In keeping with last year’s traditions, I show up at La Tienda to buy my first set of food and supplies during that no-man’s zone between 1-2 pm. Gives a good opportunity to write down my first field entry.
Got an hour of sleep after unpacking and am now scouting locations for setting up the Digital Biocrafting station. I was happy to see that my tiny version of the old biocrafting station was still intact!
The school house will probably be ideal if they let me have a desk. All of this would be much easier if I could bank on actually being officially funded or not, and could then proceed on a particular strategy for acquiring a tiny bit of room to set up for the community. But, even as May draws to a close, I still have to wait to see what will become of me this summer. Either way, glad I was able to organize the trip on what I already had.
Had a relaxing yet also invigorating morning straight into the jungle. Walking from the airport to the car at 3am Ummat poses me a question that brings a large smile to me: “So, are you excited to go back into the jungle? More excited than tired? Let’s go to the observation tower!” Am already feeling the time crunch though in only my first few hours here.
Stopped by Rachel Page’s office and chatted with her and May Dixon, so fun to see them again. With a new bat-girl, Toni, I dropped off some of my first sets of “Digital Naturalism” propaganda. It seemed to do its job of initially providing an attractive bundle that invites further contemplation. Excited to see how this pans out. One of the excellent parts of having ready-made material when entering a zone of activity intensity is that it can provide a brief mental reprieve to oneself Where I am now constantly thinking and list-making about all the things I needed to do before I came down, and all the multiple facets I must now plan, it is nice to be able to just pull out something in a situation, and have that responsibility of thorough explanation offloaded to an object.
Surprised at how much I perfectly remember about Gamboa and specific pathways in the jungle. For such a relatively short stay that I had last time, I have so many vivid memories seared into my brain.
Performances discussed today:
– Toni, Rachel, and May indpendently brought up doing a 24 hour observation where they would also include fun tasks for the