Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Day 6: Reflections

Update: The Transcripts from the Last 5 Days of Sight and Sound

Many of you lost your sight and sound forever, but at least one small band and several others managed to execute the Daisy Chain.  You'll have to fill in what happens next.

In the meantime:
Literary Prompt: In comments posted to this blog, reflect on the L5DOSAS experience. Here are some aspects for your comment.  Run with the ones that strike you.  (Please make sure to sign your comments with your first name, first initial of your last name, and floor -- optional: user name.)
  • What did this exercise illuminate about Twitter?
  • What did the netprov illuminate about our Internet-centered lives and its relationship to our physical or RL embodied realities.
  • What did this netprov reveal around social media collective effort? Was Gladwell right?
  • What was it like to be in the story?
  • What would you change about the prompts or challenges?
  • Any other comments or challenges. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Day 5: Daisy Chain or Bust

Day 5:

Story:  After having found Hillary Vossergon, sister of the missing malpractice medic, you learn of a potential way out, the Daisy Chain.  In her words,
The theory behind the Daisy Chain is that a sequential link among SensoRex units could create the necessary phase pulsations to rejigger the patients' brains back into full real world visual and aural capacity. In theory. At least I thought it would work at the time.
However, the Daisy Chain requires a sufficient build up of SensoRex system activity, which means getting enough people chained together.

Literary Prompt:
Describe a moment when your engagement with audio or visual through a networked device (smartphone/laptop/iPad) interfered with (hurt, created problems with) your interactions with a friend or relative who was with you physically.

Challenge:  Remember trying to form that dance party?  That challenge was preparation for this: The Daisy Chain.  At some moment before 11:59 pm, get everyone on your floor (no fewer than 14 people) to create a Daisy Chain.  Here's how:
  • 1st person makes a Tweet (of at least 10 words).
  • Everyone else retweets but...
  • Each person is retweeted (or MT-ed) only once by only one other person on the floor
  • Each subsequent person will also Modify the Tweet by 1 word only when they post
  • The whole Daisy Chain cannot take longer than 15 minutes to Tweet (Tweets are automatically time stamped).
Each floor may have 2 outside participants. The Floor with the most participants wins mega points.

Note: Nurse Zink will try to interrupt you esp. if she knows what you are planning.

Good luck.  If you fail, this will be your last day of sight and sound!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Day 4: Squinting for a Way Out

Day 4:

Story:  Two more days to go.  You've heard the worst of the news.  You've danced away some of your sorrow.  Vossergon has not turned up.  Nurse Zink is not much help.  What can you do? As it turns out, there is a small glimmer of hope.  But to reach it, you must scour the Internet.

Literary Prompt: With two days left of sight and sound, describe a memory from your character's childhood that would be meaningless without sight or sound.

Challenge: Using your floors as teams, find the online clues to a way out of your current situation. The answer is out there.  Decide whether you will share your finding with other floors.