Learning2gether Episode 341
On Sunday Aug 14, at the unusually early time of 1230 UTC, but pushing midnight in Canberra, Vance Stevens had a chat with Alexander Hayes, who filled us in on his dissertation journey in a discussion he had enigmatically entitled The Null Hypothesis: On Country, Cyborgs and the Singularity. By the end of his stream of consciousness explanation, all elements in that title were clearly connected.
Alexander Hayes is at this writing within six months of completing his dissertation, and before it gets locked away somewhere and forgot about I asked him to spare us an hour and tell us about it.
Where? Google+ Hangout on Air
- All were invited to join us in the HoA, at the link which was posted in several places at the time. We had two listeners to the live stream.
- Live stream: https://youtu.be/_OZHcN9ehZY
and at http://webheadsinaction.org/live
- Webheadsinaction.org archive post of the event
- And Alex’s blog post of this event is here
It wasn’t the first time Alex had appeared on Learning2gether. In his most recent appearance, where we talked with him about the thesis research in-progress. I introduced him as follows:
Alexander Hayes has been associated with a number of cutting edge education projects over the years, including exploring the potential of StreamFolio, Talking VTE, POV technologies, Drones for Schools, wearable technologies (and the social implications of surveillance, sousveillance, and uberveillance) and most recently, Google Glass through posting his interviews with 60 Google Glass Explorers on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfhVHi9gqg5TLDTvvpVbI89NI5EJirTw8, and hosting the recent Glass Meetup #1 in Canberra.
I had almost forgot that Alex was only the third guest speaker in this Learning2gether podcast series as it was just getting started in 2010. At the time he asked us to have a look at his dissertation application plan entitled
The Application of Location Enabled Body Worn Technologies In The Education Sector
It explores ramifications of the “rapid uptake of body worn, location enabled, mobile network accessible solutions for rich media creation and connection”
More recently I was honored to be interviewed as a small part of the data set in his extensive research, and I’m looking forward now to hearing about how all of that data have coalesced into a thesis soon to be locked away in a cabinet for no one to read🙂 and what it all has to do with ‘on country’, cyborgs, and singularity.
Alex provided us a complete listing of his writings on varied topics
Alex’s previous Learning2gether appearances are listed below
- Episode 218: Sunday, May 18, 2014 – Hangout with Alexander Hayes – Google Glass in Education
- Episode 162: Monday, May 27, 2013 – Alexander Hayes – The Revolution will be Humanized: The Glass Age Approaches, hosted by Jeff Lebow
- Episode 153: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 – Michael Coghlan and Vance Stevens live in Melbourne Talking VTE
with Stephan Ridgway, Alexander Hayes, and friends in Hangout
- Episode 147: March 10, 2013 – Veillance Hangout with Alex Hayes and posse
- Episode 3: Wednesday, September 15, 2010: Vance Stevens – Interview with Alexander Hayes
All are welcome to join us and learn more about Alex and his always provocative ideas and innovations.
- Google+ Communities events set or posts made
- Web 2.0 Teaching and Learning
- Teachers for Interactive Language Learning (TILL)
- EdTech Mojo
- Facebook Groups
- Learning with Computers https://www.facebook.com/groups/6577061586/
- TAEdTech Sig https://www.facebook.com/groups/TAEdTech/
- Multiliteracies https://www.facebook.com/groups/evomlit/
- Webheads in Action
- Learning2gether https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether/