A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Can't wait til Christmas
You probably don't know this but I wrote my master thesis on co-housing communities and whether they engendered a sense of community. A large part of my writing involved defining community: what exactly is it; and how it is created. One form of community that was just on the horizon were online communities. This was in the late 90's. In the twelve years since I did my research, online communities have grown exponentially just as our use of the web and other electronics like the smart phone, MP3, Wii, ebooks and others have.
I don't think I gave online communities much thought back them and I am amazed at how many Yahoo groups, blogs and online educational programs I am involved in.
There was much fear and skepticism about the "brave new world" coming over the last half of the last century. I didn't fear it because I couldn't imagine it. My many imaginings were more along the lines of jet cars and space travel.
I must say, I have come to love all the wonderful elecronic gadgets I use daily. My computer (I have 3: one netbook for travel, one laptop and my Big Girl desktop), my MP3 player loaded with audiobooks and my DVR.
These wonderful creations have brought YOU to me. You are my delightful online community.