Just typing the “t” word brings all the smelly fetid connotations. Still, twitter can be a swell place, Wally. The writing on the wall is happening for a string of my web sites and some silly experiments that likely the world will not suffer to be without. And while this week we are hearing of the withering of the blue check marks (I am proud now of never seeking nor getting one), worse is ahead as the great business minds […]
#NetNarr: The Human Nature of Writing is the current version of “Networked Narratives”, the sixth iteration of this unique course, designed in Spring 2023 is being taught by Mia Zamora at Kean University.…
Mia and are honored to have been invited to talk about #netnarr with Terry Greene and Anne-Marie Scott for an episode of their podcast show Check the O.L.: Liner Notes from Groundbreaking Online Learning
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For students at Kean beng part of this class is setting up accounts on this blog as well as choosing or creating new new ones in twitter. We[e/a]kly Message Each week’s announcement/post here will start with a message done in a different format/mode/tool. Ok, a video shot on a mobile device uploaded to YouTube is hardly novel. But an approach we encourage in NetNarr is also to use media differently from the norm, subvert the channel if you will, even […]
Read the latest issue of the Arganee Journal to see the final projects published by the digital alchemists who were part of 2019 Networked Narratives.
This week marks our last in class meeting for the 2019 version of Networked Narratives at Kean University, and students are speeding towards the finish line with their end of semester projects.
As NetNarr moves towards the upcoming exhibition of the Field Guide project, this week we participate in a special event, an art exhibit by one of our own classmates.
This week is an in-class working session completely devoted to work on the Field Guide project.
Students will be finalizing the scope of their project, giving and receiving feedback, researching sources, and engaging with their digital alchemist mentors. Use the time for one on one consulting with your instructors.
Our focus for the last segment of #netnarr is on researching and writing a portion of what will become the Digital Alchemist Field Guide – our contribution of light in the darkness of the 2019 internet.
Cue the music… the truck is rolling through your neighborhood, blaring the music, here to deliver random images to all the kids– and the truck is fueled by json. THE SPLOT TRUCK IS HERE! This could be a way for the TRU Collector SPLOT to provide random images that might one day, be an alternative source than flickr for both pechaflickr and Five Card Photo Stories. This would take away concerns over the using flickr as a source (it comes […]
Conceived as means to send video-like content over extremely limited bandwidth of the late 1908s internet, the Animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) has evolved from tiny pixelated cartoonish media to evocative art at the same time becoming a primary way to extend the virality in social media of memes to ones that move.
Last week we looked at memes – their use and the potential they present for digital alchemy. But can we consider them a kind of art?
This week we will look more deeply at the notion of digital art. And we will consider the way open digital networks might add something extra to the production of digital art.