Here is my Goal Statement for 2017:
Engage with Balance
Like 2016’s goal statement of Think, Believe, and Act with a Healthy Balance, I want to try to be proactive and follow my passions while not rushing into things (leaving me out of balance) or otherwise distracting me from my commitments (or even what is good for me). I find that if I only follow my passions, I become increasingly frustrated with things that get in the way, and thus the balance that I so need to embrace, or more actively engage, is defeated. Of course, balance on its own is a meditative state that just does not reflect my passions, and thus the active engage I list with it.
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Glad to be back thinking #5Papers in practice, here as we begin another week!
1/ I read Beckstead (2015) Cultural objects in a transforming world http://doi.org/10.1177/1354067X14551300 for #5Papers today
2/ This theoretical work Continue reading “Cultural Objects in a Transforming World: An #Actor-Network Article Summary”
Time for the New Year, and while I think setting goals is important at this time of the year (starting anew is a good thing, especially when we consider our changing needs, where we have been, and where we envision ourselves going next).
Last year I had a couple goals for 2015:
1. Engage in Timely Communication Continue reading “Think, Believe, and Act with a Healthy Balance”
Leave it to the #CLmooc overlords (hey, I can never figure out who the weekly leaders are, so why not?) to challenge us to think about systems theory during the Week 4 Make Cycle. While last week was a challenging one for me on many levels, I just could not let this one pass by without offering some thoughts and ideas on it.
I think the video to illustrate systems thinking that was provided at the start of the week’s Make Cycle was excellent. Nothing like using the image of the blind men touching various parts of the elephant and thinking, or claiming, they know the entirety as a result. Though the video was a bit heteronormative in its images, I degress . . . or do I? It may be easy to claim Continue reading “Actor-Network Theory and Systems Theory”
As a follow-up, or rather continuation, to my last post on a Rhizomatic ANT in Germany, I have been thinking about the role our ideas play in helping (challenging? confronting? supporting?) us move our actions forward. While traveling, I find myself coming back again and again to the single web presence to help me plan for and navigate, my trip: Google.
Who doesn’t use Google, after all?
That may be one of its benefits / strengths . . . or one of its weaknesses.
Whether for drafting Continue reading “Using Google via a German Actor-Network”
Here I am in Germany for my first holiday in five years, and while there is a nasty train strike going on across the country, I still somehow find myself on one of the trains that is running thinking about our #rhizo15 time together (and alone), especially as the informally formal part of it is nearing its end.
I posted a question in the #rhizo15 Facebook group about any experiences people had or thought about regarding travel and the rhizome, and I got the most interesting responses that helped push my thinking a bit further. In some ways, I have started to rely on this, my informal network, and can even envision maintaining contact with some of my new colleagues from here. Anyway, I digress.
There I was walking through Munich and I found myself in an antique coin dealer’s shop where a World War II era coin was of interest and shortly thereafter purchased by one of my travel partners. Never much interested in coins, I did not at first pay attention to it until I noticed its date. Odd that the coin at first seemed Continue reading “A Rhizomatic ANT In Germany”