I made a new cover-photo, or rather I borrowed the materials to make it. It looks great! The borrowed parts I mean, it is else just the same photo as before with minor tweaks from my part. Explaining the headline, we have the famous treat of M&M’s which is not what I was referring to in this regard. What I was referring to was M’M as in Marshall McLuhans’ quote about M&Ms; the medium and the message. We will take a closer look further on.
This is my third blog post for the course I am taking at the University of Bergen, Digital Culture 103 – better known this semester to be Network Narrative. This blog post contains a short and brief review from this past week; week number 6.
If you want to check out my first and second blog post,
stay tuned till the end of this one!
Featuring the element of dynamic learning, this week we practiced the branch of flash readings. Flash readings is a dynamic way of brainstorming together in bigger attendances. Using the social media platform of twitter, there will be a head-account that tweets a digital art piece. In this case our head-account is @netnarr which stands for Network Narrative. This piece of digital art is then accessed by all followers and then they are welcome to contribute in the questions the head-account is tweeting out. There are no right or wrong answers here, there are only the first thought that came to mind and a continued elaboration of that, in the next questions to come. This way a big group of attendees can participate in a brainstorming session.
We had two flash readings this week and both featured great works of digital art, feel free to check them out if you have not done so already!
Sky Magic Live at Mt.Fuji : Drone Ballet Show
Eunoia II – Lisa Park
Did you know that to erase permanent markings on a whiteboard, simply reapply permanent markings on the existing dry markings, and then wipe it off with a simple cloth or sponge of sorts. This was previewed in class before our lecture on #NetNarr
I made two new .gifs this week! Made as in borrowed some external material and composed (remixed) it with my own materials. Feel free to check them out!
This first one is a #DDA about “The Horror of Future Technologies” – whereas you have the same type of technology for over a 100 years and it still is being used as it was 100 years ago. Firstly I was thinking about the concept of the toilet, and how it still is quite clunky and big to be classified as a modern piece of technology. But then I could not quite find the right way to visualize it with a meme or a photo. Therefore when I was ironing my shirt for a company meeting, it dawned on me that the ironing tool has the same clunky characteristic as the toilet. In regards that it is outdated and it needs a revamp of sorts. Hence this #dda about Ironman needing to iron his clothes.
My next .gif is also a #DDA! Ever since I’ve gotten to tinker around with these .gif #ddas, it has been a small addiction. There is surely a more efficient way of remixing these .gifs but I find the way I usually do it to be a safe bet. Even thought it might take up to 3+ hours to get it just right. Like this #DDA i made! Which motive was to take a @happydb tweet, and remix a picture or a type of media to represent it. When I first read this tweet from @happydb I immediately though of this .gif – from the movie Forrest Gump, 1994. But there was no bus in this .gif, so I incorporated a bus into it. I find the result quite fitting and it makes a well enough #dda. Even though it took forever to make.
Baoson Nguyen Mahn