Well, after work session 1, the ball looks exactly like I thought it would, leaving me wondering, “How will this be helpful?” It’s too early to throw in the towel, though. I did learn a few things:
- Elmer’s glue does NOT stick to styrofoam, and hot glue tends to EAT styrofoam and to make early choices permanent choices.
- So, use sewing pins to attach the labels to the facets!
- It’s kinda hard to cut through styrofoam. Do not attempt after two beers or more.
- Your roommate may be very confused when you start talking to the air and she doesn’t realize you are recording. So, maybe just talk to her directly. An unexpected “live” co-learner!
- The ball is definitely limiting the number and type of relationships I can represent physically. Unless I start drilling holes through the ball and building bridges across its surface. Which I might do. Pipe cleaners, anyone?
Perhaps more importantly, I learned a few things about my understanding of sense making:
- I know of several concepts that I do not yet know how relate to other concepts, so I kept these on a separate “TBD” sheet. A nice way to hold the space for future learning.
- I am not sure of the relationship between “indwelling another” and “empathy.” What do you think?