13 Posts Tagged "4elements"

Kean University 2017, The Network

A Unique Interpretation of the 4 Elements

The task of taking pictures of that which has relevance and embody the 4 elements was not a grueling task. I mean they are the things that allow are all living things to thrive sustain themselves in this world. They make up the very world itself. Possessing such a quality it’s pretty easy to understand that something(s) that represent each of these elements in a literal and symbolic way wouldn’t be too hard to find. They’re all around us. Had I […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Anna’s 4 Elements Blog

The journey to finding my 4 elements was actually pretty simple. I found every thing in my backyard. The only thing that is missing is my representation of air. I took a picture of the sky for that and then accidentally deleted it. It was too cold to go back out there again. It wasn’t what I would have preferred to share anyway. I would have wanted to share the image of breath coming out of a human during cold […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

The Scientist

All this talk of alchemy had me thinking of this song…enjoy! A description of this week’s media task gave me a false sense of confidence.  Upon reading, I thought: No prob.  Got this.    The challenge simmered all week and my camera roll is testament to my (futile) efforts to capture intriguing, unique images of the 4 elements. For example, this beauty went right “down the tubes”: Sticking my hand in this to unclog the drain is, perhaps, the grossing […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Up, Up, and Away!

“I define connection as the energy the exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship”  -Brene´ Brown The first day of class was hard to get through; there was an overflow of information that sounded very much like a persistent chainsaw in my right ear. This past week, though, didn’t feel like that at all. I now unsurprisingly find my […]

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Digital Alchemy Gold, Kean University 2017, The Network

Exploring the Elements

***Earth, Wind, Fire, & Air by the Hex Girls was playing in my head throughout working on this exercise just so you know*** Because I’ve always been an avid fan of faeries and fantasy in general, the elements and their power has also been of interest to me. In particular, fey seem to embody our ideas of natural power and magic. Also, it is interesting to think of the elements themselves as these kind of “old gods”, embodiments of the […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Finding the 4 Elements

First off, let me share my photos: Fire: Literal: Symbolic: Air: Literal: Symbolic: Earth: Literal: Symbolic: Water: Literal: Symbolic: Some of these were harder to find than others, and for two I actually had to go back into the archive of pictures I’d previously taken.  These were Fire Literal and Earth Literal.  Fire Literal is the image of a sunset I took during the Fall near Stockton, New Jersey, and Earth Literal is a cute, little slug friend I found […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Earth, Air, Water, and Fire

There are a few ways I could intro this post, but the first thing that popped into my head was the opening sequence to a truly epic (and yes, I mean epic) Nikelodeon show of the mid-2000s, Avatar the Last Airbender.So epic, in fact, I think I need another gif...Earth, air, water, fire. Truthfully, I've never taken much time to think about the elements but, as you can see, people certainly have. The creators of Avatar the Last Airbender based an […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

4EVER

  To be completely honest, I feel like I had a harder time putting the images in this blog than I did actually thinking about what I wanted the images to be. Or maybe, I just had more fun doing one over the other.As always, I changed my mind a few times and it took a long time, but I am happy with the results. All the images were taken at home except for the second photo. I also purchased the […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Elementary, My Dear Masooch.

I’ll have you know that it was physically painful to write that title, but I have nothing better, so here we are. Cringing together. Yes, I’m disappointed in me, too. The creativity only gets better from here, my friends. Alright, first thing that came to mind when I saw this week’s blog prompt of the four elements was Avatar: The Last Airbender, another amazing show (Surprise! Masooch’s head jumps right to fandoms!). A classic animated series, if you will, from back in […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Four Elements Inscribing Four Elements

In the second week of Networked Narratives I introduced a small visual assignment. My intent was to ask students to use their cameras not their google, and also to do so a bit more deliberately than snapshots (the assignment links to resources under On Becoming Better Photographers). With the alchemy theme in mind, I asked them to take photos of the four classic elements (you know the, right?) — fire, air, water, earth. The first four are literal, like a […]

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Open Participants 2017, The Network

Water, Air, Earth, Fire: How I Learned About the Creative…

Water, Air, Earth, Fire: How I Learned About the Creative Cycles During session six of our Seven Stages Storywork webinare, Joe Lambert of The Storycenter in Berkeley, CA (a class I took as part of my Graduate Certificate in Digital Storytelling from UC Denver) put forward several theories or metaphorical ways of thinking about the Creative Cycle. His writing prompt was:“Tell a story about a time when you were given permission to express yourself through your creativity. Bring us to the […]

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Open Participants 2017, The Network

Water, Air, Earth FireFour elements to rule us all…This…

Water: Storm Surge on the Oregon Coast Water: A Sand Dollar's pattern repeats the patterns water takes everywhere Air: Eerie lighting effects at Spencer's Butte indicates ice in the atmosphere Air: The eagles catch the draft as they look for their eyrie destroyed by the winter snow and ice storms Earth: A gull skull discovered in a Oregon Coast sand dune Earth: A shark vertebrae is part of a display at the Hatfield Marine Science Center Fire: A vermillion sunset […]

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