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A MBS Special Presentation

Last week I had the pleasure of being a visiting artist at the University of Mary Washington, hosted by Jim Groom and Zach Walen for their Console Living Room exhibit on campus. Their installation revisits the hub of family entertainment as you might have found it in a household of the early 1980s. The wood paneling […]

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Can’t Take Down the Reclaim Hosting Kong

  I know this is an August 2013 ds106 challenge for IamTalkyTina, but I have Reclaim Hosting on the mind,  so I thought I’d use this Dancing Jim Groom GIF to talk about that. And ds106 has a lot to do with the work that Tim Owens and Jim Groom are doing to extend the model of getting […]

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All I Need Is a Tasty Ethos

I think I get what Jim’s going after with this new animated GIF assignment, At Least It’s an Ethos. At first I thought I should just discover a well articulated life philosophy and Spicolli’s renouncing the material life is well, perfect. But then there was the thing about attaching an -ism to this ethos. So I […]

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Digital Identity Teaching and Learning

Is There No Sanctuary?

So a freedom fighter of fair use got smacked in the face a couple of days ago. The Youtube copytright scanners… took him out. Why? Because he dared to look copyright holders in the face with this, this, this, and this? (pingback bonanza!)  Groom had doggedly dodged and weaved against claims of copyright violations. But they simply reminded him of […]

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Teaching and Learning

Apopcalyptic Start to the Summer

This past June I was able to teach a York College course for K12 pre-service candidates, Teaching With Technology during the summer session for the first time. We used a blog I created for the four week session which adopted a thematic title for the class, based on Jim Groom’s Educational Apopcalypse TEDxNYED talk. The site was named Why […]

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Digital Identity Digital Storytelling Teaching and Learning

CUNY Week 12 – How I Remember I Was There

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Howdy, I’m H. Michael Karshis Do you keep a box of your old ‘stuff’ somewhere? What’s in it? Why did you put it in that box? How often do you look through it and reminisce? I keep quite a bit of stuff tucked under a table […]

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Digital Storytelling

Groom QR Code

While doing a search for propaganda ideas, I found this site that celebrates all sorts of Star Wars fan art. There’s probably a few dozen pieces to inspire new ds106 assignments. One in particular caught my eye, as ready for some ds106 riffing, Darth Vader QR Code. It was apparently created by a Greek graphic […]

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Digital Identity Digital Storytelling Teaching and Learning

CUNY Week 1 – DS106 is Taking the 7 Train

cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by adaptorplug The spring semester is finally starting for York College and I’m really excited to get a new group of students into DS106. Here at York DS106 feeds out of the course CT101 whcih is the foundation course for our Communications Technology majors. For students […]

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Digital Storytelling

Hard Boiled #3 – Animated Comic Cover

Ever since Jim Groom pointed to the amazing animated comic covers created by Kerry Callen, I’ve been jonsing to make one. I loved the simplicity of the animation in each of the four GIFs he created, particularly the Spiderman and Ironman GIFs which each clock in at only three frames each. There is so much time and […]

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Digital Storytelling

Happy Black Bava Tuesdays

Jim Groom marked the sixth year anniversary of his blog, Bavatuesdays today. He wanted to celebrate in a minimal way, but I decided he needs a more grand introduction to his blog, so I’m sending out a video present. [youtube width=”580″ height=”423″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C13E-wbFN6Y[/youtube] This introduction to Jim’s blog was made in reference to the Mario Bava […]