Some time this month I was interviewed by Jim Saunders, Steve Howard, and Nicole Veerman about EDUPUNK. The were interested in the idea, and they are doing a series of interviews as a part of their graduate journalism class at the University of Western Ontario. Their blog tracks the progress of a 10-part feature series (stories, podcasts and video) about the MakerCulture movement in North America. They were a lot of fun to talk to, and as usual I was rambling, impossible to shut up, and rather ineloquent, though I do think I do the best job yet in putting EDUPUNK as a term (versus a social movement well beyond the term) in the clearest context, at least for me, thus far. I also set the record straight that Brian Lamb indeed started EDUPUNK. After listening to the interview, it helped me think about my upcoming socialist presentation on EDUCHUDS (look for the description towards the bottom of the page) at Wordcamp NYC which I’m sure the Libertarian Open Source entrepreneurs are looking forward to 🙂
Anyway, if you have the inclination give it a listen, it’s about 22 minutes long, and if you are interested in joining James, Steve and Nicole in a panel discussion about MakerCulture, EDUPUNK, or some other element of education on MONDAY NOVEMBER 16 2009 (after 6 p.m.) at the University of Western Ontario journalism department in London, Ontario, be sure to get in touch with them. You can find their information in this post from which I am stealing all their work.
Download Interview with Jim Saunders, Steve Howard, and Nicole Veerman about EDUPUNK