Since our work in class was so upbeat and playful last week, I thought it might be interesting to see if I could make something a little more serious for homework. With all the news about Syria lately, it was a natural choice of subject.
Oof! What a controversial topic for week 1!
I’ve spent the past three years working in the photojournalism and documentary film world. With the rapid changes in photo/film and digital communications, they’ve been three very interesting years to work in this field.
Chris Crawford defines interaction as “a cyclic process in which two actors alternately listen, think, and speak.” This definition doesn’t immediately fit my thoughts on interactivity because it centers on verbal and mental interactivity, and leaves physical interactivity as secondary.
A response to Chinatown Soundwalk.
Despite a few glitches—like some stops being closed because I went on an off hour, and my steps being much smaller than the narrator’s—I really enjoyed this walk.
I’ve lived in New York for more than a decade. I even lived and worked within ten minutes of Chinatown for several years, yet this walk brought me to new places and taught me things I never knew about Chinatown.
In general, I’m pretty baffled by all of this week’s material. I think seeing some working examples will help the theory make more sense. Here are some specific questions in the meantime:
On our first day of class we learned to use a zoom audio recorder, then set out on an audio scavenger hunt around campus. For homework we have to post our favorite three samples from the hunt.
Here are my favorites: