Eadweard Muybridge via Wikimedia Commons.

Hi, I’m Kelly. This blog serves as a notebook for my questions and reflections on librarianship, literacy, learning, and technology while enrolled in Professional Practice in Libraries and Information Centers (SI 643).

What’s a praxiscope? Photographer Eadweard Muybridge invented an early motion picture device called the zoopraxiscope, and I liked the idea of a word that seemed to combine “praxis” — and what blog isn’t an exercise in practice? — and “scope,” looking at the world. So, praxiscope — inspired by an odd and pioneering technologist. Plus, it’s fun to say. If you’d like to read more about Muybridge, I suggest the fabulous “River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West” by Rebecca Solnit.

Banner photo by Benjamin Pender via Flickr. Creative Commons-Attribution.