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Marissa

Kean University, The Network

Dear Avicia…

Just look at the semester we have had!Do you see me? Do you see yourself? What's your place in the network?Well, well, NetNarr, it's been a while. I feel almost as if I have been in another world....a mirror world, you might say. Weirder still, I feel another presence, as if someone else has been with me in this class for a month or so. I feel as if they've been watching and learning alongside me................What's this?...............A letter? Who would […]

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A #weeklie, maybe?

This past week, some of the members of our class were able to visit American University in Cairo, an experience I wish I had been able to share! It's amazing to me that, with the aid of technology, we are able to be anywhere around the world, talking with all kinds of people. What struck me as interesting in this stop on our bus tour was how students around the world can relate to similar stories. During the game of two […]

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Kean University, The Network

A #weeklie, maybe?

This past week, some of the members of our class were able to visit American University in Cairo, an experience I wish I had been able to share! It's amazing to me that, with the aid of technology, we are able to be anywhere around the world, talking with all kinds of people. What struck me as interesting in this stop on our bus tour was how students around the world can relate to similar stories. During the game of two […]

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This is Not a Blog Post… (jk)

....it's a representation of my thoughts and feelings shown on a screen, composed of pixels and magic (probably). I'm sure this is what Magritte meant to say.---Creativity is difficult for me. As much as I love research and scholarly writing, I'm not a creative writer, and I'm sure I've said that before, and I didn't feel comfortable sharing my writing in the last class.I've been trying to figure out why I'm not a creative writer, because I used to be. In […]

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Noise, Noise, Noise!

Well, NetNarr friends, I tried. I tried so hard to accomplish the #soundwork challenge, but audio editing doesn't seem to be my forte! I attempted the "Have A Conversation With Yourself" challenge, and decided to read a excerpt from The Little Prince-- I thought it would be cool to put different voices to difference characters, as well as the narrator. My sound clip was less than 40 seconds, it seemed simple enough! Sadly....it was not, but I tried, and I […]

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Ready for Repose

Happy week-before-spring-break, everyone! We've almost made it!This is the first Google image result for the search "repose." It accurately represents how I'll be spending my spring break.This week, one of our assignments was to explore Network Effect, which was a unique experience. The estimated 7 minutes of video presented a chaotic whirlwind of posts and experiences, the intent of which was to induce "a state of anxiety, trigger a fear of missing out, and totally frustrate any attempt at completeness.” […]

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Did you hear that?

SourceDid you hear that? Yeah, that. That noise, did you hear it? No, not the person walking by, the other noise. That humming, what is it? Oh, you didn't hear it before? Hah, good luck, now it's all you're going to hear. It's beneath all the other noises, but ever-present, underscoring everything else that goes on. Steady, constant crackling. And what about that other noise, that humming? Where's that coming from? Is it a machine running, running, running, nonstop? Doesn't […]

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The Dawn of Time- collab story of #blackoutpoetry

In reading the weekly roundup for last class/this week, I saw an exercise in which we were directed to choose other people's blackout poetry from Carlos Fuentes’ Terra Nostras. I looked through the results of our in-class activity, and I've come up with a spine for my story "The Dawn of Time." The dark imagery throughout the selection gave a decent basis for similar content but even so, this was a challenge. First up, I've found a sound to link to the story: […]

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#4IconStory and #AltBookCover

I had to make another post for this part of my blog, because I love the results and don't want them to get lost in the midst of my weekly post!I loved the creative assignments for this week's class. I decided to do the Four Icon Story assignment, as well as the Alternate Book Cover. As I worked on these, it was interesting to think about how images can tell a story, in some cases, almost as well as words. For example, […]

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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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Stories, Bots, and Netprov (oh my!)

Another week of connected learning! I feel like I have a deeper understanding of this term with each passing week. Buckle up, I'm about to break down everything that's happened in this past week.Five Card Flickr was an fun and surprisingly challenging exercise. Despite my love of stories (and presence in this class), I'm not a great storyteller. In real life, I tend to go on and on (which you might be able to tell from the rambling nature of […]

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Stories, stories everywhere

Even though we're only about two weeks into this semester, I'm already beginning to see that this class is unlike any other that I've ever been a part of. In the past, I've thought  about most of my other classes only a handful of times each week: the day class meets, and whenever I settle down to do homework. I also think about class within in a certain framework-- a selected classroom, and then my laptop and perhaps a textbook, […]

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Earth, Air, Water, and Fire

There are a few ways I could intro this post, but the first thing that popped into my head was the opening sequence to a truly epic (and yes, I mean epic) Nikelodeon show of the mid-2000s, Avatar the Last Airbender.So epic, in fact, I think I need another gif...Earth, air, water, fire. Truthfully, I've never taken much time to think about the elements but, as you can see, people certainly have. The creators of Avatar the Last Airbender based an […]

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What is digital storytelling?

Hello everyone, it's good to be back for another semester! I'm excited for this journey further into the digital world, and especially our focus on digital storytelling and alchemy. For as long as I can remember I've had an interest in the medieval time period, so the concept of digital alchemy piqued my interest. I'm excited to see how an ancient art can be revived to play a part in our ever-changing digital society.I find it fascinating that the digital […]

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The Digital Adventure Begins!

Welcome to my blog for ENG5085, otherwise known as Digital Storytelling. This post is here so that I'll be able to link my blog to the host site, so that all posts will be magically transported to one feed-- how's that for magic? I'll be posting fairly regularly in response to class prompts and questions, all surrounding the idea of storytelling in our brave new [digital] world.Welcome to the story!Marissa

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