I DON'T THINK our 8yo will ever learn to type because he has mastered smart speakers. Dylan (who learned some of his first phrases from Alexa) and I chatted about this during a Topgold Audio Clip that you can hear on Spotify.
SEAN O'GRADY, a creative multimedia graduate from the Clonmel Digital Campus, took a group of current students on a walk-and-talk around the Teamwork.com offices in Cork. We discovered you can learn a lot about a company's ethos from its walls and doors.
THE FABRIC OF LIFE is getting smarter every year because our world is cognifying. Kevin Kelly offered this observation more than seven years ago as he started sharing parts of The Inevitable, an essential conversation starter in the Emerging Trends and Technology module on the Clonmel Digital campus.
Today, 2D rigger Jess Cheeseman explains how she has seen cognification affect her life and the lives of her family in Canada.
CLEVER CREATIVES like Borja Lopez Montes teach me things I will always remember. Today, Borja revived my memory of scary bees when he brought Black Mirror into the classroom as part of a presentation about "tracking".
WE HAVE RESTARTED another audio patching task that involves repairing broken audio links on the Youth Media Team website. This is a problem of my own making and one that Pam O'Brien and I will fix through a process of improved content archiving. I talk about it in a three minute Topgold Audio Clip that you can hear on Spotify.
I WISH parents with primary school children would shut off the engines of their cars when stopping to drop off their kids. And I hope I never see an unattended car, left idling outside of an after-school facility, jump into gear and hit an unsuspecting pedestrian.
I talk about these things and a few other items printed in the Sunday newspapers in Ireland.
I listen to a lot of audio every day. I know I have too many podcasts in my subscription listings, perhaps because I’m pulling down content by using two podcast apps (Pocketcasts and Player.fm).
Here is a look at the top of my podcatcher from a typical Friday morning where two hours of audio content normally appears in the space of one screen one my Samsung Note 9. I will hear these hosts in my earbuds during my morning and evening commutes and their ideas often fill break times throughout the day.
AFTER 12 MONTHS of using the Sennheiser Memory Mic to create hands-free classroom recordings, I'm very happy to report I have never lost an audio segment with the Memory Mic producing high quality audio or high definition video. I'm now helping other educators understand the simple and effective workflow involved to quickly produce and share recorded minutes from academic settings.
And a big thumbs-up to Christian Payne for introducing me to the sweet little piece of durable technology. The Sennheiser Memory Mic works with iOS and Android. It's much more resistant to water immersions and concrete bounce tests than the handsets I've used to record with it. Recommended.