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),