New Media Faculty Dev. Seminar – FA2010

"Awakening the Digital Imagination" – a Networked Seminar

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My reaction to Laurel’s article comparing dramas to video games is that plays provide a level of  communal activity that is not provided in video games.  (I admit that I never play computer games so that certainly colors my thinking.)  As soon as you read this you might be thinking “oh, yes it is communal …

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Laurel: Where’s the Hardy?

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Oh, That’s Right It’s in the Humanities!It’s argue ably not the first approach that we’ve seen from the Humanities, both Nelson and McLuhan have some pretty humanistic undergirding. However, Laurel makes no excuse for her roots AND their usefulness in…

Laurel: Where’s the Hardy?

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Oh, That’s Right It’s in the Humanities!It’s argue ably not the first approach that we’ve seen from the Humanities, both Nelson and McLuhan have some pretty humanistic undergirding. However, Laurel makes no excuse for her roots AND their usefulness in…

RE Brenda Laurel

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Laurel’s description of the development of interactive theatre tied in so well to Viola’s work from our reading the preceding week.  Along with her mention of John Cage, she could/should have also cited Viola’s work with the rock concert La Mer.  The visual effect on the audience was profound. I was also reminded of a […]

some Viola videos

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I am attaching the collection of Viola’s videos that I showed in class today, including a couple for which we didn’t have time.

More about McLuhan

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As I prepped for teaching a course on short stories this term, I struggled a great deal with where to begin. The longevity of a “short” story is well recorded, with myths and folk tales, as is its potential to become ephemera, with “You’ll never guess…

As I prepped for teaching a course on short stories this term, I struggled a great deal with where to begin. The longevity of a “short” story is well recorded, with myths and folk tales, as is its potential to become ephemera, with “You’ll never guess…

Condominiums in Data Space?

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This reading made me think about things in a different way. Bill Viola actually makes a lot of sense. I was intrigued by thinking about life as an “unbroken thread” and that we “have been living this same moment ever since we were conceived”, that it is only memory, and sleep that make us feel […]

Marshall McLuhan

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I enjoyed the clips shown in our group this week: Woody Allen and Marshall McLuhan in Annie Hall and the Mad Men clip spouting  “the medium is the message.” I did not realize Marshall McLuhan and his writings were such a large part of the cultural/social landscape back in the day.  As I told my group, […]