Want (to know more, anyway): Tascam iM2

I’ve seen these sort of mics before, so I’m still a little skeptical, but Tascam is easily the most respected audio manufacturer to offer one of these yet. Unfortunately, the iM2’s predecessors have underwhelmed. To the point where they can be out done by a $30 Sony cheapy. I also have to say that if you’re going to spend $80, it’s likely that you should just go ahead an get…

November 29, 2011
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Deadpan Alley: ExtraNormal.com as a video assignment description tool.

Final Portfolio Explanationby: trauman Started working on an assignment description for my FYC students today. Final Portfolio Reflection. I’ve never really liked simple versions of those. But the complex versions never seem to work very well. I struggled with it for a while this morning, and I kept thinking that it would so much better if I could just have a dialogue with my students about how I’d like them…

November 25, 2011
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Deadpan Alley: ExtraNormal.com as a video assignment description tool.

Final Portfolio Explanationby: trauman Started working on an assignment description for my FYC students today. Final Portfolio Reflection. I’ve never really liked simple versions of those. But the complex versions never seem to work very well. I struggled with it for a while this morning, and I kept thinking that it would so much better if I could just have a dialogue with my students about how I’d like them…

November 25, 2011
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Why the Death of the Flip Camera Matters to Writing Studies and New Media Studies

This past week, Cisco announced that it would no longer be making it’s Flip video camera. It’s surprising. And it isn’t. Clearly, the market for the Flip had topped out and was declining. But was the market so dead that they had to kill the entire product? Couldn’t they have sold it to someone else? I’m not an accountant, so I’m guessing there must have been some tax advantage or…

April 17, 2011
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Why the Death of the Flip Camera Matters to Writing Studies and New Media Studies

This past week, Cisco announced that it would no longer be making it’s Flip video camera. It’s surprising. And it isn’t. Clearly, the market for the Flip had topped out and was declining. But was the market so dead that they had to kill the entire product? Couldn’t they have sold it to someone else? I’m not an accountant, so I’m guessing there must have been some tax advantage or…

April 17, 2011
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Leg Work: The Beginning Stages of Putting Together a Digital Text

I just finished my production work on a new digital text: “Remixing Our Scholarship: .” It’s basically a blog consisting of a series of videos recorded at the 2010 Cs Conference at a panel organized by Joanna Wolfe and the Cs Research Committee. I’m proud of it, but I’m also incredibly happy to be finished. In the interests of making more visible the intellectual work of digital production and design,…

April 4, 2011
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Leg Work: The Beginning Stages of Putting Together a Digital Text

I just finished my production work on a new digital text: “Remixing Our Scholarship: .” It’s basically a blog consisting of a series of videos recorded at the 2010 Cs Conference at a panel organized by Joanna Wolfe and the Cs Research Committee. I’m proud of it, but I’m also incredibly happy to be finished. In the interests of making more visible the intellectual work of digital production and design,…

April 4, 2011
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Aperture-Priority. Twisted Steel. And a Bowling Ball

In the spirit of my recently declared pursuit of craft-honing, I walked down my block to an abandoned lot where an art collective’s warehouse burned downed a couple of years ago. I brought my still and video cameras. Such a beautiful day, I wanted to try my first outdoor video self-portrait (part of my “Myself As Another” project here). But the real reason I was there was to learn at…

November 9, 2009
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Digital. Media. Writer. A Matter of Craft.

I want to become a great digital media writer. There’s something that just seems a bit “off” with that phrase. Digital. Media. Writer. I don’t know. I want to produce texts that have pictures and videos and sound and alphabetic text, and formatting, and layout, etc. And lately, I’ve come to the conclusion that in order to be great at this, I need to do treat this practice like a…

November 8, 2009
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