As we enter our 5th week, here in February, we begin our a week of pause – suspension between going forward as we reflect on what we’ve read, anticipating what is yet to come (and, of course, what is latent in those yet-unturned pages of section 2).
This is a dramatic way of saying that we’re hitting our break week now. This is a time to catch up on the reading if you need to, to read ahead, or to review the text.
We won’t be holding live Hangouts this Tuesday or Thursday. But I think now is a good time to brush up on the conversation threads happening here on IC.
What else? Well, one more big thing…
Post-WoO thoughts, or what to do with all this material
Marco, Natalie and I have been thinking. Once Winter of Origins is over, meaning once we get to the end of the book, what do we do with all this material? All these conversations, hangouts, and supplementary reading / research suggestions that we’ve collectively assembled here?
The thought is that we turn this into some kind of post-WoO project, and offer it as a kind of educational series, or research hypertext, for future readers who will come to Gebser’s writings looking for a place to start.
We thought of doing this in a few ways, but I’d like to hear from everyone interested. Your suggestions and ideas are welcome.
An online class: a team of us can sit down and organize the Hangouts, edit and assemble weekly materials (posts we’ve written here or elsewhere on WoO, or even new materials) into a serialized anthology to accompany reading EPO. Additional materials and media you’d be interested in providing would also be encouraged. Registrants will receive all this material over a period of 8 weeks or so, as they progress along in the book, and the IC Winter of Origins category will be active year round.
An anthology: Similar to the class, we’d compile materials from the IC threads, new materials and essays from participants who’d like to contribute a) articles b) essays c) creative and poetic works or d) study guides. This would become a downloadable e-book we’d offer as our first foray into digital publishing. This project works well with the first one, the online class, and will likely be a part of the first suggestion regardless.
What else? Any ideas, suggestions, or concepts you’d like to share?