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Digital Storytelling Course

06 Jan
Digital Storytelling Course

Well, I’ve signed up to take a course in digital storytelling to prove my blogging skills. The assignments will appear here, and your comments, criticisms, concerns, questions and feedback are all welcome.

Feel free to be brutally honest, as I have never unfriended anyone for sharing their honest opinions. In my opinion, the greatest sin is silence.

ASSIGNMENT#1: INTRODUCE YOURSELF

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Hello!

My name is Philip VIII, or Philimagne if you prefer. Houston, Texas, is where I currently reside, but I come from Brooklyn, New York. I know a thing or two, have been around the block a few times, done a great many things, and feel that I have something of value to contribute.

My time though is very short, exactly 243 days remain for me, and this blog is like a 21st Century, interactive, multimedia, message in a bottle, to carry a tiny portion of my wit, wisdom, sense of humor, creativity, and unique perspective to distant shores beyond my reach.

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The device I use most often is the iPhone 5c, and I must say that as a lifetime Trekker I am impressed and hugely pleased with the progress we are making toward our Star Trek
future. The smartphone is closer to a tricorder than I ever dreamed of seeing, much less owning. I love the fact that most people these days carry around more creative communication equipment than any 20th century Hollywood movie studio. Few people use even a tiny fraction of this power, and I hope that I can learn how to put this power to good use telling my own story, and perhaps even help at least a few people to do the same.

This is the place where my online, public voice will form up and take shape. This is a place to try new things, so you can expect to run across things you will not like. Not everything here will suit everybody, so just take what you like (taking a moment or two to comment on, or “Like”, what you take) and leave the rest. Far from being thin skinned, I really do welcome your criticisms and comments.

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6 Comments

Posted by on January 6, 2015 in Blogging 101

 

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6 responses to “Digital Storytelling Course

  1. KevinHodgson (@dogtrax)

    December 31, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Good luck with your exploration …

     
    • seventhself

      December 31, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Thank you. It looks like a very exctitng and challenging adventure in using digital media.

       
    • seventhself

      January 6, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you. I have been looking forward to this class for months.

       
  2. moonsparkedge

    January 6, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Looking forward to your blog post! Digital story telling is a beautiful method of communication.

     
  3. seventhself

    January 6, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    It is the way of the future come to pass. Whenever there is a new medium (radio, vinyl, film, television, etc.) it is at first dominated by yhe master of the previus hot medium. But they invariably work at creating adaptations of what they already know, and are soon supplanted by artists who see more clearly the full potential of the medium. We are living in exciting times.

     
  4. metalflowermaker

    January 8, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    I grew up with Star Trek and forgot about the similarities between Tricorders and the small Star Tak phone from Motorola. Wow! Double memory lane. I used to work for GTE wireless and had to help folks with their broken Cell phone repairs in the mid 1990’s. Most people would put them in their back pockets and sit on them. https://medium.com/people-gadgets/the-gadget-we-miss-the-motorola-startac-9bc12db9eedb

     

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