Jim talks about preparing students for a connected future, and everything else

Five years later, I was finally able to attend one of Jim’s talks in-person when he spoke about ‘preparing students for a connected future’ at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Arrived at @Deakin for @jimgroom ‘Preparing students for a connected future’ talk. ????? pic.twitter.com/Zj82BHViq3 — Rowan Peter (@rowan_peter) July 24, 2017 The connected future could be a little different says @jimgroom pic.twitter.com/qiKfzJkV9H — Rowan Peter (@rowan_peter) July 24, 2017 Agreeing with @jimgroom that we need to recognise the role of the technology & tool/s we use – it’s about more…

Talky Tina’s swipe card has arrived

Talky Tina’s swipe card has arrived, a photo by Rowan Peter on Flickr. Just arrived at work to find that HR had delivered Talky Tina’s swipe access by internal mail. That’s great news. That means Talky Tina is now officially employed as the health and safety officer at the DS106 Workplace and has open-access to all premises. Let’s look forward to an incident-free seven weeks.

Fridge magnets out in the open

Fridge magnets, a photo by Rowan Peter on Flickr. “What we plan for the use of something is not necessarily how people will use it and we don’t necessarily dictate how they use it. We open it up and we hope for the best and a lot of the times we are surprised.” It’s still one of my favourite quotes from Jim Groom’s February 2012 talk at Kansas State University. It fits with the practice of sharing out in the open. Sharing out in the open can help to create…

The August Animated GIF Challenge: Day 2 – Hurry up and wait

The August Animated GIF Challenge: Day 2 – Hurry up and wait, a photo by Rowan Peter on Flickr. The frame rate of the animated GIF does accurately represent the time required to empty the trash. It takes much longer. Hurry up and wait GIF for Day 2 of The August Animated GIf Challenge.

The August Animated GIF Challenge: Day 1 – How do you say thank you?

The August Animated GIF Challenge: Day 1 – How do you say thank you?, a photo by Rowan Peter on Flickr. In this scene from The Golden Child, Chandler Jarrell played by Eddie Murphy learns how to say thank you in Cantonese 多謝 (Dwo ze). The use of Cantonese (Should be speaking Mandarin anway?) could be considered controversial as the Golden Child is supposed to be from Tibet. Chandler could have said “Thuk-je-che” which is Tibetan for thank you. To add another language layer to this GIF, the subtitles are…

Bobbin’ and weavin’ (and let the good get even)

Bobbin’ and weavin’ (and let the good get even), originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. Bob takes cover behind a car in a Heat themed Gun Crazy GIF celebrating DS106 GIFfest. There’s a lot of crazy gun action in Heat that I’m sure can be sampled for an animated gif. This animated gif sampled a shot from the gun battle in the street scene. I particularly like how the camera mirrors Bob’s movement from behind the car.

Two guys and their Miniguns

Two guys and their Miniguns, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. A Minigun themed Gun Crazy GIF for DS106 GIFfest (Extended). With its rotating barrel, cascading cartridges and dramatic muzzle flash the Minigun seems to be the weapon of choice for movie characters who need to battle against great odds. Terminator 2: Judgement Day and The Matrix are two of the many films that feature a Minigun.

ds106: Visual Assignment 24 – Troll quotes

Visual Assignment 24 – Troll quotes brief Find an image of a well known figure, add to it a famous quote by someone related in some way to the figure in the image and then attribute the quote to a third, related figure. From the official site: How It Works. Get a picture of someone people idolise. Obi Wan Kenobi, Barack Obama, Captain Kirk — any beloved public figure will do. Slap on a famous quotation from a similar character from a different book or movie. Pick something close enough…

LIVE with Celebrations (from Port Moody)

You never know what you’re going to hear when you tune in to DS106 Radio. You’ll always hear a great selection of tunes via /AUTODJ, but it gets a whole lot better when someone unexpectedly grabs the stream and goes /LIVE. It was a late Sunday afternoon and I was in my kitchen preparing our Sunday night dinner when @bryanjack grabbed the DS106 Radio stream. @bryanjack was trying to make his way home from a Saturday night out in Port Moody, which was proving difficult to so. I decided to respond…

ds106: Visual Assignment 24 – Troll quotes

Visual Assignment 24 – Troll quotes brief Find an image of a well known figure, add to it a famous quote by someone related in some way to the figure in the image and then attribute the quote to a third, related figure. From the official site: How It Works. Get a picture of someone people idolise. Obi Wan Kenobi, Barack Obama, Captain Kirk — any beloved public figure will do. Slap on a famous quotation from a similar character from a different book or movie. Pick something close enough…

Practising out in the open can sometimes lead to a happy accident

Practising out in the open can sometimes lead to a happy accident, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. 遺伝子組み換え食品との付き合いかた-GMOの普及と今後のありかたは? The way of dealing with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) now and in the future. Written by Ichiro Motoki. Photograph of page 81 from 遺伝子組み換え食品との付き合いかた-GMOの普及と今後のありかたは by Rowan Peter. Used with kind permission from Kaoru Kobayashi and Ohmsha Publishing. “What we plan for the use of something is not necessarily how people will use it and we don’t necessarily dictate how they use it. We open it up and we hope for the best…

The Daily Create (TDC) Archive: TDC 73, 75, 96, 98, 100, 101 and 102

This is my weekly archive of the work I’ve produced for The Daily Create (TDC). The Daily Create (TDC) 73 – Make a photo that emphasises yellow I went with the obvious banana. The Daily Create (TDC) 75 –Read a favourite quote, emulating the author’s voice. Tell us why the quote is meaningful This quote epitomises the energy and vitality of youth. The Daily Create (TDC) 96 – Make a 5 x 5 video It was a strange day. One minute I was in domestic mode and the next minute…

The Daily Create (TDC) Archive: TDC 62, 64, 66, 68, 69, 70 and 71

This is my weekly archive of the work I’ve produced for The Daily Create (TDC). The Daily Create (TDC) 62 – Take a picture from the inside of something looking out Looking through a glass. The Daily Create (TDC) 64 – Make a creative photo of some sort of boundary I was trying to emulate a bleach-bypass effect for this photograph (without resorting to Googling a tutorial). Not sure if I’ve hit the spot. Maybe, needs moar grain! The Daily Create (TDC) 66 – Tell the world in 5 minutes…

The Daily Create (TDC) Archive: TDC 29, 30, 47, 54, 55, 60 and 61

This is my weekly archive of the work I’ve produced for The Daily Create (TDC). The Daily Create (TDC) 29 – Something upside down that is never seen that way – Coffee cup I have a clean desk. The Daily Create (TDC) 30 – The place where you lose things in your house – Under the shelves I always lose things under there! The Daily Create (TDC) 47 – A photo that features your favourite colour – Red I like red. The Daily Create (TDC) 54 – Record the sound…

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