This was Team 3’s Synthesis Presentation for Block 1.
We have all been working together to understand disruptive technology, and how it relates to community, identity, and design. The video represents the diversity of ideas and questions generated by the class, and demonstrates visually the diversity of individual identities (“I am…”) of contributors to this blog while synthesizing them together into a harmonious (or sometimes discordant) whole.
The word tree as generated using a web service called Many Eyes. Feel free to interact with word tree.
Some ideas explored in class:
- Does the design of disruptive technologies carry intelligence related to identity and community?
- What intelligence was transmitted via the design of the blog/word tree combination? How does experiencing the text in the tree format differ from experiencing it in blog form?
- The business of education is change. Teachers want to make a change in their students to varying levels. Teachers also need to prepare their students to continue to change, as the world will continue to change. As such, Teachers themselves need to be able to change as well.