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Networked Narratives is an open connected course of networked storytelling woven with elements of digital alchemy. Join a group of students at Kean University for a journey led by Alan Levine starting January 17, 2018...

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We are parallel with DIKULT 103: Dr. Mia Zamora’s Digital Genres #NetNarr course at University of Bergen (“narr” in Norwegian translates as “jester”).

Kean University 2018, The Network

did somebody mention ART

 at times like these, i can only be reminded of Kelli's love for that picture from the Iron Giant of Dean going "ART." I mean, what is ART, anyways? even worse, what's digital art??? who even knows!unrelated, my second thought is this video:anyways, back to ART! art has always been subjective and i think to answer the question "what is art" will take literally a lifetime (and then some). however, i think we can define what makes something digital art. […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Blog Week6

My blog is a little late but its here ! The DDA's this week definitely were fun to do. The numbers one made me more aware of the things that I'd usually overlook.  As kids i    think we notice more palindromes and fun things to do with numbers (like when you look at the time and the numbers are the same date as your birthday. ) Even though the DDA included and required the use of social media , it […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

On Selfies

Selfies are an interesting topic to me because, as I expressed in class, I don't take many! Usually when it's time to pick a profile picture, I have to scroll through many, many pictures on my phone before reaching one that I would like to represent me. That's not to say I never take selfies, I just feel rather vain sharing them. To preface this, I don't like attention. I don't like putting myself out there for others to pick apart, […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

#SelfieUnselfie

Selfie:Unselfie: Artist Statement:I have chosen to share this selfie because it is a rare image of myself that I love, accompanied by a backdrop of one of my favorite places in the world. The shine of light spanning the photo is a crack in the screen, which I have manipulated to work in my favor. My unselfie is a photograph of my happy place, a peaceful spot in my home surrounded by people and things that I love. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Expanded Post:Selfie:What is seen: […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Hold Up, Let Me Take a Selfie

I can't even lie, when I first heard that we were going to be talking about selfies in class this week as a part of digital art, the very first thing I thought about was this song...Now, I may or I may not have been in a bar when this was playing and ordering another round of shots. I don't exactly recall. Anyway, after I sung the chorus of this song a few times I checked out Kellie's blog and […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Selfie’s Rule!

This week in the world of #netnarr we explored “The Selfie”.  Deeper than that, we related it to the facial recognition identification  being used by Apple for many apps, and even their phones. ! The iPhone X allows you to open your phone through facial recognition aka a simple selfie flick and you have your password. We also spoke on the meaning of selfies and how big of a role a good selfie actually plays. Here’s one  My classmates and I talked […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Selfie Queenin Time!

SELFIE! SELFIE! SELFIE! WHAT IS THAT! YOU SAY!!LOOK NO FARTHER I GOT YOU RIGHT HERE!! A selfie (/sɛlfiː/)[1] is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a smartphone which may be held in the hand or supported by a selfie stick. Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. They are for vanity usually flattering and made to appear casual. “Selfie” typically refers to self-portrait photos taken with the camera held at arm’s length or […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Reflecting on Selfie-Reflecting~

Are you in your selfie? After this week’s discussion on selfies, that’s been the question I’ve been mulling over in my mind. And, to be honest, I’ve no answers–just more to wonder about. Reflections on Reflections I’ve already said much about selfies myself but I was interested to hear what my peers had to say about the emerging genre of digital art & creation. More, I was interested in what people thought of the idea of selfies being a form of communication. […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

#NetNarr NDAs (Non-Disposable Assignments)

I might be a broken record but again and again I return to David Wiley’s description of the disposable assignment (and what the potential is to be the opposite): These are assignments that students complain about doing and faculty complain about grading. They’re assignments that add no value to the world – after a student spends three hours creating it, a teacher spends 30 minutes grading it, and then the student throws it away. Not only do these assignments add […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Inside the #NetNarr Alchemy Lab: An Open Invitation to Collaborate

A group of us who are in the Wide and Wild Open Community of Networked Narratives decided we want to put into practice the elements of those networks and narratives with a collaborative transmedia project. Transmedia concepts involve various forms of digital media, and digital platforms, connected together into one larger story thread. We’re calling this project “MediaJumpers”, and our tagline is “Every Object Tells a Story.” We’re using the concept of the magical “Alchemy Lab” as the setting for […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

On Selfies

My Daily Digital Alchemies: @netnarr #dda157 pic.twitter.com/sBcYNJqhh4 — Justin George (@Justinsightfuls) February 18, 2018 @netnarr #dda158 pic.twitter.com/sZZUIV0kXs — Justin George (@Justinsightfuls) February 18, 2018 On Selfies After doing some quick maths, I’ve concluded that the average number of selfies I have taken per year average around 3.5. Compare that to some people, where 3.5 is the daily average. No, it’s not necessarily either one of us that’s doing something wrong, but rather that both represent opposite ends of the spectrum […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Reflections of Us

What the Professors did not know when they turned the whole world into a glass eye is what would reflect back. See, they made the eyes out of mirrored glass. Covered spires and lampposts, windows and concrete with tiny, shiny eyes–always watching, always showing. Without pupils or irises, they seem to follow you, act out your life in their little sclera screens for you. Beads of silver beneath moonlight–darkness the only safe place, now. Reflected back, we saw how small and easy we […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Demystifying Doodles

I’ve been thinking a lot about creative processes recently – about how, if all one sees is the end product, it’s easy to assume that the creator produced it effortlessly. This morning, as I was doodling a happy birthday message for Susan, I was thinking about this again. Now, I don’t pretend that my doodles are works of creative genius, but I’ve picked up little tricks so that I can do them quickly, and not get bogged down in the […]

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