The lecture today encompassed the ideas of Anomie and Ennui in relation to community. Jenny Weight showed us theoretical concepts via You Tube videos and texts which was really cool. Whilst the Tutorial with Dean Keep asked the really important question of: What is a Documentary??
It was a very good question and something I am considering in relation to this Blog. How do I construct a documentary a Blogumentary that is interesting and incorporates social networking media and media effectively?
I know that I want to use Social Software efficiently and make connections from within my Blog using Images that are both Still and Moving. I want to use Text in a range of formats: found, hand written and digital. I want to include drawings and found objects and guide my readers around with maps.
In terms of creating depth to my Blog, I have been doing research on audio possibilities. I have been looking into sound services on the internet and to that end I have been listening to Marriane Willamson's Newsletter, which is just a sound newsletter - though it is beautifully produced - I believe Marianne's Newsletter originates from Oprah's Radio Network, and the production has a rich and smooth quality. Whereas the sound I have been recording with my Mobile Phone has a rough and hollow quality to it. I like the sounds I have recorded on it, for differing reasons than the high production values of Williamson's work.
I am researching how to make the most of the resources I have so as to make my Blogumentary be reflexive of both its construction and of its subject. I know I want to assemble and construct a landscape within the Blog and have the structure of the Blog reinforce the landscape of the Community metonymically and literally. Ideally I would like to document the readers interaction with my documentary in an attempt to understand how social media influence and shape information exchange and interaction.
I have been researching how to link and create a wide readership for my Blog and I have found a book on Blogging that I am finding useful. The book is called Blogging and Podcasting - What no one ever tells you about ...... by Ted Demopoulos
The central organizing body for this blogumentary - is me. Thus, today/ tonight I am going to attempt to add to my post, images that I have taken that reflect my life. I have a couple of images of Maryville that I took two weeks ago and they are difficult to look at for me - as they make clear the devastation that occurred in the area of the Bush fires. In fact I have selected some images of a home I used to live in eight years ago. The place was the Taggerty Pioneer Settlement and when I went back to face my fears I had the opportunity to walk around the property and look around and while I taking these photos exactly 1 month after the fires the ground on which I was standing on at the Pioneer Settlement was still hot.