Privacy Is A Myth
The truth is, we never had online privacy and we never will.
We can manage it as best we can, and we should. But let’s face it, with more than one billion people on Facebook, and over 500 million tweets going out daily across the globe, managing our personal lives in the Digital Age is just a matter of degrees.
Does “transmedia” and “multimodal” mean the same thing? No, according to Henry Jenkins, Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. There is often confusion about what the term transmedia means, and even controversy surrounding its definition within academic and entertainment circles. In his article, Transmedia 202: Further Reflections, Jenkins (2011) offers clarifications and reflections on what transmedia storytelling is.
For today’s Daily Create I transcribed a snippet of dialog overheard today and used that cue as the opening thought of a poem, like an epigraph. You can do this activity with students when teaching on poetry and how epigraphs are used in literature. Kids have a great time coming up with these and it’s especially fun when they use video game memes or random sentences blurted out during game-play like, “I can build a castle with all your salt!”
Chinese mines are the most dangerous in the world. Every day 20 people die in accidents. In this web Documentary, Journey to the End of Coal, directors Samuel Bollendorff and Abel Ségrétin chronicle the risk millions of Chinese coal miners take every day to satisfy their own country’s appetite for economic growth, contaminating their environment in the process.
Joe Lambert (2013) and the StoryCenter want to creatively inspire storytellers through a group process they call story circles. In his chapter on Seven Steps of Digital Storytelling Practice, Lambert explains that during their 3-5 day workshops and through story circle engagement, clarifying questions are asked to aid the storyteller in their process of finding their unique voice. Read More
For this DS106 Daily Create we were to write a three-line poem about lemons without using the following words: lemon, yellow, round, fruit, citrus, tart, juicy, peel, and sour. It was challenging avoiding these words. I had several false starts and edits before finally getting my idea across, which is that hidden inside this little piece of fruit is a hidden treasure: a stained-glass window. I hope readers got that!
The solar system is all wrong. At least our perception of it is.
“Every picture we ever encounter of the solar system is not to scale,” explains Wylie Overstreet. “The only way to see a scale model of the solar system is to build one.” So he and a group of friends set out to do just that, filming a time-lapse video in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Read More
My reading response is on Web 2.0 Storytelling: Emergence of a New Genre by Brian Alexander and Alan Levine (2008). This was a little back researching for me to understand the genesis of the Web 2.0 literacies, and more specifically, storytelling in the Web 2.0 universe. You see, I thought digital storytelling was the same as Web 2.0 storytelling.
This week’s digital story spotlight is part critique and part web app sneak-peek. The digital story itself is called The Click Effect and runs on a special platform called Within: Extraordinary Stories in Virtual Reality, which is designed for mobile and the latest VR gear (you can watch it on your PC and use your arrow keys for the panoramic effect, but it doesn’t have the same immersive experience).