1. Ben Harwood

    My first animated GIF

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    After seeing a call by Alan Levine on Twitter about a certain animated GIF festival under way, I began to see more of the familiar DS106 animated gif on different sites I follow. I’ve never made an animated gif before, and to be honest, I’ve never understood the cult-like fascination …

  2. Ben Harwood

    When North Korea met Austin Powers… on Twitter

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    Last night, I once again was reminded in a very positive way just how connected I am with others on social media and Twitter in particular. Such powerful connections give rise to a sense of immediacy and proximity to real events as they occur. This also provide the basis for …

  3. Ben Harwood

    Left to my own devices

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    I’ve owned several record players over the years. I remember thinking from way back that I should probably squirrel one away in storage just in case. I’m pretty sure the last player I owned was accidentally thrown away while I was living overseas in the 1990s. It was stored in …

  4. Ben Harwood

    Fantasy TED Yam Debate

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    Fantasy TED Live Debate of the Yams LIVE  at 9PM EST.

    Every yam has its very own TED Fantasy. Even those yams I don’t necessarily care for. Still, I recognize the importance of celebrating hot potato moments and will be listening in this evening to some very serious yammage.

  5. Ben Harwood

    Fantasy TED Yam Debate

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    Fantasy TED Live Debate of the Yams LIVE  at 9PM EST.

    Every yam has its very own TED Fantasy. Even those yams I don’t necessarily care for. Still, I recognize the importance of celebrating hot potato moments and will be listening in this evening to some very serious yammage.

  6. Ben Harwood

    I’m a student in DS 106 this semester!

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    I am excited to be an open online student in Jim Groom’s Digital Storytelling MOOC better known as DS106 at the University of Mary Washington. In fact, I created my own site on WordPress.com and have already uploaded several pre-assignments. The class will start in earnest in the next week …

  7. Ben Harwood

    A bit of background about my DS106 course site

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    Good evening. I’m no stranger to WordPress, but this is really the first time I’ve used WordPress.com for anything real beyond testing and comparing with a multi-site WP installation I administer. I toyed with the idea of setting up my own domain. I did this once before. And it’s a …

  8. Ben Harwood

    A bit of background about my DS106 course site

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    Good evening. I’m no stranger to WordPress, but this is really the first time I’ve used WordPress.com for anything real beyond testing and comparing with a multi-site WP installation I administer. I toyed with the idea of setting up my own domain. I did this once before. And it’s a …

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