Miriam, what a fascinating question ... with equally interesting
responses! Briefly, I see inkshedding as several different but
intertwining activities, all arguably able to stand on their own.
1. Inkshedding as a spontaneous movement of pen against paper,
resulting in idea eruptions (wow ... sounds exciting!). Like others
who've responded here, I practice this in classes and workshops from
time to time as an inventional strategy.
2. Inkshedding as the unique, often fruitful, sometimes angsty
face-to-face experience at the annual conference. Here, inkshedding
morphs into cultural activity, which consolidates community, which
gives rise to institutionalisation of tacit and explicit practices and
expectations. Newbies must be inculcated. Inculcatees and frequent
users find and provide invaluable support.
3. Inkshedding as asychronous, recorded knowlege- and idea-sharing ...
such as this discussion. This knowledge-sharing strand of inkshedding
is something I think we could and should continue to develop and
reflect upon. To me, certain kinds of blogging is "inkshedding." I
see very exciting possibilities here that could re-shape/expand the
existing inkshedding community.
On 12/14/06, Thomas Parkhill <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Dec 2006 11:03:49 -0400
> Russ Hunt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > One further thing from me, about "editing" . . .
> >> I'm intrigued that you felt the need to edit before sending.
> > I _always_ edit. I even edit pen-and-paper inksheds, on the
> > fly.
> I can't now remember who said what in this conversation; my record of
> it is on another computer. I remember it was Roger who said he wrote
> his response in a wordprocessor and edited it before sending. Without
> taking away from Russ' (and others'?) response, I took the original
> reference to editing as a rhetorical device which said something like,
> "I am taking your question very seriously, thus I wanted to be sure I
> was saying just exactly what I mean to say in my response."
> I have more to say about inkshedding and how I use it, and have used
> it in teaching and learning, but I have more thinking to do first.
> And editing, probably, perhaps in a wordprocessor.
> Thom Parkhill.
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