Week No. 2 – Walking at Work
A few photographs from my walk to and from work during week two. Farther down are some shots of Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond– someplace I’ve always meant to go. I managed to forget my charger at work this weekend and it turns out the cemetery is only a few blocks away. We’ll consider it a fortuitous accident.
Walking at Work
cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by sualk61 Alternate Title: Interviews With Neurotic Pets “I’m in training. If that cage door ever opens, I’m out of here. I don’t really get on well with the others that live here, so if I find the opportunity to get under that sofa, I’m taking it.” via McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Interviews With Hamsters.. You’ve seen the obsessive compulsive behavior of various pets. Get inside their heads. Nice and easy writing prompt/assignment. Use a picture to help set context. Great way to focus on the Writer’s voice. Apologies for the lightweight post, I’m messing around with how I can make the Internet Detritus posts more of a workflow. Essentially, I’d like to use the “Press It” shortcut and something like D’Arcy’s Ephemerator modification to keep the front page clear but I’d like to automatically create an auto summary of the “Ephemera” category each week. The one plugin I’ve found that did that seem like it hasn’t been updated for two years. I may try it anyway.
I subscribe to the feedburner of all the Flickr Commons images. There are many, many posts which clutters my RSS aggregator at times but also renews my faith in the goodness and openness of humanity and provides many of my recent favorites. I was about to go to bed tonight when I hit a string of images from the Law School of Upper Canada. I flipped through them fairly swiftly as this was not my typical area of interest but the flickering images ended up being interesting, interesting enough that I attempted to capture it above in animated gif format. After downloading 20 portraits, I used Photoshop’s File>Script>Load Files Into Stack and was able to create the gif in about 6 minutes. It is a chunk of my life I’ll never get back but I made a small thing that I found interesting and I learned a bit as well. What’s more I put it out there for the wide world which is big enough that someone else may find it interesting as well.I’ll let the Law School of Upper Canada know about it for sure. 🙂 I think quite a bit lately of all the time I really wasted with work that did far less than this. These little things will add up. It is important to value that […]
THe following two photographs of slides are from David Wiley’s presentation on open education (which was awesome). I am playing against his definition for a variety of reasons which may become clear as I progress. (1) Any kind of teaching materials- textbooks, syllabi, lesson plans, videos, readings, exams “Teaching materials” are in the eye of the beholder but leading with this phrase puts people in a certain mindset around content and one that is actually harmful. People make fun of “educational” resources for good reason. A large part of what needs to be opened is our ideas around what content might be educational and how we might use that content. (2) Free and unfettered access, and (3) Free permission to engage in the “4R activities“ I won’t argue much with #2, although I do realize I “pay” for access to some of this content when a 3rd party tracks me. While I recognize the importance and goodness of #3, I hate to exclude all the content that falls outside that definition. I’d rather have a larger “house” of content and a few rooms that help people decide what they can do with it. I think it’s actually good that content might be ephemeral and might eventually go away. I am ok that I can’t remix certain things. I still find […]