This is the kind of thing that I hope for in a community/network/gathering such as Digital Writing Month: Connections. We’re exploring ways that technology connects our writing and pushes it further into different directions. But in the end, it is not the technology; it is the people making the writing happen that is heart of Digital Writing Month.
Here’s how this all played out:
First, Simon wrote a post for Digital Writing Month and Angela wrote a comment.
Then, Tanya read the post and comment, and was struck by Angela’s ideas. Tanya then goes and records an audio response to Angela’s comment, using Soundcloud. She wants to give voice to the conversation.
Angela hears Tanya, and responds with her own audio track. The theme begins to center around voice and introversion and social media spaces.
I listen to both of their responses now, and I am struck by the message and the power of their voices. I decide to listen to them again as I write a poem, using phrases from their audio tracks as inspiration for my writing. I record on Soundcloud.
Ron listens in, and takes my track and adds a layer of music to it. He adds silence and pauses. He composes with the voice. He shares out, too.
Now, we hope that Terry might take Ron’s track and move the audio into digital storytelling form with Terry’s private Z33ga experiment.
And so it goes …. We talk across the wires ….
Peace (in the share),
Wow! “Talking across the wires…” powerful and inspiring. Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!
I loved reading about the process and layers of technology to compose writing. I’ve never thought about taking snippets out of a conversation for writing poetry. Thanks for the inspiration.
Perfect timing. Just when I need to get out of myself.
Saw your wife at NWP. Very cool and sad at the same time. I didn’t see you 🙁
I love this Kevin, Angela, Tanya, Ron, Terry. It really is beautiful.
I fully admit that I don’t understand how the technology helped you to do all that you write about and share in this post. BUT I love it!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to stick with technology. So much to learn. So many possibilities to make our thinking clear and shared with others!!
I don’t use soundcloud, but I have the same feeling when I listen to my Voxer groups. It seems to evoke a different response than writing.
Beautiful work, all of you! Simon, Angela, Tanya, Kevin, and Ron.
Be careful what you wish for: http:////zeega.tellio.club/41
Antispamitudinousness: teen sumo. It was Justice League tryout day. There had already been a few washouts—Teen Sumo for one. Not much call for a superpower that only worked in a sumo chalk circle. Sigh.
I love this dearly … thank you