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Sunday, December 18

  1. page Vislay, Keith D edited ... This task became easier as I progressed further into the narrative because the sounds became s…
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    This task became easier as I progressed further into the narrative because the sounds became so overlapped that the audience can’t really distinguish the clatter of dishes from the screech of a hawk. Near the very end of the piece, as all of the sounds melt into one, my initial plan was to have the pitch of my spoken word drop every few measures; however, an editing mistake gave me the idea to have my final rant present itself as a round. This adds to the chaotic repetition of the piece and allows for greater dissonance before the listener is relieved by the final monotonous beep.
    Chaotic Repetition
    I had a little trouble uploading this to the P drive from off campus, so I uploaded it to Tumblr instead.
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Saturday, December 17

  1. page Peterson, Megan M edited ... Creation of a Story Final Project For my final project I wanted to expand my third experime…
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    Creation of a Story
    Final Project
    For my final project I wanted to expand my third experiment. First off I liked this one best but also because the reason behind it means the most to me as well. The additions I added were a title page that has a link to a picture of a friend who was deployed to give a hint of what the project was going to entail and a link to the poem. There was supposed to be an iframe embedded in the page with a news feed that continuously updated for the most recent updates on what was going on in iraq but I couldn't figure out how to do it. Although I have come a very long way from the beginning of the class where I didn't even know how to create an html page. I was able to get the iframe to work with a webpage however it just wasn't quite the information I was hoping for.
    The page with the actual poem was changed very little. The one thing I did change was the layout of the poem. I have the lines spread out so that the reader can think about them individually as well as the poem as a whole. Since the lines are linked to outside pictures and websites about the lines this also helps the reader to slow down, read the lines one at a time and think.
    I kept the camouflage theme with the hover affect to further the military theme and also the individual lines.
    I am proud of my final project even though it didn't turn out exactly as planned. I have leaned a lot this year and I think it really shows through with the final project.

    Expanded The Life
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Thursday, December 15

  1. page Chifari, Jerry J edited ... For my Final project, I've decided to revisit the audio experiment. I had some other ideas at …
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    For my Final project, I've decided to revisit the audio experiment. I had some other ideas at the time, but I originally went with Lovecraft to go for a sort of audio book approach. This time, I wanted to do something slightly different. I wanted to see if I can take more of a radio drama spin on it. For this purpose, I've decided to use a short story of mine. The story is about a boy of high school age who copes with his feelings with an avatar taking the form of a cupid on his shoulders - which could in reality be either a supernatural force or an extension of his innermost desires. I provided the sole narrative voice in this piece, tuning the other major characters (ie. the cupid and the love interest) with Audacity. The idea I chose to do that is due to the fact that the two vocal characters are very closely tied to the main character: the cupid is likely his id, and the female lead is his perceived significant other. The cupid in particular was difficult to voice, as I tried to subtly make his voice lower as time goes on, as well as go from a more suave tone to a more sinister one towards the end (which I believe may have unfortunately gotten lost in the audio filter). I was originally going to naturally alter the narrator's voice as well since he's clearly younger, but I remembered that the character is relatively dry and cynical beyond his years, so I simply used my normal speaking voice (not that his personality resembles my own). Unlike the original audio experiment, I took a slightly different work ethic to it - instead of doing each segment by paragraph and merging them together, I decided to use one take as a "master take" and then edit my mistakes individually (sometimes redoing whole sentences to prevent the spoken work from sounding out of place), as well as do alternate takes for parts that I didn't feel reach sufficient quality. Again, I've used public domain sound effects and material I've personally recorded. Instead of a music track, I went for a more moodier range of sound effects. For example, the beginning of the story uses a wind sample before going into flashback - this same sample returns when this familiar setting returns later in the story. However, I decided to keep silence when it comes to the cupid's actions, leading the audience to decide for themselves whether or not he is really there, as well as times when the main character is generally supposed to be sneaking around. While it is the same basic idea, this piece is also much longer and based on my own original work, so it was a fun pleasure to come up with ideas for it. I may even revisit the idea again if I revise the story.
