12 Replies to “Digital artefact: Post-human classroom”

  1. I’d forgotten about Thinglink. A great tool and perfect for this.

    This is a really thought-provoking artefact Chenée. I particularly like the question you pose about whether cyborgs can transcend the binaries (a brilliant image to illustrate that too!)

  2. Thanks for sharing this brilliant visual artefact. It’s fascinating! I’m particularly enjoying the containment of the technologies on display, combined with the more sprawling background of the traditional classroom.

  3. “the liar living in the formal network of the lie”.

    Excellent I love this line!

    We are all complicit in that which we seek to critique, but there are those who would rather deny a sense of self, than to admit that there is wrong in what they do.

    I enjoyed exploring your “thinglink”. I wonder if it was designed to be read from front to back, as our eye is drawn through the perspective, or top to bottom, as might a machine…

  4. What a cool way to present your artefact – I considered a similar theme but had no idea how to present it! Great work.

    “How do our identities change in the context collapse of online environment? Is authenticity or anonymity more valuable?” – very, very interesting question.

    Love it!

  5. I’ve never seen thinglink before. Did you make this using the free version? Are all the pictures things you found yourself? Or do you have to use their stock photos? Did you have to make the entire image yourself first then upload it to annotate it?

    1. Daniel, thanks for letting me know how you read it. I think its always interesting to see how we navigate different digital spaces.

      I wanted to use all my own photos but unfortunately Thinglink wouldn’t let me upload the ‘links’ unless I bought the premium version which I tried to do but was only allowed to purchase it as a business because of European VAT laws.

      The main big photo is mine, as is the picture on the board. I set it up in one of the classrooms were I work. The images in the links are hyperlinks to images available online, unfortunately my only option on the free version.

  6. Unfamiliar with thinglink, and in a (geographical) zone where it took quite a long time for the (circular) links to load, I spent quite a while interpreting the image without commentary. From the outset it was facsinating though, and it felt quite macabre; the image has a disturbing quality to it. On second viewing I could access the links – this was a really clever use of visual and audio mediums – both illustrative and thought-provoking. Thank you 🙂

  7. I loved your artefact Chenée. For me the background photograph was the most intriguing mostly due to the empty bookcase which seemed to represent a future of only digital media and no print books on display. Having found out after it was your own photograph therefore made it even more interesting. I did manage to guess that it was you on the screen though.
    All in all really thought provoking, thank you.

  8. This is a really rich visual artefact Chenée, and a great conversation here!

    Thinglink is a nice way to bring in some interactivity, so really interesting to read how people are commenting on the route through the various links – one can then build something with potential for multiple pathways, and therefore different ways of interpreting the piece ( went pretty much clockwise!).

    There is a great contrast between the room itself, which looks like a rather old fashioned classroom, and the images of past, present, and future technologies – so there was a really clever comment on the spatial and temporal qualities surfaced by our educational use of technology I thought.

    I was also wondering about your image at the centre. Is this a reflection on your position as a teacher, at the head of the class? I must say, I also felt a bit like a teacher in the act of looking and interacting with each screen, as if I was checking on what each pupil was looking at! Perhaps there is something here – in the sense that you (as teacher) are looking away from the screens, so aren’t able to see what the students are looking at.

    So much going on here Chenée – a really rich image for creative interpretation – nice work!

  9. Such an amazing artefact, Chenée! I too love the contrast between the traditional classroom and the forward-looking images on the screens. I also love the poem – how creative to include this!

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