Streams of Light

Listen to the whole conversation from 2022 here:
Follow the #NetNarr channel, break out the lightsabers, polish off your stylus, google the word arganee and get ready for another Network Narrative romp! It's happening, first class tonight, third year of an open connected course in Digital Alchemy.

See "A Tale of Tape on the Webcams: #NetNarr 2019 Week 1" — Alan Levine (@cogdog) January 22, 2019

The checklist is never complete

What a great way to finish up 2018 #NetNarr with a 'green-screen-faking-it' video from Mia Zamora and Alan Levine. I just want them to shake hands so I know it's real! Two wonderful academics that have guided us through this maze we call Network Narratives. I'm wrapping up another #NetNarr event. The Final Final checklist suggested a few ways to curate what has been happening and I think this would be valuable for me now and as a way of reflection.

Blog Posts

Daily Digital Alchemies
From the 20 creations or interactions, one of my favourites was: From the Inside Out that resulted in this video. Trees, crochet and cats! This also echoes an ongoing theme for me in Network Narratives:

~ The ability to see things in a different light ~
TAGS explorer - Twitter, once again, provided a rich ground for interaction and connection in this course. The Summary doesn't really mean …

A Museum of Digital Life, Art and Other Things

I'm posting this so it turns up on the NetNarr Blog Aggregator! Such is the digital life! See the full post here

Next Gen LMS

Photo by NASA on Unsplash
Reading the ever-exciting New Media Consortium 2017 report, it lists Next Generation Digital Learning Environments (NGDLE) on the 2-3 year timeframe for adoption.  I'm thinking about Network Narratives in this framework and realise that what we have in the various resources of this course, makes up a learning 'portal' (pg 45). Whether this provides a deeper learning experience than signing up for a Learning Management System (LMS) experience is something that I am pondering.

A portal
that allows a different view
from sea to sky, clear blue
hard to summarise for others
multi-faceted in tools
not so many rules
open in nature
shareable is preferred
remix is encouraged
onwards we learn
from this portal.

While my formal, mega-paid-up, education is within an LMS (or VLE for the Northern European folk), it's a very flat file, non-agile experience. There are reports to read, discussion board items to write-up and assignments to write up. That's ab…

Game it - Week 8.0

In this segment of Netnarr we are being asked to think about games. Here is a short reflection on two of my fave games at the moment.

Mahjong - the board game
This is nothing like the 'match the pair' version that is popular on computers. The goal of the game is to be able to make a certain pattern of the tiles (like cards) in a throw out/pick up routine. I like the routine and process of this game which starts with shuffling the tiles, building a wall, throwing dice to determine East wind etc. While the challenge is to complete your own set of tiles, there is an added challenge of guessing what your oponents want (or discard). What I personnally get out of it is relaxation (providing I'm not trying to teach someone the game!), memory of the hands and the connection with the other 3 players.

Goal - to fill in all the boxes....according to the rules. It's a solo challenge and the satisfaction is finishing it. It's annoying to share with anyone else because the…

Selfie Unselfie Project

Unselfie Title: Who am I looking at?

Artist Statement

I question my self
What is my normal
How can I portray the digital version
What happens to my embodiment
Where is my fingerprint
I am unique and trackable
Is my eye in contact with you
Where is your reply
Do I look at myself
Do I look at the future viewers
(That posthuman lens)
One last glimpse
Where are my hands, wrist, elbow, ankle
1 minute / 8 shots / choose one / upload / download /
New post
Insert image / Write / Preview / Edit / Publish
I'm reduced to common ones and zeros
There is no art in that!

Selfie: Twitter Profile picture
Purpose: To give the impression of a 'real' person that you could talk to
Design: Black and white to differentiate from the multitude of colour, taken at an angle like a passport photo, taken to resemble the image that you would see if we had a video hangout, taken in my work office.

by Wendy Taleo for the #selfieunselfie project 2018

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Tracks in the Stats sand.

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