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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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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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Where Social Media Tumbles into Civic Engagement

Wired Laundrette flickr photo by mikecogh shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license I was recently re-reading an interesting article by Clive Thompson, in Wired magazine, entitled “The Social Medium is the Message,” (which has a different title online, for whatever reason) and some of what he writes about resonates with the connection between social media, storytelling and civic imagination that forms the core anchor of the Networked Narratives course. Here are some bits from Thompson’s article that stuck with […]

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Experiencing the Art of Sound

It was by chance that my wife and I found ourselves inside Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum the other day, and I realized with a strange sense of “of course” that one of the exhibits was something I had shared out to the Networked Narratives world a few week ago, during our work with Sound and Story. And here I was, wandering into the Art of Sound. Stewart’s museum is intriguing, as the inside “palace” inside is chock full of all […]

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A Collection of Comics: The (New) Adventures of the Internet Kid

The other day, I wrote about reaching my 100(plus) comic for the Networked Narratives Daily Arganee prompt with The Internet Kid and his friend, Horse with No Name. I just uploaded all of the Kid comics that I had created for NetNarr into Flickr. If it interests you, here is the Flickr album where they now reside: There are comics in the collection that require some context, which is what the Daily Aragnee prompts are about so I am not […]

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Five Voices in Search of a Poem: This is the Truth

Inspired by my friend, Sheri, and her Poem for Three Voices about a young writer that she, and I and Melvina recorded and shared last week, I wondered if I could expand that notion a bit and write a Poem for Five Voices, and get four other people from different geographic locations to use Soundtrap to record. I did, and we did, and it sounds like this: My aim in writing the poem was to offer up a critique of the […]

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The #NetNarr Bus Pulls Into Creative Station

Remix Image by Mark   One component of the Networked Narratives is the concept of the “bus trip,” where Mia Zamora and Alan Levine took the show on the road. They did virtual visits with their  students, and assorted guests and open participants, to other places than Kean University campus, including Puerto Rico, Vermont and Egypt. As one of the Open Folks, who is part of NetNarr but not part of the graduate class at Kean, I pitched the idea a […]

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Slice of Life: 100 #NetNarr Comics (or more) over 100 Days

(This is for the Slice of Life challenge, hosted by Two Writing Teachers. We write on Tuesdays about the small moments in the larger perspective … or is that the larger perspective in the smaller moments? You write, too.) I’ve been part of the Networked Narratives “course” as an open learner (there is a real course happening at Keane University, with professors Mia Zamora and Alan Levine, and open folks like me are satellites), and each day, there is a […]

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