Goodbye, London: My media from 2012-2013


London is a roost for every bird- Benjamin Disraeli I am leaving London next week, heading for a brief stint with family in New York and then off to Seoul, Korea for another year there. So for the umpteenth time I am whittling my life into a suitcase, taking stock of the year, sorting through […]

Travel and emergence: learning through motion, intention, and serendipity

Travel and Emerging Learning: How Motion and Perspective Affect Understanding (ie, a mosaic being made) Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. – Jack Kerouac This post is no doubt partially inspired by my upcoming journey back to London to […]

New York City and mLearning Field Trips: A Day with my wife

New York, Washington Square Park

A Day in New York City: how mobile technology allowed me to narrate (ie, relate the significance beyond the activities) from Michael Gallagher on Vimeo. This post falls a little far from academic, but it still advances my general thesis that mobile technology has changed the way that we not only interact with our worlds, […]

The Emotional Content of Digital Media: Jetlag and the larger narrative of travel

Roslyn Long Island montage

Emotional Content: Individual>Artifact “Do you imagine the universe is agitated? Go into the desert at night and look at the stars. This practice should answer the question.” Lao Tzu Ideas of presence, connection, community pervade our thinking on digital spaces. How meaning is made, how community is generated to support that meaning-making, and how that […]

Expat simultaneity of place: 2+ geographies, 2 conflicting emotions

Visualizing cognitive capacity

Here/There I was having a nice email exchange with a fellow expat friend who I know from Korea, but had recently visited London along with his wife. We met, talked, had a pint, and then they left. He was returning to Korea to head back to work and was muddling through the particular expat sensation […]

Travel, trains, and perpetual motion

New York: March 2012

There is most certainly something about trains. Perpetual motion. I am wrapping up a trip to the United States for work (New York), friends (New Jersey) and family (Long Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio). Rather than succumb to the malaise of domestic air travel, I decided to take the train from New York to Pittsburgh and now […]

Taipei ambient sounds: audio backdrop of a book conference, more din

Taipei, Taiwan: February 2012

I was in Taipei, Taiwan last week for a very large book conference. I wrote a blog post about this a few days ago, but wanted to revisit this with a different context. I use Audiboo quite a bit to record ambient noise of the places I go and Taipei was no exception. I made […]