Archive for the 'Reflections for Digital Storytelling' Category

Reflection on DS106

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

I can definitely say that I truly did enjoy taking DS106 this semester.  Of course, like most people, I originally signed up to take it simply because I needed it to fulfill one of my Gen. Eds.  I ended up looking forward to class every week and becoming really absorbed in the whole business of […]

Proposal

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

As stated last week, I know for sure that my digital story will encompass my father’s life.  I decided that instead of chronologically telling his life story, I was going to bounce from story to story, focusing on particular events.  I have a digital camcorder, so over spring break I was going to shoot videos […]

The Beginnings

Friday, February 19th, 2010

I think the best way to start my father’s story is by introducing my parents’ blogsite to my fellow Digital Storytellers.  My parents are very internet-savvy, and this is such a great way for our friends and family to stay in touch with ea…

Web 2.0

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

While reading Tim O’Reilly’s essay on the Web 2.0, what stood out to me the most was his section reflecting on blogging.  He mentions in this section, “The ‘blogosphere’ can be thought of as a new, peer-to-peer equivalent to Usenet and bulletin-boards, the conversational watering holes of the early internet.”  I found the metaphor of […]

What else can be a form of digital storytelling?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

The first thing I think of when it comes to the internet and communication is of course Facebook.  But Facebook isn’t really telling any stories, is it?  I guess it all depends on how exactly you USE Facebook. Some people use this website just as a means of uploading and tagging pictures of themselves and […]

Doug Englebart: Mouse Inventor, Predictor of Robots?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Tonight during class the discussion of the destruction of the human race by our own making became a heated debate between two classmates.  Will humanity create computers that will eventually destroy us?  Will computers turn on us because of a programming failure?  Scary stuff, indeed. Personally I don’t believe in any of this nonsense.  Yes, […]

Green Wood and Notebook Paper

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Almost immediately after creating my blog, I knew that I needed to change the theme.  If there is one thing I cannot stand about a website, it is a plain, boring, conventional, uninspiring theme.  Back when I was younger in high school, I was really into htmling and organizing my web pages exactly as I […]

Reflection on Gardner Campbell’s Lecture

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

When Gardner Campbell began his lecture last Thursday with a quote from Kay, I was suddenly very interested with what he had to say.  Gardner said, “A computer is an instrument whose music is ideas.” Growing up with music my entire life has led me to understand the value of creativity.  I was always the […]