My name is Edward Tanguay.
I have a Bachelors degree in Philosophy, a Masters in Education, and am currently working as a web developer in Berlin, Germany.

I watch over 200 college-level MOOC lectures per year in subjects such as history , psychology, science, religion, art, philosophy, and IT development in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian, and record my notes here.
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The primary goal of this Learn Tracker project is to build a web site which serves as one place to record the notes of everything that I am learning from MOOC classes, to foreign languages, to useful code examples and technical how-to notes, so that I not only have an overview of what I have learned, but can search and recall these notes at any time.

The secondary goal of this Learn Tracker project is to work together with companies, universities, and MOOC providers to build software that allows employees, students, and learners to record what they are learning in an efficient way so that it serves not only as (1) a record of what they have learned, but also (2) a place for them to review and search what they have learned.

Since January 2013, I have watched and recorded notes on over 300 MOOC lectures from over 30 different courses in both English and French, and have watched and recorded notes and flashcards on over 50 foreign language videos in Italian, French and Spanish. (I am curently still adding notes I took from 2013 and plan to be caught up by the end of January 2014.

Monday, September 18, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
SEXING THE CANVAS: ART AND GENDER, The University of Melbourne
Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)
an outsider artist
spoke to the generation of the surrealists
died impoverished
1910 The Dream... view all notes
Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978)
Italian artist and writer, who founded the scuola metafisica art movement before World War I which influenced surrealist artists
  • was born in Greece and studied art at Athens Polytechnic
  • in 1906, he moved to Germany entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich
  • in 1909 he moved back to Italy, to Milan and then Florence where he painted some of his well-known works such as The Enigma of an Autumn Afternoon
  • in 1911, he spent some days in Turin and was fascinated by the the architecture of its archways and piazzas
  • in 1911, he moved to Paris and painted there until the start of the war in 1914
  • during the war, he continued to paint and founded the group Pittura metafisica
  • in 1918 he transferred to Rome, after which he began to paint in an increasingly neoclassical and neo-Baroque style
  • he is best known for his metaphysical paintings he produced between 1909 and 1919, which are characterized by haunted, brooding moods evoked by their images
  • in his metaphysical period, he developed a repertoire of motifs: empty arcades, towers, elongated shadows, mannequins, and trains, arranged to create images of forlorness and emptiness that paradoxically also convey a feeling of power and freedom
  • "To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams."
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
the interior version of the not-self
looking inside your mind
observing feelings and ideas
not identifying with them
the exterior version of the not-self... view all notes
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
la classification Vasakienne des droits de l'homme en trois générations a trois types de critiques
1. d'ordre terminologique
le terme génération induit en erreur
le terme génération évoque l'idée d'une génération qui succède et remplace l'autre
en effet, ces trois catégories de droits coexistent et se complètent... view all notes
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD SINCE 1300, Princeton University
the late 19th century saw increasing troubles in the core European nations, and in the United States
the economy of the Victorian boom began to falter
1873-1896 global and near-global recessions
had the capacity to skip from society to society
the weaknesses of the model of interdependence began to show... view all notes
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Watched and took notes on MOOC lecture:
HISTORY OF ROCK, 1970-PRESENT, University of Rochester
ways in which heavy metal and alternative were extended in the 1990s
fusion of Rap and Rock
you would often have a rock band, but the singer would rap the lyrics, sometimes singing some of them, sometimes screaming some of them
Rage Against the Machine
helped this rap into rock transformation take hold... view all notes
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