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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Further Adventures of an Adult Student

I’m completing a Bachelor’s degree online at Metropolitan State University’s College of Individualized Studies in St. Paul, Minnesota. I chose Metro State because they were originally a University Without Walls when created in 1971. I’m also a student and worker at the Western Institute for Social Research in Berkeley, California, which grew out of Berkeley’s University Without Walls after it imploded. I had to have all my transcripts sent to Metro State, just from the accredited schools, eight in all. […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Notes for #NetNarr

Gee whatever happened to venerable “yellowed lecture notes” that profs supposedly rely on decade after decade? I dunno. I don’t have a yellow pad. Tuesday was the first class of my Networked Narratives class at Kean University. It was more than wild and thrilling last year when I co-taught with Mia Zamora; she was in the room with students in New Jersey, and I beamed in via Google Hangout. That was then. This year, I’m teaching the class myself as […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Why I Follow Those Whom I Follow (and Why I Unfollow Those Whom I Once Followed)

Twitter flickr photo by clasesdeperiodismo shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license The other day, I wrote about my week of semi-digital hibernation, as part of a Digital Audit activity with CLMOOC. I mentioned that I weeded out a lot of folks from my Twitter stream. That got me thinking a bit more deeply: why do I follow those I follow? And what makes me unfollow them? I follow: Anyone who seems to have an affiliation with the National Writing […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Another Adventure Begins on the Messy Internet

In Week 1 of Network Narratives we were pointed to the website Network Effect. The above capture shows the word categories that are options for filtering this information. The front page of this programme has this information and questions.The effect of this programme is nausea! A feeling of dread of the uselessness of it all, a sick feeling in the pit of one's stomach in the over dramatised but somehow ordered bits of information. The messy cultural messages. Did you try […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

A New Adventure

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog for the Spring 2018 Networked Narratives class.  It’s also the same blog I used for the previous iteration of the course, but no one needs to know about that… I had some health trouble last semester and had to take a medical leave of absence, but now I’m back and stronger than ever!  I’m looking forward to learning and writing with everyone, and I’m psyched to see this class getting underway for more […]

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Open Participants 2018, The Network

Clicking the ReStart Button on Networked Narratives

Another iteration of Networked Narratives is coming around the bend and I’m back on board to fall into adventure. You can read more about what Networked Narratives is here with the post by Alan Levine, and also follow the link to get yourself started, if you want. Alan and Mia Zamora are the main guides. Here is a video intro from Mia and Alan. Alan recently shared this interesting thinking document about the course’s intentions and direction (albeit with his […]

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