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Month: November 2022

Technology and Education (4) – All Discourse Becomes Entertainment in an Instantgram World

Two weeks ago I ended my message by stating that that the form in which ideas are expressed affects the content of those ideas. I think we can take this further and assert that the forms of discourse regulate, and even dictate, what kind of content can issue from such forms. For example, it is perfectly …

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Technology and Education (3) – The Rise of the Instantgram Mind

The typographical mind, grounded in words and ideas, is worlds apart from what I will refer to as the Instantgram mind, a mind formed by images. To understand the distance between the two, consider the following. Postman asserted that until relatively recently, public figures were known largely by their written words and not by their …

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