Tag Archives: Remix

Good enough⤴

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I was asked this week how I write. Quickly, I said – in odd moments snatched whenever I can find them. I try not to think too much about what I’m writing – I scribble words on scraps of paper, I doodle on the scribbles and scribble some more.

I try not to worry about choosing perfect words and phrases – I often use square brackets to remind myself that parts need polishing – that the words I have scribbled there are placeholders. But, when I finally sit myself in front of a word processor and force myself to type up all the scribbles, I often find that those temporary words are fine.

Of course I do revise what I write – over time, as I edit, I will refine what I say – add to it, delete parts -but often the parts that I wrote as placeholders turn out to be good enough.

Being “good enough” is very much the ethos of the remix culture of DS106 and CLMOOC. We don’t mind about things being perfect -though we appreciate and value skill, expertise etc. they are not the only sorts of things we value. As I write up my PhD thesis I think about this, and wonder how to link what I am discovering about my affinity networks and maker spaces into something that I can use in HE.

A haiku for the weekend⤴

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Writing a chunk of my lit review this weekend. I am not sure if these are my favourite books, but they are definitely some of the ones that have had the most influence on my thinking. Some are old friends, others recent recommendations from friends. So it’s opportune that today’s Daily Create asks us to write a haiku about our favourite book. Here’s mine:

Creating with friends

Making, sharing, remixing

Participating

 

Abstract, repeat, emote⤴

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This post is inspired by a phrase Amy Burvall said in the latest netnarr hangout :

  • Abstraction
  • Repetition
  • Emotion

I took one of Susan’s pictures and abstracted the star from it by using Paint:

Then I used the star to create nine images – first with one star in a white square, then two, then three, right up to nine:

Next I launched GIMP and opened all nine files as layers, exported as a gif, and uploaded the result to Giphy.com

via GIPHY

I’m still thinking about how to represent the emotions on top of this …

Technology for Learning? Focus on Learning and Teaching⤴

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Where exactly should we be going with online learning, safe environments and collaborative spaces for teachers and learners?  What is the future of the tools, platforms and services that are available to our schools. I’ve spent a significant about of time working through why technology has failed to meet the …

Technology for Learning? Focus on Learning and Teaching⤴

from @ Charlie Love.org

Where exactly should we be going with online learning, safe environments and collaborative spaces for teachers and learners?  What is the future of the tools, platforms and services that are available to our schools. I’ve spent a significant about of time working through why technology has failed to meet the …