Pause: An Advocacy Project

Mental disorders that lend themselves to learning disabilities are often stigmatized unfairly in schooling environments. While certain classes and allowances are specifically established to accommodate people who struggle with said conditions, these are often seen as handicaps that inherently suggest a lack of potential in the students they accommodate. Could there be any possible means of showcasing the talents that those who struggle with learning … Continue reading Pause: An Advocacy Project

Intertwined: Composing With Video Games and Branching Narratives

Within a great deal of composition media, users are presented with immersive experiences. These experiences appeal primarily to our senses of sight (books, paintings, etc.) and sound (songs, films, etc.), attempting to create a frame of mind in which we can interact with characters and concepts in order to receive a message or impact of some sort. One of the more interesting limitations of each … Continue reading Intertwined: Composing With Video Games and Branching Narratives

Scratch Impressions: Noelle

Having been exposed to the programming language Scratch in an applicable (albeit limited) scope, I explored projects on the site knowing generally what to expect. Little games and animations were strewn all about the projects page, but one animation project stood out to me: despite its long & involved title, I’ll call it Noelle. The project allows the user to use the arrow keys to … Continue reading Scratch Impressions: Noelle

For Monday: Video Games & Story

Homework: read ‘Achieving the Illusion of Agency’ Write a blog post to work out some discussion points regarding the following questions: Do you think that a story becomes more interactive if it offers more choices for the reader? Does this change upon reading the article? Do you agree with Murray’s definition of agency? Why or why not? Do you believe that any of the other … Continue reading For Monday: Video Games & Story

Initial Thoughts: GIS

As a data-driven spatial medium, GIS is ideal for presenting specific arguments through the mapping and analysis of Big Data. Not only is such data present at a wide variety of levels thanks to the continual expansion of social media and other data-rich environments, but one of the most important and fundamental understandings of Big Data lies in the ability to uncover correlations and relationships … Continue reading Initial Thoughts: GIS

No Country For Anybody: A Modest Film Project

This piece was written with my classmate and friend Katie Coyle. Check out her blog sometime; it’s worth a look! Also, we produced, wrote, and directed this short sequence together. No Country For Anybody Written words may be composed with a singular message or emotional impact in mind, but encountering those words through the medium of film presents a wide variety of opportunities for interpretations … Continue reading No Country For Anybody: A Modest Film Project

Advocacy Proposal

Mental disorders that lend themselves to learning disabilities are often stigmatized unfairly in schooling environments. While certain classes and allowances are specifically established to accommodate people who struggle with said conditions, these are often seen as handicaps that inherently suggest a lack of potential in the students they accommodate. Could there be any possible means of showcasing the talents that those who struggle with learning … Continue reading Advocacy Proposal