Monthly Archives: February 2013

What is Gamification?

Gamification, as defined by the Oxford U.S. English Dictionary, is “the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as an online marketing technique to encourage … Continue reading

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Tips for using video

Some highly useful tips for capturing video are laid out in Chapter Seven of The Digital Journalist’s Handbook by Mark S. Luckie.  He points out that as with photographers, videographers should abide by the rule of thirds. Well-framed shots are … Continue reading

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Take a stroll through the art of streets

Street art has come a long way since its genesis on various urban buildings, walls, subways, bridges and railway cars. Florida State College at Jacksonville’s South Campus is currently welcoming this graffiti-inspired art to its South Gallery at the Nathan … Continue reading

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The Language of New Media – Chapter 5

In Chapter 5 of Lev Manovich’s book, “The Language of New Media,” Manovich discusses the intertwining and often competing goals of information access and psychological engagement in electronic media. Citing the differences between media such as novels and cinema versus … Continue reading

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This Is So Cool

This isn’t an assignment, but I wanted to post it anyway. One of my favorite drum songs.

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