74 Posts Tagged "digital alchemy"

Kean University 2019, The Network

Getting to the “Meat” of the Matter…

Despite what my featured image says, I was, in fact, not feeling okay. Hey~ I’m glad to report that I’m not yet dead. glad may be an overstatement but eh I’d like to get my M.A. first after all the trouble Unfortunately, though, I have been very sick for the past few weeks. Flu. Upper respiratory infection. 103 degree fever. Hacking every other minute. congestion. insomnia. The whole nine yards. It can really slow you down. I tried my best to work through it. My […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

DDA SPREE (oh and chattin’ with Euphie)

Welp. Here we are. A blog post put up days early. Who am I? I’m stressed is what I am. I’m several days ahead yet way way behind is when I am. So let’s just move on. We’ve got a bunch of things to cover today. Field Guide You might’ve noticed the post I got up yesterday about the field guide final project. It has pretty much everything there is to be said about where I’m at this week for […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

The Gif That Keeps on Giffing…

Hey~ Welcome back to my humble little dark corner of the web ^.^ Hope everyone had a nice enough week~ My week was the usual: Anyway, that brings us nicely to the topic at hand:  GIFs~ soft g don’t @ me i’ll fight you This week, we got to continue our exploration of new forms of digital content creation by discussing the gif. Now, if you’re like most Internet users these days, you are fairly familiar with the gif. Personally, I interact […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

we love stories in this house

Hello friends! For those who had spring break, hope you had a good one. I’m certainly still in vacation mode, so I’m gonna try my best here. We had a lovely conversation last week about memes and I’m pretty sure that’s the most lengthy and coherent commentary I’ve voluntarily given in a class in years. Character development or bout of confidence fueled by thoughts of the impending spring break and caffeine? My money’s on the latter. We also made memes […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

This Post Goes Out to My FBI Agent (Thanks for Always Being There)~

How my FBI agent probably looks most of the time~ I’ve missed you over the shutdown T_T Anyway…. I’m back and better than ever. Hope you haven’t missed me too much I’ll try to make up for lost time and get right into the snarky commentary~ Big Brother is Watching You “How do we know who, what to trust online anymore?…What keeps you up at night or worried about your own internet activity?” I see we’re starting off light this semester. Anyway, […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Diving Back In

“‘…there is no story at all; there are only readings’ (124)”. I don’t know why WordPress is throwing my links all over the page like this. I had to cut a bunch of links to make the post remotely legible. I’ve tried many different things to fix the problem and I think it’s just a system error for the time being. Believe me, I’m annoyed about it too >.> Flux & Flow So…. I’m back at it again. Doing the ELit […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Bone Girl Revisited

Hi~ For anyone who doesn’t know, the open participants of the NetNarr realm have started their own project and have invited us to participate as well. It’s an awesome opportunity to dabble with some digital alchemy~ I wasn’t sure what I was going to do at first–or if I would have time to do anything–but, miraculously, I’m on it with the time management this weekend and I also had a burst of creative inspiration. I decided to remix-ish an old story I […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Degenerate Art 2.0~

Putting That Art History Minor To Task… New art always gets a bad rep. Whether it’s the Dada nonsense of Duchamp (i.e. his lovely Fountain) or the Neo-Dada digitized nonsense embodied in some works of ELit such as in Jason Nelson’s This is How You Will Die, there will be critics and they will be harsh. Digital art is the newest on the scene and so I believe that’s part of why there is so much skepticism surrounding it. Some people think it is […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

Can You Hear M–Yeah, Loud & Clear~

The Name of the Game So, I’ve had a bit of a change of heart from last week. It’s come to my attention that I may have been far too ambivalent about my feelings toward online data tracking. More, I believe I let the internet ideals I hold in high regard cloud my judgement of the realities that currently rule the digital landscape. When confronted with the realities of third-party tracking servers and learning algorithms, it is almost impossible to […]

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Kean University 2018, The Network

What Kind of Story Am I?

A #FakeNews one??? jk~ A best-seller I hope >.> Cutting Through the Silence For this week’s DDA, I imagined my navigation of my internet space as a bright, white line cutting through a chaotic and haphazard ball of scribbly static. It’s kind of like a radio signal–lost in the haze until the right frequency tunes in. Then, my movements have resonance, they create this larger picture. Tell a story. Reveal a larger truth. Reveal me. But, what if those tuning […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Networked Narratives: Designing for Emergence

In our last script published here, we approached our Networked Narratives course (@NetNarr) in an emergent fashion. This next installment considers how students explore digital identity via a number of role-play activities, influenced by a few outside mystery characters. Designing for Emergence, The Screenplay, Part 2 Act 2: Scene 1 (A slow dissolve into a view over Alan’s shoulder in a video call with Mia. It’s the summer of 2017, and he sees the bright light coming through the window […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Networked Narratives: Digital Alchemy of Storytelling

More than enough books, TED Talks, and blog posts have described the potential of storytelling. Stories often enhance our endeavors, whether in business communication or in learning, in political rhetoric or in our overall understanding of the world. The emphasis on the special essence of the story suggests an existence of a certain kind of magic. Could a story work like an elixir? For us, this notion of the magic in stories paved the way for our “digital alchemy” effort […]

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