The Zoom H1 Portable Audio Recorder. (#NewMediaScholar Review)

What is it? The Zoom H1 is a portable digital audio recorder. Sort of a twenty-first century version of a tape recorder, or even a micro cassette recorder. Basically, it’s a great tool to get audio into your computer. If you’re planning on incorporating audio components into your scholarship or teaching practices, you’ll likely find it worth it to pick one up. (Zoom’s official product page.)   Uses for a…

October 25, 2012
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New Media Scholarship: Regarding Tools

Let’s say you’re ready to take the plunge and get started incorporating some digital media tools into your scholarship or classroom. First… You. Are. Awesome. … Okay, that said, you gotta have a plan. Hopefully, you’re the sort of person whose plans emerge from what you want to accomplish. So… questions: What do you want to accomplish? Do you want to study new media texts as part of your scholarship?…

October 25, 2012
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Stories our tech objects tell us.

February 13, 2012

The following a response to Brian J. McNely’s post, “Technologies and Attachment,” at his personal research blog, 5000. The version below is about 20% longer than the one I left at Brian’s blog, but there’s still plenty left to be said. His post is smart, thoughtful, and helpful in getting me thinking about my relationship to technology objects. Here’s my response to his post: I wish I knew more about…

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I Want: iPad touch-type keyboard, clear plastic overlay.

I use a keyboard for my iPad. It’s pretty great, and I hope to blog about it soon. Here’s a link. In fact, I like it so much that I’ve never really considered the possibility that there’s a better solution out there. Well, the idea behind this keyboard might just be better. I do hope it comes to market, but I’m not yet ready to give up my Keyboard Buddy….

November 29, 2011
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Make Magazine Entreaties Cisco to Open Source The Flip

I wish I had written this, but it’s from a great post over at Makezine (of Make Magazine fame). Please go visit their site; it’s wonderful. I’ve included a preview below: The Flip and cameras like it are cheap and attracted lots of hacks. From underwater ROVs to my favorite, mounting them on model rockets. Rocket-Launched Camcorder, MAKE 07. But now it’s all gone? What a waste, Cisco, will you…

April 17, 2011
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Make Magazine Entreaties Cisco to Open Source The Flip

I wish I had written this, but it’s from a great post over at Makezine (of Make Magazine fame). Please go visit their site; it’s wonderful. I’ve included a preview below: The Flip and cameras like it are cheap and attracted lots of hacks. From underwater ROVs to my favorite, mounting them on model rockets. Rocket-Launched Camcorder, MAKE 07. But now it’s all gone? What a waste, Cisco, will you…

April 17, 2011
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My DIY Microphone Shock Mount with Clip

As part of my preparations for teaching at DMAC Institute (Digital Media and Composition: official site; or the DMAC blog) this summer at Ohio State, I’m (very slowly) getting my new media production gear in order. I recently a decent shock mount (audio-technica 8415) for my desktop station to keep my mic (audi0-technica 8035) sounding good even when I’m typing or I need to move the mic during recording.  Mostly,…

April 14, 2011
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My DIY Microphone Shock Mount with Clip

As part of my preparations for teaching at DMAC Institute (Digital Media and Composition: official site; or the DMAC blog) this summer at Ohio State, I’m (very slowly) getting my new media production gear in order. I recently a decent shock mount (audio-technica 8415) for my desktop station to keep my mic (audi0-technica 8035) sounding good even when I’m typing or I need to move the mic during recording.  Mostly,…

April 14, 2011
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