50 Matching Annotations
  1. Nov 2019
    1. Terry

      Some friends

      leave such words, threaded

      into the architecture

      of a shared humanity --

      an act of something

      beyond the self;

      Finding traces embedded

      here, now, then, there

      reminds us

      that tokens of kindness

      resonate farther

      than we can ever see

    1. blink

      Moving my blinkblinkblink from Thimble to Glitch -- this project has jumped platforms more times than ... you can blink ... somehow, it still survives ...

  2. Oct 2019
    1. words

      I am stuck today with an overabundance of words. Multi-syllable symphonies strung together like nonsense. Shall I plant them as seeds to grow you a tree to sit under for dreaming? Do you need more? Dreams, I mean, not trees. But maybe that, too. Maybe all these ever are are just seeds for trees, trees for dreams. Listen. I am watering the soil. Wait for the poem, and it shall bloom and blossom and wither and fade. This is what my words always seem to do. Then I forget and do it all over again.

      One seed: https://play.soundslides.com/BL6JLBbd

    2. Spent

      When I wonder

      where it is

      I went, I realize

      that all I ever was

      was spent

    3. Ten

      nine

      eight

      seven

      six

      five

      four

      three

      two

      one

  3. Aug 2019
    1. The Anatomy of a Pitch

      Appreciate the practical turn here ...

    2. If you want to publish essays in popular periodicals, then you’ll need to become less possessive of your prose.

      barrier to many academic writers, for sure, who guard their words and ideas with barricades and language

    3. hook

    4. if you want to publish more public-facing pieces, then you need to pitch more often

      or set up a system where more writers of color and gender and viewpoints are invited to the pages ... and do academic institutions value this 'public facing writing' or do they devalue it?

    5. Either way, you are increasingly responsible for building your own audience for your research. Shrug that off at your own risk.

      THIS point seems important to the academic world -- of the role of the writer to build,find,nurture an audience -- to carve out a role for original ideas -- I think more and more fiction writers are doing this, with some success (and some, not so successful, and others, aghast at the role of the writer in the social media age)

    6. You’re pointing the way forward.

      always ...

    7. Adult Children

    8. Why was so little Austen scholarship humorous?
    9. Jane Austen Society of North America’s Annual General Meeting.

      eh, narrow space for sure ...

    10. “But it was featured on the front page of The New York Times!” I said. “Exactly!” he replied, as if that fact better supported his point about its insubstantiality, rather than mine about its significance.

      Huh. Interesting conflict here ...

    1. We have to start where we live and where we work. This is one of the places I live and work

      Ah, yes. Love this phrasing ...

  4. Mar 2017
    1. At $600/lb.

      ! ? !

    2. Black laboratory anyone?

      Holy crapola ...That's all we need: people setting up genome labs in their basements. Just saw Logan, and watching Stranger Things. "nuff said.

    3. BS detection and deep searching

      We need more of this. The world of BS is staggering in its growth.

    4. Deadly rubber band weapons.

      The first time we met, as roomates, you gave me a bunch of wicked strong rubber bands, right? You passed them to me, and said, Here you go. I remember thinking: Dang. What can I fire across the room today? But maybe I should have been thinking this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NxL2dHAQOo Now where did I put them?

    5. several students doing podcasts

      Awesome. Will they be public? Do they need an audience? What topics?

    6. Why can't we all just be convivial toward each other and the planet?

      Why, indeed. Is it really so hard? Perhaps we are on the cusp of finding more middle ground ... but I don't know about that. Not yet, anyway.

    7. Terry Elliott

      I know this dude ...

    8. diversity of my web feeds

      So important to be drawing in and refreshing our feeds ... so we expand and don't contract our views of the world ...

  5. Feb 2017
  6. Jul 2016
    1. video

      Rooster soundtrack ...

    2. What’s in your right-click menu?

      Mine is nearly empty. Interesting. I almost never venture into the land of the right click, but not sure why. I mostly use the tool bar of my browser. Right click land seems more efficient ...

    1. If tech isn’t connected to life it is an inert idea

      But it is up to us to make sure that doesn't happen ... developers often don't know the way something will be used (they have an idea ... often, it is wrong ...)

    2. poem

      Me, too

    3. field walks

      I am a huge fan of field walks -- or learning walks -- or whatever term we want to use, where we head out not in any one direction or with any specific intention ... merely to discover something you didn't know you might discover.

  7. May 2016
    1. Venn

      What if we took this Venn and turned it again, and where the line meets the circle meets the line, we drew ourselves dancing? - See more at: http://impedagogy.com/wp/blog/2016/05/22/the-wolf-in-the-fold/#comment-12397

    2. mystery

      Surely, it is, and it is in the mystery that we engage in it.

    3. existing to herd

      OMG .. love this wordplay ...

    4. making learning legible

      Yes, if only ... or maybe no, if only not ....

  8. Feb 2016
    1. In no way does it capture the territory

      The map isn't the territory. The map gives us a better access to the territory.

    2. I think that turning the map into a game board is worth considering–research project as game board.

      These strike me as two different, related things: a choose your own adventure game vs a research board game. One is a branched narrative, or a narrative maze of sorts, while the other is a set of rules, turns and processes which frame decisions.

    3. My students asked me for a map

      Backpacking with friends, it is one type of experience when I walk off into the woods having only glanced at the map. When my buddy Donald carries the map, I trust his time estimates and his route selections. I know I'm going to stay with the group, following and chatting. When Donald errs and we end up setting up camp in the dark, I get to complain.

      On other occasions, when I'm walking on my own with a map in my backpack, the decisions and the trip calculus are my own. I've got more thinking work to do but also a sense of freedom.

      When I ask the map it is because I want to make a few decisions or I want to study closely the decisions being made for me. Image Description

    4. By the map, this map is a doozy to refold.

      As all maps are .. once unfolded, they take on a story of their own ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYLPe9WLqe0

    5. noting waystations and places where tickets get punched.

      I love the byways of discussing a course like this and wonder what the students thought of this. Terry is bringing the spirit of inquiry and adventure into the learning ... wondering whether some are doubtful about this approach (ie, Tell me what to Learn and I will show you what I Know ....)

    6. Humbling

      Good for you. This suggests to me a negotiation where students push back and grapple with project expectations, outcomes and deadlines. It seems really appropriate that the teacher walks away wanting to reflect.

    7. my map, their territory

      I'm on my second read of this piece. My first was on my phone when I knew I didn't have time to annotate. The map looked like scribbles to me until I zoomed in on my laptop. It scares me a little now that it makes perfect sense to me. Looks like a supportive class process, inside of which students' processes will fit.

    8. Gordian rhizome

      rhizomw

    9. Otto Scharmer and Peter Senge
    10. “choose your own adventure game”

      here be monsters

    11. An eerie quiet descended.

      an eerie quiet

    12. actual, stratified rhizomatic root ball of their territories.

      "multiplicities or aggregates of intensities." ATP p15

    13. My Map, Your Territory

      A map is not a tracing? "The rhizome is altogether different, a map and not a tracing" ATP p12 http://projectlamar.com/media/A-Thousand-Plateaus.pdf