1. bbrady

    Detective Stories and TED Audio Effects Reflection


    Radio hosts use several techniques to bring their stories to life. Many were used in the Radiolab show Detective Stories and the TED audio hour episode posted in the week 4 instructions.

    Listening to the two sound clips, I was able to pick out several uses of audio techniques that …

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    Week 3 Summary


    Only three hours left in week three, so it’s time for the weekly summary.

    Overall, I’m enjoying DS106 more than I thought I would. It’s actually turned out to be a lot of fun to mess around with different digital media. I think it will only get better as the …

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    First Thoughts about Storytelling


    There are a couple things I think of when I think about storytelling. Visually, the chart taught in English classes is what comes to mind. It’s very strict. Every story follows the set path of exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. This is the one I’m talking about:…

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    Week 2 Summary


    We’re finally at the end of week 2, so it’s time for the weekly summary! I’ll start off by going through everything I completed this week.

    Daily Creates

    I did four daily creates this week, tweeting each time I completed one. As I customized my website later in the week, …

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    Reflection: Knowledgeable to Knowledge-able


    In his lecture, Michael Wesch discusses the evolution that must take place in the classroom due to the availability of new communication mediums. The title of his talk says it all. How do students go from memorizing and regurgitating facts to being able to seek out and analyze information on …

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    Reflection: A Personal Cyberinfrastructure


    Gardner Campbell’s article, A Personal Cyberinfrastructure, discusses how teachers and students should fully utilize the new creative opportunities the internet is providing. Rather than a simple, do-exactly-what-the-teacher-asks approach, students and teachers should be using new technologies to learn in completely new ways.

    The article can be viewed with the following …

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    Week Two Reflection


    I thought week one was a lot of work, but week two proved me wrong.

    The first thing I did this week was the Daily Creates. I was glad to see that these were fairly quick and also fun to complete.

    Cat Playing a Synth in Space:


    Eye Selfie:…

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    Character Dossier – Rick Shannon


    Born 8/25/1949

    Hometown: Los Angeles

    Stands five foot ten. Short black hair. Slim to average build. Clean shaven.


    Rick Shannon grew up in Los Angeles. He never knew his mother or what happened to her. His father was murdered when he was 14 years old, leaving his 18 year …

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    Alternate Ending – The Killers


    Outside the arc-light shone through the bare branches of a tree. Nick walked up the street beside the car-tracks and turned at the next arc-light down a side street. Three houses up the street was Hirsch’s rooming-house. Nick walked up the two steps and pushed the bell. A woman came …

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    Quote Me On That Writing Assignment


    “You’re afraid of making mistakes. Don’t be. Mistakes can be profited from. Man, when I was younger I shoved my ignorance in people’s faces. They beat me with sticks. By the time I was forty my blunt instrument had been honed to a fine cutting point for me. If you …

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    Week Two Readings


    This week, I read The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Shadow, The Killers, and Dopamine Agonistes.

    One aspect of noir that I’ve noticed from these readings has to do with the way the stories begin. I’m used to a story starting from the beginning, slowly introducing the characters and setting …

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    Multimodal Introductions!


    I just joined the class today, so I’m getting a bit of a late start on things. Luckily, there’s not too much work this first week. I just registered on all the different social media sites we’ll be using and made my multimodal introductions. Here they are!

    First tweet for …

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    Personal Introduction


    Hello to Professor Bond, Professor Groom, Professor Burtis, and the rest of the Digital Storytelling 106 community. My name is Ben Brady and this is my introduction to all those who will be taking part in this class.

    I’m a senior majoring in math and minoring in computer science. This …

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