My project provides a view into the favorite places of people and how that place has affected them, through stories, poetry, and images. It is an expansion of my first interactive InstaPoem project, where I simply had participants make their own random poems out of newspaper headlines. This expansion is housed on an Instagram feed with … Continue reading Final Project: Insta-Poem 2.0
Certain places give us certain feelings. When I walk into nostalgic places from my childhood, or even familiar places from the past few years, I feel as if I am right back in that place. I suddenly remember the exact scents and feelings that I experienced there, almost as if I have gone back in … Continue reading New Beginnings
Location-based narratives are unique in comparison to most other games and digital narratives. Rather than focusing solely on the narrative aspect, location-based narratives incorporate an extra piece to the puzzle. Games like this, such as Pokemon Go and Ingress, force the player to be in a certain location in order to complete the task at hand or progress in … Continue reading Location-based Narratives
The prompt in my Steal Like an Artist Journal that I used for my interactive narrative told me to make a poem out of newspaper headlines. To make this project interactive, I cut out tons of newspaper headlines, all of the good, bad, and in between. I cut up all the words and put them into … Continue reading Insta-Poem
Fear is a big part of life, whether we like to admit it or not. It keeps us from doing a lot of things that could potentially be great for our well being. I'm a pretty shy person who sometimes "fears" some types of social interaction. Although it's not that big of a problem, I … Continue reading What Are You Afraid Of?
Interactive narratives can be a really great way to engage a user. However, you need to find an interesting way to do it so that the user wants to stay engaged. A prompt from the Steal Like an Artist Journal, to make a poem out of newspaper clippings, caught my attention and gave me an idea for … Continue reading Interactive Narratives
For my remix project, I chose to combine photos and quotes. I took quotes said by republican politicians and placed them over rather unfitting pictures. The purpose of this project is not to look down on republicans or their personal views, but to show the distastefulness of some of the statements that these well-known politicians have … Continue reading What are They Telling Us?
Memes, which have become one of the most popular internet trends with the rise of social media outlets such as Twitter and Instagram, are a prime example of 'remixing.' Remixing is taking two things from totally different places and combining them to make something new and different. The way that our class demonstrated this was … Continue reading #UPJremixed
Procrastination is something that we all do, even if we don't like to admit to it. This week's journal question asked me to describe my favorite method of procrastination, and if I could come up with a more productive one. Personally, my most common way of procrastinating is cleaning. I think that's already pretty productive in … Continue reading Procrastination
My group's collaborative project consists of a series of interrogation videos. We have created a fictional story about a girl who was murdered at a nearby spot, "The Cliffs", where UPJ students frequently visit during the warm months of the year. The purpose of this project is for the viewer to watch the videos of … Continue reading Death by Cliffs: A Murder Mystery