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


Thank you. It has been a fun experience in discussing the shift in
language. We cut across Twitter, Google plus (the #clmooc), and XMCA. I am
stupider without the collective.

On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 3:51 PM, Jenna McWilliams <jennamcjenna@gmail.com>

> 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
> jenmcwil@indiana.edu
>  *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.
>> Sent from Windows Mail

J. Gregory McVerry, PhD
Assistant Professor
Southern Connecticut State University
twitter: jgmac1106