The alternative to viral=magnetic

Playing with two ovoid magnets, slate/sliver smooth and very powerful, I realized a possible answer to a query I’d begun posing at the National Writing Project Conference: what’s a way to say viral without the negative associations of disease transmission?

The only two pieces of real magic I’ve encountered first hand in my life: magnets and the Moëbius strip

acme klein bottle in glass

MC Escher's ants on a moëbius strip

MC Escher's ants on a moëbius strip


Fred is a Teaching Artist, an arts integration advocate & a social justice activist. He is near completing a two-month Residency as String Game Performance Teacher at Calabasas Elementary School in Watsonville, CA, and performed at the 2015 Santa Cruz Storytelling Festival. He also serves as Teacher Consultant for Professional Development with UCSC's Central California Writing Project and as their Technology Liaison to the National Writing Project. He is a Connected Learning Facilitator and coordinates Face To Face Drop Ins on Connected Learning biweekly at Arts Council Santa Cruz County. He teaches self-directed & connected learning via real-world projects & string games through his Original Digital Project, an Associate of the Arts Council.

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