Bricolage: “Those crunching noises pervading the air!” 1980 #rhizo15

I started thinking that, as in studying an art work one likes, it’s important to know the historical context out of which something came and I began working on this post.  Given that this is the last (?) week of #rhizo15  I realized that, imperfect and incomplete as it is, I better post it.  It was an interesting exploration, not least because I realized how subjective my own sense of the 1980s was…  your history-mileage may vary 🙂 All images except this, the middle one by Jennifer Bartlett and the last one are from 1980(ish) unless otherwise stated. As we investigate … Continue reading Bricolage: “Those crunching noises pervading the air!” 1980 #rhizo15

The new Collins English Dictionary is out now – see it brought to life #homeoflivingenglish

I wonder if there is a word for turning a word into an image?  An ambigram is one way of doing that but not quite what I mean…. and then there are the new word clouds that you can make into images in programs like Tagxedo.   And I wonder what the implications are for learning literacy?  Would it be useful to learn some words as image-words? If you think of what the word might be, let me know 🙂 This fabulous video is scribed by Scriberia – their site is great! Continue reading The new Collins English Dictionary is out now – see it brought to life #homeoflivingenglish

The Mystery of Queen Elizabeth Cake

Originally posted on Baking Family:
One of the bits of paper flying around in the greater collection of stuff from Grammy was a little foldover, like something that might have been included in a gift or a package. Printed on this brittle, yellowed rectangle of paper is a recipe entitled Queen Elizabeth Cake. The recipe itself is simple and interesting; the story, written as a “note” on the right-hand side of the foldover, is the mystery. “This is supposed to be the only cake Queen Elizabeth makes herself. The Queen’s request is that it not be passed on, but sold… Continue reading The Mystery of Queen Elizabeth Cake

“The Age of Visualisation” British Airways article

I thought I’d put a link here to this excellent overview of visualization methods and rationale – partly to not lose track of it and partly to share it. I’ve just been reading through some articles submitted to a journal I am doing some work with as a reviewer, and kept thinking, “Wow, if you’d mapped this article out a little you’d have clearly seen that these two parts over here have nothing to do with the theme and are coming out of left field.”   I’ve been working with a couple of graduate students helping them map out theses … Continue reading “The Age of Visualisation” British Airways article