The McCloud Family 50-State Tour seems to be going well:
Our sentiments exactly.
–Matt, our host at RIT offers an account of yesterday on his blog.
Matt estimates our crowd at 375, and reports a total sell-out of copies of MC. Not bad!
Meanwehile, Henry Jenkins, the Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program and the Peter de Florez Professor of Humanities (translation: dude is smart) has interesting comments on The Education of Sky McCloud
Meanwhile, she remains in contact with a larger circle of home schooled kids who are also tapping into their interests in popular culture (in this case, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Veronica Mars) to inform critical essays and research projects. We all concluded that Sky could be a poster child for the new media literacies we have been exploring through our project with the MacArthur Foundation — someone who is tapping the full range of new media technologies to learn and share what she is learning with a larger community. Sky is incredibly articulate, holding her own debating the fine points of comics aesthetics with her dad and fully comfortably plopping herself down and conversing with a room full of graduate students. We were delighted to hear her say she was potentially interested in being an MIT student some day. She won the hearts of many of us here.
Trust us, by the end of this tour, it will be Sky who has a book deal.