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Concrete to Data Breakout!

A couple of weeks ago I was able to attend the opening of Concrete to Data, an exhibition currently open at the Steinberg Museum of Art. The show is a culmination of a two year effort by Ryan Seslow to bring together graffiti writers, street artists, photographers, and digital artists to reflect on past and current practices. Over […]

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Personal collections become public archives

creative commons licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Ludovico Sinz [Cane Rosso (busy!)] The genre geek that I am, I used to frequent Star Trek and Comic Con conventions in the early 1990s. I love the fandom that exists in cosplay or the stockpiling of toys/action cards – but by far my favorite […]

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Advice from my students on nurturing work

creative commons licensed ( BY-NC-ND ) flickr photo shared by Hypercoregz Recently the Communications Technology program has been growing quite a bit, so much so that I’ve been able to offer and teach our portfolio course, CT 399, for upper level majors every fall and spring semester. The course is a single credit two hour […]

Digital Storytelling ds106 Old Artwork

Hooker Light Ray Gun, 1942

I caught on to this daily create a few days ago which asks you to search Google’s database of U.S. patents, find an interesting image and turn it into a vintage blueprint. Love it! I’ve been working on an old piece of work (—->) so I had ray guns on my mind. Searching for the specific […]

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Let ‘Em Breathe Fire

Next Monday I’m really excited to start teaching with Ryan Seslow for the first time. I’ve been lucky to work with Ryan on a bunch of projects, recently my favorites being GIFFight and Animating Transit. We’re going to combine two sections of CT 101 Digital Storytelling, which is inspired and still heavily influenced by the […]

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Rocketing Off to Connected Courses

I introduced the Connected Courses open course to two colleagues of mine at York College in the Educational Technology department and they’re game to follow along and even blog! So I’m going to jump in as well. It’s great to see a few familiar faces among the course instructors, but I’m more interested to hear ideas from […]


Animating Transit

Platform – Creative Musings on Mass Transit is an exhibition series created by The Transit Museum which invites artists, writers, and performers to reflect/respond to NYC transit and the innumerable emotions and stories that arise when New Yorkers think about the subway. If you’re not from NYC, one way you might be able to appreciate […]

Thought Vectors

This Way! Wait no that way.

There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record. Vannevar Bush in 1945 basically imagined both the personal computer and the internet in his memorex device. But what was also prescient is how he imagined that there would be people that […]

Thought Vectors

When my mind drifts – I feel

When I think about my wife and children I feel warmth, attachment, satisfaction. When I think about my email inbox I feel overwhelmed – always. When I think about impressive works of writing, art, film, I have feelings of admiration, at other times envy, and the best feeling is that of inspiration. These are all […]

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If You Understand Me, Just Grunt

Another GIF Fight has brought again a bunch of imaginative work created by the original Giffighters and lots of new faces mostly from the ds106 community. I still need to do a proper blog post about GIFFight, but you can read about the origin of the project on Giphy. For now I just wanted to […]