Here’s a roundup of fascinating things we’ve discovered related (more or less) to internet learning, just in the past month.
This is a new email format we’re trying…if you dig this, let us know and we’ll do it again periodically.
And please send us websites we should visit, people we should meet, things we should read, and so on!
- Very cool project from Samuel Arbesman, the Overedge Catalog, mapping the landscape of new types of research institutions
- Incite Seminars is launching a new program, Ruiniversity, “an immersion in deep study and emancipatory self-education”, with a year-long core curriculum “First Course” - if you’re interested you can sign up for an info session
- Brendan just finished reading Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer, an excellent book on ecology and indigenous knowledge (also: look at that new hardcover edition!)
- We’re also starting to read Dorothy Sayers’ essay The Lost Tools of Learning after seeing it recommended by multiple smart folks (Nicole & Shreyans) - let us know if you’d like to read it with us!
- Primer launched “Pursuits”, multi-week exploratory learning projects for kids, which look fantastic (first one: Galactic Explorations - love it)
- Here’s an interesting design project from Bianca Aguilar, Scenius - an app for self-directed learning in public, “a proof-of-work mechanism for learning”
- This website, the Atlas of Cyberspaces, is amazing - a collection “of maps and graphic representations of the geographies of the new electronic territories of the Internet, the World-Wide Web and other emerging Cyberspaces”
- Good article about Dark Matter University, a network of design academics exploring “radical anti-racist forms of communal knowledge and spatial practice that are grounded in lived experience”
- Found via Sal, The Alternative Art School looks great, an online venue for serious arts education and practice, focused on the holistic lived experience of being an artist
- Tinyschool is creating interesting roadmaps for skills-based technical learning
- Intrigued by The Forest Curriculum, “an itinerant and nomadic platform for interdisciplinary research and mutual co-learning”, exploring and critiquing the anthropocene through many lenses
Hope these make for some interesting reading and exploration! We’d love to hear what you’ve found compelling and catalyzing lately.
In other news we’re working on migrating the Meta Course to Hyperspace, and look forward to launching a new cohort soon.
We’ll also have a new launch next week — let us know if you’d like to get a cohort live by then!
—The Hyperlink Team