On a side note, the wedding yesterday was a wonderful illustration of the marriage of cultures. The bride was KoreanCanadian, the groom was Mexican. The guests were Mexican, Indian, Caucasian (me!). I love seeing a human relationship trump all cultural norms. Something intensely gratifying about it.

As an aside, it is amazing how comfortable I have become being in a room where I don’t understand anything that is happening. It is almost like I expect it to be that way and am dissapointed when I do understand something.

Ignorance is bliss. Love is lovely.

By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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