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).
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.