    Closing
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    error each enricenrich the creator's
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  2. page Chifari, Jerry J edited ... For my Final project, I've decided to revisit the audio experiment. I had some other ideas at …
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    For my Final project, I've decided to revisit the audio experiment. I had some other ideas at the time, but I originally went with Lovecraft to go for a sort of audio book approach. This time, I wanted to do something slightly different. I wanted to see if I can take more of a radio drama spin on it. For this purpose, I've decided to use a short story of mine. The story is about a boy of high school age who copes with his feelings with an avatar taking the form of a cupid on his shoulders - which could in reality be either a supernatural force or an extension of his innermost desires. I provided the sole narrative voice in this piece, tuning the other major characters (ie. the cupid and the love interest) with Audacity. The idea I chose to do that is due to the fact that the two vocal characters are very closely tied to the main character: the cupid is likely his id, and the female lead is his perceived significant other. The cupid in particular was difficult to voice, as I tried to subtly make his voice lower as time goes on, as well as go from a more suave tone to a more sinister one towards the end (which I believe may have unfortunately gotten lost in the audio filter). I was originally going to naturally alter the narrator's voice as well since he's clearly younger, but I remembered that the character is relatively dry and cynical beyond his years, so I simply used my normal speaking voice (not that his personality resembles my own). Unlike the original audio experiment, I took a slightly different work ethic to it - instead of doing each segment by paragraph and merging them together, I decided to use one take as a "master take" and then edit my mistakes individually (sometimes redoing whole sentences to prevent the spoken work from sounding out of place), as well as do alternate takes for parts that I didn't feel reach sufficient quality. Again, I've used public domain sound effects and material I've personally recorded. Instead of a music track, I went for a more moodier range of sound effects. For example, the beginning of the story uses a wind sample before going into flashback - this same sample returns when this familiar setting returns later in the story. However, I decided to keep silence when it comes to the cupid's actions, leading the audience to decide for themselves whether or not he is really there, as well as times when the main character is generally supposed to be sneaking around. While it is the same basic idea, this piece is also much longer and based on my own original work, so it was a fun pleasure to come up with ideas for it. I may even revisit the idea again if I revise the story.
    Closing
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    error each helpenric the creator's artistic senses grow.senses.
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    8:09 pm
  3. page Chifari, Jerry J edited ... For my Final project, I've decided to revisit the audio experiment. I had some other ideas at …
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    For my Final project, I've decided to revisit the audio experiment. I had some other ideas at the time, but I originally went with Lovecraft to go for a sort of audio book approach. This time, I wanted to do something slightly different. I wanted to see if I can take more of a radio drama spin on it. For this purpose, I've decided to use a short story of mine. The story is about a boy of high school age who copes with his feelings with an avatar taking the form of a cupid on his shoulders - which could in reality be either a supernatural force or an extension of his innermost desires. I provided the sole narrative voice in this piece, tuning the other major characters (ie. the cupid and the love interest) with Audacity. The idea I chose to do that is due to the fact that the two vocal characters are very closely tied to the main character: the cupid is likely his id, and the female lead is his perceived significant other. The cupid in particular was difficult to voice, as I tried to subtly make his voice lower as time goes on, as well as go from a more suave tone to a more sinister one towards the end (which I believe may have unfortunately gotten lost in the audio filter). I was originally going to naturally alter the narrator's voice as well since he's clearly younger, but I remembered that the character is relatively dry and cynical beyond his years, so I simply used my normal speaking voice (not that his personality resembles my own). Unlike the original audio experiment, I took a slightly different work ethic to it - instead of doing each segment by paragraph and merging them together, I decided to use one take as a "master take" and then edit my mistakes individually (sometimes redoing whole sentences to prevent the spoken work from sounding out of place), as well as do alternate takes for parts that I didn't feel reach sufficient quality. Again, I've used public domain sound effects and material I've personally recorded. Instead of a music track, I went for a more moodier range of sound effects. For example, the beginning of the story uses a wind sample before going into flashback - this same sample returns when this familiar setting returns later in the story. However, I decided to keep silence when it comes to the cupid's actions, leading the audience to decide for themselves whether or not he is really there, as well as times when the main character is generally supposed to be sneaking around. While it is the same basic idea, this piece is also much longer and based on my own original work, so it was a fun pleasure to come up with ideas for it. I may even revisit the idea again if I revise the story.
