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Generations from now, they won't call it the Internet anymore. They'll just say, "I logged on to the Jim Groom this morning.
Everything Jim Groom touches is gold. He's like King Midas, but with the Internet.
My understanding is that an essential requirement of the internet is to do whatever Jim Groom asks of you while you're online.
-James D. Calder
@jimgroom is the Billy Martin of edtech.
My 3yr old son is VERY intrigued by @jimgroom's avatar. "Is he a superhero?" "Well, yes, son, to many he is."
Jim Groom is a fiery man.
-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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OSU’s Writers Talk: Platforms that Unlock Passion
“I never knew writing could be so much fun”- EduPunk at OSU with @digitalfirstosu Innovate speaker @jimgroom on WT itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wri… — Writers Talk (@WritersTalk) May 8, 2013 Back in March I gave a keynote presentation at THE Ohio University’s InnovateOSU … Continue reading
EDUPUNK Interview: Educational Commodification, Origins, and the Reification of an Idea
Click to v 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 … Continue reading
Flannery O’Connor on Southern literature and the grostesque
I started watching John Huston’s adaptation of Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood (1979) for the first time, and I actually stopped half-way through. And while I am a huge fan of Harry Dean Stanton, and I dug Brad Dourif in this … Continue reading
Call Me Ishmael
Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of … Continue reading
Who the hell is Sol LeWitt? Some kinda artist or something? Anyway, Tom Woodward is cutting his teeth on some audio mashup goodness, for what I’m not sure—who is Sol LeWitt?—but I like the sounds of conceptual freedom. Download Sol … Continue reading
Stopover in a Quiet Town
My favorite Twilight Zone episode for the last six or seven years is “Stopover in a Quiet Town.” I think the whole idea of two people waking up after a bender in an abandoned town in which they discover everything … Continue reading
Kathy Acker on Ubuweb
My Ubuweb feed just brought forth another little treasure, this time Kathy Acker reading excerpts from her book My Mother: Demonology (1994) which is set to music and titled Redoing Childhood. This album was released by Kill Rock Stars after … Continue reading
Cronenberg on Warhol
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