birth announcements …

Birth Announcements ... by barbourians
Birth Announcements …, a photo by barbourians on Flickr.

Facebook has so much including changed how birth announcements are done today.

100 years ago – A fancy card with a stork (it was always the stork who brought babies)

50 years ago – A telegram from the Post Office

10 years ago – An email to all your friends
Today – A blow-by-blow account of Facebook updates

Doesn’t anybody send cards anymore?

Photo Credits:
* Stork photo: BY-NC-SA columnfive
* Baby photo: BY-NC-SA digitaldefection
* Telegram: BY-SA barbourians

activity theory talk by prof. sten ludvigsen

My notes taken at the University of Cape Town at a seminar given by Prof. Sten Ludvigsen of the University of Oslo


When using Activity Theory based research you need to ask yourself – What is new?

Best for:

  • Empirical research
  • In a regulated environment (like schools or workplaces)
  • In complex situations

Activity Theory is an idea of:

  1. Object orientation
  2. Mutual constitution
  3. Mediation by tools and signs
  4. Historicity
  5. Multi-voicedness of activity
  6. Contradictions as source of change
  7. Zone of proximal development ~ expansion

Drawn on 3rd November 2010 by Ian Barbour