1. Antonio Vantaggiato

    #inf115 wrapping up the New Media COVID class


    Wrapping up a nice semester split in two with a great groups of students. New Media (inf115) is a course of Sagrado, set up with a connected an open strategy, which borrows from the syndicated content model as well as from other social and connectivist learning approaches.

    But I am …

  2. Antonio Vantaggiato

    Brexit: A Melancholic Goodbye


    I was 17 and for the first time out of my own city and country. I was in London, summer 1976. I do remember Trafalgar and Soho from that stay. A month-long stay that my parents had planned to have me practice and better my English. Mind you, I didn’t …

  3. Antonio Vantaggiato

    Manhattan (the film) and 2020


    Well, it’s a new year. I’ve been watching a few Woody Allen films, lately (on the home screen), and I shot photos at some frames worth remembering. Thanks to subtitles, I got a scene’s context and dialog.

    I thought these two sequences were perfect as a new year’s best wishes. …

  4. Antonio Vantaggiato

    Beginning of semester


    Yes, it seems like the semester just started.

    “New Zealand Media & Entertainment Branding” by Unordinary — is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

    We had a suspension of disbelief due to the passage of storm Dorian, which was going to pass through half of Puerto Rico and moved easterly later …

  5. Antonio Vantaggiato

    Weekly Insta Post


    Street art

    I’m starting a weekly series of Instagrams, so to connect my photo interests to this blog. The idea is to post just one image per week. Not sure whether I’d post this with the “image” format or as a regular post. Trying out with “image”.

    The Instagram comes …

  6. Antonio Vantaggiato

    Springtime Questions?


    I have been working pretty hard these weeks on my classes. Almost all feature a syndication hub built within a WordPress-based  Web portal. I’m talking inf103.com (Computing fundamentals) and inf115.com (New Media and social networks) [both in Spanish]. Plus I’m doing a Web Content Management course where, you guessed it, …

  7. Antonio Vantaggiato

    Love in the time of human networks


    This story has had some impact on me, both because of its grand love and its humility. It is a grand love story since it is the story of the love affaire  of a past president of France, François Mitterrand, a very formidable, powerful politician and married man. The affaire …

  8. Antonio Vantaggiato

    The many views of a humble map


    In December 2015 I read a stunning novel, Viviane, by the first-time writer Julia Deck. It was originally published by the most prestigious publisher of France, Éditions de Minuit. Viviane is the story of a madwoman, or not, in any case, a woman who is recently divorced, with one little …

  9. Antonio Vantaggiato

    Women in blue


    Beautiful portraits of women by Lisa Brice I got from The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/may/19/lady-in-blue-the-nudes-of-lisa-brice-in-pictures).

    Pleasure of the subjects, the viewer's not sought >>> Lady in blue: the nudes of Lisa Brice – in pictures https://t.co/oX0GOepB6T

    — Antonio Vantaggiato (@avunque) October 28, 2018

    I got very attracted by them because, in the …

  10. Antonio Vantaggiato

    delicious Zeitgeist 10/22/2018


    [I tag “delicious” on diigo all the items from my web skating that deserve to be shared here. They get auto-posted on draft. I edit the drafts and join a few of them at a time. Voilá.]

    This time we have a couple of good websites, each a trove of …

  11. Antonio Vantaggiato

    Hurricane María–The flashback


    A lot has been said and written on hurricane María and our experience of it and our experience of its aftermath.

    Today, exactly one year after its passage, let me commemorate it and all the students who with me have stepped through such a hard time.

    Today we watched hare …

  12. Antonio Vantaggiato

    Nerdy Web Travels with #inf103


    I love maps (especially borderline places) and I can’t pass an opportunity to share that with students, especially since we’re studying the details of search on the Web. So, after checking Google Maps and its wondrous capacity to generate and share maps and itineraries, I let my adventurous spirit take …

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