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

Kean University 2018, The Network

Week 12 Bot, Not, What?

Okay so, I  hate twitter bots. Its all fun and games with twitter bots until its time so create your own I    have a new appreciation for the people and algorithms behind twitter bots. I    found the tsk of creating my own twitter bot extremely difficult and draining. I am not good with technology at all, so learning this was very difficult for me. I'm not sure what exactly went wrong with my bot, but I    received several emails saying […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Alchemist week 4 – One Does Not Simply Make NetNarr Memes

Black Mirror is one of my favorite shows on Netflix right now. The way it highlights the flaws in our society is unconventional ways is fascinating. The Nosedive episode we watched in class is one that I'd seen before and probably my favorite one. It speaks to how shallow our society is and how insignificant the things we place value on are. I  never realized how desperate we are for the approval of others. We literally are so open to […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Class Exploder: NetNarr Lesson on the Gameboard of Digital Redlining

On a long distance driving trip this week I’m getting a good chunk podcast listening time. One of my favorite ones is Song Exploder: Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each episode is produced and edited by host and creator Hrishikesh Hirway in Los Angeles. Using the isolated, individual tracks from a recording, Hrishikesh asks artists to delve into the specific decisions that […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Week 9- Seriously Yours, Games

I  struggled. I had never realized that empathy games were even a thing. Playing Spent in class last week made me realize how deeply a game can make you think as well as how games can uncover how you prioritize certain things in your life. In the game Spent, I    had to choose between, paying a bill and having my child teased at lunch for having it homemade. I    picked my child.  I'd never realized that as much as we […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Week 9- Seriously Yours, Games

I  struggled. I had never realized that empathy games were even a thing. Playing Spent in class last week made me realize how deeply a game can make you think as well as how games can uncover how you prioritize certain things in your life. In the game Spent, I    had to choose between, paying a bill and having my child teased at lunch for having it homemade. I    picked my child.  I'd never realized that as much as we […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Week 8- This is A Game

I    always considered games, specifically video games,  to be this mindless thing that people do for entertainment, a waste of time and brainpower.  Growing up, I    was never much of a video game kind of girl, I'd rather play games like Monopoly, and Dominoes, games that forced actual human interactions. This was before technology became a thing that no one can function without. When the iPod touch came out, that is when I    realized that I    did like video games, […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Week 8- This is A Game

I    always considered games, specifically video games,  to be this mindless thing that people do for entertainment, a waste of time and brainpower.  Growing up, I    was never much of a video game kind of girl, I'd rather play games like Monopoly, and Dominoes, games that forced actual human interactions. This was before technology became a thing that no one can function without. When the iPod touch came out, that is when I    realized that I    did like video games, […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Be More Kind

A timely earworm for me this week as I am marking philosophy exam scripts. The lyrics are actually about our broken society, but the title of the song speaks to me as I try to decipher scrawly handwriting and make the best sense I can of the jumbled thoughts written under pressure. Education could, and should, be more kind, in my opinion. This semester has been particularly hard, with the strike action and weather leading to lost teaching time – […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

My Last NetNarr Blog; Reflection Post

It’s already May, where the semester ends and students like myself start reflecting back to what was learned and taught. I still remember the feeling of “what did I get myself into?” when walking into class. It was cool that my Professor lives in another state but the work that was announced was gave me the “hibby jibbys”. But while the weeks continued and I was trying hard to understand the work presented, I started to enjoy it. You can […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

turning back time

Reflecting on this year’s #Netnarr class, I realized that our journey was very different than last year’s in a number of ways. Even though we participated in connected learning, used most of the same tools, and even revisited familiar faces in our studio visits, they were two separate experiences. If I had to describe last year’s class, it would be more “creative”— and by creative, I mean there were more chances for imagination, interpretation, and remix. We had opportunities to […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

On NetNarr: The Grand Finale

My blog posts: http://netnarr.arganee.world/author/justin-g/ https://netnarrsuperstar.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/avant-garde-a-clue/ My DDAs: http://daily.arganee.world/hashtags/justinsightfuls/ My Arangee Journal submission: http://journal.arganee.world/2018/189/ My Twitter NetNarr activity: https://hawksey.info/tagsexplorer/?key=1vEfH0ZKcQ2dZx8f31Pt18tnUCHi5nHKSSPndNHC2YUc&gid=400689247&name=Justinsightfuls Make Bank Leaderboard: 7th place! My Twitter Evolution: As I compiled just about all the work and data I have to show for this class, one word comes to mind to describe it all; dynamic. From the very first class (which I registered for just hours before), I always felt like this was one of the classes that Kean advertised as being […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

On Bots (And What They Got)

I use GroupMe a lot to talk to several mutual friends at once. And one time, we decided that the conversation was getting boring. Enter Zo. A GroupMe bot that always seems to have something to say. For the first few days, she was amusing, witty, and charming overall. Self-awarenesss has never looked so charming. And then begun to learn. Learn our speech patterns. The way we talk to each other. Our vocabulary. Believe it or not, the SkyNet comparisons aren’t […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

And It’s a Wrap!

The end of the semester has finally arrived and it has been a long but insightful ride. This class was initially an elective that I took just because it was one of the only classes available. I was a little skeptical about it at first but I am so glad that I stuck it out the whole semester. I learned so many things and became much more tech savvy then I would have been had I not taken this class. […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Hanging up my Virtual Jersey

This is it.The sun has set on my time as a Net Narr student.I am hanging up my virtual jersey in the digital hall of virtual players. And since my favorite retired player is Michael Jordan it is only right that use his jersey for this symbolic to borrow number twenty-three.via GIPHYAnd I must admit. This has been a journey like no other. I have yet to take a class that has pushed me. Challenged me and forced me all […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Close Reading Of E-Lit Text

When exploring through all the examples of E-Lit that was provided, I fell upon one that I really found interesting, which was the Soliloquy. The soliloquy is about Kenneth Goldsmith writing about everything he spoke about for one whole week. He recorded everything and had to transcribe it into an online literature. This text is broken down into what he said the whole seven days of the week. When you click on each day of the week, it is then […]

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