links

This page includes links to other relevant projects and sites:

Web series Channel - this site has a number of webseries in different genres.

UpStage - open source software that can be used to build and present online performance

Lonely Girl 15 - thousands were happy to follow the story on 'Youtube' of 15 year old Bree when they believed she was a home-schooled girl from small-town USA, with fundamentalist parents.  When it was discovered that Bree was an actress and the whole story had been carefully scripted many were disillusioned - here's an example of one response.  It's an interesting project to have a look at in terms of possibilities for cyberdramas in the form of web-based series.  The creators of this series are now involved in a UK series called Kate Modern - this one has been especially created for 'bebo' and is billed as a spin-off series from Lonely Girl 15.

quarterlife - This was created by two well-known film and tv producers. It's about young people and "coming of age in a digital generation". It was set up as a combination of a web series and a social network. It was launched on November 12, 2007.  The creators were very excited when it was later picked up by a television network. It was canned pretty quickly and the original website closed down.  Some of the material has still been available on myspace.

Candira - a project created several years ago by mlab.  Interesting use of flash animation and it also sought to invite input from participants through the 'mirror'

Online Caroline - created by UK group XPT this online drama requires you to enter your email details to get started.  You receive a series of emails that draws you into Caroline's life and dilemmas.  Even though you know it's all pre-determined and you can't really change anything, it still kind of sucks you in after a while... give it a go if you haven't already.

Planet Jemma - created by the same group who did Online Caroline.  Had a specific focus on trying to encourage girls to study Science.  Didn't work so well for me as Caroline, but see what you think. (I think this is currently not available as it's moved off the server it was on)

Cleo missing - this is a cyberdrama that was created for my MA reseach in 2005.  I worked with a group of university students to create this drama - material was gradually uploaded over a period of four months and outside users could impact on the development of the work through contributing to the forum.  It would be rated MA, there is some swearing and adult themes explored.

Tinytown - Melbourne based YouTube series, written for 12 year old actors who play detectives

Crackle.com - online videos, series, animations and comedy 

Dramatech space - Kim Flintoff's space on drama and technology.  Interesting documentation of his own research journey.

 

 Videos

Do schools today kill creativity? (Ken Robinson, TEDTalks)

 

 

Pay attention - This presentation, entitled "Pay Attention", was created by Darren Draper in an effort to motivate teachers to more effectively use technology in their teaching. Since most of today's students can appropriately be labeled as "Digital Learners", why are many teachers reluctant to enter the digital age with their teaching practices?

 

 

 Why the arts? - I'm quite passionate about the importance of providing quality arts education experiences in schools - and the ways these experiences provide the spaces for students to explore, experiment and create.  I made this clip as a resource to use with my pre-service education students. 

 

 
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