Play-deprivation? It is very real. Without it? Well...watch, listen, question, respond here.
|Scooped by Terry Elliott|
Here is a classic example of the impossibility of predicting/managing complexity:
1. I joined in a Google Hangout On Air last night (https://t.co/swsLVirIDW) for #clmooc.
2. I met Carol Hartmann (@StaffSandboxOER) at the Hangout because she, excellent librarian that she is, was interested in annotation tools.
3. I shared the Peter Gray vid on Vialogues above with her.
4. She jumped on it first thing and mentioned her curation via Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/staffsandbox/).
5. I felt I had to reciprocate as best I could for such a full Pinterest buffet with my on again/off again Scoop.it site on clmooc (http://www.scoop.it/t/clmooc)
6. That prodded me into kick starting my curating activities.
Just a little later I had a Google Hangout with Joe Dillon about Week Three Make Cycle ideas and
7.I was able to use what I had saved to Scoop.it (and hence automagically to my blog, my tumblr, Twitter, and facebook) in our conversation.
8. This led to this and here we are.
It might seem like a very ordered and billiard-ball-like experience where one cause leads to another effect and thence to another cause etcetcetc. But it isn't inevitable like that at all. Complexity says we can describe what happened, but we couldn't have predicted it at the beginning of the cascade. In fact if iI join another Google Hangout and meet up with Carol again, there is every chance that we would emerge from a different rabbit hole.
I like that very much. Affordances, adjacent possibles, however you will describe it, I am very grateful.