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Rapid prototyping Audio Digital Stories

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

This past week we talked about audio in my Digital Storytelling class. I spent Tuesdays class talking about This American Life, in particular the 400th episode wherein they take stories from their family members and try to make them interesting. I like the experimental parts of this example, and asked the students to have someone […]

Assignment + Blog update COMBO PACK for 2/23

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

So this post will serve a dual purpose. One is about the assignment we were given, the other is a general update as to what’s happening on this here blog. First comes the assignment.
We are to make a Flickr account, follow @DailyShoot on Twitter, and complete the tasks tweeted to us for the next four […]

Possible digital story proposal

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

I’ve honestly been thinking quite a bit about what my digital story should be. I’ve gone through probably six different ideas over the past few days, everything from an idea based on a fictional story I wrote a while back to even videos having to do with certain events in my life. But then I […]

A Film in 6 Frames

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

As the post name states, the assignment is to take one of your favorite movies and display the entire films within a series of six pictures without any words. I juggled around some ideas before deciding on the film below. My favorite film, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, would be almost […]

YouTube Doubler

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

YouTube Doubler

Chris Anna, a student from the Digital Storytelling course, just posted about YouTube Doubler, which bills itself as a mashup helper. And it is immediately apparent to me how this could be a useful tool for seeing how two clips match up against one another while thinking through a video mashup. What’s more, I […]

Digital Storytelling: Week 4

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

For Tuesday, 2/2, everyone read and responded to Tim O’Reilly’s seminal essay “What is Web 2.0?” (1995). I figured this would be a nice, concrete frame for much of what we were talking about more abstractly and technically thus far, and I was pleasantly surprised to see most of the responses to O’Reilly’s essay were […]

Digital Storytelling: Week 3

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

The third week is where I hit a bit of a wall, riding high on Gardner’s discussion and feeding off the focused energy everyone had while setting up their domains, blogs, twitter accounts, etc. I asked them to read Douglas Engelbart’s “AUGMENTING HUMAN INTELLECT: A Conceptual Framework” as a means to start trying to bring […]

Digital Storytelling: Week 2

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Week two was dedicated to exploring and experimenting with the “Domain of One’s Own” Gardner Campbell had conceptually framed in week 1. They all bought a domain, and what I found interesting is a number of students bought .info domains because they were cheap (.89 cents), I kinda like that. A domain is a domain […]

Digital Storytelling: Week 1

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

I’ve been meaning to write this post ( and the following three) incrementally over the past month, but time has been tough on me these last few weeks. I’m getting the blogging DTs being away from the bava for so long, but reading and interacting with the blogs the students in Digital Storytelling have set […]

The Shining in 6 Frames

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Riffing off of Tom Woodward’s recent exercise he posted, I experimented with using six film frames to capture the essence of the film’s narrative. It might also be a nice way to think about how the juxtaposition of images make meaning, without worrying about drawing those images. Almost reverse engineering Kubrick’s filmic logic. So, […]