for tuesday: a little history

Everything’s A Remix

As a note on our discussion on 16 Jan, have a view of the four 10-min videos at Everything’s a Remix. These videos can fill out some details concerning intellectual property that I stumbled over.

For Tues 21 Jan

  • Read As We May Think, 1945. Vannevar Bush.
  • Wikipedia entry on memex.
  • View highlights from The Mother of All Demos, 1968, parts 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9. Doug Engelbart at the Augmentation Research Center (ARC) at Stanford Research Institute.

Spot the technology. As you read Bush and view the Demo, take note of nascent new technologies being introduced in each. We’ll consider on Tuesday what changes in methods of study, thinking, knowledge-making seem to come from these technologies.

As a sidenote – Not everything is gonna be remixed

Here’s a current situation where Yale asserts its IP over students who seem to be remixing existing content. Ongoing. Yale Shuts Down Student Created Course Catalog.


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