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new thought on commemoration & collective mourning
In her description of her doctoral practice "Lost & Shared: Approaches to collective mourning, towards affective and transformative politics" (defence date, Jan 11, 2023), Eliana Ottas writes:"Taking as a departure point my experience working with war survivors in Peru, this project investigates how art can enable the collectivization of mourning. I connected my interest in the… Continue reading new thought on commemoration & collective mourning
On an optimistic note:
Half-way through reading this, following years of work in libre technology which culminated in a recent research stint in information ethics and child computer inter-action research in educational settings, I think I'm ready to skip out on this nightmare, invest in a tech-free livelihood, and hope that things will straighten themselves out with no further… Continue reading On an optimistic note:
– Can you tell me more about “Teacher Training in Steiner Early Childhood Ed and Elementary Education”?
Building on my background in Education through Art, I've been informally studying and practicing* elements of Montessori pedagogy, Reggio Emilia, and Forest School without seeking certification. At the same time I've been formally training in Steiner pedagogy (nature-focused, mindfulness-, freeplay- and observation-based, radically inclusive, and community-embedded --at least in its ideal forms) which has vastly deepened my… Continue reading – Can you tell me more about “Teacher Training in Steiner Early Childhood Ed and Elementary Education”?
– Are you into educational technology at all?
I am very interested in educational technology on the level of policy. I see educational technology as part of the public sphere. I would like to see its architecture approached the same way we approach the architecture of any civic / educational construct, anything intended as a learning environment with the fundamental social function of fostering conflict… Continue reading – Are you into educational technology at all?
Gender, race, and the free software movement
I wouldn't say that issues of racism and sexism are out of place or that they don't belong in the free software movement, or that they are separate from it. I would say that the free software movement is connected and complementary to struggles against systemic oppression and exploitation, by focusing on the computing field … Continue reading Gender, race, and the free software movement
You’re never far from my mind (a message to the Free World)
I wonder about the assisted reproductive technology industry and whether anyone is looking into how free or unfree their practices might be. I got rid of my smartphone which means an entirely different workload and relationship with labour. With Jano now three years old and roaming, it's counterproductive to carry a laptop, and creating computer… Continue reading You’re never far from my mind (a message to the Free World)
Η γλώσσα σου είναι πανέμορφη
Όχι μόνο εύηχη και πλούσια, αλλά και το πολιτισμικό πλαίσιο στο οποίο βάζεις τον γιο σου και εμάς που τυγχάνει να είμαστε κοντά είναι υπέροχο, γεμάτο λεπτές, μαγευτικές ευαισθησίες. Τα δικά μου Ελληνικά είναι σκουριασμένα, και όχι μόνο αυτό: μου ήταν σημαντικό (ακτιβιστικό ακόμα) να αναπτύξω τρόπο διδασκαλίας στην Κυπριακή διάλεκτο, με αποδοχή των ελλείψεων… Continue reading Η γλώσσα σου είναι πανέμορφη
gardening, baking, studying: Stavrodromi + eimaste, January 2020
For my brothers
You are not alone. We are together in this. There's endless love here for you. Your nephew proves it. Here is endless possibility for gentle cooperation, warm companionship, co-existence. And there is desire for these things. I wish to share with you my survival mechanisms, my ways of resolving our trauma. Of the chaos they… Continue reading For my brothers