Highflying with a DJI Mavic Pro using FPV Goggles

A friend of mine brought by his DJI Mavic Pro along with his DJI Goggles for some high flying exploration above my house.  Gobsmacked by the experience.

 

 

Danah Boyd at #platformcoop

“Consider that it’s often easier to rally people to tear down a system than it is to figure out new ways of building it … we need builders right now.”

 

Art Never Ends

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Let’s watch more dance

Let’s read more poetry

Let’s see more art

Let’s sing more songs

Get out of the rinks one night a week for godsakes

Just be OK with that, be OK with expressing yourself

And expressing yourself means risk

And risk means vulnerability

And all that is OK, art never killed anybody

And you know what, as painful as it is, art never ends.

 

 

#domains17 – MBFWL

Justing getting back home to the shores of the North Atlantic and wanted to be sure & make some notes before too much time passes.

This gathering was a brilliantly organized node hosting a large portion of my favourite people & practitioners.

So many great memories:

Witnessed a brilliant keynote from Martha Burtis – thoughtful as always with insights and provocations to consider and rise to the significant challenges we face as educators in online spaces.  Read her transcript and listen to the recording of her keynote w/ questions from the floor as heard on #ds106radio

Witnessed the strong mojo going on at Muhlenberg College.  Tim Clarke is a model academic librarian bringing passion, drive, and passion to bear in his work.  Not only was his Domains Fair table on point, but the zine I got at his table revealed I won a prize! I won all the fixings needed to create a LibraryBox or Piratebox + more.  Most definitely going to flex the gear and write about it.  Muhlenberg also raised the stakes with Lora Taub-Pervizpour and Jordan Noyes with #domainsresist and their great work with sscommons.org.  Big fav among the SSCommons is the Street Art Graphics collection.

Talked #webaudioapi and Javascript with Tom and Brian and got a chance to bring 10 people to a synced EuroTrash jam with their mobile devices using Ableton Link.

You should not be surprised that @grantpotter is rocking out at #domains17 — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) June 5, 2017

Finally got an opportunity to meet John Udell and hear him talk web annotation spec and application.

As a role playing gamer from wayback, Keegan’s great work with http://goblin.education/ caught my interest and attention.  So much potential and value in role playing games for teaching and learning yet to be tapped – really happy to see Keegan doing great work with it.

“THE LMS IS HERE TO STAY – THE BUDGET LINE’S APPROVED – THE LMS IS HERE TO STAY – WE CAN NEVER MOVE – WE DON’T CARE WHAT STUDENTS SAY – THE LMS IS HERE TO STAY!” via: Karen Cangialosi (@karencang) June 6, 2017

The Moodle Fighters (side project of @Deadmoocmen and @BlackboardSabbath members) via Luke Waltzer (@lwaltzer) June 7, 2017

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Heard Tom Woodward preach the gospel of his SubGenius-inspired #wordpress mojo

Hung out with Scott Robarts & talked WordPress + opened.ca in British Columbia.

Gathered great #crypto resources from Jonathan Poritztextbook and reading.

Met Tim Klapdor and learned more about the Charles Sturt online learning model.

Huge props to the ReclaimHosting folks for a fantastic job gathering this group of educators, designers, and technicians to share work, ideas, and visions of better futures.