as a matter of arty fact

Well here it is the last week of our lovely little (!) mooc, and time to submit a digital response of some kind… the biggest challenge – making time! It seems to take so much longer to make a decent visual text than language one… but it’s fun trying 🙂

I submit, in evidence of my learning, this blog…. I also submit the video just below here, which I did this week.

  • The blog is an epic triumph of will… a log of an amazing ride and the people I encountered along the way. It represents how I imagine the whole course and my place within it…. please browse around if you have time…
  • The other digital story… the video below… is an epic fail of will…. because I always like to keep a healthy balance in life… it makes perfect sense to me, but that’s because I can hear the responses to the questions… something happened when it moved to… the Internet.. 

There always seem to be at least two choices…. in every micro second of life…

I can leave it as poetry for you to make sense of as you willl…. be amazed by the suggestions and subtleties and let your mind run wild….

or I can add something to the video that will force you to interpret the story as I originally intended…

Maybe I’ll just let you have an unsettling experience first, think about it for a while…. then I’ll post a hangout where I ‘explain’ away what is missing… or maybe I won’t….. such is the nature of a mooc…. you will be kept guessing… the web is a dynamic environment…. nothing ever stays the same… and you never really know where you are…

So, here is my ‘thing’ – I hope you enjoy it!

And now that you have been suitably unsettled and have no idea what I am going on about…. here is a version that probably makes more sense….

Now I’ve got this done, I am going to really enjoy browsing through everyone else’s I can find ‘out there’ and commenting, because it’s that community building part that’s so valuable to me in the end.

Good luck everyone – it’s been such an enjoyable journey, I hope you all make it safely back to earth, and I hope we’ll meet again on some other amazing future journey into space 🙂

Sound by:

“Rasp Scours Gleam” – Elizabeth Adams & Praxis ensemble at Free Music Archive

Images (in order of appearance) by:

“Mark 1”, the pre-digital electro-mechanical computing machine by Howard Aiken, and its paper tape, at

Charles Babbage and his ‘difference engine’ at Wikipedia

Planet earth at Mail Online

Retinography at Wikipedia

“Glass” by Jjb@nalog at flickr

“Freud” by Alan Turkus and “What lurks behind” by Enrico (One From RM) and “A most famous sofa” by Robert Huffstutter

“Philips Reel to Reel” by Jacob Whittaker

“Musical note” by The Rising Sky lesson 29

“Typewriters Resurrection” by Jeremy Mayer

Words, Psychology and Relationships at The Electric Typewriter blog

“Untitled” (stairs) by ecastro

“spiral staircase” by Ross Grady

Words by:

well, me, I guess… if you believe we are authors of our own discourse….