Activity 2: Creating Your Smart Online Space
- Get a WordPress Blog
- Change the theme
- Make a Post
- Embed YouTube (remember &rel=0)?
- Try TubeChop.com (see the Tubechop Updatetutorial)
Studies of Asia Links
- Get Firefox for extensions like the video downloader?
- Embed all kinds of media in WordPress (maps, images, documents or polls?)
- Running the Numbers: an American Self Portrait, by Chris Jordan, photographic artist – An amazing collection of photographs that capture rampant consumerism and waste.
- Saddam’s Statue (compared to this?)
- Nude Descending a Staircase – What world view made this painting?
- Cadeau – by Man Ray (“gift”)
Sites for Repeated Visits
- Tag Galaxy – see what the world thinks in pictures
- Video on Demand – watch ABC news shows like 4 Corners, Chasers War, Rage and Lateline as well as clips from the past 24 hours.
- EdPod – great audio podcasts from most of the programs on the ABC in Australia.
- Pictures of the Week – from Time Magazine – Use this feature regularly to keep up with current events as well as challenge each other to interpret the message and perspective of the photos.
- Sydney Morning Herald Daily Snapshot – Similar to the Time feature above, but on a daily basis and less about the news and more about culture and the unusual. Question: What would a space traveller decide life was like on earth from today’s photos?
- Scratch Media! – Australian Political Cartoons from David Pope (better known by his signature Heinrich Hinze).
- Dan Cagle’s collection of political cartoons
- 10×10 – Every hour, 10×10 collects the 100 words and pictures that matter most on a global scale, and presents them as a single image, taken to encapsulate that moment in time.