Friday, November 04, 2005

All Good Things ...

Congratulations to you all, you've reached the end of the course! That's right, all the assignments are done, the seminars are complete and your marks will be with you in the near future.

If you've not done so already, I encourage you to listen to each others' podcasts; they're all very impressive and well worth listening to. The comments function on this blog will remain open to you (and only to students from this course), so please let each other know what you like (and to make suggestions for future podcasts in case anyone wants to continue their fine work in another context). Anyone else reading this, feedback/comments/complaints about this blog or course can be emailed to me (or comments regarding individual podcasts can be made to the email addresses listed in the respective shownotes).

In a little while I'm going to make a final post and then let this blog become a slightly more static part of the digital realm. Andrew, Gwyneth, Hilary, Liz and Kaori, can I ask that if you've any future online interactions regarding this course, you use the comments (which are still automatically email to me), not new posts, or, even better, go forth and start your own blogs! I'll be leaving this blog and all its course material up online in case it can prove of use to other people for whatever reason (from an online resource, to a skeleton for a new course, to ... well, whatever you like as long as it respects the Creative Commons License under which this course & blog are made available).

Finally, can I end on a personal note by saying I've enjoyed running this course immensely and, as with all good teaching experiences, feel I've learnt as much from you all as (I hope!) you've learnt from me. Of course, your travels in, and productions of, participatory media by no means conclude with the end of the course. Indeed, given the talent you all possess, I'd be mightily surprised not to see some other very impressive productions in the future (be they blogs, podcasts, books, scripts or whatever else you set your minds to). Thanks for a fabulous semester and best of luck with your future endevours! (And feel free to drop by my blog and let me know how your journeys are going ...)



[Fireworks Photo Credit: Jono Kenyon (Under a Creative Commons License).]

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8 Comments:

Blogger Hilary said...

Thanks for being such an excellent seminar leader/lecturer/tutor....you successfully guided us through the wonders of participatory culture, and also pointed out many interesting things on the way that im sure we will make use of in future times. :D

Cheers
Hilary

Sat. Nov. 05, 11:09:00 am 2005  
Blogger Hilary said...

I think some of the issues in Adam Curry's latest daily source code might add something to our thoughts on copyright and podcasting! argh...sounds terrible....
http://mp3.dailysourcecode.podshow.com/DSC-275-2005-11-07.mp3

Tue. Nov. 08, 01:45:00 pm 2005  
Blogger Hilary said...

The video equivalent of "Tell the FCC to stick it"

http://www.devilducky.com/media/37922/

Wed. Nov. 09, 04:06:00 pm 2005  
Blogger Gwyneth said...

Though I would just make a little appearance to announce my dissertation is handed in! I'm actually sad to finish. I feel guilty, like I've given my baby away. And yes, go Tama! Good teachering skills and things.

Wed. Nov. 09, 07:18:00 pm 2005  
Blogger Tama said...

Congratulations on finishing your honours thesis (and honours!) Gwyneth! :) What comes next? Another PodPlay perhaps? ;)

Wed. Nov. 09, 10:36:00 pm 2005  
Blogger Gwyneth said...

Hmm.. not sure if the world is ready for more rich and rural ravings. Srangely enough, the 'stars' are all keen to offer their 'talents' up again :) That Sindi is a real egomaniac, she wants a bigger trailer already...

Mon. Nov. 14, 07:45:00 pm 2005  
Blogger Liz said...

NOOOO! I haven't checked this blog in a long time as I thought it would be locked off or some strange thing. Now feel as though am insensitive plod who left party too early! I really enjoyed this course and I think it is definitely among the best academic experiences I have ever had. I saw SERENITY at last! Hoorah! And have watched far too much next gen. I am delirious as is 1am and have been writing call sheets all day up until 5 minutes ago. Want to start own blog but will not have clever slick visuals that give blogs edge and appeal so noone will see it. Have two ideas for a blog, will maybe create when film is shot. Dilemma is: I would be creating a blog for others to see it, but at same time am mortified at thought of being caught out writing something stupid and embarassing. Can imagine cartoon figure of someone pointing at screen and trumpeting "A-huh!" like a foghorn because of spelling error or similar. Hmmm, will continue to lurk at other peoples' blogs and livejournals until I resolve this perplexing dilemma.

Fri. Dec. 02, 01:21:00 am 2005  
Blogger Hilary said...

Looks like some of our in class predictions are becoming a reality already!

http://www.kottke.org/06/01/blogs-versus-the-ny-times-in-google

Wed. Feb. 01, 02:57:00 pm 2006  

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