Here we go, @le_petitjo. I put together a newsletter on a daily basis using the Nuzzel platform. I like it because it can be a robo-newsletter (Nuzzel collects the stories from my feeds and publishes with my comments) or it can be customized so that all stories are curated and commented upon. Or any mix in between. I feel my comments in the newsletter (which are limited to about twice the length of a tweet) are a conversational snippet. I […]
Right now in America we are getting a lesson in what happens when we do not talk to each other. I am guilty. I live in a bubble of my own making, but I knew I lived in it. I couldn’t help but know because I lived wholly within Trumplandia. I live where people proudly wave the Confederate flag and if you scratch the surface a little bit you will find more than a few card-carrying KKK members. This is part […]
Folks who think out loud don’t get no respetc. Nonz. But I am going to do it, naytheless. I have been watching Simon Ensor’s blog of late oscillate toward a marvelous political dynamism. In other words, he bringing it. And Americans can get it, we can reciprocate and get into the French elections with some serious empathy. We feel your pain. Here is his latest Steller response to the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. I think I commented […]
I was annotating the margins of Simon Ensor’s latest post. Wanted to work it into some self-training I was doing with a new video function with Google Slides. Here is the pilot. It would be fun to have folks read Simon’s post, add slides with vids/gifs/sounds/text, or add to the slide notes. Is that a networked narrative? I think it might be. Here is the link for the Google Slide above if you want to go to the source.
Here is a proof of concept. Pretty seamless. Google is getting really good at integrating all the pieces of its universe. No longer are they so loosely joined. Reminds me of Apple-style integration but on the software side, not the hardware. Click on the little gear in the embed and you can open up the show notes. I really like this improvement. Comments are permitted.
Here is a consideration of both improv and netnarr and bot alchemy all in one place. In the link below, I am beginning to explore the various iterations and finding out what these ‘improvs’ show us. SpinBot Here is the same document but available for further annotative improv, a kind of slomo improvisation. SloMo SpinBot Annotation
If sharks were people,’ his landlady’s little daughter asked Mr. K, ‘would they be nicer to the little fish?’ ‘Of course,’ he said, ‘if sharks were people, they would have strong boxes built in the sea for little fish. There they would put in all sorts of food, plants and little animals, too. They would see to it that the boxes always had fresh water, and they would take absolutely every sort of sanitary measure. When, for example, a little […]
I listen to podcasts on my iPhone or an old Galaxy Android or on an old Asus Windows phone or on my Amazon Echo. I have an hour commute each way to my teaching gig so I have a lot of time to listen. I, also, listen while I do repetitive work (dishes, laundry, walking my fields, feeing the sheep, etc.). I take time and I make time for podcasts. Why? First, they are exciting. Many smart folk are […]
How I Got My Attention Back There are a thousand beautiful ways to start the day that don’t begin with looking at your phone. And yet so few of us choose to do so. For twenty-eight days this winter I lived on the grounds of an… Here is how I try to keep my attention. I have an office with two desks. One is for online work and the other is for the real world. I have a rolling chair […]
Daniel’s posts always do more than inform. They are full of persuasion and they make me a better person. I have been mulling over his latest post, Conflicted: How to focus long term when world around is in turmoil? As usual he has some serious wisdom to share. This time he takes the long view about giving in a world full of turmoil. I say it is wise because it runs counter to what the prevailing wisdom is (which is […]
A fable for all times by Bertolt Brecht: ‘If sharks were people,’ his landlady’s little daughter asked Mr. K, ‘would they be nicer to the little fish?’ ‘Of course,’ he said, ‘if sharks were people, they would have strong boxes built in the sea for little fish. There they would put in all sorts of food, plants and little animals, too. They would see to it that the boxes always had fresh water, and they would take absolutely every sort […]
Attendez! I was reading Daniel Bassill’s comment to my post about signal & noise and wondering why it had taken me so long to get back to it. I almost always attend to the business of reciprocating with folks who have honored me with their attention. I had not done so for Daniel F. Bassill . He has been kind, gentle and considerate in responding over the years to my posts. Sorry, Dan. I promise to do better. I […]
I am taking my first week of class for journalismclass.org’s “Data Exploration and Storytelling”. I ran across a great quote and wanted to ‘visualize’ it using SnagIt. I saved it to Google Drive and then I remembered reading about the new, Google Explore (which must be another iteration of Google Research). Here is an embed of all the discoveries I made and added using Google Explore. Here is the link if you want to go there. It was fun. I […]
I was inspired reading Laura Ritchie’s response to Horton and Freire’s book, We Make the Road by Walking. One of my creeds is to honor the work of others. Just as she honors Freire’s, I honor hers. I don’t believe in absolute one-for-one reciprocation, but pretty close. I try as best I can to honor what others are trying to do. Especially if it inspires me. If I feel something, I am duty-bound to let them know. I responded […]