So like, I last did my weekly roundup, for week 3, in week 4. Now it is week 75 or something like that. I am a true open participant. I love it. But it is now this time of year and it’s hard to do stuff.
Also, the path I am taking through this course has changed. I realized I needed to dig in to the bigger picture before doing what I thought I would be doing at the outset. Which is to do stuff in the assignment banks and learn technology thingies and be able to do all kinds of crazy GIFing and photoshopping super cool propaganda posters etc. I love that stuff, I want to learn it, I want to to do it. But I know the assignment banks are there and the tutorials and all the stuff so I can get to it when I get to it. Just not necessarily on the same wagon train with this Western106 crowd.
The big ideas beckon. So right now I am following the blog path back in time and future in time and left and right in time through all of these people I newly admire and want to learn from: Alan Levine, Jim Groom, Audrey Waters, Garder Campbell and all the places reading their stuff leads to. It’s a rabbit hole and I need to get my bearings because I think these open ideas are going to be pretty foundational for me. Thanks for sharing your thinkings and doings!
Although I will of course continue to daily create all over the place that is too much fun. I am looking forward to getting focus back on getting good at audio and video and giffing, but right now for me openness and community are bigger fish to fry, bigger pieces of the puzzle, bigger puzzles to fish and fisher catches to big.
I guess what I’m saying is that y’all are right, #DS106 is #4Life yo!