listening to the others

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.

2014 Patricia Kambitsch

For more on the trouble with blind passion and power of listening, read The Adventures of Warrior Woman: Too much Passion.

sketchnotes for science

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 likeBut 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:

the purpose of practice

Chris Corrigan blogged and I doodled.

The work of Chris Corrigan and the Art of Hosting apparently share much with my pet projects: Slow Learning, The Hedonist’s Challenge and Liberation Movement.  The common threads?

  • How we pay attention changes things
  • Deep listening (and tasting, and feeling, and seeing, smelling, and touching, and moving) is a practice worth doing just because.
  • There’s no higher goal for learning than to learn.
  • There’s no other purpose for feeling good other than to feel good.
  • When we move freely, we’re already there.
  • We’re better together when we can be with ourselves.
  • We’re better together.