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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