September / October 2002
Techno-Titans by Choice or by Fiat? by Jackie Flanagan
Why is it that in the Alberta public school system, money is available for computers but not for the arts?
Modern Technology: Milking the Modern Consumer by Fred Stenson, illustration by Steve Attoe
Wit, humour, satire
What if all products we purchased were like computers (utterly useless in three years or less)?
High Tech Art by Kay Burns
Janet Cardiff, Lethbridge, Venice Biennale, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Einstein’s Brain Project
What better example is there that art reflects culture than the marriage between technology and art-the emergence of media art and time-based art?
The Wired, Wired West Who knew? The Alberta government has a plan to make this province the most wired in the world
by Mark Wolfe and Mary Anne Moser, photos by Kaitlynn Mendes
Dialogue, 1997 Growth Summit, Connections Canada
Two doctoral candidates debate the merits of Alberta’s ICT strategy and the arrival of SuperNet.
Head of the Virtual Class Athabasca University way out front in distance learning
by Amber Bowerman
SAIT, e-learning, WebCT, Canada Virtual University
As delivery systems become more sophisticated, educational institutions are offering more classes on-line or supplementing traditional classrooms with on-line components. For 25 years, Athabasca University has been without traditional classrooms all together.
Computers in Schools Problems and potential of digital technology for K-12
by Linda Flanagan
ICT, new economy, high-tech
Now that computers sit in classrooms across the province, we must consider how they can enhance educational goals rather than dictate them.
Allegra Goes Up by Rosemary Nixon, illustrations by Cindy Hanna
Fiction, short story
Allegra is in Grade 2 and scared she’s going slide down to the level of turtles.
The Restoration of Beaulieu by Donna Bewski, photos by Michael Interisano
Garden, photo essay, history
The Beaulieu grounds are being transformed from a 19th century home to a 21st century public site.
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