Open Participants 2018

Unaffiliated, but definitely not unconnected, individual digital alchemists (see all Open Alchemists)

Open Participants 2018, The Network

War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum Ho Chi Minh City You can see the old weapons from the street. Tanks, jets, helicopters. Morning traffic roared behind me and the noise subsided once inside the museum compound. Thick steel. Military green paint and numbers painted in white on the sides. Must have meant something to somebody sometime. I wandered, in awe at the memory of what these giants were. Killer machines. I paused to read the descriptive boards beside each weapon. “This beast could […]

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#NetNarr Research: (re)New Media Art and Cultural Jamming

A research endeavor in Networked Narratives is an invitation to curate and document early examples of New Media Art from a book no longer readily available, except for its examples in the Internet Wayback Machine. Cool. Work done to document the art will eventually end up in this Tumblr site. Students from different NetNarr classes and the open web are invited to join in. Scroll down through this post, about midway, and you will find instructions. From that same NetNarr call […]

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#NetNarr Photo Indoor Safari: Seven Photos in a Mad, Crazy Twitter Dash

The cool thing about taking photos is that you have to look at the world a bit different. It’s not just the device you see through, it’s the way your eye sees the world through the lens that sees the world. Yesterday, before the Networked Narratives Twitter Chat (which I forgot about until it had started), there was a NetNarr Safari activity, which involved taking seven photos over 15 minutes with different visual prompts coming in over Twitter. I arrived […]

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Giffing around

I’m really enjoying making gifs at the moment. Today I’ve been messing around with Giphy and my little frog jester that I drew for #NetNarr. First I scanned my drawing to my PC and cropped it, then I used a combination of PPT and Paint to screen grab the image into three different places on screen. Then I used Giphy.com to make a slideshow and played around with the decoration options to add text and chance the backgrounds. Here’s a […]

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N+7 Poem

Today’s Daily Create challenge is to: Write a poem using the N+7 form, conceived of by the French poets of the Oulipo movement. Choose a text, such as Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art,” and replace each noun in that text with the noun occurring seven entries below it in your dictionary. Next, try the exercise with one of your own poems. For more on the poets of the Oulipo, try this. So, here’s a stanza of a collaborative sestina I wrote a while back: Rhizomatic […]

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Writing Poems in the #NetNarr Network

I’ve been trying to make sure I curate and collect some of the poems I have been writing each day for the Daily Arganee in the Networked Narratives space. I worry about poems getting lost. My intention with these particular poems with this particular project is to come to the prompt at a slant, so the poem may not always match up with the prompt. Instead, they are inspired by the prompts. Peace (poetics), Kevin

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Vietnam this past week

We have been here a week now and are getting into the travel mode nicely. Ho Chi Minh City was hot and humid and a good change from the cold back in Vancouver. We were in the streets to celebrate the Under 23 Football win – long time coming for Vietnam football – and the celebration was huge. Scooters paraded up and down the streets with boisterous fans cheering and waving flags. Families on scooters and crowds on the streets […]

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One Trick Pony

I always feel the pressure is on a bit when it’s a Daily Create that I suggested – you’d think I’d have an idea about what to create when I submitted it, but I rarely do. So today, I’ve been thinking about what to do: Nobody wants to be thought of as a one trick pony. But if you had a one trick pony, what would that trick be? Draw it, sing it, write about it. In the end I […]

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