open books, open files, open apps, open minds, open learning?
photo and caption by Robert R. Daniel
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The photo above was taken on 11 July 2019, on top of the sheltered outdoors table that is, in effect, my summer office in Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre, Loir-et-Cher, France. It amounts to an impromptu arranging of items that I had on hand and had been using as I was writing and reflecting, doing scholarly work, refining my thought, hoping to produce text sufficiently good for scholarly publication, preferably, in open and connected form, etc. These objects and the processes that they represent are a major part of my learning and my reflection. They are, in many ways, both open and connected. The conspicuously missing objects, in my view, are my internet-connected tablet, the internet connection itself, and my old-ish laptop where I do much of my writing.
I expect to take some time to unpack and comment on the symbols in this photo, a cropped version of which will become the banner of this blog.
That’s all for now.