Archive for January, 2008

15
Jan
08

A Digital Dissertation

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There are three types of digital dissertation. The first is one in which a dissertation written for paper distribution is stored digitally. The second refers to a dissertation that is mostly paper-based but has a supplemental media component such as a related video or other media. Yet even in this example, the dissertation is said to stand alone, without the supplemental component. Professor Kuhn wrote a third type of dissertation, one that was “born digital.” This means that it is media rich and integrates media with text into a cohesive whole. No component can stand on its own, since the media and text are used together to convey particular analyses and conclusions. For more information about Professor Kuhn see: http://cinema.usc.edu/faculty/kuhn-virginia.htm Other useful sites: Institute for Multimedia Literacy http://iml.usc.edu/ Institute for the Future of the Book http://www.futureofthebook.org/ Kairos http://english.ttu.edu/Kairos/ OurMedia http://www.ourmedia.org
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11
Jan
08

Village of the Large Fountain

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This is a replica of a fountain which was found in a place called the Village of the Large Fountain in Pompei. The replica is located at the Getty Villa near Malibu. It is easy to take water for granted, but it is important to see what a fountain means in the context of the village. Enjoy!
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04
Jan
08

Six Textures from a Chair

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When I first got a cell phone with a video camera, I tried it out. I realized you can observe a lot of different things sitting in one vantage point. I called this video six “textures” while thinking about how texture often refers to how things feel. Yet we cannot feel things in a video. How can we show what things “feel” like? Also, texture can mean other things, artistically, besides how things feel. It can refer to an “identifying quality or character…of a piece of art” (The Free Online Dictionary).
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