I knew this blog post title was a terrible metaphor. But once the metaphor took a hold in my brain, it would not let go. And then I am in Photoshop, mashing up a collage of assorted images from web sites that do not provide the source of the same ...

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Oh that calendar. After the evening dog walk (where solitude yields thoughts that solve most of the world's problems, though solutions vanish in passage through the front door) I return maybe to tinker in some code or blog something... and a pop up reminder. Tomorrow is February 8. With arithmetic, on ...

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Cancer took Dad in August 2001. I don't want to do the arithmetic on how long ago that was. Yet I did. Where is that point of the trailing off of grief and the acceptance of the norm where your parent is gone? It's not defined at all I think of him when ...

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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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