Archive | June, 2014

The Other Side of an Edge

One night I strayedrum-stuffed and goat-restlessto a city of orphansfor bright-eyed cathedrals.Like a creature, I turnedfrom that bright steadfast lightto trip down dark roadshot, hand-cobbled (still waiting).Craving outside directionI scaled painted road postsbut found them long-peeledby a thousand strange (more…)

Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

THAT’S how important Kim is to the Internet “”Can you imagine telling someone who wants to just Instagram a photo, who’s the No. 1 person on Instagram, ‘We need to work on the color of the flower wall,’ or the idea that it’s a Givenchy dress, and it’s not about the name Givenchy, it’s about […]

Following Thought Vectors into Concept Space toward an Event Horizon – Mid-Morning

My observations and involvement in the 2014 VCU cMOOC “Living the Dreams: Digital Investigation and Unfettered Minds” has been nothing short of challenging. The challenges are intellectual in that we are weaving together a complex web of interconnections and associations with the goal to come to a researchable question. The challenges are also emotional. As our […]

Photography/Reflection – Week 29

At the NMC summer conference I participated in the photo safari. On the second day, a chance statement by Nil Santana changed how I took pictures for the rest of the week. He mentioned that he set his LCD preview to black and white (or something like that). It wasn’t a request that we do […]

Photography – Week 28

I’m a bit behind on this one and I’ll mix it with some of the stuff I did this week in Portland. Clearly a violation of several statues and possibly one libation. I’ll start with the most recent stuff because I’m actually pretty happy with how it turned out. It was my first time shooting […]

J. C. R. Icarus: Nugget for “Man-Computer Symbiosis”

Set the controls for the heart of the sun. No one knows what it would do to a creative brain to think creatively continuously. Perhaps the brain, like the heart, must devote most of its time to rest between beats. But I doubt that this is true. I hope it is not, because [interactive computers] […]

“Do I Need Internet Access for an Online Course?”

I’m teaching my first online course beginning this week and I’m already getting an education. The course is structured to include individual work, encourage some student collaboration, and use Internet resources. It’s been wonderful to “see” students arrive and set up their blogs and get their Twitter account–many for the first time with both. I’m […]