Category Archives: New Media_ENGL 866

Fall 2014 Semester

Modding Final Project_Reflection

Final leg of my modding project. Rhetorical Situation Audience For this project, I was working on learning the basics for creating a mod for Dragon Age Origins, though my original plan was to create a playable mod that could be … Continue reading

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New Text Report Peer Comments

Just like the post before this one, I am using this space to list the peers whose reports I have commented on and my reactions to each report. It’s not as fun as shifting through reading notes, so excuse the … Continue reading

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Project Update_November 30th

Oh project update, how I welcome thee to my (dark) side of the webverse. **Warning: Strong feelings ahead.  Project Outline: My project is really two-fold in terms of what I need to do: 1) learn the software to be able … Continue reading

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Comments on Three Peers’ Canonical Texts

As part of our Canonical Text project, My classmates are required to comment on three projects. This isn’t a regular blog entry for reading notes; it’s just to make it easier for my professor to find that I’ve actually done … Continue reading

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Project Plan Revisions_Modding

**This is a revised copy of the November 4th project plan. Timeline: Week 1 (11-3 to 11-9):  Week 1 was devoted to learning more through the tutorials and learning how to navigate the toolset since the learning curve for the … Continue reading

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Lighting Up Classical Rhet_Reading notes for November 10th

Welcome to the Sunday edition of Monday homework.  It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…Cultural Cool? So, yes, this digital text discusses cultural cool, which is a bit of a new concept for me, though the author mentions”some scholars have … Continue reading

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Reading Notes_delayed from October 27th

Part 2 of Manovich’s Software Takes Command reading notes, with part one hashing out the categories of cultural software. Lev Manovich divides his book into three parts: 1) “Inventing media software,” 2) “Hybridization and evolution,” and 3) “Software in action.” … Continue reading

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Project Plan_Modding

Timeline: Week 1 (11-3 to 11-9):  Week 1 will be devoted to learning more through the tutorials and learning how to navigate the toolset since the learning curve for the toolset for a beginner seems pretty steep. I am going … Continue reading

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Software Takes Command_Reading Notes_delayed from October 20th

“The time for ‘software studies’ has arrived”   (Manovich, Kindle Location 413).  These are part one of my reading notes for Lev Manovich‘s Software Takes Command, with part two to be posted soon. So who is our main writing star … Continue reading

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Learn Tech and Reflect about Modding_Part 2_Reflection

This is the second portion of my Learn Tech and Reflect assignment, with the first part as my annotations on tutorial/support sites for modding. And away we go! So this weekend was my first time really opening up the Dragon Age Origins … Continue reading

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