Jingili Water Garden Restricted Freedom Covid-19 2020 Just do it Barriers onto my normality Just do it Being free to act within restrictions Just do it We cannot know things as they are in themselves (Kant)
Darwin Jingili Water Gardens The mango trees are all in bloom. My life is in bloom. At 60. In the shadows of COVID-19. From what I visioned as the year of synchronicity 2020 has on the surface has, all but shut down. Social barriers box in my normality. Instead of travel, I’m staying home. Australia has shut down its borders, and so have I. So after a massive start, working under pressure, and meet stressful deadlines, I am questioning what it is I do. Do I meaner through my holidays without care and intensity? That is, feeling relaxed without care. This self-reflection is about ‘just do it.’ I have dedicated myself to education for decades, and I am fastly approaching retirement. Since my early years as an artist and extended absence, I have fantasized about returning to a creative life cho…
Sister 1 Keres Disruption Ownership of activity Prescribed by acceptable transactions All is in flux Resulting in frustration and error And redefining What is a fully functioning person New base-line violations and agreements To deal with unconscious reaction and reasoned response Every interaction is observed To satisfy the needs of commercial interest There is no snap-back This is the new socio-economic order Of artificial intelligence, automation, and surveillance Those who are left behind Will be punished by poverty By systems that are impenetrable and dehumanizing One-off sponsorship
“The primary cause of disorder in ourselves is the seeking of reality promised by another.” ― Krishnamurti We teach our students content that makes sense but we do not teach skills in how to prepare for situations that do not make sense. Society works hard to present normality as that without disorder. That is to you know where you are; what you are expected to do; and that the flowers you pass every day are the same flowers. However, we do not teach students, to see different flowers on each passing and that the river is not the same. If one in every five adults experience mental illness why is it that schooling is predominately about 'promised' normality and not preparing for the disorder 'of the promise'. Schooling for anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, post-traumatic stress, psychosis, and schizophrenia is required. Society could do well by flipping the school. Every student has a story to tell. School as a check-in rather than a check-out. Are our stude…
Jingili Water Bug From behind a sacred figurehead Return from objectivity Return from functionalism Return from disciplinary power Move towards subjectivity and genuine ideas To find states of mind within the disorders Of fidelity Of passion Of paganism Of earthliness This internal world Of no plot Of no absolutism Nothing that is incontrovertibly true Unpretentious Of mutual interest Of mutual understanding
What does it take to make it seem 'as-normal'? Just as disruptive technologies successfully challenged established incumbent businesses and changed behavior, COVID-19 has disrupted what socially acceptable behaviors are. The disruption has impacted ownership of activity from the participant, to the onlooker, the designer, and the enforcer. And from this point on, the doing-it in a stable environment has changed. Right now, the contextual differences that prescribed acceptable transactions and behaviors are in flux. Cognitive understanding of what are changes in automated and behavioral expectations are enacted with haste causing social frustration and behavioral error. Who will be blamed, who will be punished, and who will be restricted is now contentious? By this, I mean what will be accepted as usual as authorities and the users competitively demonstrate assertiveness, insolence, communication aggressiveness, defensive reactions, and other possible behavioral exertions. The…
Forget the narcissist leader Who persuades you through their exceptional talent The leader who elicits your secrets Who manipulates every situation you are in The leader who is beyond control Who will make you regret Idiots all of them Basking in their callous work Take a step outside Walk into the night And enjoy the uniqueness of life
I have always believed in miracles My victory was expected I was one of those unpopular leaders But they voted me in I want to make you happy But I made a mess of it From this crisis to the next The smirk was killing me But I learned quite a lot I took command I took control I picked a direction and I went for it I became humorous I became frequent I became spontaneous They now know I care for them They now know that I understand I know what you are going through One-off sponsorship
In a social environment, each repeating action is slightly different, even when social interactions are limited to a few actors and a limited range of actions is undertaken. Walking past a stranger and muttering 'good morning' or making a hand or facial gesture, whilst limited is also grounding. Each repeated action improves the experience of the activity. The smile gets bigger and ignoring more pronounced. The gesture shifts from novel to heightened and then to automation. Simple transactions fall into the shadows or normality. The gesture occurs without realization. It is systematized. Is there a way of not plateauing into reductive repetitive activity and to continually improve the experience? Perhaps gamification? For example, one reaction for one person and another for another person. My original and prior thoughts were that continuous and repeated actions inhibit each transaction's ability to adapt. So mix it up - change hand & facial gestures - make the play in…
This is a list of on-line tools that can be used in education. It is an extensive list with many ways of application. The list is not complete.
Clip Clip www.clipclip.com
-> ClipClip is, essentially, a social bookmarking tool that allows you to save and collect the sites and stuff you treasure most.
you can ‘clip’ pictures, applications, and paragraphs without having to take from the whole website itself.
ClipClip works, more or less, as your own personal scrapbook.
-> Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community -
Bookmark any site on the Internet, and get to it from anywhere
Share your bookmarks, and get bookmarks in return
Discover the most useful and interesting bookmarks on the web
-> Diigo provides a browser add-on that can really improve your research productivity. As you read …
Simply put, Social Networking is big business. In regards to schooling, there are high gains and big risks. Social Networking holds a significant skill-set which is increasingly becoming an important part of contemporary life. Students need to learn how to effectively and efficiently employ the tools for their working life. How do students gain the required skills set whilst advancing the required subject knowledge? Social Networking has added complexity to the teaching environment. It is not a question of open exploration, suck and see, or for the teacher to step aside and assume the role of a friend. The interconnecting role of a teacher and student should not be compromised. Teachers are the experts who set standards, who hold the knowledge required, who provide an instructional environment that enabled clarity of purpose. This is not the era for teachers to provide a fuzzy environment where students have to guess what they need to know or are graded without knowledge of standards.…