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Open Participants, The Network

#NetNarr Astronaut: Roaming the Underside of YouTube

from Wired Magazine   When you go to YouTube, you are often pulled into the homepage of videos that others have watched. You’re drawn by the activity of others, because the underlying algorithm suggests that the more eyeballs, the more interesting. Maybe. But what about on the other end of the spectrum? What about the videos that people post which gain no views or only a scattered few? The site Astronaut takes that idea and provides a way in, by […]

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#NetNarr: Observing the Rheingold(s) Effect

The other day, in one of the Networked Narratives studio visits, the guests were Howard Rheingold and his daughter, Mamie. It was a crowded Hangout and we ran out of time before talking about what was going to be one of the main topics: connecting the dream-state to the art of storytelling. I’m afraid my questions about civic discourse in the age we’re in, and Howard’s long work with the Internet as Public Sphere, sidetracked us. You can come listen […]

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The Blue Bear

#netnarr reply to me w/ tag #dda52 Alchemhypnotics https://t.co/nyHR6Nrcwj pic.twitter.com/DpqhqnqJCZ— Networked Narratives (@netnarr) February 22, 2017 This Daily DigAlchemy published February 22nd, 2017 – shared by @writeannabella– “Another galaxy has just informed me that reading is soon to become extinct within the next few years and it’s up to us alchemists to keep it alive. They won’t tell me the exact timing of this terrible event but they do tell me that we alchemists have the power to change this. […]

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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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Journey to a Far Age

After I put Mom on the train to send her back to her home in Beaverton, OR, I felt dazed, jet-lagged. I felt like I had traveled to a far country for a week and was having to stage my re-entry, so I wouldn’t fall into a narcosis of the deep.That far country was a week at the Oregon Coast with my Mickey/Mom celebrating her 91st birthday with high surf and a terrific coastal storm. Mickey is fine–she’s alert, curious, and […]

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A Tech Praxis Story

Here we go, @le_petitjo. I put together a newsletter on a daily basis using the Nuzzel platform. I like it because it can be a robo-newsletter (Nuzzel collects the stories from my feeds and publishes with my comments) or it can be customized so that all stories are curated and commented upon. Or any mix in between. I feel my comments in the newsletter (which are limited to about twice the length of a tweet) are a conversational snippet. I […]

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Open Participants, The Network

A Tech Praxis Story

Here we go, @le_petitjo. I put together a newsletter on a daily basis using the Nuzzel platform. I like it because it can be a robo-newsletter (Nuzzel collects the stories from my feeds and publishes with my comments) or it can be customized so that all stories are curated and commented upon. Or any mix in between. I feel my comments in the newsletter (which are limited to about twice the length of a tweet) are a conversational snippet. I […]

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