This week I’ve managed to keep the Lifestream going, despite personal and work commitments pressing heavily in. I’m thankful for that. Surveying the week, I distill the following currents:
1. At the start of the week, I sought to look at the wider, material world, to try and include a global perspective in my stream. This consciousness helps prevent my own thinking becoming totalising, and keeps it sensitive to my own positionality. Digital technologies also feed back into my wider life in this regard – see the final post before this one.
2. I’ve engaged with the set readings more this week, both in commenting on things I’ve encountered online, and in a longer reflection on Sian Bayne’s article. Next week, I’d like to write a similar piece on Donna Haraway’s essay, which I’ve found to be the most challenging reading I’ve encountered for a long time. As mentioned this week, I’d possibly like to work on a theology of posthumanism for my dissertation, so this might well become an ongoing feature in the Lifestream.
3. I’ve sought to tie readings and digital encounters back to education. This isn’t always easy to do, given the diverse nature of digital encounters, but I’m trying to do it, and trying not to let the educational angle limit my Lifestream too much.
4. I’ve enjoyed working with the films, and look forward to some more of that. Watching film is a refreshing change, and interchange, with reading the printed word. By training, I’m more a word person. It’s great to be stretched a little.