Jaron Lanier and Dominant Design

Are we creating path dependencies with our creative technologies that actually limit creativity? Jaron Lanier thinks so and in this post I introduce the concept of dominant design and what it means in terms of technological and social innovation.

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Amazing Stuff: November 14th Edition

What we eat, how we produce the food we eat, whether our healthcare is environmentally sustainable, and how mobile technologies can help connect teens to health and filmmakers to audiences is all part of this week’s edition of Amazing Stuff.

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eHealth and the Trust Factor

Trust is the foundation of eHealth, yet that very concept is under threat in Ontario due to numerous spending and management scandals associated with the agency entrusted to lead eHealth in that province. Let’s consider what trust means in the eHealth context and challenge us to restore it.

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The Book is Dead, Long Live the Book! Learning and Social Media

Books may be low tech compared to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, but its focus on narrative gives it an advantage over other tools. Some thoughts on how to keep a low tech tool useful in a high tech information environment

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