Listened Micro Monday - 89: @maique, photographer, new dad from
Maique joins us this week from Lisbon. He worked for two decades as a photojournalist before becoming an independent photographer. He talks about the challenges of doing photography when you can’t travel, and how he copes as a new dad with the flood of baby photos. We also chatted about the upcomi...

Well that was nice. It is comforting to hear a professional photographer talk about the value of non professional photos in the A Day in The Life microblog challenge.

Listened It's Very Internet! from Hemispheric Views
Join hosts Martin Feld, Andrew Canion, and Jason Burk as they make their way through topics such as technology, coffee, books, culture, and more from different hemispheric views. Plus, cool accents! ;)

Listened: It’s Very Internet! @canion, @Burk & @martinfeld with guest @macgenie. Really enjoyed this one. The micro.blog section was good and The Oldest Thing In Our House” was great. Has me searching the house! Super show notes.

Listened Bryan Mathers from
Bryan Mathers (@BryanMMathers). If you've ever had the chance to look at the stickers tattooed on an educational technologist's laptop, chances are you've come across some of Bryan's @visualthinkery. In this episode, we chat about how words going into Bryan's ear turns to art coming out of his stylus.

Enjoyed listening to Terry Greene @greeneterry, interview @BryanMMathers about his visual work in education and other areas. Bryan’s working methods sound very relaxed, love the remix riffs.

Listened Teachers have a duty to share their great ideas from
Scotland’s most prolific teacher vlogger gives his tips for creating content – and calls for all teachers to share their practice ‘more freely’

Henry Hepburn, @Henry_Hepburn & Emma Seith, @Emma_Seith interview Blair Minchin (@Mr_Minchin). Interesting opinions on sharing, returning to school during covid and more. I imagine Blair’s class go home exhausted every day.

Listened IndieWeb Podcast Episode 15 by an authoran author from
After a gap of over a year, we resumed our IndieWeb podcast and got together to discuss what has been going on, how we have been building the community during the pandemic, and about our topic of micro.blog. There is also a video attached this time.

Enjoyed listening to this. Getting a take on micro.blog from the IndieWeb point of view was interesting. As usual listening makes me think I should dig into the IndieWeb a bit more and get this blog working the way I want.

Listened Should universities give preference to applicants from poor backgrounds? from

After reading the great article in the Observer Michael Sandel: ‘The populist backlash has been a revolt against the tyranny of merit’ I subscribed to the podcast.
The best thing about the podcast is how Michael Sandel, summarises and pushed the arguments on without any delay.
I am enjoying listing to podcasts again now I am commuting once more.

Listened GIFs as Blackface from Glimmer
Anil Dash: What I'm saying is, sometimes that machine is making us do something that replicates the systemic racism of the world around us. I don't think anybody intends that, but maybe by talking about it, what we can do is encourage each other to be a little bit more thoughtful, a little bit more mindful about which images we use, whose images we use, and the way we use them. And if we do that, we can keep the machines and the software and the technology from undermining other people's ability to trust in our good intent when we send them a message.

Really interesting discussions. I’ve messed around a lot with gifs, mainly making them, I like their use for examining moments, “art” and just playing with the tools. I’ve never, afair, entered into the world of reaction gifs. I’ve used giphy for the odd daft experiment, but that is as far as it goes.