an impromptu rendering from yesterday's discussion of "alternative facts" with students in my wrtg121: researching the public experience class. wanting to save here to return for further development [and cleaner lines and better spacing]. update: made a thing.
i am interested in taking kissinger's more sinister power play into a positive, generative direction in composition. rather than sapping optimism, i wonder how constructive ambiguity might push students to "write offshore" (cynthia haynes) and contemplate hopeful futures. how do we construct a future that allows for impredictability, cultivates that even? is there a way to … Continue reading constructive ambiguity
today my daughter and i participated in an origami workshop in one of our favorite art-ing spaces. it was an über peaceful way to spend a saturday. the instructor was patient and kind as he walked us through bunny, mouse, crane, dragon, heart. still in a reflective spirit in this first week of a new year, i … Continue reading smash.
to my friends who criticize the grief over our most recent election: please understand. we hurt. many of us feel personally targeted by a show of support for the ideology and character that the president-elect has embodied over the course of this campaign season, and over the decades that he has been in the public … Continue reading on empathy
Handout/notes from yesterday's WIDE-EMU '16 presentation with my brilliant colleague, Thomas Passwater. touching [writing, writing] feeling The sense of physical touch itself, at least so far, has been remarkably unsusceptible to being amplified by technology (Sedgwick 15). The experience named “writing” is this violent exhaustion of the discourse in which “all sense” is altered, not into another … Continue reading touching [writing, writing] feeling
in presenting to a classroom filled with artists today, a preface: this is not fine art, it is fun art. there is a marked line between arts | crafts. a line that i crossed when i pulled out the party beads, caution tape, dyed feathers, pipe cleaners, hot glue gun. according to my research partner, … Continue reading queers in their natural habitat
Notes/handout from a 3-pronged movement activity [progressive body scan -> guided invention walk -> human movement coding activity] presented at WIDE-EMU '16 with Kelsey McLendon and Natasha Wickenheiser. Pedagogical Grounding: Habits of mind refers to ways of approaching learning that are both intellectual and practical and that will support students’ success in a variety of fields … Continue reading kinesthetic approaches to composition