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    help the creatorcreator's artistic senses grow.
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    8:08 pm
  4. page Chifari, Jerry J edited ... As a Social Media experiment, I wanted to do something involving Facebook since I'm most famil…
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    As a Social Media experiment, I wanted to do something involving Facebook since I'm most familiar with it. My first idea was akin to a chain letter, but then I remembered that this was essentially done by Six Degrees of Separation. I then thought of revisiting roleplay writing, since it has been a long time since I have personally participated in that. A group of friends and I have agreed to generate new public profiles for the purpose of experimentation. Some of us thought of existing characters, while others (like myself, Justice Abandon) have thought of their character on the spot or even changed theirs after initially creating it. I gave everyone complete freedom over their original character, and decided to allow every active member to post at least one wall topic. We all decided on a time to start, and focused on in-character activity for a few hours. As a medium, Facebook did work, though it became unruly at times. The biggest hurdle was that it was rather tough to coordinate. Leaving the group chat box open on the side did somewhat remedy this, since we were discussing the discussion behind the scenes (both in character and out of character). However, that in itself got confusing since we had multiple posts on two threads at one point, and I had to refresh my page often. Individual profiles helped us to get a feel for everyone's character; however, perhaps in part of this elaborate possibility, character interaction also sometimes extended beyond the group and into profile walls, friends lists and a note. For the most part, we did not try to do much of a storyline or narrative, but we simply acted as our characters would having been drawn together (some of us learning our characters' personalities along the way). To give signals for everyone involved, I (as myself, the host) only made basic opening and closing topics during those few hours. For what it is worth, I would say it is successful; the general census among my friends is that they all had much fun and would almost do this again were it not for finals week (some characters still continue to make posts), and one of my friends (playing Alexander Faustus) even said he enjoyed building his character so much that he wishes to reuse it later for one of his pet projects. All in all, everyone had a good time, even if it was a tad chaotic.
    Jerry Chifari -Final- Devil CupId (original text here)
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    returns when the same locationthis familiar setting returns later
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    the story.
    Closing
    Going into this class, I was not sure precisely what to expect; I chose the course because it sounded interesting and stood out as something new and exciting. I appreciated the class format of focusing on experiments and presentations, as it gave us a lot of personal freedom with our own designs. I went with the final project based on the experiment that appealed to me the most, but that is not to say I did not learn anything from looking at the other three projects. Each media aspect reaches out to different audiences, so it is versatile for the digital writer to be well-versed in all forms. Overall, I felt like the class was a very good, hands-on learning experience that I won't forget, as it has taught me that patience and trial and error each help the creator grow.

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  5. page Adams, Justin A edited ... http://thesilverknight.tumblr.com/ Tumblr,facebook and twitter allow the user to participate …
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    http://thesilverknight.tumblr.com/
    Tumblr,facebook and twitter allow the user to participate in " remixes" thoughtlessly. The ability to " repost" Re-tweet" Re-tumble" allows the websites primary artist to choose from a variety of sources. The social medium is the ultimate cultimation of the re-mix. My final project " The Little Lost Ship" is a culmination of my own work, as well as works that I have " Re-tumbled." It is meant to be a collage of video's, quotes, and picture, all in attempt to create a surrealist meaning. That is the beauty, and the sadness, and the romance, of the open sea.
    Finalhttp://thesilverknight.tumblr.com/
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    to you. ( all quotes were created by me specifically for the text, unless otherwise specified.)
