I said it many times Monday and Tuesday of this week that the Domains 2017 in Oklahoma City was not a conference but a gathering. Does that matter? You had to be there. This is a vain attempt to blog summarize and will fail miserably in capturing the experience. But I ...

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My rand ambitions are some regular blogging about some behind the scenes things Mia Zamora and I did for the recently ended paused Networked Narratives class we taught. The cursed fog of time is descending. SLOW DOWN time, willya? Mia suggested the idea of doing contract grading ( prefer Miriam Posner's ...

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As much as I loathe those blog posts or click bait pieces about digital detox or sanctimonious drivel about giving up an iphone for a few weeks I'm letting it be known (as if it matters) that I'm going non-active online for maybe 4 days. The only, only, only reason I ...

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Have you had any success explaining what Creative Commons is to people completely outside of our field or for that matter outside the range of people who work online? My attempts veer into vague generalities about alternatives to copyright that allow creators to share--- (insert eye glaze over). This is not ...

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This is sad news to share. Last night my good friend Brian Lamb's dad passed away following un-expected complications from a surgery. I asked he and his family if this news was okay to share, as they are in the midst of those grim logistics of funeral arrangements. If you know ...

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In March the Networked Narratives virtual bus stopped at the Young Writers Project and I was more than blown away by the depth of writing of the 10th grade students we talked to. I reached back into my box of memories (bless you Mom, you saved almost everything I brought ...

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Yesterday's twitter was piped with laments of the too early death of musician Chris Cornell. I have to admit not knowing much of the man, but his distinctive voice and raw style have been swirling in my mixes for a while, a handful of Temple of the Dog and Soundgarden tracks. ...

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I baked banana bread tonight; I am eating warm slice of it right now. Big deal, eh? A year ago I could not say this. One day I saw again the pile of brown bananas I had let linger on the counter too long. In a surprise move, I googled "banana ...

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The Networked Narratives course is just about wrapped up for now (just those pesky grades to submit). I've been wanting to go back and write up some of the behind the scenes details that slipped through the blogging cracks in real time. You will find them on this here blog ...

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