There have been comments on Facebook and Twitter about coming to know people in work like #rhizo15– both about the excellence of quick connections to lively and generous people, and also about the distinctive challenge of doing this much open sharing without really knowing who is out there reading.
We spend a lot of time in my classes getting to know one another as part of making the risky work we do less risky. One thing I’ve done early in classes is use Google forms to ask students some questions about their geographies and then I import data into a Google Map about people’s stories of being in and from these places.
Wanna play as part of mapping the nodes of #rhizo15?
- the “where” questions will be the ones I map so be specific about location: An address, rather than “my grandmother’s house” works because not even Google knows where you grandmother lives (I hope).
- you can use the spreadsheet to access fields of work/study.
- this does not update automatically so I’ll re-import every few days — starting on Monday mid-day (your time) so do the quick form by then if you can so we can see if this works. All questions are voluntary, of course.