Informatics: grin and Bear it

I skipped out for a yoga class at lunchtime, so this afternoon was very zen. I’ve been looking into interactive storytelling. Most specifically I’ve been playing the audio-accompaniment to The National Film Board of Canada’s Bear 71 on loop in the background while I’ve been working. Bear 71 is based on the true story of a female grizzly bear monitored by wildlife conservation officers from 2001-2009. Creator Leanne Allison sees the bear being tracked and logged as data as a reflection of the contemporary experience where the world around us is viewed through Tron and Matrix-like filters, qualifying and quantifying everything rather than experiencing and interacting. Thanks to Kate Ho for sending me this link (NB- Welcome To Pinepoint is also worth checking out).

Aside from that and from the usual writing, I said a brief, introductory hello to Robert Ang, the MSc student who has chosen to work on The Writer’s Toolkit, caught up on emails, returned some overdue library books, and edited the MathMoth™ story.

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2 thoughts on “Informatics: grin and Bear it

  1. Bit of a coincidence- I’m on a mindfulness course myself at the moment. Have you been doing yoga for a while?

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  2. On and off for about a decade. Had a fantastic teacher in Newcastle called Kim Pearson, but she now only does pregnancy/ante-natal classes. Just started classes at the Bristo Yoga School up in Edinburgh, and i’m enjoying the challenge and it’s a pleasant space to be in also. Still looking for the right fit for a class in Newcastle too. What’s the mindfulness course?

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