Your main readings for this week will be from the Briggs text. You’ll read chapter 7 (audio) and 8 (video). Address these in adequate detail in your response – how does what he have to say on how the audio/visual side of blogging inform your work? It’s our last week of Briggs readings, so it wouldn’t hurt to provide some overview on the text as well; I take your feedback into account in my book selection for future semesters.
In addition, I’d like you to learn about Vine. If you’ve got a smartphone (and don’t already have the app), download it and give it a try (I’ve been experimenting for a week or so, and you can follow me if you’re so inclined). In a nutshell, you can create a six-second clip of anything. It’s been used in journalism, to the delight of some and the annoyance of others: PBS’ MediaShift gives a great rundown of its strengths and weaknesses, as well as some tools for Vining. For a look at how others are experimenting with the app, take a look at General Electric’s Six-Second Science Fair challenge. Is this sufficiently informative? Can you see potential here?
Post your responses in a comment to this post by noon, Monday, November 11.