Informative Information Nuggets: A Collection of the Portfolio 2 Persuasion
I feel as though my education here at SHU is coming to a culmination. I say this because I am beginning to connect everything I am learning. That concept, on top of all the new things I am actually physically and mentally learning, makes me really feel like I'm...well..growing up. Opening up. Living. Take it how you will.
Another hunk of informative readings and knowledge-increasing learning experiences is what you will find inside. My blog continues to develop as my writing style develops and my knowledge of internet-related tools develops. Repeat occurences with certain softwares (Interactive Fiction), and more relations and connections involving communications represent the "information nuggets" the enticing title brags about. (Please suppress your groans) Thanks. :)
With that said, I have one question: Are you ready?
The Gang's all here. It's all inclusive, literally.
Communicating on a Deeper Level
- A Message About Memes. An overview of Meme and Conduit, in the eyes of Dawkins and Reddy, respectively. Of course, a splash of Lori is also thrown in.
- Along with the authorship of our first individual websites came usability testing. While Karissa related usability testing to the writing process, I related it to communications. Lately, this has been a common occurence on my blog.
- A word Toggle. Tog Toggles his words. (And ideas).
- There was a time in our class when a little Wikipedian emerged from every student. Along with the Wikipedia exercise was our own usability test, conducted on another class member's website.
- After working my way through one session of Inform 7 and Interactive Fiction, I was introduced to it again. And again, I compared it to communications. I took Scott Adam's speech and focused on the interpretation aspect of Interactive Fiction in relation to communications. On a more in depth level, I again relate Interactive Fiction to communications, along with a mention of two popular IF games, Galatea and Photopia.
- Dr. Jerz released us upon Baf's Guide to the IF Archive with strict instructions to play a game with a partner. Cherie and I chose to play Ad Verbum.
- My own personal Interactive Fiction playlist.
- A magical collaboration of my IF experiences.
- I wouldn't say that I was fond of Nonlinear Storytelling...more or less...just indifferent.
- Although I didn't develop an extensive transcript, an idea is in the works for my first EL236 IF project.
I have been having fleeting thoughts about posting an entry drawing all of my communications entries together; since all of the communications related entries are deep, and there were quite a few this time, here is a little preview.
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Interacting (More with Fiction than my peers)
- Memes made me think. I really got into depth wth some of my own thoughts and connections. Warning: This may be the only in depth entry that doesn't relate to communications.
- To me, Usability testing related to communications. While there were no outside links in this entry, I am beginning to further my education by bringing all of my knowledge together.
- Mind Magic: What Stems from Personal Interpretation. Scott Adams attends to his audience and works for them, much like a communications professional must work for their client. In order to properly satisfy a target audience, one must gain an extensive amount of knowledge about that audience; Scott demonstrates this communication tactic.
- After all of the Interactive Fiction run-ins I have had, I finally communicated with it. Er. I interpreted it on a communications level.
- This one's probably my favorite. Pretty much for the fun part at the beginning. The assignment: A richly-linked blog entry about Interactive Fiction, with links to all of our IF reflections. My reaction: It was purely magical.
Discussing (Which was rather sparse....I played a part too though...)
- Admittedly, I wasn't very "interactive" this time around....blame IF and Inform 7, they sucked up all my "interactivity"....but I did post a lengthy entry about Rachel and Karissa's individual websites. I was attempting to help in the best manner that I could by testing their sites for usability. Within this entry, I linked to a few of my peers and I do try to link to my peers or relate their quotes to my own within my entries.
- The Drudge Debate. Karissa and I agreed that Drudge was a "fisker", but Mike put up a bit of a defense. His argument was well supported, though.
- My second first experience with Interactive Fiction: Erin and Diana, newcomers to IF, share their thoughts while Karissa and I reminisce.
- Although I didn't specify which parts of her entry, I kindly disagree with Karissa and express my desire to further discuss the subject in class so that I can understand her point as well.
As I previously mentioned, comments seemed to be sparse...this portfolio 'round....this entry may not contain them (comments), but it was posted prior to class...this portfolio 'round...and I liked it...
Lending a Hand
- I interpreted Scott Adams, and related him to communications.
Wild, Wild Entry
- I used (tested) Karissa and Rachel's individual websites and offered thoughtful, informative feedback.
- My favorites, which are the ones I include as my wildcards, seem to have a pattern of being my richly linked blog entries. However, I really enjoyed doing the IF richly linked entry. I had tons of links, and I was excited about the risks I took with formatting (the blockquote). I have also started using bulleted lists more. I feel that as I learn more and connect things more, I am becoming more organized in my entries. I am becoming more efficient with using formatting and I am also putting that into practice more.
Posted by Lori Rupert at November 12, 2006 01:47 PM