“We’re looking for half seconds to excerpt”
– so ends this intriguing Wired article, “The Animated GIF: Still Looping After All These Years”
I’ve been pondering GIFS and other short bursts of content for the past few weeks, particularly since the illustrious Jim Groom “gave good GIF” in an #etmooc presentation a couple of weeks ago.…
First watch this:
This was indeed life not too long ago. Until, perhaps, the “YOU” was inserted as a prefix to “TUBE”, among other advances.
In the ’80s, I recall watching Videodrome, primarily because my New Wave idol Deborah Harry of Blondie was starring.…
For the final assessment task in the “E-Learning and Digital Cultures” MOOC (#etmooc) we were asked to, in the form of a digital artifact/artefact
“express a question, an idea, a problem, a hope, a worry or a provocation that the course has raised for you.…
First off, I’m sticking with this title, even though there’s some buzz on the Internet about a very different sort of “Mona Lisa Effect”.
Most of us are quite familiar with the illusive and exquisite Leonardo Da Vinci painting “La Gioconda“, but we forget to realize that – at least in the artist’s eyes- she was never finished.…
Today I decided to have some impromptu fun with my daughter, some fascinators and other hats, and the SilentFilm app by Cateater
There’s another Silent Film app out there that looks even swankier – this Wired review talks more about it.…
An Instagram Perspective Story
I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with hashtags and social media lately, particularly because:
1. Finding stories with data intrigues me
2. I like the serendipity aspect
3. I want to further explore McLuhan’s “medium is the message/massage” concept
One blog post I’d recommend is this one by Clive Thompson:
He addresses the McLuhan/Innis notion of bias in communication:
“That how a medium functions is far more interesting and powerful than the content that travels over it.”
While on my nightly scroll through Tumblr I chanced upon this:
I must say it got my princess hormones all a flutter.
But then I started wondering…would it perform the same way? What if it was impossible to clean? Would people visit my kitchen just to see it?…
I decided to create a collage of a Little Red Riding Hood themed photo shoot I did with my daughter.
All photos were edited in picmonkey.com
I wanted the series of images to hint at the story, and at the end throw in a twist (she’s wearing the wolf as a coat- a reference to the Roald Dahl poem)
A few weeks later, in the wood,
I came across Miss Riding Hood.
I wasn’t really planning to do the 6 word story exercise, but while making breakfast it came to me:
You had me at hello, Cancer
(for some this may seem controversial, but I’m a 6 year breast cancer survivor. Unfortunately, my mom lost her battle with colon cancer 2 years ago.…