You cannot think your way into a new way of living.
You have to live your way into a new way of thinking.

Mike Wesch

Pragmatic Idealism

Multiple Institutions, Many Students

No Central IT Support

3 Major Revisions

Online Collaboration

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screenshot of a github repository models for me what a living, breathing course can look like. When I look back to when I taught Drugs and Behavior and Intro Psych, I see the classes I taught as boring and lifeless. We as a class didn’t create our own stories together, and we lost the opportunities to make connections.

Professor Jasmine Yap Inderwies

This is not a blank web page.


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How Fluent are you?

Your most fluent example?

There’s this back and forth, this trying to find a balance of responsibilities between what the art should do and what the artist should do.

Bret Victor
Stop Drawing Dead Fish


Umwelt is the idea that because their senses pick up on different things, different animals in the same ecosystem actually live in very different worlds. Everything about you shapes the world you inhabit--from your ideology to your glasses prescription to your web browser.

Randall Munroe

. . . designing a thinking medium to fit the human, instead of deforming the human to fit the medium.

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how…We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.

Agnes de Mille