Andy Rush and I were talking about what we were gonna do for today’s DTLT Today episode, and I pushed the idea of having a breakout chat space for the K12 Online Conference video session on ds106. I figured the conference might need a little space for conversation, and I was being a bit idealistic that anyone from the #k12online conference would a) see my tweet announcing the session and b) really want to discuss it. What’s more, Andy’s less than enthusiastic response to doing a session on the K12 Online video was yet another omen, but I pushed on.
Well, as it turns out no one from the K12Online conference showed up, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a party. Brian Lamb, Larry Hanley, David Kernohan, Noiseprofessor, Luis Valencia and Leslie Linballe and Todd Conaway a bit later on joined the hangout. But what turned this from a bunch of people we know tolerating us going on about the K12 Online Conference video to making this episode a bizarre cross between the Twilight Zone and Hollywood Squares was an unknown, shirtless google hangout crasher named Vitu (V2?) who was ostensibly Brazilian and basically having a blast messing with us. What ensues was pretty hysterical, at least from my perspective. I would suggest going to minute 15:30 or so of the video if you want mainline the madness. It builds from there, but don’t expect anything coherent or logical—this is in many ways a theatre of the absurd.