Among the easiest media to create and share openly and reuse are photos. And visual imagery is important in creating OER content. Finding and attributing photos is also one of the more useful entrees into understanding open content.
Finding photos of specific things- carbon molecules, elephants, ocean waves, is easy. But what about representing more abstract ideas and concepts, e.g. visual metaphor
As a recurring OEG in Action activity, we will offer a Metaphor Challenge and ask you to submit an image that illustrates it well.
Photographers are welcome to submit their own original photos. You are also welcome to use open license collections like Creative Commons, Pixabay, Unsplash, etc. But go beyond the first results, the typical cliché type images. Try to find something more obscure.
And consider going the extra mile- explain your search strategy or your inspiration for an original photo. What’s the story behind the image.
Are you ready for the first OEG Connect Visual Metaphor? It’s relevant…
Share an original or open licensed photo that suggests Meaningful Connection. Skip the cliché hands held together, pointing to devices, or people at conferences. Scroll deeper into the results or try alternative keyword if searching.
Maybe it’s “Geometric windows in a white building with satellite dish” by Marco Zoppi found at https://unsplash.com/photos/qjYyqErAZ_M shared under an Unsplash license. I like the abstract repeating patterns of the windows and satellite dishes.
You can hopefully do better! We will see what kind of photos people share. Add replies to ones you like and/or click the like buttons to vote for your favorites.
Will there be prizes? Maybe just bragging rights. But it’s more about connecting here.
Show us Meaningful Connection in a photo.