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Open Participants, The Network

A Strange Concoction to Consider: Fan Fiction and State Testing

aafad 225/365 under new management … flickr photo by lamont_cranston shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license We’re into state test prep season (our ELA test is a few weeks away) and our state of Massachusetts is in the midst of some pretty significant changes to what we call MCAS. The state claims to have moved away from PARCC, but that’s not really the case with its MCAS 2.o or MCAS Next Generation. Everything MCAS is moving to computer-based testing […]

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Kean University, The Network

the realm of fanfiction

This week we had the lovely opportunity to chat with Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minkel about fanfiction for our Studio Visit! Here's a link to the SoundCloud version of the webinar, and if you're interested, I tried to highlight some of the important parts of our wonderful discussion in the comments section below!To start with, I was particularly excited about this session because I've been interested in fanfiction since I was in 5th grade... so about over 10 yrs now, […]

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Kean University, The Network

Stories, Arcs, and Fanfiction!

Time for the weekly roundup!NetprovConfession time: When it comes to netprov, I ride to strugglebus straight to the end of the line, and then into the nearest body of water where I sink with the failboat. Much as I love Whose Line Is It Anyway, I'm not an improv kind of girl. Whenever I see actors doing improv well, I admire them because I just don't think quickly enough. I'm much more the sort to think of a great comeback […]

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Kean University, The Network

Silence is abnormal and I’m not a fan..

Noise. Have you ever turned everything off and just sat in pure silence for awhile? This past week, in class and on my own, I took the time to just sit in almost absolute silence. Even then, there are noises that take up the space I live in. A distant hum of some electronic device, or a dog barking in the distance...he whir of the lawnmower next door. Sound is everywhere. This past week it's as if sound had annoyed […]

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Kean University, The Network

Layers of Fiction

Any Layers of Fear fans here? No? Great, same here. That game is spooksville, man, and I’ve only watched Jacksepticeye play it like… once. Or maybe it was Markiplier? I don’t remember. Golly, look at that. Links already. Startin’ off strong. Now if I could keep that rolling by figuring out how exactly to progress from here, that’d be great. Stream of consciousness, don’t fail me now. [[Spoiler: it fails me.]] Oh! Before I forget! The four icon story from last blog […]

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Kean University, The Network

Fan Fic Blackout

Both the fanfiction studio visit with Flourish and Elizabeth and the in-class conversation that followed were highly engaging.  I went into watching the video with what I thought to be a “pretty good” understanding of the basic concept of fanfiction, as a whole.  I left the video realizing that there was a lot I didn’t know and, as a result, many more questions emerged.  (The more you learn, the less you know, right?)  First, I had no idea this was […]

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Open Participants, The Network

#NetNarr: Getting Enlightened on Aspects of FanFic

The third “studio visit” by the folks at the Networked Narratives earlier this week was with two interesting women with extensive experience and understanding about the worlds of Fan Fiction. If you know nothing about FanFic, then this studio visit is worth your time. There are entire communities — very large ones, in fact — where fans of novels (and television shows, and movies, and …) write entire offshoot stories with secondary characters, or mixing characters from one novel with characters […]

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Journey to a Far Age

After I put Mom on the train to send her back to her home in Beaverton, OR, I felt dazed, jet-lagged. I felt like I had traveled to a far country for a week and was having to stage my re-entry, so I wouldn’t fall into a narcosis of the deep.That far country was a week at the Oregon Coast with my Mickey/Mom celebrating her 91st birthday with high surf and a terrific coastal storm. Mickey is fine–she’s alert, curious, and […]

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Kean University, The Network

Original Species: A Colorful Kind of Transmedia Generative Literature

Since we talked about netprov this week, and we’ll be talking about fan fiction next week, I figured this would be the perfect time to share a passion of mine, which kind of exists in the juncture between those two genres: original species.  Original species communities tend to crop up in online visual art communities, most notably DeviantArt, but the generative literature they engender spans a variety of mediums.  Just to clarify, when I use the term “generative” here, I […]

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Announcements, Kean University, The Network

#NetNarr at DML Where it Started

Almost a year ago Mia Zamora and I got very excited about the idea for a class we would co-teach in the spring. The rest was is Alchemy. Last week I headed back to Irvine, California for the 2017 DML Conference where I will get to share that alchemy (sadly Mia is not able to attend in person, I had hoped Rebeg and M might hack her into my session). Our session was Digital Alchemy of Networked Narratives: A Connected […]

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Kean University, The Network

Networked Narratives: Digital Alchemy of Storytelling

More than enough books, TED Talks, and blog posts have described the potential of storytelling. Stories often enhance our endeavors, whether in business communication or in learning, in political rhetoric or in our overall understanding of the world. The emphasis on the special essence of the story suggests an existence of a certain kind of magic. Could a story work like an elixir? For us, this notion of the magic in stories paved the way for our “digital alchemy” effort […]

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Kean University, The Network

Sound: Unclogging the ears; closing the blinds on poetry.

SOUND *Adele’s voice* Hello, it’s me! Let’s roll right on in and waste no time. Sound… it’s everywhere right? Sometimes I long for an unearthly quietness like Jad Abumrad mentions in his talk about radio and empathy, but that’s not really reality. Let me take a moment to backtrack, and touch on the video clip from Good Will Hunting with only the audio. The minute I pressed play, I wrote down “wind” on my piece of paper. Then, I wrote down […]

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Kean University, The Network

Smooth Sailing Feels Nice

This was a good week. I wasn't being held hostage by my sick bed and I didn't have class on Monday. (Even though this is an awesome class) I had a day to breathe, rest hang out with my family and listen to the world around me. Class last week was surprising as always. I really enjoy the different activities of sorts that we experiment with. I missed the first part because we had parent/teacher conferences. Just now during this recap did […]

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Kean University, The Network

Boom Boom Boom= Week 5

After hearing the scene from the movie Good Will Hunting, I was amazed by the picture  I was able to see in my head. I never watched the movie, but I have heard about it. I could picture Sean Maguire played by Robin Williams having a conversation with Will Hunting played by Matt Damon in a city street or a park. I could hear vehicles passing by, people having side conversations and passing by. I could hear birds chirping and […]

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