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You can’t judge a book…

I’m fascinated by Todd Alcott’s mashup/remix work and wanted to try something similar. I didn’t have an idea of what I wanted to do particularly, so I googled pulp paperback covers looking for inspiration. The Sailor’s Weekend cover caught my … Continue reading

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Seeing through new eyes

The video essay projects are another one of my favorite parts of ds106. While we do various analyses throughout the semester – story shapes, design blitz, etc. – people seem to put more into video. That’s probably because it’s a … Continue reading

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O Video Why Art Thou?

It’s been a long long time since I did a video essay, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Here I talk briefly about symbolism in O Brother Where Art Thou. Some of the clips I found on Youtube. … Continue reading

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The legendary radio shows

Some people inevitably won’t be able to make it to the ds106 radio tweet-along broadcasts of the class radio projects. So I’m providing links here to the shows and background on the characters. Ideally, people should listen in and interact. … Continue reading

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Check your head

There will be much to say about OpenEd18 and I’m sure most will say it better than me. But while I’m mulling over the serious, I can write a little about the frivolous. I used the occasion to run a … Continue reading

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Open heads for open ed

I wrote earlier about my skull adventure. I got the idea, copied it really, from Brother O’Mara who operates down in New Orleans. He gave me his blessing: I fully support and endorse that idea. 🖤💀🖤 — Brother O'Mara (@brotheromara) … Continue reading

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The Kidd is alright

I picked up a copy of Chip Kidd’s book at my local library. What the Brain Pickings article says about it, that it “refus[es] to talk down to them or confine their inborn curiosity to narrow adult expectations about what … Continue reading

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How to get a head in the world

“There’s two kinds of people in this world, my friend: Those who work for a living, and those who own things for a living.” is the way I usually paraphrase Tuco. But today’s Daily Create challenge was to make something, … Continue reading

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“One Step Ahead of the Spider”

A few people referenced audiobooks with regards to the Anansi Boys dramatization. Some of us found this interesting since there are very distinct differences between audiobooks and radio plays, or audio dramatizations. An audiobook has a narrator reading the text … Continue reading

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The art of listening to art

We’ve had some great turnouts for our #ds106radio tweet-alongs this week, and some great insights as well. I feel like I’m missing the video… such realistic audio but I keep zoning out or losing track of who’s speaking! I’ve never … Continue reading

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