- It all began when Terry was leaving a comment at my blog about our digital compositional practices. (That was real) As he often does, he mentioned the Spam Code words he was forced to write when leaving his comment.
- Terry: (In keeping with my crazy fascination with your captcha phrases, today’s anti-spamity is “blob flex”. Now that is…unexpected and weird. Love it.)
- Laughing, I made this comic as a response.
- That got me thinking. What if "Blob Flex" was a real term. A real idea. Terry was playing along, too, setting up a Hackpad for ideas on a Blob Flex Manifesto (see below).
- So, I sent him a direct message on Twitter. Hey, how about we use #Blobflex as a "real" hashtag in educational circles that we frequent and see what happens? As always, Terry was game for the Hashtag Hoax.
- At this point, it seemed like maybe I should "cite" some "real" sources. Real, as in, imaginary.
- — KevinHodgson (@dogtrax)Sat, Dec 06 2014 19:54:52
- — KevinHodgson (@dogtrax)Sat, Dec 06 2014 19:59:05
- — Terry Elliott (@telliowkuwp)Sun, Dec 07 2014 01:30:51RT @dogtrax: #blobflex #ccourses This is the Devonshire paper you were looking for: http://apps.pdos.lcs.mit.edu/scicache/496/scimakelatex.55155.James+Devonshire.Olivera+Sanchez.Ken+Kwan.Elan+Masters.html …
- Terry ... jumped in ...
- — Terry Elliott (@telliowkuwp)Sun, Dec 07 2014 01:35:47
- It seemed like we needed some media in the mix. So, I "found" this recording of a "speech" citing Blobflex.
- And shared this "transcription" with Terry.
- …. through cognitive disequilibrium as well as through multimodal modalities of constructivism, the flex becomes more readily known. Writers composing these synergistic effects demonstrate proficiency within the paradigm of the blob flex, often across cognitive and affective domains. As researchers of this convergence, we must operationalize performance-based as well performance-driven awareness when the flex is called into action and be aware that …
Dr. Daniel Consequian, at the National Linguistics Retreat, 2010. Speech entitled: “Making Our Way Through the Dissonance.”
- I used Webmaker's XRay Goggles to "hack" a post about connected learning, adding in "references" to the Blobflex approach to learning. It looks real, right?
- And to make it official ... I "dug" up this entry in an old dictionary ...
Hoaxing out a Hashtag
Deconstructing the story of #Blobflex (whatever that is)