I didn’t see it coming. Maybe I was too busy not listening or even caring to understand anything but what I wanted to hear. I for sure wasn’t going to listen to any voices come from the other side.
Election 2016 reminds me of the work of Jonathan Haidt’s (Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion). Here’s a sketchnote I drew when I first read the book a few years ago.
For more on the trouble with blind passion and power of listening, read The Adventures of Warrior Woman: Too much Passion.
I learn when I take my time. And I learn even better when I draw what I’m learning. I learn best when I share my learning-by-drawing with others.
Fancy words for what I hope to achieve by sharing my drawing might include knowledge translation, visual synthesis, information visualization, graphics for knowledge mobilization, translational graphics, and the like. But what I really want to do is to bring big ideas (including research about very small things) to more people.
A few recent examples of live drawing from public lectures:
“I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process — an integral function of Universe.” —R. Buckminster Fuller
Trade School Toronto is an alternative learning project that runs on a barter system. You get to attend amazing classes. Pay for a class with a barter item (like food, supplies or help) that your teacher requests!
This April we’ll be offering these classes:
Conflict Resolution (It’s actually fun!)
Presentation Superpower: Engaging Audiences with Improv + Live Drawing
How to Etsy: Starting your own Successful Online Maker Business
I’ve been doodling about systems thinking and toying with the idea of an ABC book for a bit now. Why? Because thinking about systems is a powerful way to attack complex problems and because systems thinking should be accessible to everyone.
So why not invite everyone to help? Check out the pictures below. This is definitely a work in progress. Maybe you have something to add. Shoot me an email; post a comment. Draw a doodle. Consider this just a start. More to come.
sketchnotes from last week’s art sci salon at rehead gallery in toronto