• Digital Storytelling

    Week Five Was an Auditory Adventure

    Looking back on this week, I think learning how to use audio editing software and the various methods of audio storytelling has been some of the most fun I’ve had in this class. I absolutely love music, radio, and audio dramas, so this week really spoke to me! This week was a little strange since we were not required to keep track of stars for assignments. Instead we had complete 3-4 Audio Assignments from the DS106 Assignment Bank. On top of that we had two set assignments we had to complete, including “Create A DS106 Radio Bumper” (which did not contribute to the assignment count) and “Sound Effects Story” (which…

  • History of Mental Health in the U.S.

    A Mind on Strike

    Many of the research I’ve done for this project so far has been difficult. Broken links, incomplete sources, shady websites, and so on. John Forbes Nash Jr. was very private about his life and his mental condition, so it is hard to find reference to him outside of his biography and the movie adaptation. I found this source while doing some research about his death, rather than his life. I do not know why this particular video was so hard to find, because it is very informative, put together with care, and from a credible institution. “A Mind on Strike – Remember John Nash” chronicles Nash’s experiences by using video…

  • Digital Storytelling

    Audio Relfection

    I would like to start off by saying “Moon Graffiti” was one of the most eerie and emotional things I’ve ever listened to. Outside of this class, I’m also in Dr. Harris’ Conspiracy Theories class this semester. A couple weeks ago I finished a paper that debunks moon landing conspiracy theories, so listening to this after doing all that research was creepy and weird. The amount of effort that went into this podcast was amazing. I felt as if it was something that actually happened and I was extremely emotional by the end because it sounded so real. It’s the subtle things, like imitating the sound of their voices through…