new media extention projects

Thursday, October 23rd, 2003

Kluba, Timmons, and I have been giving a lot of thought to things to do over the summer for students in new media. John is continually finding good things and I think the digital storytelling issue is a practice where new media issues–media synthesis–will really come together.


8 responses to “new media extention projects”

  1. Adam says:

    Not to hijack this thread, but is there a way we can post our own topics here? I’m sorry, I’m really inspired right now because of Mishima, and it feels like my head is going to split wide open.

  2. Susan says:

    Hi there. Funny, I was just thinking of you this morning and how much I admire your thinking and enthusiasm. If SE doesn’t get to it sooner, go to my Spinning Blog linked to GLH main page (or http://smgct.typepad.com/spinning and I’ve set up a quickie post re Mishima you can comment to, and later we’ll cut and past to a more visible post or place. Susan

  3. Maureen, Mayde of the Woode :) says:

    I will have to visit the “lettucehead” page to check out any new updates….

    I just got this e-mail yesterday. I am all in favor of new media and digital storytelling…Hey, doesn’t that offer an opportunity for constant editing? When a novel is published, the only way to make any further changes is through a new edition.

    When you think about it…digital storytelling, or even “Interactive” media [stories, poetry] is akin to theater..only the images and/or words are the “actors”….

    Most Graciously,

    Maureen
    *A Mayde in her own little Late Fall woode..

  4. ersinghaus says:

    Adam, I need to get a link to your log up here so that you can write on Misha there, then we can create a web of ideas. I think I lost your link though. By the way, it’s good to hear from Maureen, too.

  5. Maureen says:

    It’s good to hear from you too, Steve…:)
    I know, it has been awhile..Such is the way of things amidst the hustle and bustle of the semester…

    Most Graciously,

    Maureen
    *A Mayde in her own little late Fall woode…

  6. Maureen says:

    Okay, I have been reading more about the digital storytelling project Steve, Mr. Kluba, and Mr. Timmons having been working on….

    It sounds fascinating and it reminds me of something I saw on PBS.

    Has anyone seen the recent Ken Burns special “Lewis and Clark?” That project used old photographs, music, and narration to bring the journey of the Corp of Discovery to life…. I thought it was impressive.

    I think you could use that as a model to bring a project on say, genealogy to life…

    In an interview, Ken Burns offered his vision for bringing the journey of Lewis and Clark alive. It is a daunting task, for unlike in a movie, we know the ending of the Lewis and Clark journey…[If you know history…

    Therefore, how can you move a well known history forward in dramatic fashion? Mr. Burns stated he wanted the audience to feel as if they were along for the journey..as if they were with Lewis and Clark, charting the paths of the Northwest for the first time [paraphrasing here]….You build tension and interest by telling the story in such a way that the audience feels as if they may not know just what is going to happen next…[Even though you do know…]…

    Think back to what you remember about the Lewis and Clark special. It utilized great narrators [great actors], sketches of wildlife, old photos, atmospheric music. [Shenandoah, I believe was played over and over, different style each time…”Bound away, across the wide Missouri…”]

    Remember also, you don’t have to be 100% authentic… For instance, photos of Native Americans used in the special were probably not those of Indians Lewis and Clark met along the way…[Photography was not invented yet]…Yet, even a later daugherrotype photo can still convey the majesty and authority of the Native Americans of the plains… You see?…

    Well, just some things to think about…

    Oh yes, and if my other post did not go through…Glad to hear from you too Steve! Cheers! :)

    Most Graciously,

    Maureen
    *A Mayde in her own little woode…

  7. Maureen says:

    I just want to say..excuse some of my previous spelling and possibly grammar errors..I was typing fast and I did not want to lose my train of thought…

    Thank you..:)

    Most Graciously,

    Maureen
    *A Mayde in her own little woode…

  8. Susan says:

    Welcome, Maureen. If you are worried about typos and grammar here in these comments because of a prior post and related comments, it is needless, I’m sure. I believe that these entries are less restrictive. A comment made earlier by me to S.E. was simply impossible-to-keep-to-myself less than subtle sarcasm in accusing the accuser.