Sunday, January 20, 2013

Weekly Summary - Digital Storytelling

I couldn't believe it when I first found this class in the course catalog. It sounded like a lot of work, but also a lot of fun, and so far it hasn't been a disappointment. I've learned a lot about the Internet and what its future might be this past week, and the possibilities are exciting. Now that everyone can be a content creator, humanity is linked even more closely than before. Collaboration, the flow of information and ideas... If this week has taught me anything, it's that we have a huge tool at our disposal and that many people haven't figured out just how to use it yet.

I've done simple things like the daily creates and the about me video which have been fun and have given people who may not know me in person an opportunity to learn something about me, but I've also watched videos of a lot of smart people theorizing on the future of the Internet, and through this blog I've also been allowed to be a part of this discussion. And I think that's really important going forward.

There are still some concerns and some problems that have to be addressed, and one of the big ones we've talked about this week is the question of intellectual property and copyright. Creative Commons may be the answer, but there may also be some other solution that hasn't come along yet. As Michael Wesch said in his videos, we also have to readdress questions of ethics and identity in the midst of this new Internet culture. But I think we're moving into an age of information sharing, with people learning and creating a lot and I'm excited to see where we go from here.

Things I did this week:

Thoughts on the Storytelling Animal
Copyright law vs. Creativity: The Legality of Remix
Daily Create: Favorite Thing To Do
Daily Create: One of My First Childhood Memories
Daily Create: Capture True Love
About Me video
Daily Create: A Groan Inducing Pun
M. Wesch and the Future of Education

1 comment:

  1. We're glad to have you, Kenny. Welcome to the party.