#netnarr Digital Alchemy and Networked Narratives

Kean University 2021, The Network

A Whole New World

Danah Boyd mentioned some valid points in “The Internet of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. “ She and I grew up in the same era and I could relate to her experiences with the birth of the internet.In 1990, I was a freshman at Seton Hall University and the only technology we had in our dorm room was a brother electronic typewriter and a boom box. Personal computers were unaffordable for a lot of people. Everything was done […]

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Open Participants 2021, The Network

Turning Collaborative Poem Into Song (but it ain’t no Shanty)

The other day, I wrote about a collaborative poem that folks in #ds106, and #clmooc, and beyond had contributed to. With 106 lines in its construction, the poem has now become a place of possible remix. I had joked at one point at trying to write a Sea Shanty with some of the words (ie, TikTok trend) and yesterday morning, after watching a bunch of YouTube videos of the recent Shanty trend, I was pretty confident that I could remix […]

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Idea vs Reality in the Post Pandemic University

          I’ve been reflecting a lot on how difficult it is to bridge the gap between ideas and reality. This was made clear last week in our discussing of IEHospitality and trauma informed practices, and it is clear in this week’s consideration of the internet. The ‘reading’ (podcast) for this week, “The Internet of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” is laden with ideas around the world of technology and the internet and the tricky relationship they have with […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Heads or Tails?

The reality of the internet has finally come to light this past year. With the global pandemic, no one really noticed the flaws, perks and various angles of the internet. But so much has happened and some of it had been calmed, instigated and balanced with the help of social media and information at your fingertips. This week’s blog post focuses on the good, bad, ugly and the detox that’s needed after dealing with this technological platform day after day, […]

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Open Participants 2021, The Network, Wittgenstein

What would Wittgenstein think of remix?

We were playing a game at the weekend, which Kevin started. Something you can’t holdOr package in paper and twineBut each of us has it inside usAnd can gift it, any time(I‘m thinking of 4 letter word w/ letters from chart. Take guess. If any letters in guess word are correct, I will capitalize in next couplet) #clmooc #smallpoems pic.twitter.com/F9iTcT5NAT— KevinHodgson (@dogtrax) February 14, 2021 We answered by making an acrostic of the word we guessed until we got it […]

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Open Participants 2021, The Network

Whisper into the future

In this week in the Net Mirror (#NetNarr) Professor Levine is encouraging the use of audio to capture our thoughts.  Here I'm playing with audio and using the screen capture feature on Android (Samsung 10) that allows for multiple things: capturing my voice, capturing system sounds, screen annotation, video thumbnail.  This would be a very cool way to tell a story using a multimodal approach.This is a cross posting for #WalkMyWorld where I came across the "I Miss My Bar" […]

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Ch 5: Digital Wellbeing & Detox, Kean University 2021, The Network

IEH and Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

Thanks to Amber for trailblazing some important considerations as we continue to think about digital citizenship and education in the age of pandemic, and as we dream of a post-pandemic university that is transformed. Here are the agenda slides from our discussion on 2/11/21. Body (in teaching and learning) "Turning people into less then whole humans isn’t just an online problem or a problem of the pandemic. …(The) body isn’t a new theory and neither is the way dehumanizing is […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Digital Wellbeing

To start off with, I wanted to share a brief audio story I made at the direction of Professor Alan. We were challenged to write an audio story of our position in relation to class. I’m starting with this first as I feel it will leave a fitting impression to my thoughts this week: [vocaroo id="15YdTSTvvUIi"] https://voca.ro/15YdTSTvvUIi Second, I had listened to Dana Boyd’s podcast The Internet of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. It was an interesting segment […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Hybrid Hospitality

While reading “Intentionally Equitable Hospitality in Hybrid Video Dialogue: The context of virtually connecting” I found that this is an article that educators should read. As we have now reached a full year of virtual instruction, one may believe that they are aware of the difficulties that hybrid instruction brings, but it is clear that some are aware yet tend to dismiss the difficulties. As we begin to reopen, the article discusses the challenges in hybrid settings and the push […]

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VConnecting

The reading for this week was very informative on the dynamics involved in equity in our new world of living in a virtual world.  It was eye opening to see how many potential barriers can get in the way of offering a fair opportunity for people from all different kinds of backgrounds and situations to take place in these new conferences, and to see the steps that are taken by those who are responsible for putting the conference on.  The […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

If You’re Stressed, It’s Intentionally Equitable Hospitality We Suggest!

So, maybe professors won’t sing and dance and do tricks with their fellow professors/ candlesticks, but this week’s reading, “Intentionally Equitable Hospitality in Hybrid Video Dialogue: The Context of Virtually Connecting,” brought Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast to the forefront of my mind. So, let’s put on “Be Our Guest,” set a smile on our faces, and journey into the article and some of the finer points that are not only concerning, but something that needs to be tackled […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Who Cares’?

It was nice to kick off our journey into the PPU. I feel like we all took something away from the messages that were being given to us. I thank each of you for your time, patience and empathy as we went through the information about the careers gap. Could I ask each of you to provide me with feedback on the journey we took last week. What did you like about the journey? Was there anything that you didn’t […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Sounds Like an Exquisite PPU Story

Sound is so critical and often underappreciated in media storytelling, but it’s often subtle- background sounds that provide a setting, the slam of a door or the gentle crunching of foot steps approaching a door. Today’s message is via audio, the typical recording of me speaking, but consider how you might even tell a story in sound with no dialogue (check out an activity in the Make Bank). View on Vocaroo >> I use a fun, free site for doing […]

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Kean University 2021, The Network

Building Community Activities Online

As soon as I read the title to each of the reading for the week, ideas started to swirl around in my head.  I have always been a boy that, as Yoda put it, “Looked to the stars…never his mind on where he was.”  It’s true and it has served me well. Right after reading the titles and who authored the pieces I instantly set to writing down ideas.  I would love for one day, have all students in a […]

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