Category: New Media Seminar S15

Time and Space and Eggs

Time and Space and Eggs

This comic was fascinating last read in our workshop. The “make” to share how time manifests in my world reveals my “old media” tendencies and dedications. From the images I hope to reveal that time and space collide in my … Continue reading

unschool, deschool, reschool…

unschool, deschool, reschool…

April 23, 2015 Christiansburg, VA Deschooling isn’t, in my interpretation a dismissal of the process we have come to love and trust, but rather a hope in something else– a process that reflects different desires which drive a search for … Continue reading

The Beauty of Interaction: Reflections on Brenda Laurel’s Work

The Beauty of Interaction: Reflections on Brenda Laurel’s Work

Identify an example of human-computer interaction (from today) that has some/ most/ all of the six elements. This week’s readings prompted me to do some additional digging. I vaguely remember “Rocket” and was struck by the last sentence from Brenda … Continue reading

Poetics and the human-computer interaction

Poetics and the human-computer interaction

So, Brenda Laurel’s essay, “The Six Elements and the Causal Relations Among Them,” was definitely a shift from our reading last week, and maybe all of the readings prior.  It was tangible… Not ambiguous…And the point was obvious and straightforward… All computer human interaction, just like all drama should incorporate six elements, as defined by […]

Viola; porcupines, spaces, and edits

Viola; porcupines, spaces, and edits

We’ve been reading Viola in preparation for this week’s New Media Seminar. So much of it is swirling around in my head; the way Facebook edits “our year,” edits our life, the way we rely on the unseen data space, … Continue reading

“The medium is the message”

“The medium is the message”

So, the “make” for this week was to “Post something abut the communication medium you think has had the biggest impact on our world and why.”  This was a lot harder to answer than I had originally thought.  I like to think I live right underneath the the overpass of the information super highway and […]

Kay and Goldberg… today.

Kay and Goldberg… today.

An instrument created by ASPECT graduate (he says “sound studies”), the Artiphon. And a lesson on how to raise 900,000 on kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/artiphon/introducing-the-artiphon-instrument-1 Examples of the application of nonlinear explorations in the classroom: http://hollowdocumentary.com/ http://www.honkytonk.fr/index.php/webdoc/ And final thoughts on content … Continue reading

Ted Nelson

Ted Nelson

Reading the work of Ted Nelson in my own workspace led to the following: I outline major papers in the same way, as seen here: [listing key themes from readings on neoliberalism…] Aside, there is something very wonderful about Wunderlist… … Continue reading

Doug Engelbart: effectiveness and usability.

Doug Engelbart: effectiveness and usability.

The 99% Invisible podcast focusing on the work of Doug Engelbart and the differences between his technological creations and those of Steve Jobs led to…

Alan Turing and “imitation”

Alan Turing and “imitation”

Here are a few thoughts (and a “nugget”) from Alan Turing’s article “Computing Machinery and Intelligence,” a short piece I am reading for the New…

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