A quick hello to say I am now tweeting thanks to the fine folks from #NV11 and #OCE2011 such as @bxmx and @ToriKlassen. I am still learning however so far I have been using tags such as:
#adaptation – climate change adaptation
#KM – knowledge management
#NV11 – Northern Voice
#Etug – another great event that was in Nelson and used graphic recording
#rosviz – a graphic facilitation workshop I host in Rossland July 13-15
It’s still new but looking forward to ongoing tweets! You can follow me at @Mklaurie
I will post more as I learn more. So far there have been benefits particularly around crowd sourcing knowledge, sharing quick information and event specific information (real time sharing). If you have a specific use or learning about tweeting, please let me know via the comments below.
Our graphic recording from #Etug keynote by @cogdog in Nelson, B.C. June 2, 2011
It’s been an exciting month for me as a novice visual practitioner. I owe a lot of this to taking the advice of Nancy White who told the students of our graphic facilitation workshop last year to simply ‘step forward’ and start drawing when opportunities arise. It’s a bit scary however after the first line is drawn on the paper it seems to come together.
Above is a graphic recording created by myself (@Mklaurie) along with two colleagues Sylvia Currie (@currie) and Rachael Roussin (@beetgreens) during the keynote of Alan Levine on the topic of Amazing Stories and Openess at #ETUG 2011. This was the first recording any of us had ever done for a keynote in public 🙂
As lead up to this fun event, Sylvia Currie and I gave a talk at Northern Voice in Vancouver on the topic of Visual Thinking. Approximately 60 people put their pens to paper to illustrate themselves in visuals with minimal text. The room was buzzing and energy levels were high. The best part was having people practice in Moose Camp (open space) and seeing them get out of their seats to co-draw in the room. Thanks to everyone who partook – it was a lot of fun and very inspiring. Below are a few pics from the experience.
Drawing on Walls session at Northern Voice 2011
Drawing on Walls together at Moose Camp at Northern Voice 2011
Participatory graphic from Moose Camp sessions, Northern Voice 2011
I continue to be inspired by the power of visuals to make more meaning from the work we do and the world we live in. Furthermore, it helps for retaining information, creating shared understandings and having fun!