Igniting Conversation About the Future of Education – Henry Jenkins (video 13)


My video was about Henry Jenkins who is “officially” the Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He likes to refer to himself as a Professor of Miscellaneous Studies.

His work focuses on the roles in which media plays in the daily lives of people.  What he highlights in this video clip, representative of some of his work, is the notion of “participatory culture”.  He has written books like Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture; Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide; and the forthcoming Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture (with Sam Ford and Joshua Green), and runs conferences such as Transmedia Hollywood and Futures of Entertainment.

“The culture in Rio was a place that was informal, chaotic yet deeply social” – This as linked to education, which can be so formal and possibly rigid at times, seems to embrace chaos as a positive force in socializing and communication.  Additionally, he discusses what he says are “lecture police for not participating”, all of which serve as “a model for education”.


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Igniting Conversation About the Future of Education

In AC 230 class today i was given a video to watch From The digital media and learning conference and my assigned speaker to watch was Heather Mallack.

Heather Mallack in overview discussed Instinct, Ingenuity, technology and tools, trends, and how these factors intersect.

Heather Mallack is is a multimedia artist and media professional who participates in show, works of self expression, and collaborations which display how we can view ourselves and impact the world around us. She is based in pittsburgh and work with organizations such as GMSP which is involved in DML community.

During Heather’s speech there were several quotes i have found interesting in which i would like my fellow bloggers to weigh in on

She quoted ” teeth came before scissors so as a tool as a natural extension of your body thats what you’re utilizing… you may use your teeth as a tool”

what do you think she means by this statement and why

she also said that ingenuity is the process of applying ideas to solve or meet challenges …thats what we use our bodies for

do you think we use our bodies as tools in order to solves challenges faced in reality?

Heather Mallak’s formal questions to answer for class

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