Monthly Archives: November 2018

A Reflection from the Frankenstein VR Team

Coming into this project, our group felt similar to that of an oil prospector, searching a goldmine under the ground that would take time and labor to extract. While this metaphor undoubtedly seems far-fetched, what it symbolized was the feeling within our group that we had by far the most interesting and coolest project as … Continue reading “A Reflection from the Frankenstein VR Team” Continue reading

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Free Friday: Pocket Full of Colors

Pocket Full of Colors is a relatively new picture book that was released in 2017, written by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville, and illustrated by Brigette Barrager. It is a nonfiction text about Mary Blair, the artist behind the Disney ride called “It’s A Small World.” While it is about Mary Blair’s life, it is […] Continue reading

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The Monster: An Abstract Film

  For our collaborative New Media project, we created an abstract film, completed with original music composed by Ben Kessler, that represents our take on the story of the monster in Frankenstein. We believe the monsters journey, from coming into this Earth to his tragic end, is largely misunderstood. Rather than fear or despise the … Continue reading “The Monster: An Abstract Film” Continue reading

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Effective Podcasting

In the Darkode episode, the podcast producer structures the podcast as two narratives scattered with technical information to make the material more interesting. The first story told in the Darkode episode is about Alina Simone, who was extorted by a cybercriminal. The producer invited all the people involved in her story, including herself, her daughter […] Continue reading

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An Unconventional Podcast

In Radiolab’s Darkode episode, the producers use a number of innovative storytelling methods to grasp the audience’s attention. Firstly, there was little to no conversation between the host and the listener. The atmosphere was that of a casual interview with first a victim of Darkode’s criminal activities and later its creators. The hosts never actually added […] Continue reading

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Free Fridays: Nursery Rhyme Comics

This Free Friday will focus on a fresh new take on traditional nursery rhymes, Nursery Rhyme Comics, a collaboration between 50 different cartoonists. Leonard S. Marcus introduces the book, explaining that this book seeks to celebrate and transform these beloved tried and true 50 classic nursery rhymes. Each cartoonist will take their own specific inspiration in […] Continue reading

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Is cyber crime a worthwhile reason to keep the internet more secure?

One of the most surprising aspects of the radiolab episodes was the concept of the Botnet. Essentially these botnets are pieces of software that connect and can control groups of hacked or infected computers. Smaller botnets would control over 1000 computers, while larger ones could dominate over millions of computers. It’s hard to imagine that […] Continue reading

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How to Stay Protected While Online

Some advice that I would give to a college student is to never assume that what information is stored is safe. I think that if someone doesn’t want their information being leaked online, they shouldn’t put it online in the first place. There is always a possibility that something bad may happen. It would always […] Continue reading

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Making an Unofficial Movie Trailer

So I chose to make a movie trailer. Initially, I thought, “piece of cake,” because of that project before where we had to make a YouTube video from start to finish and deal with copyright claims if they should arise. And then it’s Patchwork Girl. It’s a relatively obscure piece of literature over twenty years old with … Continue reading “Making an Unofficial Movie Trailer” Continue reading

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The Thoughtful Production of the RadioLab Podcast

The producers of the RadioLab podcast episodes, “Darkode” and “Ceremony,” implemented several elements in order to make the material more interesting and engaging.  First of all, the introductions did a good job grabbing the attention of the audience, with unique sound editing techniques.  Furthermore, the producers continued to add immersive sound effects throughout the duration […] Continue reading

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