1. Reverend

    Wire106 Week 2: My Kingdom for a Comment


    Image Credit: “The Green Canoe”

    Getting locked into the warp speed that is ds106 quickly reminded me why this the best class in the world. Ever We are starting to ramp up the course by getting more familiar with we post and connect across various social media spaces, such as …

  2. Reverend

    Wire 106: S01E09 “Game Day”


    This is our discussion about the 9th episode of Season 1 of The Wire: “Game Day.” And that’s nine episodes of The Wire by the first week of class—that’s pretty awesome. And if you have kept up with them so far, then you are too! Next week we’ll be dialing …

  3. Reverend

    Wire 106: Week 1 –”The Setup”


    Week 1 Introduction/Setup 8/25
    all work is due midnight August 31, 2014
    The first week is dedicated to getting setup for ds106; install your WordPress site and create other social media accounts such as Twitter, Flickr, SoundCloud, YouTube, etc. Complete Introductions via posts, twitter, Flickr, video, audio, etc. Watch The …

  4. Reverend

    Wire 106: S01E06 “The Wire”


    With this discussion of the eponymous episode of season 1, Paul and I wrap-up the pre-season for the Wire 106 class—a themed version of ds106 being taught at UMW, but up for anyone to play along. The class officially gets underway this coming Monday, the 25th. We’ll be continuing the …

  5. Reverend

    Institutional Noir


    A shot Paul Bond captured from episode 4 of The Wire, “Old Cases,” highlights the corporate institutional spaces much of the police work revolves around in this season. In his commentary for episode 1 of the season, David Simon refers to the office furniture as more akin to an insurance …

  6. Reverend

    The Wire Everywhere


    While walking around the new building I now work in at UMW—I realized I was seeing The Wire everywhere. Specifically, in the carpet.

    The carpet is a constant reminder, at least for me, of the iconic image that is associated with the series on its main Wikipedia page.

    So …

  7. Reverend

    Surveillance Society


    Images of surveillance from the first episode of season 1 of The Wire, “The Target.” I mentioned the prevalence of surveillance camera shots  in the first episode of The Wire in my previous post. Above are six GIFs capturing what I believe is every surveillance camera shot in episode …

  8. Reverend

    Taking Over the Means of Connected Production


    The thing that excites me most about the web is the idea of taking back the means of cultural production, even if only for a moment. That’s probably why ds106 still remains the higlight of my time as an edtech. I felt like a group of people coordinated their energy …

  9. Reverend

    Piranha Attack at Lake Anna


    Image credit: lcrfs “PIRANHA IN AMAZON RIVER”

    I was talking with Martha Burtis in the office during the week, and she off-handedly mentioned a Pirahna attack in nearby Lake Anna. My imagination ran with the possibility, so today I did some research and found the orginal posting on the VA

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