Some more sentences on #tiedayfriday, Gord Downie, Bryn Mawr Digital Competencies, and collaborations for #postvember

  1. Things can get weird when you’re openly posting about projects in the works – sometimes you end up with cool other people proposing directions (follow the thread on that) that you’d not really thought of and are thankful for.
  2. Meeting on Tuesday with Keegan, John, and Kin to talk about point one and am super excited about it :)
  3. Everyday I see what the current admin is tweeting about I feel so confused for the direction of this (and other) countries – so many things that in the past would have been impeachable, yet this fellow has entirely muddied what is “normal”.
  4. On an entirely unrelated note, I got my final email stating that my permanent resident card is on its way, which makes us happy because it affords a lot more opportunities eventually.
  5. Last weekend we met with representatives of several colleges to talk with/through/about the Bryn Mawr digital competencies model, which is pretty wicked.
  6. We started talking this week about how we may use a modified version of this framework on our campus.
  7. My #tiedayfriday game this week was not at its best – working from home every other Friday, while more productive than office days, I somehow feel less inspired or exposed to random stuff and so it sometimes influences my vibe.
  8. Am quite happy with the collage I made last night (above and featured image), although its still in progress technically – I’ve called it “the dog is in the detAIls” for the time being and am thinking about whether i should add eyes or not.
  9. Had fun testing out Quick Draw with Google – I would probably had more things recognized if I used a drawing implement of some sort or other (drawing with trackpad = #fail for me anyways.
  10. Gord Downie died recently and his new album dropped after his passing.
  11. When you can I highly encourage you to put it on loud and give it all the attention you can cause its pretty wonderful.

Your #dailydan no. 2 – with sentences on teh jigz up, kindness, stranger things 2, edit-a-thons, & GYBE for #postvember

  1. Working with Kin Lane over the past many months and presenting with him at opened17 and del17 has been a pleasure and I think we have a pretty scalable and cool project framework now for teh jigz up.
  2. Please do fork and use the above link and see if you can create your own jigz – if not DM me and I’d be glad you to walk you through it over some sort of video-esque type synchronous chat thingy-ma-bob and hopefully we can make some together ;)
  3. After (hopefully) forking and using we should all get together and start making some #GraphicGit stuff together – #amirite?
  4. After yesterday’s post, I remembered how good it feels to share out some happenings in the world and how “happy” it makes me to get feedback from the small corners of me “teh internetz” – so thanks to all who commented, shared, liked and what-have-you.
  5. This greet tweet from Amy Collier reminded me what I feel generally about large ed tech conferences and how technocracy shouldn’t be outrightly hidden in cheery forecasting because what should we be doing in highered other than being critical of the things around us.
  6. After reading this wonderful piece on Hybrid Pedagogy, I shared it out to some people that I hope will take up the call to lead an edit-a-thon somewhere – I’m going to bring the idea to some faculty here at Davidson College for sure, as well as others in my network.
  7. If you’re like me and you pretty much MUST have music (without words) playing in the background you should get/stream the latest Godspeed You! Black Emperor album “Luciferian Towers” – it builds in beautiful ways and is so wonderfully intricate.
  8. Finished season 2 of Stranger Things last night and (NO SPOLIERS!) was impressed(in a way the sophomore effort of almost everything isn’t as “good” as the first one), but will emphasize this: DO NOT WATCH EPISODE 7 – it is literally a waste of an episode – it does not have a single interesting moment and does not further the plot at all.
  9. Please seriously heed number 8 above.
  10. Was looking through my phone photos and posted one that I loved from the trip to Hermosa Beach a couple weeks back.
  11. Recently been calling myself a “Traveling Collagist”, because the last few trips I’ve taken I’ve packed my cutting mat and acquired/borrowed glue, exacto and/or scissors – the image in this post is an early draft of one of three collages I later “finished” in LA – (for those of you who don’t know I’m a huge lover of collage and have a small sampling of my work on teh internetz).