1. @JillianAviva

    How to Survive Week Five


    This week I told myself I would get my work done in a timely manner. I started out the week well by gaining my bearings and watching all of the videos and going through the resources for the week. On Wednesday, I got thinking about my character, Tala Madeira and …

  2. @dnguyenUMW

    What They Might Have Done in Social Media


    The context to this tweet was how Robert Neville became immune to the vampire like virus. He was bitten by an infected bat and some how he had built an immunity to the virus that spread on the Earth.

    The context to his Facebook posts were when he lost his …

  3. @umwequestrianista

    Audio Assignments


    Here is a compilation of my absolute favorite sounds!  I love hearing my horse call out to me in excitement, the waves crashing down on the beach from the ocean, the sound of birds on the first sunny, spring morning and the timer on the oven letting me know the …

  4. @AlyssaMurrell1

    My Fifth Week Nearing the End


    This week has been pretty interesting. I have enjoyed all of the audio things we have done this week! On Thursday I listened to a story on DS106 Radio and the story I listened to was pretty interesting, especially with the sound effects. I enjoyed live tweeting with everyone, I …

  5. @umwequestrianista

    Frequency 2156, Can You Hear Me Now?


    First off… this is reallyyy reallyyy cool! Love this site.  I think the creators chose audio as the medium because I think it allows the listener to create their own images of who is behind the voice and fully immerse themselves in the stories. I think adding video would distort …

  6. @schooltaylorr

    Listen Up


    Weekly reflection time, woohoo! I know you’re all incredibly eager to hear about my week. This week was a breath of fresh air to me. I didn’t have time to work on anything over the course of the week because #theatrestudentlife but when I worked on it all day yesterday …

  7. @schooltaylorr

    Is Anyone Out There?


    Frequency 2156 was very interesting, I must say. Even though it was just a website that is very clearly fake, I couldn’t help but feel a little bit of impending doom actually waiting around the corner for me. I’ve never seen a digital project quite like this, and love how …

  8. @AlyssaMurrell1

    Who is Bellamy Reyes?


    Bellamy Reyes is one tough girl, from her childhood to being a young adult she has been shaped to be tough, strong, intelligent, determined, and curious. She is who we would call a Survivalist. Bellamy was born on May 6, 2001, she is 17 today. Bellamy has tan skin, golden, …

  9. @cspands106

    Reading and Resource Reflection


    Watching the videos of Abumrad were very eye opening. Everyone should take the time to watch these videos. What he said I could relate so much too. Making an audio story is more than just speaking into a micro phone.
    Audio story telling includes noises and pauses to amplify your …

  10. @schooltaylorr

    It’s Me, Alice.


    Finis is a short story I read at the beginning of the semester for this class, and I loved it a lot. I particularly loved the character Alice and how she told the audience that, now that her life was ending, she wishes she would have lived more. I loved …

  11. @schooltaylorr

    Take Time to Relax


    I chose to do the Relaxation Noises Assignments, and in addition to sharing my audio file with you, I wanted to share with you the sounds I chose and why they relax me:

    Rain: Everyone loves the sound of rain, it’s soothing and is the perfect background noise that isn’t …

  12. @CCally733



    So for my quote I picked was “Do something everyday that scares you” now i couldnt add instruments but i used Audacity and edited the sound to make sound pretty cool. so to hear it click here.

  13. @umwequestrianista

    Week 5 Reflection


    How are you feeling? Be specific.

    I am just getting over being very sick last week and just like Professor Burtis said… I think I feel better now than I did before I was sick! I feel like I have more energy and appreciate being able to breathe through my …

  14. @CCally733

    Papa Needs help


    For this assignment I decided to be the little boy from ” The Road”. He finds a house and the phone is working so he dials 911 and requests help because Papa is dead on the beach and he does not know what to do.  You can listen here.…

  15. @AlyssaMurrell1

    My Favorite Sounds


    Below is a compilation of some of my favorite sounds. When I was thinking about what sounds I love, the sound of the ocean waves crashing onto the beach came to mind. Then the sound of birds chirping, because they always chirp when it is a beautiful day…reminds me of …

  16. @CCally733

    What the Freak Frequency Radio


    I thought Frequency 2156 was very interesting. I listened to alot of deep radio stations and lite hearted ones. One i listened to sounded pretty similar to the tweet along audio we listened to earlier in the week. But i did think ones were pretty creepy, one of our classmates …

  17. @AlyssaMurrell1

    Call Me, Beep Me


    I decided to do this assignment, because I thought that it would be fun. The character I portrayed was Alice from the short story Finis. I thought she would be an interesting character to be calling her mom to tell her what was happening. Also, to tell her that she …

  18. @AlyssaMurrell1

    Frequency 2156…Can You Hear Me?


    The Frequency 2156 website is pretty cool overall. It tells a story through different areas of the world where people put in audio after what seems like the apocalypse. I think they did a good job because when you listen to different audios you get an image in your head …

  19. @umwequestrianista

    Reading and Resource Reflection


    Before this class, I had zero experience with audio and it has honestly been pretty intimidating.  I really like how Jad Abumrad paints this picture in my head without pictures in his description about the importance of connecting through radio.  Co-imagining is a really cool concept that I had never …

  20. @umwequestrianista

    Character Choice and Intro


    My name is Sarah Thatcher and I grew up in small town in Southhampton County, Virginia.  My parents owned a cattle farm with many other animals like horses and chickens and pigs, there I learned the importance of a strong work ethic and protecting the family.  My father was the …

  21. @laasarge

    Open Your Ears


    When I took Intro to Theatre last semester, we discussed the origins of theatre. Theorists said that the art had a few possible roots: ritual, acting and storytelling. Each piece was feasibly an origin of theatre but only together did they make up the complete art. Jad Abumrad’s talks about …

  22. @esanbornumw



    Everyone meet the kind-hearted Bobbi Jane. She is a lot like me… but different. I thought if I made my character a bit like me it will be easy to follow and relate to, but making her a little different will make me step out of my comfort zone and …

  23. @Anne Armour

    Meeting Evelyn Sparrow


    Evelyn Sparrow was just a girl that grew up being defined by her last name, her parents’ name. They had been well known in the small town she was taken to at 15 years old. It was just a town over from where she was born, but they all knew. …

  24. @AlyssaMurrell1

    Reading and Resource Reflection


    Watching the video of Jad Abumrad explain how radio works was very insightful. What he talked about made so much sense to me. Especially when he mentioned the fact that audio is like him giving the audience a paint brush and us painting the picture with what he is saying. …

  25. @esanbornumw

    Radio Reflection


    I really enjoyed these two short YouTube clips of Jad Abumrad speak about radio’s and audio audiences. As a communications and digital studies major, I am used to different types of communication with people, even if it’s not face to face. I am familiar with radios and using Audacity to …

  26. rachs_story

    Reading and Resource Reflection

    Let’s talk about audio… specifically radio

    Write a reflection post on the clips you watched above and the resources on the Audio page. Tell us about your experience with audio coming into this class. What did you learn from what you looked at above? What resonated with you and what …

  27. rachs_story

    Chose Your Own Assignment(s)

    Cover combination (4 stars)

     I think it’s interesting to look at how the vocal and instrumental composotion changes the emotion of a song. For this assignment find a cover of a song and combine it with the original version of the song to create a new/remixed version of the song. …