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  6. page Chifari, Jerry J edited ... As a Social Media experiment, I wanted to do something involving Facebook since I'm most famil…
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    As a Social Media experiment, I wanted to do something involving Facebook since I'm most familiar with it. My first idea was akin to a chain letter, but then I remembered that this was essentially done by Six Degrees of Separation. I then thought of revisiting roleplay writing, since it has been a long time since I have personally participated in that. A group of friends and I have agreed to generate new public profiles for the purpose of experimentation. Some of us thought of existing characters, while others (like myself, Justice Abandon) have thought of their character on the spot or even changed theirs after initially creating it. I gave everyone complete freedom over their original character, and decided to allow every active member to post at least one wall topic. We all decided on a time to start, and focused on in-character activity for a few hours. As a medium, Facebook did work, though it became unruly at times. The biggest hurdle was that it was rather tough to coordinate. Leaving the group chat box open on the side did somewhat remedy this, since we were discussing the discussion behind the scenes (both in character and out of character). However, that in itself got confusing since we had multiple posts on two threads at one point, and I had to refresh my page often. Individual profiles helped us to get a feel for everyone's character; however, perhaps in part of this elaborate possibility, character interaction also sometimes extended beyond the group and into profile walls, friends lists and a note. For the most part, we did not try to do much of a storyline or narrative, but we simply acted as our characters would having been drawn together (some of us learning our characters' personalities along the way). To give signals for everyone involved, I (as myself, the host) only made basic opening and closing topics during those few hours. For what it is worth, I would say it is successful; the general census among my friends is that they all had much fun and would almost do this again were it not for finals week (some characters still continue to make posts), and one of my friends (playing Alexander Faustus) even said he enjoyed building his character so much that he wishes to reuse it later for one of his pet projects. All in all, everyone had a good time, even if it was a tad chaotic.
    Jerry Chifari -Final- Devil CupId (original text here)
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    my own). Unlike the original audio experiment, I took a slightly different work ethic to it - instead of doing each segment by paragraph and merging them together, I decided to use one take as a "master take" and then edit my mistakes individually (sometimes redoing whole sentences to prevent the spoken work from sounding out of place), as well as do alternate takes for parts that I didn't feel reach sufficient quality. Again, I've
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  7. page Chifari, Jerry J edited ... As a Social Media experiment, I wanted to do something involving Facebook since I'm most famil…
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    As a Social Media experiment, I wanted to do something involving Facebook since I'm most familiar with it. My first idea was akin to a chain letter, but then I remembered that this was essentially done by Six Degrees of Separation. I then thought of revisiting roleplay writing, since it has been a long time since I have personally participated in that. A group of friends and I have agreed to generate new public profiles for the purpose of experimentation. Some of us thought of existing characters, while others (like myself, Justice Abandon) have thought of their character on the spot or even changed theirs after initially creating it. I gave everyone complete freedom over their original character, and decided to allow every active member to post at least one wall topic. We all decided on a time to start, and focused on in-character activity for a few hours. As a medium, Facebook did work, though it became unruly at times. The biggest hurdle was that it was rather tough to coordinate. Leaving the group chat box open on the side did somewhat remedy this, since we were discussing the discussion behind the scenes (both in character and out of character). However, that in itself got confusing since we had multiple posts on two threads at one point, and I had to refresh my page often. Individual profiles helped us to get a feel for everyone's character; however, perhaps in part of this elaborate possibility, character interaction also sometimes extended beyond the group and into profile walls, friends lists and a note. For the most part, we did not try to do much of a storyline or narrative, but we simply acted as our characters would having been drawn together (some of us learning our characters' personalities along the way). To give signals for everyone involved, I (as myself, the host) only made basic opening and closing topics during those few hours. For what it is worth, I would say it is successful; the general census among my friends is that they all had much fun and would almost do this again were it not for finals week (some characters still continue to make posts), and one of my friends (playing Alexander Faustus) even said he enjoyed building his character so much that he wishes to reuse it later for one of his pet projects. All in all, everyone had a good time, even if it was a tad chaotic.
    Jerry Chifari -Final- Devil CupId (original text here)
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    going into flashback.flashback - this
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    character is generally supposed to
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