Under A Pile of Work, But Still #DS106 #4LIFE

It’s been almost two years since I first discovered DS106, the open-online course created at the University of Mary Washington (UMW). And a year since I took my first York College students through the experience (a crazy humbling one for myself). In the Fall 2011 semester UMW decided not to formally run a ds106 course, but Jim Groom and Martha Burtis were kind enough to support my running my first section of ds106 at York College. And I tried to do some role-playing as a bumbling professor, taking my students on a Journey to the Center of the Internet.

I learned a tremendous amount about teaching out in the open and continue to be inspired by ds106 to keep my art making and teaching chops up. There are times that I get overwhelmed by the work to support the institution as well as teach and make art. But it’s good to have the above reminder hiding under the pile.


  1. I agree with the Groomeister you have created some really cools stuff that keeps popping up on Twitter, in ds106 and other un-named locals. I wish I had one of these for a bumper sticker because I think I’m a #4lifer_2. Also wanted to see if you had checked out cogdogs link to #phonar. Vellllyyy in-tel-est-ing. Keep on “making art dammit”.

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