learning also takes into account how knowledge has moved onto networks. In his … Continue reading

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What do you need to know to thrive in the 21st century? On curiosity, creativity, humility, epistemology, and learning

Conversation is a catalyst for innovation. (John Seely Brown, former Chief Scientist of Xerox, now self-declared ‘Chief of Confusion‘) Join the conversation this Monday, October 28, 7-8pm at the Honors Salon! Discuss with others what you think we need to … Continue reading

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“Something that one really needed to know in the worst way – before one began” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Thanks Kelly Madole and Elizabeth Gish for pointing that out to me. Every once in a while, I have the irresistible urge to post something funny or at least silly. Being German, loving philosophy and admiring Nietzsche – with qualifications, … Continue reading

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‘Whenever possible, be the unexpected’

Lynda Barry, cartoonist

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