Archive for Au fil des rencontres
These portraits are drawn with the iPad and belong to the Julia Kay’s Portrait Party: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/
These portraits are drawn with the iPhone and belong to the Julia Kay’s Portrait Party: www.flickr.com/groups/portraitparty/
I have more than 100 portraits to paint! These are my first 22 so far (Flickr names when real names of the artist are not available): Julia Kay, dolores666, FlickChick2, viavisconti1, Patricio Villaroel, Jerry Waese, Anne Watkins, Marina Mozhayeva, Andrew Mirzoian, Mariah O’Neill, Gila Rayberg, Martin Beek, Barry Farmer, Rita Flores, razor_nl, Roger Lee, Murilo S. Romeiro, Cloudbuilder, NC Mallory, RK Schlueter, Monica Machniewska, and Andy Donohue.
In Julia Kay’s Portrait Party, one has to make a portrait, drawn or paint, of all other invited artists, so far 155 from over the world. In few words: you paint everyone and everyone else paints you. These are, so far, the many portraits of me can be found in my Flickr galleries at http://www.flickr.com/photos/margaperez/galleries/
During the Eduserv workshop on digital identity pattern design, at the British Library, we have been invited by Yishay Mor and Steven Warburton to warm up and socialize before team work by doing a sketching exercise, called ‘Faces of identity’. (For more on patterns see the JISC funded project: Planet – Pattern Language Network for Web 2.0 Learning)
They gave us three head outlines to draw three different representations of our identity. Then we had to turn them to our group and present them, answering the questions: ‘Of these three identities you have drawn, which do you make visible online online and why?’. And also, ‘which you do not make visible and why?’
This last question drove us to a space where each of us unveiled some aspects of the hidden rhetoric of our digital selves. We then shared our experience about online identity management: swearing versus non swearing spaces, consistence of icons and gravatars, negation of some aspects of our life that we feel may impact our public presence, including our ‘employability factor’ or aspects from our personal life that interfere with our professional life.
Soon we all found that we had a face of our identity, mainly built in relation with others, that was hidden or somehow protected by some reason, say, safety. Many stories came together in this exercise: Josie negating her motherhood identity for job search purposes, Phil protecting his children by never putting their image or their names online, Sally questioning herself about how their children may contribute to her online identity, and me controlling social interaction to some of the public images of my children.
I really enjoyed very much this session and felt that we were a highly productive team. We produced the Putting others first pattern. For this very reason I want to tell who these people are. And I hope I will have, in the future, the opportunity to work with them again.
5 people worked during the morning session presenting their stories, linking them, finding similarities and identifying the problem space. These were (from left to right in the drawing by Maisie Platts)
A pity that the patterns repository doesn’t give ownership to the entire group. However, if someone has to be held responsible for the words on the paper, then let’s say that Phil Archer was responsible for this!