This week’s activities (week 0)

The icebreaker is a great way of getting in the mood and swing of things.

What digital culture means is a kaleidscope of imagery… My mind always wanders… I started off with the ‘Dog image’, then there was Pixar, Mandelbrot, Blade Runner, Human League’s ‘Being Boiled’ and I had to stop myself.

1984 was a pretty crucial year for me: I decided then that computer graphics was totally fascinating. I thought it would be a great way to enhance film and TV images, music videos, even make some original electronic art… I met a few people, Edward Ihnatowics, Harold Cohen, John Landsdown all inspirational encounters, and then there was Ridley Scott’s film based on an old time favourite of mine (Philip K Dick‘s novel) and the music of the eighties, influenced by electronics, which I still listen to most days now…

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Hello (new) world!

“Welcome to E-learning and Digital Cultures 2013. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!”

Well, this is certainly a new skill to develop, getting into WordPress, very useful indeed as by happy coincidence the day job (finally) brings an opportunity at the same time to develop a research blog for an academic community. After months of trying to persuade colleagues this may be a useful tool for sharing discussion and project development, I am about to take the plunge….

As far as this week is concerned, I intend to try out the dashboard, read some help files (no doubt I get myself in a twist) and basically take the lead (initially)¬† from the features of this graphic-friendly¬† tool (it’s like digital mascara), and let it take its course.

Perhaps the WP features will affect my thoughts?

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