It has been quite a while since I have written; life takes us many places and there is always something to keep me away. I am a member of a spiritual, inter-faith online community, and one discussion last night prompted me to come back here and start a discussion on suicide intervention. For any of you […]Read more "Suicide Intervention"
Beginning the discussion on PTSD is never an easy subject to broach with anyone. Some will deny they suffer, others will react with hostility, and others still will deny they are even at risk. We have to look beyond their “I’m fine” response, and hear what isn’t being said. Here is the article I published […]Read more "We need to talk about PTSD – a storify article"
Two significant holidays have just past; Canada Day (1 July) and Independence Day (4 July). There are two things these celebrations have in common; the independence of our nation from the British Empire and fireworks. It is the latter I want to talk about as I revisit the idea of citizen journalism and mainstream journalism, […]Read more "Summarize this: one veteran’s opinion on citizen journalism"
What better way to capture the feeling and momentum of an event than through the user-generated content in new media? Known as “the Twitter effect” (Bruno, 2011 as cited in Hermida, 2012, p.663), this ideology allows for the average citizen’s voice to be heard and used as a means to share real-time accounts of an […]Read more "Citizen journalism: PTSD and the Twitter effect"
I was asked an interesting question relating to online piracy, where I was to put myself in the artists or producers shoes and think about my reaction to the unauthorized or ‘pirated’ use of my music (or related content). My previous post on piracy discussed some of the laws and court decisions (interpretations) relating to […]Read more "Piracy? A summation [Mod 5]"
I was moved by the process of remixing a video using Mozilla Popcorn, but really disappointed that the product does not always play as it was originally intended. As such, I chose to play with another media – Storify. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to “remix” video to tell my story, so I have […]Read more "PTSD; the hidden wound"
Pirates and PTSD; how do these relate to one another? Well, I find music therapeutic, and sometimes I look to the internet to find sources of music to download without cost. I have shared music online and used some of that same music (in whole or in part) in other things I have produced (like […]Read more "On pirates and PTSD [mod 5]"
http://popcorn.webmadecontent.org/15j6 This is a short video remixed entirely from content on YouTube. The numbers for OSISS and the Veterans Crisis Line are real, and I strongly encourage anyone that needs to, to contact these organizations. They can help. . .Read more "Making ‘me’: understanding PTSD"
I’ve discussed the idea of using video to create a collage of images, words, music and such that is representative of personal experience (be it as deployed soldiers, or in reference to our diagnoses). What I continue to contemplate is the intellectual property and copyright (IP/C) laws that protect these same original images that we […]Read more "Copyrighted?: a summation"
Sometimes boredom or curiosity draws me to YouTube, but today I look to it from an academic standpoint, as a source of cultural identity in the form of amateur video. Compare this to mainstream media, whose focus is on the capitalist marketplace (Jenkins, 2004) and we see that these two forms of information conveyance can […]Read more "YouTube as a link to community and culture: healing through remixing video?"