I had the pleasure of spending Thursday evening with Eli, Chenée and Stuart. We got to know each other without the pressure of Google Hangout where at times I feel restricted. The meeting covered a range of topics from our introduction, occupation, readings, course reflections and our mini ethnography. I was intrigued by how different we are as individuals. The use of video helped build a layer to our online profile, an honest real time conversation where our body language matched our opinions. Our use of personal and academic profiles online give an indication of how private we are; we control what we wish to project to the world. However, on Skype, we get to see someone for who they are and despite our status, gender, race, or academic background our human instinct is to connect with others.
Today was a good reminder that people are just people.What we do or what we accomplish or how we do it doesn't stop us 'being human' #mscedc
— Linzi McLagan (@LinziMclagan) February 23, 2017