Check your head

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.

‘Stache skull Vincenzo was discovered this morning:

I can tell Rosie found a good home by the colors on the page

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.

Ladybug looks to be headed to PA. I think that’s appropriate, since PALCI sent me many books during my time with Pitt.

Unfortunately Fritzie was out in the cold all night and all day.

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.

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2 Responses to Check your head

  1. iamTalkyTina says:

    Well, I think it is a fun time when people like Mr. Paul leave things like skulls lying around called Art that other people can find and keep. It would be interesting for the next time if everybody could download a PDF of the card and print their own and bring their own and leave them lying around for everybody else so that there would be even more of them. Plus, there could also be a secret code like a QR code so that you could go to google doc and write the story of that skull so that when someone else gets it they could go to the Google doc and continue the story kind of like geocaching has, but it would have more meaning and creativity than just finding a thing with a GPS. But I like the names for them.

    • phb256 says:

      These are great ideas. I don’t know if I have the skill or influence to get any kind of group participation. I couldn’t even get most people to acknowledge picking one up. Maybe 1 out of 4 is good though. Maybe I could work one of Alan’s SPLOTs into it, so people could just text or email a skull’s story to an aggregator site. I’ll have to think about this.

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