Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Five Years... before five years from now.

Rebekah's legacy project is based on a set of personal diaries that her mother kept from childhood. Building on Christine's mother's doctoral work on The Art of Letter Writing, this long-term endeavor affords a lasting look into social media as an outlet for organizing thoughts (i.e., the Five Years blog and the WretchedXS community), Google galleries as a virtual repository for works of art (i.e, Carla's Collections), and various tools (like Twine and Dragon Naturally-Speaking) for building open community resources.

Carla Nix's decision to 'choose to be happy' has changed many lives and will offer a wealth of ideas for practical manners in the present and future, based on the past. To be continued...

Monday, June 11, 2012

vTap opens 'home' office in north central Texas

While neither Christine nor Rebekah tends to stay in one place for long, vTapestry needed a physical address to call 'home' - and to receive snail mail packages on the necessary occasions.

Committed to a paper-less way of doing business, we manage most all of our work 'in the cloud' to produce 'living', electronic artifacts that we can change 'on the fly', virtually anywhere, any time! Smaller, faster, and cheaper (relatively) hardware plus open, standards-based, and often free applications afford us the freedom to work everywhere, all the time! As these are simply the 'means to each end', we are very fortunate to be in a position to meet our collaborators and colleagues in the most efficient and effective ways, be that face-to-face, online, or through a combination of all of the above typically.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Remembering for the Future 2.0 (RFTF2)

Christine's legacy project is the next-generation manifestation of her mother's work to realize the Remembering for the Future: The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide conferences. Elisabeth Maxwell is a recognized author in her own right with much to say - especially today - about how we as both individuals and as societies decide to move forward... and what we will gain from the past.

Leveraging the power of information and communication technologies, this theme provides a significant topic for further investigation. New capabilities for preserving historical stories and for discovering unique linkages that illuminate present thinking offer a rare opportunity to make a difference again, today... This far-reaching work suggests important pathways to be paved for all - in every age. To be continued...