Wonderful artefact and very rich notes Michael! Have enjoyed them immensely along with the great wealth of references. ds106 was indeed a fertile ground for your ethnography, such a great choice! You did extremely well in choosing to focus on the radio-bumper assignment at the same time that you brought in the other streams of research such as your field notes, tweets, soundcloud clips and blogposts.
Very glad you drew out Ceraso’s writings on sound. As you can imagine, embodiment is an important (but often under-acknowledged) part of creating audio for me and of course anyone who steps into audio creation: “all sonic encounters have subtle, sometimes powerful, effects on our bodily experiences in different situations and settings.”
Would love to know if you had any thoughts on the religious and/or spirituality of connectivism and ds106? I know it was very superficially discussed as a cult at one stage but I don’t think that’s a very useful framework from which to actually study it. I’m more interested in the motivation behind the use of that language (“cult”) and what it reflects about our perception of connectivism and our response to ds106 as an educational model.
I suspect it’s something to do with how shocked people are that there are students willingly and enthusiastically embracing their own education in that space and forming an identity around the #ds106 #4life educational philosophy. I notice you did pick up on that as a “mantra” on the Miro board.
So much more to explore and discuss here, but had better leave it there. Well done on a fantastic artefact! (Now I’d better go and keep improving mine, hehehe.)
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