Cobb and Ariadne Dream Construction: Lesson 2

Daily Create #1544

After their first dream building lesson went a little awry, Cobb realized the learning environment should be a little simpler to navigate than the busy streets of Paris. So his choice of setting for lesson 2 was Monument Valley in Arizona.

As you can see from the picture, they have a little less extraneous cognitive load as Ariadne learns to construct in this peaceful learning environment. Way to be flexible in your learning design, Cobb!

Featured Image modified from public domain image found in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive




Flagship Product From ACME’s New Interdisciplinary Line

Daily Create #1543 Design a New ACME Product.

Designer Rob Loukotka created a poster of every product Wile E. Coyote ever bought from them. This got back to the honchos at ACME, who haven’t sold a thing since 1994, and inspired them to begin developing new products again.

“We hadn’t ever seen all of our products on one page before. It made us realize that we could take some of our surplus just lying around, put them together to make new products!” Said CEO Larry Akammee the 3rd, probably. Hence the creation of the new Interdisciplinary Line of ACME products.

Pictured above is the flagship product from the new line: The Year-Round Dogsled Road Runner Chaser. Dogs were always more motivated to catch the Roadrunner than any inanimate object, so they were always a great choice for the chase. However, it’s not always winter everywhere. It’s often not winter at all and the sled just doesn’t slide nicely on dirt, sand and asphalt. No problem anymore as ACME has attached a snow making machine to the back of the sled. Other features include: it all being held together by cactus and magnets and of course a dozen live sticks of dynamite in the front of the sled.

The catalog image above was just blatantly and poorly cut and pasted from Loukotka’s poster. Visit his page view all of the images that have inspired the ACME Corporation to start up operations again. Well done, Rob!

Horrifying Plan Paid with Cash

Who can resist an opportunity to point out the Deer in The Headlights state many of us are in when it comes to the Trump Presidential Show? This mashup assignment allowed me to do just that: pick one line from two movies (cheated a bit with one being  a TV show) and string them together to make a new thing. Also, since I am the first to submit to this particular assignment, my submission is technically the best one ever (other than the original example).

The scary thing is that the joker is looking sane and sensical and Trump is looking confident and unstoppable.

A Trip to The Indie Ed-Tech Summit

Daily Create #1541  A couple of weekends ago, a pretty important event in Ed hyphen Tech occurred at Davidson College: The Indie Ed-Tech Summit. It seemed to be the right people at the right time to really get some momentum going towards putting the Indie in Ed-Tech. I wish I could have been there to learn from some of the most exciting thinkers and doers in ed-tech. However, because they are all wonderful bloggers, I got a lot out of the weekend without even being there. Keep on bloggin’ in the open world! Below are links to key blog posts about the event if you want to get caught up on it. The one new thing I can contribute here today, however, is found footage from the event. This GIF captures the moment during Kin Lane’s API Workshop that everybody’s mind clicked. The AHA moment that everybody experienced together.triptothesummit

All of these are excellent write-ups on goings-on at the Summit: Adam CroomJim GroomAudrey WattersAlan LevineKin Lane’s API Workshop. Sorry if I missed some other posts!

Head to the Right of The Screen to Get to Work

Daily Create 1537 Create some bike art in advance of Bike to Work Day. A GIF counts as art, no? Every day can be bike to work day.  I filmed my entire bike commute today. Of course the snow has returned. Just a light dusting.5secondcommute

My one mitt-less hand got a little cold holding the phone.  What I found out was, if I can get fit enough to ride 32X faster, I could get to work in about 5 seconds. 3 seconds home because it’s downhill. I’d like to thank the camera on my Samsung Galaxy S5, my cold right hand, Movie Maker, Giphy, and WordPress for making this all possible.