Ann Dixon's blog
January 3 – 20, 2011; itinerary
We enjoyed the rare privilege of face-to-face encounters with two of the world’s last great frontiers: the magnificent fjords and glaciers of Southern Patagonia, on a small ship cruise; and the stunningly dramatic scenery of Torres del Paine on a three night stay at the part. We also visited Buenos Aires and Santiago to discover the remarkable diversity of South America.
When we sat down together, your enjoyment of Serendip came through loud and clear (thank you!), as well as how valuable a tool it has been/ is/ will be in your teaching and intellectual lives.
There are other faculty and groups on campus who would undoubtedly benefit from and extend Serendip's experimental, immersive, interdisciplinary approach and philosophy. And who would be fun to work and play with too.
So who do you think would enjoy and use Serendip? Is there anyone you would like to introduce to Serendip, say, for the spring semester to collaborate with you in any small or large way?
Olivia, I loved your idea of using Serendip as a large textual dataset - I would be happy to talk with anyone you know of who might be interested in using it.
Wil and Mike, would you be interested in doing a science education grant proposal? Weecha asked me if Serendip would be available for doing outreach to 4th grades on earth science. (I of course said yes! with hopes of using the materials with Audrey in just a couple years!) Peter B might be able to give you spring or summer funding from HHMI to start off with a pilot project that could be taken to someone other than HHMI.
Alice, who will you be inviting (from campus) to participate in the Breaking Project?
To all of you immersed in collaboration with Parkway (!), do you envision this as extending indefinitely into the future? and are there others on campus who might like to participate in this model of engagement?