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A Little Rice

For my final checkpoint I decided to look at Rice  by Geniwate. Rice is a form of electronic literature that explores the journeys a white woman has when she explores post-colonial Vietnam. The pictures on the main screen serve as a table of contents for an ongoing story of Vietnam. “The images themselves present a curious mix of Vietnamese and…

Addicting game for iPhones!

Jason Rohrer is an independent video game designer. Rohrer has released 13 games over the last four years. For these thirteen games he made all of the code, graphics, and music. Jason produces some of his games on a broken Dell which was given to him by his sister. He also operates on a used iPod and his wife’s first…

Cathie the Cat Teaching you Spanish

For my project I decided to use scratch. I am in the elementary education department so I thought it would be cool to be able to make a creative project that I could show my first graders and potentially have them use. When Cathie the Cat or any other objects ask you to answer a question you can submit anything…

You will die…

People have a weird obsession with death. When you google “How will I Die?” multiple links pop up such as a death quizzes, death poetry , and death clocks. I decided to investigate Jason Nelson’s digital poem, This is How You Will Die.  This poem is Jason Nelson’s famous “works of art- a slot machine for predicting death, using code for…

Feminist Twist to Little Red Riding Hood

Through out the years, familiar childhood stories have been altered to show different meanings and ideas. The version of Little Red Riding Hood that I remember was very similar to the way that Rohini Chowdhury wrote it. (Link)In this version Red was portrayed as being a sweet innocent girl going to Grandma’s house. The wolf was seen as the dominant…

Donna Leishman did an excellent job of doing a modern twist to the childhood story, Little Red Riding Hood. As another student stated before there were a lot of sexual references in the RedRidingHood such as having the wolf symbolize a sexual predator and by having Red become pregnant. I thought Leishman was very clever in the way that whether…

Crash

Alissa Quart once said that hyperlink movies “play with time and characters’ personal history, plot twists, interwoven storylines between multiple characters, jumping between the beginning and the end” (Quart). Before Valentines Day or New Years Eve the first hyperlink movie that caught my attention was the movie Crash. Crash was co-written and directed by Paul Haggis in 2004. This movie…

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