Category Archives: Thoughts and Ideas

Introducing the New Reality Show “Going to the Myth”! (okay this one is somewhat serious)

When I began the Really Reality TV assignment, it was just one I picked at semi-random that I thought would get my creative juices flowing for today. So I clicked on the Reality TV Show name generator, and the first … Continue reading

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The 12 Digital Labors of Hercules

For my final project, I have decided to focus on Hercules. This is not the Disney Hercules of your childhood (although I love Rip Torn as Zeus), nor of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys fame. I’m talking about the REAL Hercules. … Continue reading

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Mary Sue and the Anti-Mary Sue

I recently read the infamous essay “Mary Sue, what are you?” from the Tumblr Adventures of Comic Book Girl (the site is no longer up, but she has a blog here). This made the rounds on the interwebs a year … Continue reading

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Broccoli … and an assignment proposal

Okay, so I have this awesome map of the results of the 1988 presidential election: It breaks down the popular votes by county, with an inset map showing the electoral votes break down. And there are two small charts, one … Continue reading

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Audio Storytelling, As Told By The Experts

In listening to Ira Glass and Had Abumrad explain audio storytelling, I was struck by how different their perspectives are. I suppose it shouldn’t be that surprising. Every expert has a different opinion on their subject (if they didn’t the … Continue reading

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Reflection Pool

Time for another weekly summary! For quick and easy reference, this week I: Composed some initial thoughts on storytelling (and storytellers) Examined The Hunger Games using Kurt Vonnegut’s theory of the shape of stories Created a Five Card Flickr Story … Continue reading

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Lightsaber Warning Label

Riffling through the archive of past daily creates in DS106 Inspire, I came across this gem: (Source: http://inspire.ds106.us/warning-lightsaber/, originally posted: http://blog.sscanvasgraphics.com/2012/02/16/warning-lightsaber/) To me, every warning label is a story. Someone must have at one time or another done whatever crazy … Continue reading

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