Living in the 'wack which is about an hour east (towards Toronto) of Vancouver BC..
I'm interested in this course for a couple of reasons. Data, data, data everywhere.. But how to make sense of it, how to use it to engage, enlighten.. darn ran out of "en" words.
I have been poking at Many Eyes for a while and more recently have been looking at NodeXL mostly because of an interest in social network analysis, learning communities and learning systems.
I will consider this course a success if I'm still engaged at the end of it.
Working as community engagement coordinator with local First Nations and working with non-prof/companies to increase their online engagement.
Will be participating mostly via twitter @jamiebillingham, my blog http://jamiebillingham.com/ and maybe diigo. Also taking DS106 (digital storytelling MOOC starting this week)
My metaphor for this course and maybe my life right now lol is attached... or embedded depending on your browser.