Archive for March 9th, 2007

I’ve been an owner of Weaver Street Market at Carr Mill Mall since the beginning (owner number under 275), but lately I’ve been disappointed in their landlord’s management.

First Nathan Millian banned dancing and in specific our favorite Dancing Man. Then he went wilder and tried to shutdown all “unauthorized performance.”

Nathan don’t ‘low no guitar pickin’ ’round here! Nathan don’t ‘low no hulahoopin’ ’round here! etc.

Luckily Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton and Alderman Dan Coleman stepped in and negotiated with the owner of Carr Mill and Nathan. The owner (forget name here) said he wanted (according to Coleman) “Carr Mill to be welcoming to the community.”

So far so good.

Until this morning when these signs showed up on the Weaver Street lawn between the picnic tables and the band performance area — amongst other places — as Ruby and others at OP have noticed. Pictures at OP also.

Bye, Nathan. No need for me to shop there. And the Weave will have two other locations soon…

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Who: Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins
What: “Creating Authentic and Engaging Community-Oriented Learning Spaces: Using Second Life in Higher Education Classrooms.”
When: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Monday, March 26, 2007
Where: Room 205, Undergraduate Library
Space is limited to 50 attendees; all food and drink are absolutely forbidden in the room

About: Second Life Education Research
More Research

Yet more: Educators have much to compete with these days. How can we keep students engaged in learning when they have pockets filled with iPods, phones equipped with instant messenger and streaming video, and a high-tech laptop sitting on their desk? The answer is to not compete but rather to utilize the technologies students are already using into the learning environment. Second Life is a unique space that brings audio, video, 3-D immersive spaces, and social networking into one lively and creative space. Using Second Life for higher education allows educators to engage students in authentic collaborative learning that appeals to a wide variety of learning styles and personality types. This workshop will walk participants through the basic mechanics of Second Life and the pedagogical approaches helpful for making the most of this immersive learning space.

(Thanks, Fred)

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Fred writes to alert us of the upcoming RTP 2.0 Open Social.

What: RTP 2.0 Open Social
When: Wednesday, April 4, from 7-9PM
Where: Tyler’s Tavern in Durham’s American Tobacco Campus.

More from Fred and from RTP 2.0

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In this case no Gary Birdsong. Gary the Pit Preacher has been kicked off the UNC – Chapel Hill’s campus for at least 2 years. There will be appeals, I’m sure. Gary’s been a fixture (when the weather is nice for a couple of decades now). [good pictures here on ibiblio]

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A funny posting from Sun’s Marigan’s blog (thanks Don).

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