Category: Digital Identity

  • How Many More Lives

    Without UMW hosting a registered section of ds106 this semester, Jim, Martha, and company have invited me to host York College’s Communications Technology students as registered students in a fall offering of DS106. Sadly it’s going to be a late start due to natural disasters, holidays, and a bad database in our student information system.…

  • Dissociative Dr. Oblivion

    Jim Groom was interviewed by Dr. Oblivion today and Jim plead that the ds106 community forgive him after banishing so many students during the Summer of Oblivion. It seemed to be a truly touching moment of closure for everyone that had fretted over the mental health of Jim Groom. Dr. Oblivion was retaking the helm…

  • Jim Groom Professes His Monstrosity

    Jim Groom finally lets the ds106 and ds107 communities know the truth about the monster within himself and how he has no ability to control it. God help all of us in ds106 and ds107. [youtube width=”580″ height=”470″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zy6OBgry0o[/youtube]

  • The Exorcism of Jim Groom Begins

    Jim Groom a beloved member of the ds106 community appeared to lose his senses when he assumed power over ds106 and banished anyone that questioned his authority. A small group formed a rebellion against the newly despotic Groom. They called themselves ds107. Soon a number of ds106 expats believed that the Jim Groom they had…

  • DS106 as RPG, Part 2

      Why do we play Dr. Oblivion’s ds106 “Summer of Oblivion” game? We come to ds106 with different agendas. Some are fulfilling a requirement and looking for a grade (probably a small subset of the registered UMW students). Others chose to observe and contribute to ds106 to learn about digital storytelling and/or what a open online course…

  • DS106 as RPG, part 1

    Today was the start of the summer section of DS106 Digital Storytelling a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) taught out of the University of Mary Washington (UMW) and conducted through their open site ds106.us. If you’re not sure what a MOOC is then watch this video to get a little perspective, but in a nutshell…

  • When You’ve Got to Own Your Middle Name

    “Mr. Hersey could you please send Michael Smith to the principal’s office.” These words were spoken in a pinched female voice, disembodied and degraded by the aged speaker box that hung on the concrete wall. I looked at my sophomore peers in English class, they all looked at me, I looked at Mr. Hersey. He walked to…