Hey Nils,

It’s funny how a few words out of place (if even they were) can turn a conversation down other paths… I think the other paths are interesting, but you are right, your read here is more what i had in mind.

In the course I had this summer i decided to eschew any corporate sponsored organizing of student data and said “hey… I can only grade what you give me, but I want your work to be in context” and the students responded with more work than I have ever received from any group of students.

Could easily be a coincidence… but more and more my work is leading towards looser and looser ecologies.