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 ...

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Unexpectedly (which is nearly always the best way) the forward of a science fiction anthology jumped out at me as almost the underlying theme of the Networked Narratives course I am co-teaching with Mia Zamora. A friend Sarah gave me a copy of Loosed Upon The World when I was visiting ...

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As that guy Neo profoundly said... woa. Today was our Networked Narratives twitter chat on What is Alchemy?. I admit I've never even been fully on in a twitter chat, sometimes it looks like a lot of Hey the sky is really blue #obviouschat. That's likely an unfair characterization. We had our ...

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I present to you a URL oddity of no significant value. Impress and amaze your friends. And it happened pretty much because of a typo. Ok, here is a URL for one of my recent photos (I kind of like it) (shameless self promotion): https://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/32331643261/ It's a normal, current flickr page: Now... add an extraneous ...

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Of all the SPLOTs I worked in with Brian Lamb the TRU Writer one (which I start calling the SPLOT Writer) is easily a favorite. It was not the first one, but the first one that had quick uses out of the gate as a way to create a site ...

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Working on the Creative Commons Certification project I keep falling deeper into the nuances of attribution. Just in the last weeks, I have updated my flickr cc attribution helper to add options use the CC Best Practices (TASL) approach as well to make a cut and paste approach to work for ...

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Two great minds around a fire on an laptop, on a not very chilly night in Toronto... tonight was a "fireside chat" co-hosted by Creative Commons Canada and E-Campus Ontario. Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley interviewed David Wiley for 90 minutes on a wide range of topics from CC licenses ...

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Just one more under the wire blog post for 2017, and yes it's about photos. I had to wait until I posted photo number 366 for this year... 2016/366/366 Staying Grounded flickr photo by cogdogblog shared under a Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons ( CC0 ) license ... so I could try ...

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