The synapses have been firing wildly since I joined ds106 a few days ago; and since here in Central New York we’re still enjoying the last few days of winter break, I’ve been letting myself go with the flow, as it were.  As I observe in my first post below, thus far, setting up my own personal cyberinfrastructure has been a heady, intoxicating, and literally exhilarating experience.

And I’m all about exploring the affect of all of this, what it FEELS like, so that I can try to replicate some of it for my students – preservice teachers (and “so on, and so on, and so on,” as the old Fabrege Organics commercial articulated so beautifully – am I dating myself yet?).  Bit-by-bit, day-by-day, I fiddle with this toolbar, add that bit of bling, those widgets; I am LOVING this “curating,” sculpting, architectural experience!

But who wants to hear about how I feel? Right.

Last night, I indulged my desire to add to my site a clip of one of my all-time favorite few minutes of cinema. This morning, after reading around in ds106 and reading Gardner’s essay, I see why. THIS is what building my personal cyberinfrastruce (so far) through ds106 has felt like, for me:*

*For anyone unfamiliar with Wong Kar Wei’s Chunking Express, it will be important to know that the character featured here has just broken into the apartment of one her regular customers at the Hong Kong lunch counter where she works, who she is crushing on big-time.  The clip shows what she does in his apartment while he is away at work.


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One Response to Another visual metaphor: #ds106, building my own personal cyberinfrastructure

  1. Noise Professor says:

    I really get a feeling for what you are feeling from the clip you selected. Makes me want to see the movie, and read more of what you have to say besides! I was talking to a colleague about DS106, and how one of the major energy sources is that learners have a wider palette/different opportunities for expression when completing our “assignments.” Wondering whether this mode would work well in courses that weren’t so “meta.” That is, what we do in DS106 is what DS106 is about. Would this way of being work for OChem?

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