Week Five Goals
This week we’re switching gears once again and beginning to work with audio. We’ll actually be returning to audio the week after next, but this week is meant to give you an orientation to working in this media, since the skills are often unfamiliar to many students.
We’ll be thinking about how audio is used to tell stories, listeining to some radio shows and audio stories, and creating some of our own audion narratives. In addition, this week you need to complete your first self-evaluation and . . .become someone else.
Daily Creates this Week
Create Yourself Anew
Well, one important consideration is a balance of skills and personalities. During the apocalypse you don’t want to have a group of five Leaders or five Instigators. So before you can choose a group, you need to choose your character.
Assignment: Character Choice and Introduction
- Character Resume
- Your Character’s Past
- All Those Books
- Mockumentary with your Favorite Archetype
- What They Might Have Done in Social Media (if you choose this assignment, do it about your character not a historical figure)
Whatever assignment you do, share the blog post you write for it on Twitter using #theend106 #ds106 #mycharacter
Tip 1: This assignment is your way of introducing your character to all of us. Take time with it because what group you end up in may depend upon it.
Tip 2: The End hasn’t happened. . .yet. Don’t tell us your character’s story after The End. Focus on their backstory.
Assignment: Reading and Resource Reflection
Listening to Audio
This week, you’ll be listening to at least one radio show on ds106 and thinking about how the techniques you’re learning about are employed.
Assignment: ds106 TweetAlong
Assignment: Frequency 2156
Then, complete the Frequency 2156, Can You Hear Me? assignment. In your assignment post, make sure you tell us how you created your own contribution, and reflect on the questions above.
Assignment: Choose Your Own Audio
Question of the Week
How are you feeling? Be specific.