Category Archives: digitalstorytelling

Another digital story

I published another short digital story using the Cowbird platform.  It’s a reflection on October in Vermont, or, more dryly, it uses a combination of photos and paragraphs to express an emotional state during an environmental moment. It’s called “Darkness, … Continue reading

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A conversation about the present and future at CNI

Last month I had the great pleasure of opening the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)’s spring meeting with that group’s leader, Cliff Lynch. We did a kind of co-plenary, a public conversation without PowerPoint or notes. CNI kindly recorded then shared … Continue reading

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A digital story about the holiday spirit and avoiding cannibalism

I made another digital story on the Cowbird platform.  It’s called “The night we almost ate the bankers“.  Cowbird liked it so much they recommended it as their story of the day – thanks, guys! Cowbird is a fascinating, perhaps … Continue reading

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More digital storytelling via Cowbird

I’m fond of the Cowbird digital storytelling platform.  It’s very easy to use, and does some nice magic with photos. Here’s a little story I made this afternoon, concerning autumn on our homestead: Cowbird is filled with creative work from … Continue reading

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A multimedia story about Russian life

The New York Times has been developing a fine form of digital storytelling.  It’s a kind of journalism that uses a mix of maps, visualizations, images, video, and text to explore a topic in depth.  “The Russia Left Behind” is … Continue reading

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Podcasts I’m listening to

Podcasts are a thriving, powerful, yet underappreciated sector of digital media.  Here’s a list of some of the podcasts I currently listen to for my work and/or entertainment, broken down by rough categories: history and culture, education, technology and science, … Continue reading

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Surprised by a bear

Sometimes homesteading can be exciting.

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