Well, it’s another election passed for me in Ireland. Ireland went to the polls last Friday and turnout was a respectable well above 50% of eligible voters stating their preferences. A few tight runs and a few surprises. The process of the count here is fascinating for me as a Canadian. Staying up a few […]
Just for simples, a quick plot of voter turnout according to the EU Parliament over the past three elections by country. Note (and important) voting in EU elections is compulsory in Belgium, Luxemburg, Greece and Cyrus (and even then whoa Cyprus – what’s that say??). Interesting for what’s in the aggregate numbers.
I am not quite certain where from my curiosity with the MOOC concept springs, but I seem to find myself spending much time lately considering their strengths and weaknesses. A recent article in Boston’s Globe exploring the serious resources that Harvard is committing to refine the concept caught my attention. It builds exquisitely on last week’s discussion around Dr Dominic Bryan’s […]
by Audrey Magee Superb evening last Wednesday. I know I for one really appreciate the great discussion on the nature of ‘The Undertaking’ and all and sundry. There was not consensus on the book itself and that certainly is what gives us the fine discussion. As I made well known I did appreciate the book, […]
I have been following (and quite enjoying) Dr Dominic Bryan’s FutureLearn course: Identity, Conflict and Public Space. It began last week and runs for the next six – as seems to be the typical MOOC norm. I have joined in (and only completed 1) of about 6 or seven different courses over the past two […]
The bank holiday affords the luxury of playing around with all the little bits of code and technology that one saves for that oft too often mythical ‘later’. I found a bit of later today and decided to try out StoryMap JS Authoring Tool – a really handy and user friendly implementation with the spatial […]