public marks

PUBLIC MARKS from jlesage with tags culture & Narrative

03 December 2006

other people's stories

Every story on OPS is a story a contributor heard from someone else. These stories have been overheard and misheard, told and re-told and sometimes refined over time.

02 December 2006

Making Sense of Metaphors by Bernard J. Tibbetts

subtitle: Visuality, Aurality, and the Reconfiguration of American Legal Discourse, 1994, long full-text essay online

01 December 2006

Orion Magazine

ideas of sustainability and its cultural contexts; many notable writers and artists here

BBC - collective - the interactive culture magazine

by 4 others
a social networking site in which BBC offers cultural reviews, with clips, and readers comment or write alternative reviews; readers also submit own reviews

Hayden White, Historiography and Historiophoty

"Historiophoty" is Robert Rosentstone's term for our representing history visually and filmically; in contrast, according to White, is "historiography," representing history verbally, in prose.

Flickhead

online film journal, offbeat and cult as well as international film covered

Offscreen.com :: Volume 10, Issue 10

by 2 others
Canadian film journal online since 1997, wide coverage of independent and international film; many resources

Edward Tufte home site

by 4 others
lots here from a major figure in information graphics; especially interesting are many entries in section, "Ask E.T."

27 November 2006

Visuarios: broadcast your skills

how-to videos or, more commonly, audio/slideshows; useful rhetorically for both technical writing and instructional video learning; web2.0 sharing of video that is perhaps instructionally more useful than YouTube.

Dr. Chris Mullen, The Visual Telling of Stories, illustration, design, film, narrative sequences, magazines, books, prints etc

by 1 other
a very large historical archive, often from advertising, "to provide for all levels of possible viewer a visually orientated taxonomy of the ways in which pictures are used to tell stories." unique collection, also useful for many other purposes

group hug // anonymous online confessions

by 9 others
like postsecrets but in prose; "type a note about a fault of your own, something you did or thought about and are not proud of"; filters out obvious lies, overtly vulgar, identifying specific others.

26 November 2006

media teacher's home page, lots of resouces, links pages

"news and journalism, film, TV, media policy, media reform activism, philosophy and social theory, urban history, contemporary American politics--\perspective informed by media history, political economy and social and cultural theory."

22 November 2006

StorySprawl Hyperfiction Story Creator

ongoing fiction sites that readers can contribute chapters to

Please help me find movies that end with the main character dying. | Ask MetaFilter

It's a query that garnered 135 comments and added film titles within ten days. It lets me think MetaFilter might be fun for students, to craft media-related questions that would get lots of responses, simple queries like this one.

21 November 2006

Postcolonial and Postimperial Literature: An Overview

longstanding and well maintained site by Internet humanities pioneer, George P. Landow. Organized by country and by conceptual approaches. Courses linked to. Useful internal search engine.

20 November 2006

photos you likebetter: you are what you like

a charming game in which you pick which of two photos you like the best, supposedly revealing something about you

Modern Ruins, Photographic Essays - Shaun and Wendy O'Boyle

Traces, in the sense of Walter Benjamin's Arcades project, mark visual culture and always tell a story, if we take the time to notice

18 November 2006

15 November 2006

13 November 2006

translate.eipcp.net - translate.eipcp.net

a multilingual web journal that challenges received ideas about linguistic and cultural "translation" along principles of a critique of culturalisation; social recomposition, beyond postcolonialism: a global commons; multilinguality vs. national language

11 November 2006

Zen Koans - AshidaKim.com

by 4 others
zen koans help writers rethink narrative in another tradition of storytelling

benditonontze.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object)

a fascinating narrative flash animation, perhaps a metaphor about war in our times

07 November 2006