Thing 8 is online video sharing…luckily for me, youtube and I are already good friends.
Last summer, I went to an amazing Incubus concert and took a few videos. Posting them was my first experience with adding to the online video world. I still gain more than I offer, by a long shot. Youtube is a great source for that random commercial you’re looking for, a laugh, or something to learn. I haven’t used online video sharing a ton in the classroom setting, but there’s a few amazing videos I’ve used in presentations about social justice. They aren’t the focus of my post, but here’s a link to one of my favorites from illdoctrine.com: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Ti-gkJiXc.
My new hobby recently is slacklining. If you don’t know what this is, no worries; you are not alone. Here is Frankie Najera (a Cornell College alum — small world, right?) with Gibbon, showing how to do a trick, appropriately named “the tree.”
I cannot do this. I can do a few things, though, and what I learned, I learned from youtube (and Frankie Najera). Here’s what I look like on the line.
I’m not that great yet, but it’s a lot of fun and something different. I love connecting with nature and I can set up the line on my own or do it with friends.
In closing, here’s a video of people doing really, really cool things. Maybe this will be me someday.
slack on. ekg.