Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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April 26th, 2010

Very exciting meeting this afternoon sharing ideas for a summer Creativity Institute in OKC, focus on digital media expression options

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@garystager he was a noteable source / expert in the @dig_nat documentary

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Just signed up to attend webinar “How we Creatively Built a ‘Taste Graph’ of the Entire Web: Hunch” @creativeok May 12th http://ow.ly/1DHUZ

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New blog post: Always moderate membership in educational networking sites http://bit.ly/dnOwGq

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Reading WashPost: Online games may not boost brainpower (exercise is better!) http://flne.ws/24184159 on Fluent News

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@mediapeople parenting is a huge influence2 The documentary focuses mainly on the influence of tech but parental roles r discussed2

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@smeech yes that is correct - you need the free Netflix CD for Wii

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2nd day of state testing today for my 6th grader. Ironically “We’re Not Gonna Take It” was on the radio enroute to school this morning.

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The Army Experience Center in Philly - high tech recruiting via intense digital simulations. War as a game. Wow. http://ow.ly/1DsS0

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Why should people be surprised some drone/Predator pilots suffer PTSD? These pilots ARE killing people. Virtual screen = real life @dig_nat

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Going to war has meant the same thing for 5000 years… but compare that now to the life of a Predator pilot… via @dig_nat

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@smeech No I’ve never had it crash (the Netflix app) on any of our Mac laptops. Now watching via our Wii. No problems, great quality!

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Amazing discussion of Creech AFB and drone pilot warriors http://ow.ly/1DsMQ

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technology [like WOW] is not isolating people, it is giving them new ways to be intimate via @dig_nat

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@teacherspirit OK ;-) I thought you were being serious!

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Avg hours per week in WOW is 10. But many spend MANY, MANY more via @dig_nat

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@geoffcain I’m watching PBS Digital Nation this evening and tweeting some quotes http://ow.ly/1Dsv5

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@teacherspirit So how many of those jobs are there today? We don’t have toll booth operators in Oklahoma. All booths are automated.

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Popular online cooking show http://www.feedmebubbe.c… - grandmother and grandson, I love it! via @dig_nat

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@henryjenkins on @dig_nat - people as early as the 1960s were telling us we were moving to info overload, good news is we’ve made it…

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[distraction] is not a new issue- read descriptions of the Progressive Era @henryjenkins on @dig_nat

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I think we live in the most distractible era of history EVER. If we fail to help kids learn to be productive amidst distractions, we

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Todd Oppenheimer (The Flickring Mind) is worried about kids getting bored, brain bifurcation, and immediate gratification via @dig_nat

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Jason Levy: No one would ever argue we should take the oxygen away from our kids. The same goes for technology. via @dig_nat

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Jason Levy: What jobs exist NOW which require people to just sit in their seats and be quiet? via @dig_nat

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@geoffcain …some topics while multi-tasking. I agree that deep thinking can be challenged by distractions, even email, much less facebook

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@geoffcain Her point wasn’t that someone can’t physically be in class and multi-task - it is that it’s not possible to think deeply about…

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Korean gov’t is assertively addressing Internet addiction in 2nd grade, preaching about “healthy Internet use” and limited gaming @dig_nat

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@geoffcain I think profs everywhere are struggling with students who are much more distracted in class than their predecessors were

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3 year study in Korea on Internet addiction led to the condition now being treated as a psychological disorder via @dig_nat

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@garystager Yes. My 1st tech course in grad school in 95 assigned “Life on the Screen” as required reading.

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@amichetti Yes, I think the entire documentary is available online too. Easier to not connect my laptop to the TV tho! http://ow.ly/1DrZV

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Dr Gary Small has compared MRI brain scans of reading vs Google searching. Findings said: we need more research. http://ow.ly/1DrYk @dig_nat

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the point is to be our most creative selves, not to distract ourselves to death - Sherry Turkle in Digital Nation http://ow.ly/1DrVI

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Listening to Sherry Turkle discuss how students today at MIT are drinking the kool aide of multi-tasking, and unable to focus for thinking

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Just figured out the PBS special “Digital Nation” is available via Netflix streaming - woo hoo! Watching it now on our Wii.

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@khokanson no kidding! Very cool here in OK tonight… Feels more like fall. I want spring back! :-)

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Good lookin’ moon risin’ tonight over central Oklahoma

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