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[Xmca-l] Fwd: Re: Gee, Knowledge, Intelligence and Affinity Spaces

Greg and all,
I went ahead and emailed the man himself, Jim Gee, to see if he could help clarify. He wrote the following and gave me permission to share it on the listserv.

Jenna McWilliams
Learning Sciences Program, Indiana University

*From:* James Gee <James.Gee@asu.edu>
*Date:* Monday, July 28, 2014 11:42 AM
*To:* Jenna McWilliams <jennamcjenna@gmail.com>
*Subject:* [Xmca-l] Gee, Knowledge, Intelligence and Affinity Spaces
Affinity spaces can be seen as about knowledge in that they create it, store it, teach it, disseminate it, distribute it, and link to it and network with it across other spaces. This is a sort of collective intelligence that transcends any one person or group in the Affinity Space. The Anti-Education book argues that humans as individuals are stupid and ever more dangerous to themselves and others as the world gets ever more complex--thus, the need for ethically-driven collective intelligence. Earlier work was more focused on Affinity spaces as sites for teaching and learning in competition with schools and institutions.

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