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  1. How we stopped worrying and learned to love the GIF

    How we stopped worrying and learned to love the GIF (#etmooc) from umwnewmedia on Vimeo.

    This is a session that aired live on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 for Alec Couros's #etmooc. The session is a discussion of how the animated GIF came to define an online digital storytelling class back in the Winter of 2010, and eventually take the internet by storm. The question asked an analyzed in this 1 hour and 10 minute session are why the GIF? Whence it came? How is it storytelling? Why the cultural fascination? And where to next. Variety shows participants include Tom Woodward, Michael Branson Smith, Brian Lamb, and Zack Dowell.

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Assignment Bank

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Each day you get a new creative challenge in photo, drawing, audio, video, or writing form, that you can do in 20 minutes or less. Every day since January 8, 2012. Want a taste? Try one at random.

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  1. whaddaweek (week 4 over & done!)

    --Originally published at romanticist cliche
    Jimminy CHRISTMAS this was a heck of a week. Just. A roller coaster. As always, my masterpost of daily creates is up! The three I did this week were the photo captioning one, the fairytale one, and the whale one. Check em out! I started off the week really strong, reflecting on my photography skills […]
  2. Comment Feedback

    --Originally published at Sarah French's Blog
    Well, I haven’t received any feedback so far on my posts from anyone other than Professor Polack. I’m hoping I will get some soon so I can get some tips on what I am doing right/wrong! I have left about 4 or 5 comments on other blogs the past few days.  I try to tell […]
  3. ds106radio Monday

    --Originally published at Kens Page
    The sounds in this radio were just as important as the story line. Its almost as if the sounds are the main characters. In this story there were a lot of horns, cymbals, airplane noises, sounds with a lot of reverb, ticking clocks, guitars, basses and more. The sounds used were put in for specific… Continue reading ds106radio Monday
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