Welcome back from #arganee, welcome back to writing in your own space, welcome back to exploring your use of digital alchemy.

The most recent video intercept message from Rebeg and M has just arrived, and there is, as usual, a message that may not be overtly explicit.

Your Response Letter

Your work this week is to compose a blog post that is a response to the one sent to you from your digital alchemist friend in #arganee. What did you get from that message? How will you carry it out? What will you do with your digital alchemy going forward?

These are the points you should include– but write in a letter format.

  • What works are you most proud of? and why? Be sure to link or embed any media.
  • What most surprised you or challenged you in this course? What was most difficult? How did you deal with that? What did you learn from these discomforts?
  • What advice would you give to future alchemists who might take this course?
  • What did you learn about working in a networked experience with people outside of class? What kinds of interactions with the open participants or people in other places we met most influence you?
  • What learnings, ideas, actions will you bring back from the journey to #arganee that you can apply scholastically or civically to your every day world?

Write the post as a letter response. In doing so, be sure to use specific examples by link or by embedding into the post, that draw on your experiences both in #arganee and earlier in #netnarr.  You can remember the sequence of our journey thus far by referring to:

There is much to recall, but finding your examples need not tax your brain. Our network provides data streams you can use as well that you can use as evidence or ways to find your own work in the worlds of netnarr/arganee:

We Will Not Use the “O” Word

You might be looking at the calendar and using “over” in reference to this course. Please refrain from that word as well as “last”. The community we have created in class and beyond will continue if you choose too. This blog will remain in. The twitter hashtags will always be open. You can contact your instructors any time later with any questions or ideas.

If you enjoyed the creative aspects of this course, like the DDA’s you can always find ones continually in the DS106 Daily Create which works exactly the same. If you want to practice your media skills, try the Open Assignment Bank or the DS106 open course curriculum.

Think how you might use your blog going forward or maybe a new one as a place to create and share. Or consider setting up your own domain rather than relying on free, advertising based services– check out Reclaim Hosting for great web hosting service.

Mostly keep writing, making art, and expressing yourself. And stay tuned for Spring 2018 when NetNarr may return- we will need experienced alchemists like yourselves to be wise elders for new ones.
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Featured Image: A Delta II arcs across the sky carrying NASA’s Suomi NPP spacecraft public domain image from NASA/Bill Ingalls

Alan Levine
Alan Levine feels weird writing about himself in the third person. A 1990s pioneer on the web and early proponent of blogging, he shares his ideas at CogDogBlog.com. His interests include web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), mocking MOOCs, daily photography, bending WordPress, and randomly dipping into the infinite river of the internet. He and his dog enjoy the peace of a little home in Strawberry, Arizona.

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