27 Posts Categorized "Open Participants 2020"

Unaffiliated, but definitely not unconnected, individual participants in the 2020 Net Mirror version of NetNarr (see a list of all Open Participants)

Open Participants 2020, The Network

Herons

Herons are beautiful birds. So big -huge wings and very distinctive in flight. When on the ground they often blend into the background, but here are some pictures I’ve taken this month. This one down at Victoria Park: Victoria Park again – different day, but probably the same heron. I love it when they perch like old men in macs: And another – almost certainly a different bird – at Mugdock last week: One of the few blessings of lockdown […]

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Bookmarks

I can rarely find a bookmark when I want one – I use scraps of paper, post it notes, whatever I have to hand. I remember trips to bookshops as a child, the thrill of a book token for Xmas or a birthday, swapping the token for a stack of new books, picking up a handful of free bookmarks at the till. Now I buy most of my books online, of course. But sometimes I take a book from my […]

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#NetNarr Season 4: Net Mirror Post Script

Oops. Speaking of slacking on the blogging, the last post here on this year’s Networked Narratives class was the first one about this year’s class. Net Mirror is the New #NetNarr This fourth iteration of this change it up every year course co-taught with Mia Zamora at Kean University mixed things up from previous years. More on that soon. From the start, the theme/metaphor is a 100% rip off (done with total respect, natch) of Black Mirror. And what we […]

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Echo. Zine

Today I got an email: “Please find attached a fold-your-own zine titled: Echo. Zine” Exciting! What would it be? I opened the attachment and followed the instructions. I pondered, I wondered, I got out my colour pencils. I coloured, I savoured the words. I pondered, I remembered Steller. I did not remember my password! Eventually I got access. I played for a while. Time to stop dithering. I publish. I did not add a description. You can imagine it is […]

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Interesting Character Assignment

#tdc3030 #ds106 Interesting Character Assignment https://t.co/QYsqNALYIY— ds106 Daily Create (@ds106dc) April 29, 2020 This is my Granny, Constance May Hobbs. Her father had a soft furnishing company that went to the wall during WW1, so she left school at 14, but was fiercely proud of her teacher husband, her 14 children and all her grandchildren. She was so talented at crafts – she painted, knitted, embroidered. My favourite flower vase was made by her and I have two of her […]

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How to nurture a community of online learners

“Community…..” flickr photo by Kamaljith shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license I’ve been involved in open learning for several years now. It started almost by accident, when some guy called Dave ran a crazy learning experience that we called rhizo14, carried on serendipitously into a sister experience called CLMOOC, and gradually became a part of my daily ritual as I started participating in Daily Creates. Much of what happens in these open, online experiences can appear to be random […]

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Glitch, Remix, a #NetNarr Exquisite Corpse

There you go, try guess the nature of this blog post from a word heavy vague title. Better yet, just go first and try the thing I will be ‘splaining right here. Well, are you back? Did anything happen? Because one of our students in class (she too a teacher) asked as well as my twitter dog pal I hope you will write about how you set that up in Glitch (does it require an Airtable account? What’s Airtable?) You […]

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Three Gifted Poems for #CLMOOC

Through the course of the day yesterday, I wrote three different poems as gifts, inspired by our month-long Poetry Port adventure in the CLMOOC community, where folks are writing poems to daily themes, composing words as gifts to others, and requesting poems be written for them. (learn more) The first poem, above, was written as a gift for the collective students in the Networked Narratives class, which I dip in and out of as an open participant. I went through […]

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