Goals of the AKALA blog

I’ve decided to create a blog for the Nsukka artists and contemporary Nigerian art digital collections project. (Be sure to see the About page for a more complete description of the project.) The blog will be a forum that evolves over time to document our activities this year and also a site with links to artists’ Web sites and other Web-based resources, a cataloging bibliography, and teaching materials–writing and research assignments for courses and programs across the curriculum, including studio art assignments as well as ideas for music and performance classes. I’ve done a little research to see if I could find any similar sorts of blogs and haven’t found anything yet; I’ll keep looking.

With regard to blogging, I often refer back to a quote from Eric Janssen (NITLE) that he shared when he came to St. Lawrence to talk about teaching with technology in a liberal arts environment. “The process is the product.” It is a statement so simple on the one hand and one that has held true for every digital image collection I’ve worked on in the past few years. What better way to document both as we move forward on this project.

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