1. @rm_giles

    Digital Archaeology Project


    I wanted to include some of the playlists that I recovered from the iPod. The first is “Happy Vacation,” which I mentioned in my timeline was created specifically for the drive to Kitty Hawk.

    Another playlist I wanted to include is my favorite one from an AP Literature project from …

  2. @rm_giles

    Methodology Reflection


    My original idea for my Methodology project was to do the Mapping module, and map when states decided to implement their first stay at home orders for the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I reached a point where it felt like all information I was taking in outside of school was pandemic …

  3. @rm_giles

    Week 15


    I have not had the opportunity to finish up my Methodology project this week, but I intend to do so this weekend. I had my meeting about my domain with Prof. Whalen, and I made another remote tutoring appointment with the DKC to fix the weird replicating situation that’s been …

  4. @Bubblesootay

    Week 15


    The last week of classes! How fast it went, yet so slow at times as well. This week in class we didn’t really have virtual meetings due to several different circumstances with weather and allergy season. This allowed for me to focus on my Methodology project. For this I created …

  5. @Bubblesootay

    Methodology Module – Goals


    Selecting a module topic for this project was quite simple. Mapping was the for sure choice when I came across the selection.

    Why is this? As part of my studies at the University of Mary Washington, one of my major studies is in Geography. Though I am not amazing and …

  6. @rm_giles

    Week 14


    This week, I spent a lot of time working on my domain. I completely redid my logo and made some serious graphic design changes. When I originally customized the color palette and font on my theme, I didn’t realize how difficult it was going to be to read posts. The …

  7. @Bubblesootay

    Week 14 Blog


    As the semester comes to an end the last few assignments begin to roll in. This week we continued to speak about the module. Though continued to bring the focus to an individual level since everyone has been focusing on their own projects. As for me I continued to work …

  8. @rm_giles

    Week 13


    This week I started to brainstorm and look into ideas for the Methodology Project. I really want to map out and create a timeline for Star Wars filming locations. At first, I was thinking about doing something COVID-19 related because it is very topical right now. However, my entire family …

  9. @Bubblesootay

    Week 13


    During the week we continued to talk about what our plan was for the Methodology project. Honestly, though I attended the Twitch sessions, I was so busy with my education classes with writing lesson plans, that I did not get much of a chance to continue to look at the …

  10. @rm_giles

    Week 12


    I still have not finished my Digital Archaeology project. I was fluctuating between whether or not to work on either my seventh generation iPod Nano or my iPhone 7+. Because of the nature of disassembly on Apple products I would be doing the lived history for both. The iPod had …

  11. @Bubblesootay

    Week 12 Blog


    Just four weeks until the end of the semester. In the beginning it seemed so slow. Little did we know how fast it would end up seeming. Week 12 was more of a relaxed week that came and went really fast. Being in quarantine dates and days of the week …

  12. @Bubblesootay

    Week 11 Blog


    Reflecting upon the second week of online classes is interesting. Everything is starting to feel like a new normal. New routes are getting into place, and much more family time has taken place. The new routine basically consists of waking up and having some alone time with my new puppy. …

  13. @Bubblesootay

    Digital Archaeology, Plan B


    This project has taken many changes and turns over the past month. In the beginning, this project was assigned as a group project. In this project, we were to be completing research on a device, ours was to be an old windows laptop. Which we were then to deconstruct to …

  14. @rm_giles

    Weekly Reflection (Mar 15-20)


    The online learning transition for me has been bittersweet. I am a commuter student, and because my job also cut back in-office hours, I have gotten eight hours of my week back that I no longer spend in my car. That being said, I really miss seeing my friends, in-class …

  15. @Bubblesootay

    Week 10 Blog


    Beginning this week marked the movement from in-person classes into online classes. This is due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus that began in China in December and now has spread across the globe. Currently, I have moved from college back home to take part in online classes and self-isolation. …

  16. @rm_giles

    Know Thy Selfie


    Selfies shape who we are as they allow us to externalize our constantly changing internal self definition. This is reflected in the five selfies I have chosen to represent a major transitional phase in my life. The most interesting aspect of my identity reflected in this curated group of selfies …

  17. @Bubblesootay

    Digital Privacy Reflection


    Digital privacy is very important so after some time research about the topic, and discussions. I have taken an approach as a product of my research of this module to create some protection of my self and my accounts without going dark.

    As I was learning and discussing with other …

  18. @rm_giles

    Selfies as Art?


    Learning about selfies as art for this module has been extremely fascinating. The work of Cindy Sherman is so imaginative, and Amalia Ulman’s Instagram work is pioneering. However, my favorite selfies I have seen as a part of this module are two referenced in Chapter 1 of Jill Walker Rettberg’s …

  19. @rm_giles

    Culture Module: Selfies


    I am working with selfies for the Culture Module. My primary intention for this project is to write the thesis driven essay outlined in the Know Thy Selfie assignment, answering the prompt question “How do your selfies produce or obscure a sense of your identity?” In order to write this …

  20. @Bubblesootay

    Culture Module: Digital Privacy


    As our digital world grows more each day, so do our digital profile and digital footprints. People posting blogs, videos, comments for friends or the whole internet public to like, comment, and even interact with. It can be fun and a great way to express one’s self to friends and …

  21. @rm_giles

    Web Literacy


    Web Literacy becomes an important tool in this day and age, and the ability to discern the validity of sources and information found online is a critical skill. People looking for clicks will post lies and misinformation purposely to deceive. Unaware audiences share these claims and spread them further.

    Our …

  22. @Bubblesootay

    Web Literacy Project Reflection


    True or false? Fact or opinion? Both questions that every individual asks to themselves on a day to day basis. However, sometimes people forget to ask these same questions in the right places. One of these places is the internet. Information spreads like wildfire, and with free reign in posting …

  23. @rm_giles

    Niagara Falls 2018

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  24. @rm_giles

    Digital Audio Reflection


    I correctly predicted that I would enjoy exploring the resources for this module. I wasn’t disappointed by the podcast on the history of audio production, and intend to listen to the rest of the series over the next couple of weeks. I also really enjoyed exploring StoryCorps recordings. My favorites …

  25. @rm_giles

    Chapter One


    I grew up loving science fiction and fantasy, and have been exploring writing in the genre. I am debating turning a manuscript I am working on into a podcast, and this is essentially a teaser/exploration of that idea. Story by Rachel Giles. Narrated by Colin Giles.

    Chapter One…
  26. @Bubblesootay

    The Art of the Animated GIF -Final Blog-


    During this two week exploration of the “The Art of the Animated GIF” I learned some new basic information about GIFs and how to create them. GIFs can be used for memes, but they can also be used in a loop to create a mood or setting. The whole picture …

  27. @Bubblesootay

    Creativity Module: Art of the Animated GIF


    Animation has always been something that has piqued my interest. This is due to my love for Disney and animated films. Therefore, for my creativity module, the art of the animated GIF is what I will be exploring. GIFs are like short animated clips that can put you into a …

  28. @rm_giles

    Creativity Module- Digital Audio


    I am excited to choose the Digital Audio project for our first module. I commute both to the university and to my work, and subsequently end up spending a lot of my week listening to podcasts and music. I thought that the Digital Audio project would be an excellent opportunity …

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