Visual Interplay, Transmedia, Instructional Design

Comics and Learning Cont’

Comics and Learning Cont’

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Mar 12, 2013
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  Upon entering the field of education and technology I soon discovered Scott McCloud’s book “Understanding Comics” recommended, not as a precursor to reading comics but to “better understand visual language” in the Department database. While I understand the watered down hesitancy for full out advocating comics in education, that seems to have evaporated with the newest […]

the dim sum jive

the dim sum jive

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Jan 28, 2013
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Recently Yum Cha Studios created this wacky kung-fu adventure application that works as a digital comics book as well medium for learning the Chinese language called Dim Sum Warriors.  The story pits clans against each other suitable for the K-12 set but with the ulterior value of adding a way to learn the chinese language. “With […]

Silhouette Man
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Silhouette Man

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Aug 3, 2012
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This cross between an instructional graphic and comic has been making the rounds. Part of the Occupy movements artistic social network base focusing  on art & posters to reblog. Unfortunately they didnt have links to personal websites utilizing blogging software. ‘Below is the first page of Silhoutte Man’ and the links to read the comic […]

Creating the Sweet Spot

Creating the Sweet Spot

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Jul 13, 2012
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Zines produced and distributed by CUP It’s notable to point out the expression of education, civic agency and the performative socially activist arts tend to utilize a variety of tactics usually edging towards the technologically emergent. Many of the strategies used, whether gaming, infomatics, performance, immersive storytelling or networked communities each serve similar goals albeit through the […]

It’s the Story, Not the Device

It’s the Story, Not the Device

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Jun 9, 2012
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Enclosed is an exerpt of a survey I conducted in class about transmedia games. I will be attending the 9th Annual Games for Change, hope to meet you there! ______________________________ Transmedia narrative appropriate to a Henry Jenkins definition includes interplay, cooperation and deliberation within a narrative, the additional transference across multiple technological channels in unique […]

Choice Dynamics
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Choice Dynamics

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May 9, 2012
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Example 1, OperationAjaxComic Ipad Application The international use of comics beyond that of entertainment incorporates the teachings of the Vedic gods in India, to learning literacy in Africa and can now include the recent contemporary ipad application of Cognito Comics whose production Operation Ajax, a comic book adaption to a Stephen Kinzer’s All The Shah’s Men […]

DML-ing

DML-ing

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Apr 18, 2012
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  Let me start with the end. I attended the 2012 DML Conference which has become a cutting edge hub for advocated of Technology and Education for Youth and at the end of the first day, in a moment the conference organizers called the “Ignite Talks” about 5 minute presentations by a dozen chosen contenders […]

grey matter, aesthetics and learning in games

grey matter, aesthetics and learning in games

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Mar 9, 2012
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Just off the study of Cognitive Learning and the mind as a computer phenomena I will again look into the realm of gaming with a brief foray into some politics of representation of virtual reality prominent in gaming. At the recent Game Developers Conference, Quantic Dreams, creators of titles like the Heavy Rain which brought a groundbreaking […]

ima read ima read ima read

ima read ima read ima read

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Mar 5, 2012
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Zebra Katz ft. Njena Reddd Foxxx – Ima Read from RUBEN-XYZ on Vimeo. While this video refers more to the “voguing” dance subculture and slang (“ima read” refers to a verbal joust with a competitor where the insult is under the radar slang) than education, it would argue, there is so much more going into […]

The Transcendence of Transmedia

The Transcendence of Transmedia

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Feb 25, 2012
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                      The book on Hindu Astrology gives instructions on talismans and rituals to protect against the adverse influences of planetary deities. I suspect I take words too literally, so when I see the term “transmedia” for me it implies content that transcends platform with media […]

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