[Edu-sig] From Kirby's corner...

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Tue Mar 7 09:03:46 CET 2006

> Digital, actually is cold.  And children are too sensitive not to perceive it as cold.

Yes, but they love cartoons.

> Anything we can actually pet around?

I'm all for that too.  Not either/or.

> I'd feel better about it if I knew what problem, exactly, we were solving.

We're trying to recruit more girls by taking the edge off of
technology some (more dolls, fewer bayonets).  A kinder gentler CS? 
Doesn't mean we stop with the war games.  Quakers play Quake.  But
it's metaphoric violence.

> Or are we just riding tsunamis.
> Art

Kids grow up watching a lot of TV, has a big impact.  But pedagogy is
still very pre-TV in a lot of ways, passed down through traditions
that've been going since Rome and before.

So how to break out of the pre-TV mode and embrace the fatter pipe
bandwidths that computers and such now provide?  I think by making TV,
not just watching it, and that also means "scripting" with languages
such as Python.

I'm into multi-track audio also.


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