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Open Participants 2017, The Network

Reflection

 Image: Wendy Taleo "Reflection on Stuart" 2017Reflection of LightfeI had this post mostly written, went for a coffee, network glitch, post lost.You and I will never know what was written.I was just about to give up Network Narratives, yes, that was the words in my head. Then along came the next Studio visit. A diverse audience chatting with Howard Rheingold and Mamie Rheingold.Week 6 question:Are you feeling in control of your Networked Narratives experience, lost in the chaos, or perhaps […]

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Open Participants 2017, The Network

The Kangaroo – Scene I

The tale of the kangaroo and the fence.The kangaroo might have been Syrian children starved by their countrymen.Or maybe the indigenous kids at my son's school that I don't see because they don't come to school.The water might have been food trucks turned back at borders.Or a missed education.The fence could be a wall to block people joining their families.Or some crazy idea in the late 1800's to block rabbits (an introduced species that came over on boats) crossing Australia.The students […]

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Open Participants 2017, The Network

Spin Bots and Story Shapes

Story shapes, Glitch Art and Network Improvisation. What a time we are having along this NetNarr road.Story shapes are a way of visualising the narrative. NetNarr TagsExplorer by Martin Hawksey is rather mesmerising to watch. If you want to see where you sit in the 'eye', press Ctrl F and type your Twitter tag in there.This does not present any emotion between the nodes. In this article "The emotional arcs of stories are dominated by six basic shapes", Reagan et al (2016) talk […]

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Open Participants 2017, The Network

Stories with no end

I like this picture (from unsplash.com) because it shows one road that appears as unconnected bits of tarmac. As a metaphor we can look at life as one road but with many twists and turns. Perhaps starting this course is like seeing disconnected, solid things.....that may, or may not connect up.Can you see the rider?Can you see some twisted "N" letters?(I really started Network Narratives over here.)

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