Creative Web 2012/13 – week 3

Introduction
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After catching up on introductions we looked at the DM courseblog and developed some fictional characters for use in the first assignment (which was also assigned). We then discussed the history of the internet and introduced the idea of web 2.0.

It was noted that the schedule (including some of the assignment deadlines) has been changed to reflect the session which was not held last week. Please use the online schedule (on the creative web page of the DM courseblog) for the avoidance of any doubt with regards to submission deadlines etc. If you are unsure contact Stevie for confirmation.

DM Course Blog
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Stevie introduced the DM courseblog, pointing out the relevant pages and categories for this course. We covered the mechanics of contributing to the relevant areas in the blog for the purposes of satisfying the participation aspects of the assessment on this module.

Character generation
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We completed a creative exercise aimed at developing a character, which could be used for assignment 1.

Assignment 1
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The first assignment was set.

Each student will create a fictional online identity and propagate that identity on the Internet.  The identity can either be based on the character generated in the seminar or of another character of the students choosing. We discussed strategies for generating a unique identity that we can track later in the course via google.

We covered the assessment criteria as well as the content and purpose of the 500 word critical commentary (please see handout where these criteria are clearly explained.)

Critical commentaries and lists of web links are to be handed in on week 5. Please note that this is a change from the previous version of the handout due to the cancellation of the week 2 seminar. This has also meant that the midterm presentations have been put back by 1 week and will now take place on week 8.

Students should share links and ideas via their course blogs. Students will be rewarded for full participation via the seminars/blog.  Details of how this will work are shown in the marking scheme (again see handbook). Please note that students are not in competition for grades – the marks will be calculated according to the scheme shown in the handbook and the mark achieved by your fellow students will have no bearing on the way in which you are assessed whatsoever.

Anyone who is unsure of the assignment/assessment requirements should contact Stevie asap so he can clarify

History of the Web and Web 2.0
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Stevie gave a short history of the internet and then we discussed and took an introductory look at the idea of a social web.

History of the Internet
http://www.thocp.net/reference/internet/internet1.htm

Evolution of Social Software
http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2004/10/tracing_the_evo.html

Web 2.0. Definition
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
http://oreilly.com/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayEG-VWRb1w

Video on user generated content:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g

Social media stats:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFZ0z5Fm-Ng

Wayback machine:
http://www.archive.org/index.php

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Creative Web – reminder

Creative Web students – the presentations next week will take place at 4pm in space 7 – Please note the change of time.

Creative Web 2012 / 2013 – Week 7

The beginning of the session was spent discussing project ideas – remember to keep it simple, achievable and to be open minded / creative about how people will interact with the work. A strong idea and concept is key – once you have that the rest will follow.

IMPORTANT: Next week’s presentations will be held at 4pm in space 7. You should be able to access the space before the session if you want to test out the computer / projector etc.

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Creative Web 2012/2013 – week 6

A summary of week 5 of the Creative Web module…

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Creative Web 2012/13 Week 5

We began the session by wrapping up assignment 1 – the deadline for which has now passed.

The remainder of the session Stevie presented his own practice and various examples of electronic literature.

You can download a pdf of the slides here:

electronic_literature_slides

They don’t include the images relating to Stevie’s work but you can find most of them on his website: http://stevieronnie.com

The final project brief was presented and discussed. You can download an electronic copy of it here:

project brief 2013

 

Creative Web 2012/2013 – Week 4

Identity assignment
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The session revolved around a discussion of progress that has been made on the first assignment.

Students were reminded to post online and comment on the online posts of others in order to gain maximum marks for participation.

Creative Web student blogs are available at:

http://dm.ncl.ac.uk/petehebden/

http://dm.ncl.ac.uk/johnadams/

http://dm.ncl.ac.uk/esraa/

http://dm.ncl.ac.uk/nikolas/

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Creative Web 2012/13 – week 3

Introduction
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After catching up on introductions we looked at the DM courseblog and developed some fictional characters for use in the first assignment (which was also assigned). We then discussed the history of the internet and introduced the idea of web 2.0.

It was noted that the schedule (including some of the assignment deadlines) has been changed to reflect the session which was not held last week. Please use the online schedule (on the creative web page of the DM courseblog) for the avoidance of any doubt with regards to submission deadlines etc. If you are unsure contact Stevie for confirmation.

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Creative Web 2012/13 week 1

Welcome to Creative Web and Interactive Narrative! Here’s a summary of the introductory session…

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