For this DS106 Daily Create I was to illustrate a word from another language that does not have an English equivalent. Then I’m to make up an English word as a possible translation. This is actually a picture from a place not far from where I grew up. It’s the harbor of Avila Beach where I spent many happy summers watching at least a thousand sunsets and moonrises. Read More
It’s the story behind the story that always intrigues me. In this way Joe Lambert (2013) tells how the Center for Digital Storytelling came to be. I liked how he started with his parents’ ideology inspiring him and ended with their continued guiding inspiration: “The hands of each of my parents sit lightly on my shoulders” (p. 36). Read More
For this DS106 Assignment Bank I chose a design project for which I had to think about places nearby that I’ve been missing out on visiting and make a collage of pictures of those destinations. Read More
I enjoyed a remarkable digital story experience that was recommended to me this week called Awra Amba: Rethink a Beautiful World. It’s a 360º interactive documentary about a village in Ethiopia that has gained worldwide recognition for creating a community based on true equality with the goal of solving socio-economic problems.
A presentation I made with Adobe Spark on what I’ve been learning in Digital Storytelling.
Storybird is a creative, fun and engaging platform to make art-inspired stories that can be worked on individually or with others for collaborative projects. Users choose from a wide variety of art themes and build a story around those images. Finished stories can be shared with family and friends through print, digital, and even shared in an online library with the world.
CNN’s powerful film, We Will Rise, is a documentary about Michelle Obama’s global education initiative called Let Girls Learn. In it she travels to Morocco and Liberia with Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto and CNN’s Isha Sesay on a mission to break down barriers between young girls and their dreams of “realizing their promise.” The film brings to the forefront a number of extraordinary girls and the obstacles they have to scale just to participate in what we all take for granted: going to school.
We are built for community, all of us. When I don’t have the answer to a problem, I know my family or network of friends and colleagues often do. And that’s great because it means I’m not alone trying to figure the world out on my own. Mentoring and learning go hand-in-hand – just like giving and receiving, one cannot exist without the other. And social media has taken this concept to a whole new level.
I began reading a book called “Confronting the Challenges of a Participatory Culture” by Jenkins, Purushotma, Weigel, Clinton, and Robison (2009) that addresses the emerging widespread phenomena of our participatory culture in producing and distributing media. I will be looking at Chapters 1-2 in this reading response: The needed skills in the New Media Culture and Enabling Participation.
Today’s Daily Create is to share our collection obsessions. I’m kind of embarrassed to admit it, and it’s definitely a guilty pleasure, but I love Buxom lip gloss from Sephora. It’s also expensive, so I will usually only get it at Christmastime if someone gives it to me as a gift.