Monday, October 26, 2009

Vlog on hypertext navigators

Blog-oneers Oh blog-oneers,

Do you like literacy?

Do you enjoy white guys rapping...poorly?

Do you like Palinscar and Ladewski's 3 types of hypertext navigators?
as in the knowledge seeker, apathetic hypertexter, and feature explorer

Well each one is characterized in a gangsta rap fashion that Elizabeth Moje would be proud of!

Check it out!

Big-ups to David Phelps for having the idea to do this duet vlog!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Experimental interactive video

Sup blogoholics,

Sorry I haven't blogged in a bit but I have been working on some new and cool stuff.

First up is an interactive Vlog that I made for a mini-proposal in my P650 class. In this proposal I explore how we can use interactive vlogs in English/Language Arts classes. It stands as a way to make personally meaningful and interactive projects. To walk the talk I made a Vlog to use as an example. Maybe it will double as a studio project in class too? Who knows?
Here's what you need to know.

A 10 minute video about my morning mixtape. I don't recommend 10 minutes for the kinderlech in the proposal, I was just making the video, next thing ya'know I'm pushing 10 minutes.

Just so you know the annotation feature that was integral to this proposal only works in so you can watch the video here, but I recommend watching it over here to get the full effect of what this type of vlogging is all about.

A note on the audio: It was really loud in my apartment, but because my laptop was sitting on top of my speakers it didn't pick up nearly as loud as my voice is heard. Strange right? Anyway I post all the song names with annotations, all great music.

I just wanted to share this video. New post in a day or so on a new set of readings.

...hint it will all be in some kind of jargony slang-talk depending on what connections I'll make on the concept map after I work it out tomorrow. More on this to come.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I meant to add this last week

Here's my new and fun scratch project! I found it easy to make the project once I knew exactly what my end result was going to look like, and that allowed me to think in a parallel structure to get out of my intrinsic linear structure.

Now here's how it works, when prompted try the names of the people in my class. There is:
Jeff, Jenna, Steve, Nancy, Tony, Michael, Charlene, and David. There are a few others in the class who haven't made it in this iteration of the project, but I will be uploading a new version soon and will update the name list. So play around with it and enjoy!

Scratch Project

Monday, October 12, 2009


My really cool friend Nini made a really cool resume she calls a "Rezoomay".

Nini and I worked together at Pita Pit then she moved on to working at the
Apple Store in South Beach and I went back to middle school.

What she does here really hits at what Kress would call multimodal literacy. She has this mixed design of images and words but gets the point across extremely well. Obviously there are nice dashes of humor in her spelling and font usage but this rocks.

Would I hire her? I don't know for sure. But when we talk about Design and how "we are both inheritors of patterns and conventions of meaning and active designers of meaning" (New London Group) this really nails it.

I hope she gets the job of whatever it is she's applying for.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

quick update

So my last post was all text, the next one will be only a video. More on that will be explained in the video which may or may not be titled "Vlog War: on the pedagogy of blogging"