Uttering Things

I tried out the service Utterz today, and whilst it asks for a USA number to create an account I manage to get around that by using one of my skype-in numbers, the Amercian one naturally.

Anyway this service is pretty cool in that you can upload a bunch of media and create a post, which also can be tied into other social networking services, such as Twitter, for example.

The service reminds me a little of AudioBlogger (no longer in existance) which I use to use back in 2005. You call in, talk and the message would be converted to an mp3 and posted onto your Blogger Blog.

In fact we used (we as in me and students from AC) quite effectively for a while to build a sense of community back in 2005, kind of missed it when they pulled the plug on it.

Anyway here we go have a listen and tell me what you think.

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New Media Course Design

I’m designing a New Media course module which will sit inside an under-graduate degree, at the final year stage, so typically analysis, dissemination, examination, reflection, future visions etc would be considered.

I envisage a heavy emphasis surrounding the future of content distribution, both in terms of the shifting cultures we will operate in and also the converging technology coupled with wider accessibility.

A friend of mine Sean McKay suggests the following pointers:

• theory: rss, rethinking content, relationships, story, and human interaction
• practical: tools for audio, vid, text, & images + mashing it all together
• ethics: issues of identity, integrity, character, and intellectual property/copyright… questions like, who are you, really?

Whilst this is a good basic list as a start point for discussion, how would YOU embellish it, what would YOU add to the list, or how would YOU expand it, what challenges are YOU facing right now, what is missing in your knowledge, what techniques or skills shortages are not in your current tool box?

If you had to consider “outcomes” what outcomes would you want, how would you personally find yourself better equipped to monetise your new media activities?

Need you on this.

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