Thursday, June 24, 2009.
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This last Tuesday evening, Marie-Clare and I took the Rock Island Metra via the LaSalle Street Station downtown to attend a workshop sponsored by VizThink for Chicago-area folks at the Catalyst Ranch.
Beforehand, we stopped off at Sushi Sai for some dinner–where I think I pulled a muscle in my hand trying to maneuver a chopstick.
And afterward, we still had some time to kill before the workshop, so we wandered about and discovered a gallery/exhibition space called Primitive. Also, very cool.
Later, at the workshop, Joy Meredith welcomed us and about 10 other folks, including Brandy Agerbeck , a graphic facilitator and artist of Loosetooth.com and Tom Crawford, CEO of VizThink. Joy gave a great presentation on “Me-Mapping,” and we drew our own “me-maps.” Here’s a photo Joy snapped and posted on Twitter.
After I described my interests in visual teaching and learning, Brandy and Tom recommended a number of resources, including Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, Fran Claggett’s Drawing Your Own Conclusions, and Ed Emberley’s drawing book Make a World. I’ll be adding them to our library and talking more about them here later.