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A Blooming Flower

A Blooming Flower

Created on: Jun-01-2010   Last updated: Jun-03-2010


8.5"x11" - Choice of Hardcover/Softcover - Color - Photo Book
Theme: Children    Privacy: Everyone
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For my final project in Media and Cultural Studies 134: Transmedia Demonstration Project, I decided to apply the themes I had been working out in my blog in a test scenario that I would run. Since my blog had focused on the relatively recent integration of technology into the literary world, I combined the two to find if they could reach a mutually beneficial relationship, or if they would continue to attempt to dominate the other. I posted a "Note" on the social networking site, www.Facebook.com, and tagged twenty seven friends, asking them to write me a story. The friends ranged in age groups (from 16 to 47), in education levels, in location, and in their primary language spoken. I left relatively few restrictions on what they could write about and began with a vague introduction of "Once upon a time...". They could only post in 160 character increments and only one at a time. Other than that, I didn't care where they took the story. Would the story turn out to be choppy and disjointed? Or would the twenty seven friends (most of whom didn't even know one another) find a way to write a cohesive story using a technological tool?

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Michelle Jovin is a third-year, undergraduate student at the University of California, Riverside. She is currently pursuing a double major in English and Media and Cultural Studies, with a concentration in Film and Visual Culture. This project was completed for Media and Cultural Studies 134, entitled "Transmedia: Demonstration Project" and taught during the Spring 2010 quarter with Professor Ken Rogers.