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Well I am back to work with Adobe Voice. The more I use it, the more I am enjoying the experience of working with the software. I was a little bummed to find that either you cannot add video (or it is not super clear how you go about adding video to the presentation). I’ve gotten past this, though, and am moving along with building my project for LIT 306. My new favorite feature of this app is that it nags you once your audio clip goes beyond 10 seconds. I have not seen if there is a limit that it will place on the length of a clip, but the reminder that it is better to keep things short and sweet and have plenty of cuts from one frame to another is a great thing (especially for me). I have a real love for going on and on and on when I get into a stride with something, but this app is helping me remain mindful of this and keep things short and sweet.
If you are a person that ever finds yourself needing to create a presentation, make sure to check out the iPad app, Adobe Voice. I am trying it out for the first time to build a multimedia presentation out of a literary response for a class I am taking, New Media + Digital Humanities, at Marylhurst University. So far I am impressed with how things are looking and how easy the app is to use. I am a little bummed that there isn’t an Android version out there yet, but that is my only real complaint at this point.
I’ll make sure to share my final project (for those of you that are interested in hearing about Steve Tomasula’s work, Toc: A New Media Novel and my reactions to it) here when it is finished.
I hope you all had a good time watching the big game yesterday.
This new object — the scholarly contribution that is possible only digitally — is now emerging. When it does, and only then, we will come to realize that printed books are no more or less inherent to academe than posting them online — and that our true challenge is to learn how to read in a digital age.
I am sure most of you have written critical essays of a literary work at some point in your life. As an English student, critical essays have begun to feel like my profession. Sitting down with a work, reading it, consuming it, and then attempting to navigate around the liminal spaces created by the experience of the piece; this is what we do. The act of creating a piece of written thought regarding a written piece makes a lot of sense to me. I think that it makes sense to a lot of other people as well. This week, in LIT 306 at Marylhurst, we have been experiencing the new media novel, TOC, by Steve Tomasula and it has been an eye opening experience. His work is literature that exists as an iPad app (I will refrain from commenting at length on the narrow realm of availability this work exists within). It is a mix of video, audio, and textual story telling that occupies a moderately interactive environment that allows the reader to travel about any portion of the work at a whim, and serves as a wonderful experiment in temporality. I am sure you can imagine that coming from the flat land of letters-on-page to this new media work is challenging enough, but our needing to create our own digital media essay in response to it has me scratching my head. It almost feels like being thrown into the deep end and then finding out when you are thoroughly soaked that there is a wicked undertow to boot. Fortunately we have a good guide (Trevor Dodge) that is encouraging us, and we are being given a fair amount of time (two weeks) to create the video essay but I am still antsy over the idea of the whole thing. I delved into this world of new media at the recommendation of a professor that I dearly respect (Meg Roland), and I am excited to announce that this is the most excited and nervous I have been about an assignment in the last few years at Marylhurst. More and more I find myself being drawn into this world of digital humanities and the more I experience, the more I am beginning to believe that it is the course I was meant to travel along. I’ll share a link to the presentation when I am done putting it together.