** Cottage **
`>`you are standing in a small cottage. There is a **fishing pole** here.
Exits are: OUT
--- ![keanu](http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/woah.gif) Yes Keanu. Woah indeed. --- # Bash --- _or_ --- ## Why I Stopped Assigning Essays and Started Making and Breaking Things Follow along at [j.mp/sg-bash](http://j.mp/sg-bash)

Dr. Shawn Graham, Dept of History, Carleton [@electricarchaeo](http://twitter.com/electricarchaeo) --- ![Bruce](http://carleton.ca/history/wp-content/uploads/LUT6410-300px.jpg) ---
--- ![slackjawed](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/Don_Knotts_Jim_Nabors_Andy_Griffith_Show_1964.JPG) --- I'd prefer if someone called 'bullshit'. ---
--- ...instrumentalization of learning is part of it. ![hugo](https://media.giphy.com/media/3nzV15TfT3MqY/giphy.gif) --- ![Dublin Prison](https://farm1.staticflickr.com/95/221947325_8eb72801d9_b_d.jpg) ...surveillance masking as 'Engagement Analytics' --- This isn't a new thing, of course. --- ![1966 machine](https://s3.amazonaws.com/hackedu/patentimage1.png) via [Audrey Watters, whom you must read](http://hackeducation.com/2014/06/22/ed-tech-patents) --- ![teaching spelling](https://s3.amazonaws.com/hackedu/patentapp2.png) 1866 --- ![audrey watters](http://i.imgur.com/gms7jxq.png) --- [Click Here to Save Education](http://hackeducation.com/2013/03/26/ed-tech-solutionism-morozov) --- ![think of the children](http://i.imgur.com/kffFzS7.png) --- But when I hear 'Digital Natives' --- ![img](https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8203/8171361502_f36bee130e_o_d.jpg) --- Or when I hear 'gamify!' --- ![Bogost](http://i.imgur.com/ax37IXw.png) ---
--- The Argument So Far: --- + Concerns for form over content kill love --- + Atomization & measurement kill joy --- + Both lead to surveillance and the casual acceptance of the same --- + Resulting in what we see in our classrooms. --- ...and the 'essay' is the prime vector. --- ![Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/7Bj8qHG.png) --- ![img](http://freethoughtblogs.com/entequilaesverdad/files/2013/02/fighting-trousers-800x422.jpg) --- After a statement like that, I'd better have something good, right? --- ![img](https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8200/8171362048_26fd75bd39.jpg) --- No more essays.
Let us `essayer` something else. ---
--- Metaphors Matter. ----
The Trousers of Time
-T. Pratchett
Note: trousers of time lampoons complexity and all the rest of it --- Weirdness of 'seeing the past' ---
...picture this...
Note: We've always been augmenting reality. But maybe we could make things a bit more... awesome. image: http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/cakes-cottages-and-manky-bones/ --- Acknowledge the weird. Note: this is where I talk about unessays, about bashing stuff together to see what happens. If we recognize that 'visualizing' and 'essays' are just metaphors, then that makes us see they have a grammar, a form; and if we break away from that we have to establish a new form, a new grammar, and in this, we see things new. --- "How do we write good history?"
...we bash it into a different form. ---
--- ![allison](http://i.imgur.com/oxenSgE.png) --- Some focus on place. --- ![Christina](http://i.imgur.com/LS5Qud0.png) --- ![Pembroke](http://i.imgur.com/j7Q8dyR.jpg) --- Some focus on pushing the physical into the digital and back to the physical world. --- ![air canada](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkuU6WqCQAAS2fR.jpg) --- ![meso](http://i.imgur.com/VKl1b7W.png) --- ![dirtydata](rob-dirty-ocr.png) --- Some tell algorithmic stories. --- ![vow to mithras](http://i.imgur.com/hf6jcRo.png) --- Some build worlds --- [RideauCraft](https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1GYZKKFpatf0fYf71akcSvDu4Qtb1RA9fCPhcdtajaS4/edit?pli=1#slide=id.p) ![Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/lvfbQh3.png) --- [VimyCraft](https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/37716296/vimyparadata.html) ![Imgur](http://i.imgur.com/Ez2Qs2c.png) --- The Medic's War ![The Medic's War](http://epress.trincoll.edu/webwriting/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2014/10/Graham1-MedicsWar1022px.jpg) --- The only thing worse than writing a 5 pg essay is **not** writing a 5 pg essay. --- Bashing history upsets the game. --- This is good.

Lack of grammar for the other modalities is an opportunity to figure out new ways of knowing, to 'see' things afresh. --- ![Tara Copplestone Watercolor](copplestone-watercolor.png) Note: photobashing ... occupies a liminal position in archae because it puts 'something captured through a mechanical process through a subjective one' Value in it- because it 'sit[s] at an intersection of subjective processes and mechanical capture, allows for some interesting interactions and reflexivity between both sides of this discussion'. Photobashing is deformation. --- ## Soundbashing ![img](from-site-to-sound.png) Topic model viz is [here](http://bl.ocks.org/shawngraham/raw/b7a0ce3eb646158439f0/#topic=20&lambda=1&term=) --- ## The result: _Songs of Jesuits_ [Listen to the recording](https://soundcloud.com/shawn-graham-60451318/jesuits-groove)
Live-coding with [sonic pi](http://sonic-pi.net) Note: Try to live-code the performance; play notes.tick plays the data straight up, etc --- You don't have to buy what I'm selling. But... --- #?
![slackjawed](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/Don_Knotts_Jim_Nabors_Andy_Griffith_Show_1964.JPG) --- ![keanu](http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/woah.gif) Yes Keanu. Woah indeed. --- Forget about essays. --- Ask 'how this form enables/constrains different modes of knowing'.
Bash stuff together. ---
`>`you are standing in a small classroom. There is a **computer** here. Students are staring at you.
Exits are: OUT
--- [Link to Sources for Images; all CC.](https://github.com/shawngraham/presentations/blob/master/bash-images.md)