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All writing from everyone in the network (see a list of all Alchemists)

Kean University, The Network

A Song Sung Alongside Another

A parody, I would think, cannot exist without humor- whether it be through intent or execution of such comedy. Without humor, parody is reduced to mocking. It’s a relatively thin line, however, as audience interpretations and delivery may be factors in creating “effective” parodies.  So then, what makes parodies effective?  Or better yet, what purpose do they serve, if any, other than to entertain? I suppose that may depend on a parody’s objective but not necessarily.  For example, a parody […]

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Open Participants, The Network

Newsletter 4 a Second Coming

Terry Elliott’s Newsletter Sun, Apr 23 I love the smell of collapse in the morning. Not a bad attitude, just clear aptitude. I see the wave rising, curling, and………….BTW, why do they call these things bubbles? Is it because the economic system has little going for it structurally except the surface tension of belief? Yup. ‘The Retail Bubble Has Now Burst’: A Record 8,640 Stores Are Closing In 2017 Zero Hedge – Apr 22, 4:50 PM “Thousands of new doors […]

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Arganee, The Network

An Audio Code Becomes Clearer

Today, another transmission is received. This time, the code is recognizable. The Universe is trying to reach us, to connect with us in Arganee. http://rorrim.arganee.world/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2017/04/Arganee-Transmission-14.mp3 The Sound Collector Array mainframe computer has pulled the sound waves into this file. It may yet be translatable. What is the Universe saying?

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Arganee, The Network

Diagram: Arganee Sound Collection Array

When I arrived, the plans for the Sound Collection Array were waiting for me. The idea had been implanted into my mind. This early drawing reflects the basic design of the Sound Collection Array, and how its modules both gather and send forth data into the Universe. The box at the bottom is the advanced computing system that converts signals from the Universe into media files that we can hear. Messages continue to be received …

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Arganee, The Network

A Pinch of Homesickness

I am sharing with you my “Cooking with Anger” alchemy.  Hope you enjoy what is on the menu! A Pinch of Homesickness Main Ingredients: teacher archaeologist champagne coriander tattoo Spice Pack: 1/8 whisper of disapproval 1/4 pinch of homesickness One day a 17 year old boy was walking down the street, dreaming of becoming an archaeologist.  He was just about to be home when he saw a tattoo shop.  He thought to himself why not check it out.  When he went […]

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Arganee, The Network

I am Aris Anastos

Do not fret #Arganee!  For I, the great Aris_Anastos am with you! I am a Remixer, with many skills: Visual: 6        S Writer: 7       S Social: 2  G Sound:5  G I promise that we alchemists will save our home world of #arganee!

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Kean University, The Network

Log #11: A Pinch of Homesickness and a New Friend

This week in NetNarr I befriended an imaginative alchemist named Aris Anastos (@Aris_Anastos). He seemed to be from the dying world of #arganee.  He wrote a flavorful story for me called “A Pinch of Homesickness”:  A Pinch of Homesickness Main Ingredients: teacher archaeologist champagne coriander tattoo Spice Pack: 1/8 whisper of disapproval 1/4 pinch of homesickness One day a 17 year old boy was walking down the street, dreaming of becoming an archaeologist.  He was just about to be home when […]

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Kean University, The Network

The End of Netnarr is Nigh

It only seems like our fun had only just begun yesterday. This is some kind of hoax. Just an alchemistic (made this word up) trick to deceive us. Ahh, to say goodbye to all these alchemist friends I’ve made will be such a hard thing to do. Of course this is a hoax because digital alchemy/network narratives could never die. Even if technology were to come to an end tomorrow. It’s just apart of the human culture. Collaboration has been […]

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Open Participants, The Network

The Daily Arganee: A Slanted View

I spent a good part of the first 100 days of the Networked Narratives adventure trying to do the Daily Arganee prompt just about every day, both in my guise as The Internet Kid and Horse with no Name, and as myself, using an app called Legend to create short bursts of creativity. I stopped at the 100th prompt but may soon jump back on board. (I hit 98 with the Kid/Horse combo but only 79 as myself, according to the Daily […]

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Arganee, The Network

The Universe is Listening In

The Sound Array has discovered something most interesting. The latest transmission indicates that not only are we listening to the Universe, the Universe is listening to us. Amid the static and transmission protocols, the Universe has captured some of the sounds of the World. Listen. http://rorrim.arganee.world/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2017/04/Arganee-Transmission-13.mp3 It may be that the Universe has tapped into the Global Jukebox.  

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