7-7-11 Live Broadcast: Jim Groom Missing, Assignment Reminder, and Web Storytelling

What follows is a copy of the email I will be sending out to the ds106 Summer of Oblivion course members shortly.

Here is the link to today’s abbreviated course session:

Keeping up with the ds106 Radio Show
In light of Jim Groom’s disappearance, I think I need to step in and establish some kind of order and reaffirm that we must remain one as a class, and put all our divisions aside. What’s more, you must get your assignments done! Today’s video was short and sweet, and provided a review of where we are and a look at where we are going—with or without Jim Groom.

As a quick recap. you should already have your radio groups formed and each group should have a name and list of members on this wiki page here. Also, your groups :30 second and one minute bumpers are due for your radio show by tomorrow, Friday, July 8th, at 5 PM. In addition, the show is due no later than midnight on Sunday July 10th (this deadline is not negotiable). Finally, the shows will air on Monday, July 11th starting at 2 PM and going through the evening.

Telling Stories in/on the Web Assignment
What’s more, as a look of things to come we will be experimenting with web storytelling, wherein you each will be asked to hack a website and make it your own. Here is an example I worked on today to give you an example of what one of them might look like: http://marthaburtis.net/ds106_amazon.html

This assignment will be the subject of Monday’s course, and the course will be centered on this assignment but in order to get a head start see the video about how to execute this assignment here and the very detailed tutorial here. You can see some ideas and the vision of this assignment on Jim Groom’s blog here, before he lost it entirely.

Steady and strong wins the race,
Martha Burtis