It’s Find Five Friday! #F5F

This week’s #F5F ideas come from Sheri Edwards:

Cycle 5: Unseen Stories and Invisible Spaces

Powerful questions and discourse occurred with this make,
thanks, to KQED and Nick Sousanis, [video]
who both helped us step back and step aside
to discover perspectives, problems, and possibilities
in our virtual and physical spaces, inspiring the need
for open and inviting spaces
for all our stories,and to protect the opportunities
to develop and maintain OUR public spaces.

What five ideas, issues, possibilities 
did you uncover 
when you stepped aside 
from your perspective?
Here are mine to remember:
  • Kevin: But if the Internet is a public domain, or if it should be, then we all need to do more to protect that space from the encroachment and control of private companies. How could we be ever diligent to protect our rights as “We, the People?”

  • Wendy: The crumples in the paper are the sub-text, they can be ignored or they can dictate the marks on the page. What crumples in public spaces do we ignore when we might add or help?

  • Janelle: Denied. How can we include? How do we overcome disenfranchisement?

  • Xiaogao Neil Zhou: The community, the intersection of a physical place and the digital place…the relations between these two public spaces is something will bring the development of digital technology to the next level. Will this new level also help us protect our stories and spaces as “the People,” wherever we live?

  • KQED Make Cycle Newsletter: How can the design of a public space influence and shape interactions and identity? How do people connect and learn across different public spaces? How are norms established in public spaces?  How do we build community norms that are accepted?


It’s Find Five Friday! #F5F

It’s Find Five Friday! As always, feel free to “find” what you’d like and make #F5F in your own way and on your own time. But if you’d like a nudge, here are a few things I’ve been thinking about…


Image by Anna Smith of friends and neighbors learning together intergenerationally both on and offline

Because composing and learning with digital tools and in digital, networked communities is so new to so many of us, sometimes “connected learning” is interpreted to mean “learning online;” however, this is not the intention of the educators and researchers working to understand what it means to write and learn these days. Certainly, it is not the intention of #clmooc!

So, for this Find Five Friday, let’s hear how your learning via making is connected both on and offline–-in and with the #clmooc community, as well in other offline communities and with persons otherwise “disconnected” from #clmooc!

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It’s Find Five Friday! #F5F


photo by Karla Shroeder

We’re halfway through #clmooc! Let’s celebrate this Friday by “finding” five of the connections you’ve made so far.

These could be connections you’ve made between makes, people, ideas and/or cycles. Are you noticing any patterns? We’ve been thinking about systems of connections and designing games and systems of interaction this cycle. What systems of interaction are emerging for you? What are the connections you’ve made between your work in #clmooc and outside of #clmooc? How about offline connections to online connections?

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Introducing #F5F or Find Five Fridays

registered CC0 1.0 in the public domain

registered CC0 1.0 in the public domain

In just the first few days of CLMOOC 2015, we have seen hundreds of critical and creative posts, questions, resources, and sources of inspiration. In previous years, we have found Fridays to be a perfect day for pushing the pause button, reflecting, and connecting. As the playful space that CLMOOC is, in year one we made a game out of it. We like to call this Find Five Fridays or #F5F for short. Each Friday we’ll post something to go “find” and invite you to report to the community what you found. As always, this is all optional, but since, it’s Friday, Friday, why not play!?!

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