Archive for October, 2009

cryptic messages

October 17, 2009

On by Frank Baranowski you can find a description for exercises in designing mysterious fonts, derived from known latin scripts, which do not mean anything,  see Kryptic 1 and Kryptic2.

Meanwhile I read on Popular Mechanics that the poster for Lost’s final season contains hieroglyphics. Dr. James Allen, Wilbour Professor of Egyptology and Chair of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies at Brown University analyzed the symbols and had this answer: “The hieroglyphs spell out two Egyptian words, meaning ‘Who is the guide?’ or ‘Who is the leader?”


via educating alice

edupunk comic

October 16, 2009

I have introduced ComicLife to a group of primar school teachers, and it will be interesting to see what they will be coming up with in their classrooms. In the meantime I found this comic.2595116903_64a0fcaa75_o
Edupunks, meddlers in the middle, teaching as subversive activity – where is my research leading me to next?

the opposite of play

October 15, 2009

Brian Sutton-Smith wrote “The opposite of play isn’t work. It’s depression. To play is to act out and be willful, exultant and committed as if one is assured of one’s prospects.” in The Ambiguity of Play (1997) which I read a while ago and now I found it cited in Unlearning How to Teach, Creativity or Conformity? Building Cultures of Creativity in Higher Education by Erica McWilliam. And a brief further search brought up the image above here.

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