There will be much to say about OpenEd18 and I’m sure most will say it better than me. But while I’m mulling over the serious, I can write a little about the frivolous.
I used the occasion to run a little rogue experiment in art distribution, since sharing is part of open and it’s approaching Halloween. My plan was to leave my little skullish things lying around for people to find. I wasn’t sure if people were finding them or if maintenance was throwing them away so I started dropping some on the Sharing Table. Happily, someone not only found D. Guest, but also thought the distribution idea was worth taking back home.
— Shannon Turmon (@ShannonTurmon) October 11, 2018
‘Stache skull Vincenzo was discovered this morning:
— Denise Dejonghe (@dejonghed07) October 12, 2018
I can tell Rosie found a good home by the colors on the page
— Denise Cote (@notmarian) October 12, 2018
Tall Boy sat around all day at the back of one room, but now gets to go to Texas with his glow-in-the-dark teeth & eyes.
Finders keepers! I found the cranium at #OpenEd18, which feels appropriate, as my neck isn’t strong enough to hold my heavy-ass skull up all day. Hope this is a sign of good things to come! ❤️ @creativecommons pic.twitter.com/qGbEUivd2U
— Michelle Reed (@LibrariansReed) October 12, 2018
Ladybug looks to be headed to PA. I think that’s appropriate, since PALCI sent me many books during my time with Pitt.
— Debra Hargett (@YourLibraryLady) October 12, 2018
Unfortunately Fritzie was out in the cold all night and all day.
— paul bond (@phb256) October 12, 2018
There were 14 others. I wonder where they ended up? I think the experiment went well though. I got the chance to see a few reactions, as people looked at them quizzically on the Share Table. Most people didn’t seem to even notice though. Like our friend from CA, I’m going to take the idea back home and follow in the footsteps of my inspiration. Will the people of Binghamton notice? We shall see.