I have had some notes for a new blog post sitting on my desk for a week or so now – but time has gotten the best of me.
This week has potential.
Thank you for reading.
For those who may be new to ‘The Carpentries’ – let me introduce you. I first joined a Library of Congress sponsored Library Carpentry event designed to teach interested folks the intro to ways of manipulating data with Python and OpenRefine.
Library Carpentry is a subset of the larger educational entity, The Carpentries.
Well, it looks like an organization in the UK, the Sustainable Software Institute is organizing the ‘first European CarpentryConnect event in Manchester‘ in June (25-27 June 2019). This will be a networking as well as technical learning event it appears.
I wish I could go – but the American Library Association Annual conference is too close there – schedule-wise.
Maybe next time. Either way, this should be good. If you plan to be in Manchester in June this year (2019), and love the educational, open-educational model for learning to code, please consider attending or supporting in some way.
The new year is underway, a bunch of us are getting back to work…
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 !
I hope it is a great year (and I hope I blog more)!
Cheers for now
I feel we live in an image saturated culture.
But what if we could get back to language?
Would this clamber for the ‘word’ change our lives again – make us more rational, clear, harsh, in our thinking? This harshness is required methinks if we plan to progress as a culture – we can not live in more & more emotions if we plan to develop – individually or as a group.
The ‘word’ is stark against a backdrop – it is or is-not. It is read in a direction – depending on the language or script of local use or tradition. Images suffer from no such delineation. It is with just that delineation of language that will force us to stop and think – as opposed to just going on and on (like pictures do) without order or rigor.
That is the space where we learn.
Just a thought.
The time has come once again to get into some words – LIVE – on the radio.
This is our 8th such discussion over the internet waves – thanks be to Dennis Price of Home Improvements by Dennis Price.
We will be reading BEHOLD THE DREAMERS by Imbolo Mbue
Time/Place: 06 November 2018 – 8 PM EST.
Location for listening: Radio Fairfax.
Number to call with comments and ideas: 703-560-TALK (8255).
We look forward to the discussion and your comments.