Kean University 2018, The Network

Back in the saddle!

The time has come to dust off this blog and dive back into NetNarr. It's good to be back in our world, and I'm excited to see what this new semester has to offer. As I mentioned in class, this will be my third time around the block in ENG5085, "New Media Studies," then "Digital Storytelling," and now "Digital Alchemy/Networked Narratives," and each time I have learned something new and exciting about the digital world. I'm especially excited this semester […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Network Narrative

When I first got to this class I was completely nervous. My hair was in the air, I was bitting my nails “per usual” and my nervous were everywhere. When I first receive the class syllabus via email, I’m like what in the world is going on in this class “LOL”(laughing out loud). What almost gave me a nervous break down was that I found out that you were a virtual teacher and there was no fair warning before hand. […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

New Beginning

This week has been a busy one!  Along with the new semester beginning, I also had a root canal, visited some friends, and started lessons with a new student in my private tutoring “business.”  Because I knew I’d have so much going on, I made sure to get my set-up and DDAs done during our previous class. I went back into some of the older DDAs (at the time of class) and completed them, and then I did the in-class […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

My First Steps into NetNarr

I was able to start my first week of class with ENG 4060 section 2, class called Digital Alchemy and Network. It was not a typical class since my Professor is on the screen, watching and lecturing us from his home in Arizona. I was a bit taken back not only because of that factor but because of all the blogs and different kind of work I will have to do in class. But, thankfully, the Professor is very kind […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Here we go again! Taking Year 2 of Networked Narratives for a spin!

What The Heck Kind of Course is This? At the core this is a bonafide on the ground course in Networked Narratives at Kean University, with registered students who will spend some time each week in a classroom. Last year it was co-taught by Mia Zamora at Kean join via the interwebs by Alan Levine who beamed in from his home Arizona. Several of you participated. This time around, Alan is the sole teacher, still beaming in, with the assistance […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

What Kind of Story Am I?

A #FakeNews one??? jk~ A best-seller I hope >.> Cutting Through the Silence For this week’s DDA, I imagined my navigation of my internet space as a bright, white line cutting through a chaotic and haphazard ball of scribbly static. It’s kind of like a radio signal–lost in the haze until the right frequency tunes in. Then, my movements have resonance, they create this larger picture. Tell a story. Reveal a larger truth. Reveal me. But, what if those tuning […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

NetNarr DDA 132

It’s Burns Night this week, so for yesterday’s DDA (which I am doing late) I chose Robbie Burns’ Address to a Haggis, translated it into Portguese, then into Bulgarian, and then into English. Here’s the result: Hagis Address Honestly, your honest face, Great boss of pudding running! Abon them “Take your place, Pain, envelopes or trauma: Weale is worthy of grace Like my ling is like lang. The drift that moaned there, Her strikes are like a distant hill, His […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Transmedia Digital Storytelling Course: Final Thoughts

I recently finished a free online course through FutureLearn entitled “Transmedia Storytelling.” I wasn’t all that impressed, but perhaps that is due more to covering ground I’ve already covered on my own in the past than the course itself, which is a mix of videos, articles and a comment strand. (Look: the course was free. I’m not really complaining. But FutureLearn ain’t no NetNarr!) What I really wanted to see was some transmedia digital story projects showcased as exemplars for […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Entering the unknown world of Digital Alchemy

This week was the first week back to school and it was a very interesting start to the new semester. Having a professor conduct class via video chat is a bit odd but also refreshing because it changes up the semester and makes it more interesting. Also, creating all the different sites wasn’t as challenging as I thought but it’s exciting because I get to familiarize myself more with the digital world and become more aware of it. The activity […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Wearing the SOC(k)

Photo by Mike Wilson on UnsplashThese reflections are from the last iteration of Network Narratives. I feel that last years involvement was like being part of a SOC.SMALL  OPEN  CLASS (SOC)At any point in time, there was between 4-10 open participants active (or that I have interacted with) in the Network Narratives activities. Some people were consistent all the way through and other people came into the class through the porous class walls. During our Open Bus Tour  Alan Levine mentioned […]

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