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@jimgroom is the Billy Martin of edtech.
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-Antonella Dalla Torre
“Reverend” Jim “The Bava” Groom, alias “Snake Pliskin” is a charlatan and a fraud, a self-confessed “used car salesman” clawing his way into the glamour of the education technology keynote circuit via the efforts of his oppressed minions at the University of Mary Washington’s DTLT and beyond. The monster behind educational time-sink ds106 and still recovering from his bid for hipster stardom with “Edupunk”, Jim spends his days using his dwindling credibility to sell cheap webhosting to gullible undergraduates and getting banned from YouTube for gross piracy.
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- The Sisyphean Labor of Link Love
- Installing Owncast on Reclaim Cloud
- Some Welcome Love for the LAMP Stack
- Robot Tour of Reclaim Arcade
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Category Archives: museums
That inspired spire you see both above and below is Torino’s National Cinema Museum. Literally a cathedral devoted to film. And I caught it during a great exhibit, namely …. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimgroom/23804461298 An entire exhibit dedicated to beasts within film. And … Continue reading
Writing a post to sum up my time in Melbourne would be far too daunting—even for such a formidable blogger as il bavalino. So, I am going to do two things: break up my posts and try and capture the … Continue reading
My family and I, along with DTLT’s latest hire, went to D.C. today to spend a leisurely Sunday browsing museums and generally being harassed by our over-tired, under-restrained children. We had seen that the American History museum was doing an … Continue reading
I spent the day at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History: The Kenneth E Behring Center (the last bit of the name after the colon is new and is ostensibly the name of their biggest donor, reinforcing that the … Continue reading
A couple of months back I happened upon the American Museum of the Moving Image’s Moving Image Source, which is an online publication featuring articles about film, television, video games, actors, and more. The posts are written by critics and … Continue reading
Jeff McClurken’s Adventure’s in Digital History seminar is (or is it “was” now?) a pretty amazing thing. The driving logic of the course was that four distinct projects, each dealing with a unique facet of local history, were be framed … Continue reading
Another gem from my Ubuweb video feed. Just found this series of audio files that feature David Cronenberg curating an Andy Warhol exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto back in 2006. Here’s a nice quote from Cronenberg … Continue reading
Lee Rosenbaum’s article in today’s Wall Street Journal adds another layer to the post I wrote about Randolph College selling off its art collection (inspired by Rosenbaum’s original post here). According to the article, one of the major forces behind … Continue reading
You may have already heard that the Board of Trustees of Randolph College (a small, private women’s liberal arts college in Lynchburg, Virginia) made the controversial decision to sell off parts of its celebrated art collection to stay financially viable. … Continue reading
One of the things I love about my Flickr photostream are the intermittent gifts from my contacts. Fotoedge’s images regularly provide me with a beautifully textured and preserved Americana of the Mid-West. Whenever he uploads a new photo I am … Continue reading