TRANSMEDIA VLOG SEMESTER 2, 2014

Please find attatched the Transmedia Vlog created by my fellow group members and myself!

Enjoy !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPNXannGnSA&feature=youtu.be

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Peer Review 9 Semester 2, 2014

Hey Fred, awesome job on the Mini Digital Resource Kit you have created. I have found it very helpful when doing some extra study and have a feeling it will be very helpful for the take home exam in the coming weeks! I really like how you’ve gone above and beyond to characterise the links and information you’ve got under headings to make using this dmrk super user friendly. You’ve included a lot of great information that other people tend to leave out! Thank you for you’re hard work in putting this together!!

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Blog Post 9 Semester 2, 2014

From your knowledge and experience, do you agree or disagree with Patrick White (and Blake) in their assumption that literature- and all the arts- can have a transformative impact on a person’s life and experience? Begin with your own life. Does this idea ring true for you or not? Write a short paragraph basing your thoughts on what you know through experience.

Through my own knowledge and experiences in life, I agree whole heartedly with the assumption made by Patrick White and William Blake that literature and all the arts can have a transformative impact on a person’s life and experience. This idea certainly rings true with me as I look on the trials and tribulations that have occurred in my life thus far and the way in which the arts have played a part in that. The term ‘transformative’ can be interpreted many different ways, for the sake of this particular blog I will be talking about arts transforms my mood, my attitude and my views on life.

As a young woman, growing up art and more so music in particular have acted as a guide and a pick-me-up in times of need. Through hardships in my life I have always turned to music and poetry to make me feel better, poems and songs that either resonate with my situation, my mood and myself or that lift my spirits when it feels nothing and no one else will. When I am low on morale I turn to inspirational poems to boost me up and put me back on my desired path. The arts have a magical impact on my overall mood and mental state.

There is also the way in which music can transform a persons mood, take a party for example. When at a party or in a nightclub, nothing can affect your overall mood and experience the way the music the DJ plays can. It’s as simple as that, the arts don’t always need to delve deep within your soul, sometimes all they need to do is touch the surface.

Reading books, watching movies, looking at paintings – all these experiences can transform the way you think and feel. If something resonates with you enough, it can have a lasting impact. At the end of the day, of course it all depends on the individual person – but I personally believe that White and Blake’s assumptions that literature and the arts can have a transformative impact on a persons life and experience is definitely true to me.

Peer Review 8 Semester 2, 2014

What a great entry you have provided us all with! So insightful and showing your clear knowledge of Blake and his engravings. I especially like the way you’ve spoken about your own personal beliefs, it’s nice to see in a day and age where so few people will willingly talk about their own beliefs. I have learnt a lot from your post, especially about Plate 13 in particular and look forward to learning more from you in your future blogs!!! Well done 🙂

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Blog Post 8 Semester 2, 2014

Respond briefly to the idea that opening our heart to some one outside our comfort zone can be a real catalyst for personal growth and awakening. Base this on your own experience.

Opening your heart to someone outside your comfort zone can most definitely be a real catalyst for personal growth and awakening for a myriad of beautiful reasons. I, myself, have experienced many instances in differing facets of my life that attribute to this idea. At 16 years old as a shy tomboy, I was introduced to an 18-year-old boy, who for good reason scared me in the most beautiful way possible. I had never had feelings for another the way I felt for him and as our relationship bloomed into a beautiful four year partnership of love, laughter and good times I not only learnt so much about myself, but about life and the world around me. As this experience grew me as a person, my inner soul was awakened with the love we shared. Although the relationship came to an end not so long ago and some people may say that the heartache I felt as a result of opening my heart to someone outside of my comfort zone was not worth it, I beg to differ. The opportunities I was given to learn about myself and to feel an array of different emotions I would never have gotten a chance to experience otherwise have by far outweighed the pain in my heart, chest and pretty much my entire body. Then there is a different kind of experience I have had through opening my heart to those outside of my comfort zone. My occupation when I am not at university is as an aged carer in a nursing home. I spend three to four days a week with elderly people who are not able to care for themselves with issues ranging from dementia to physical conditions. To share intimate experiences with another human where they are entirely dependant on you for feeding, bathing and just human interaction in general is a humbling experience. I am privileged to say the lives of the men and women I work with have touched me in a way very few people my age get to experience. Taking on work as an aged carer was something I didn’t think I would be able to do, and more importantly becoming so attached to specific residents is never something I thought I would have allowed myself to do, but I find I am now a more compassionate and empathetic person because of the experiences I have been exposed to through opening my heart to people outside of my comfort zone. I have grown personally tenfold and parts of my heart, mind and soul have been awakened in ways I could never have imagined.

Peer Review 6 Semester 2, 2014

Hi Rola, I love the images you’ve chosen!! You are one of the only other bloggers I’ve seen so far who have taken a different approach to these images, like me! Instead of posting images of nature you’ve looked beyond that and I really like where you’re coming from. Really well done on your blog, can’t wait to read more of your blogs 🙂

http://rolaayoub.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/week-6-seeing-through-the-eye/

Blog Post 6 Semester 2, 2014

Produce a collage of photographic images that reveal what it means to see through rather than with the eye.

For my collection of photos, instead of trolling through photos of nature, I decided to find images, paintings and drawings of actual eye’s themselves that stood out at me. I chose this blog topic because I thought it would challenge me and make me think outside the square a little. As much as I appreciate William Blake and his idea of ‘seeing through the eye and not with the eye’, I myself struggle to fully grasp the concept. I thought maybe collecting images of different eyes was more appropriate for me as these images meant more to me than simply images of nature and natural elements.

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