May 21 2006

Good homeschooling day

Tag:Cyn @ 22:16

Kata­rina went out with me and we drove around, tak­ing pic­tures of things.

OK, that sounds vague, but really, Kata­rina enjoys tak­ing pic­tures of things, and these things are highly ran­dom yet they all have cer­tain qualities:

  1. They’re fre­quently old, cracked, rusted, or broken/trashed
  2. They can be cast in some sort of jux­ta­po­si­tional light
  3. They are fre­quently inter­est­ing even when very close up to them

We had a long dis­cus­sion about gen­tri­fi­ca­tion and what that is after tak­ing pic­tures of some places that were being remod­eled and gen­tri­fied in par­tic­u­larly bad parts of town.

We had a lot of dis­cus­sion, as well, about economies, espe­cially the econ­omy of Sec­ond Life, and also the econ­omy of such vir­tual worlds as pre­sented in Cory Doctorow’s short story, Anda’s Game, which was read as part of the Podi­o­book “New Media Voices.”

All in all, it rocked the house.