I STARTED THIS run of text while deeply involved in back-to-back emergency remote teaching. I needed a place to keep text separate from Zoom-equipped laptop while connecting to students outside (above). This is what I wrote for a rundown with Tadhg Briody.
-- Tadhg's online handle is ___________. Bernie is @topgold
-- What does "interaction" mean?
-- How was Tadhg interacting in the year 2015?
-- How does interaction make Tadhg a better animator?
-- What sort of online interaction has Tadhg done during this period of social isolation? Where was Tadhg in Discord during the past month?
-- What sort of technology prevents people from feeling isolated?
-- What are MMOs? What creative opportunities are possible through MMOs?
-- What are disadvantages of interacting in virtual reality?
-- How can someone put a bad experience with Tinder behind them?
-- How could a newly trained animator find work through the concept of interaction?
-- What strategy about future employment would you be willing to share?
-- What do you think interaction will look like in the year 2050?
And when the whole sesson was finished, we had a podcast about the inevitable trend of interacting.
Within two weeks, I had converted over to Microsoft Teams because the entire process of managing a rundown list during a live session was much easier.