Hi, folks. Haven’t updated for a while as we had a snow day over here at Virginia Tech, and I spent last week in Tampa for the Association for Teachers of Technical Writing Conference and the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Had a great time. Someone else I know pointed out how different it is to go to these conferences as faculty as opposed to as a graduate student, and I find that to be the case for me.
Anyway, for the New Media Seminar this week, we’re reading and discussing Alan Kay and Adele Goldberg’s “Personal Dynamic Media,” and I am to share a “nugget” and/or app that fulfilled Kay and Goldberg’s predictions.
“What will happen if everyone had a DynaBook?”
A preliminary thought is to link the attraction to future predictions to the kind of willingness to imagine a utopic vision of a possible future, whether in terms of computing technologies or something else, that is necessary for creative and effective innovation.