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Marissa

Kean University 2017, The Network

#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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Kean University 2017, 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 2017, The Network

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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Kean University 2017, The Network

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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Kean University 2017, The Network

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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Kean University 2017, The Network

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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Kean University 2017, The Network

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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