The PR Connection Podcast: Episode 11

Episode 11 PRConnection Podcast

In which Alan & Antonio deal with
strong cellular deficiency

[Originally published at http://prconnection.cogdog.casa/]

And they talk aimlessly about connection (quite rightly) and other high-level stuff.

Hello, planet Earth, do you hear? Instead of raising the bar, we have the lowest possible quality. Zero.

But I love these conversations a little more every time, because it’s nice to talk tech (and other stuff) with Alan. And please listen through the end since he has got a special surprise with the outro.

So this episode seems a weird radio program from the 70’s, with some joker at some place having fun of listeners.

The worst podcast ever.

How can I not worry, Antonio?

Charting our frequency? Seems to be increasing.

[What are we talking about?]

The battery. Welcome back. OMG. Talking disruptions.

And I keep forgetting the English language.

Radio… photography…

Tom Woodward‘s WordPress Timeline JS Plugin useful to visualize an interactive timeline of blogs.

And Fleabag??

I almost watch no tv.

What?

I Am Mine! Says Lucy Van Pelt

Then there’s Lucy. Of course the broken connections means Alan thinks I’m talking about the other Lucy from I Love Lucy. But no, at the time I didn’t know nothin’ about this Lucy #2. For me the one and only is the One From The Peanuts, a memory from my adolescence.

And talking about comics: You want the Italians? Diabolik, Satanik, Alan Ford, Jacovitti…

Max Bunker & Magnus’s Alan Ford: A weird band of detectives.
Image of Diabolik booklet with Jim Groom.
Il Giallo a Fumetti: Diabolik. From @jimgroom’s bavatuesdays.
Satanik comicbook cover
Satanik. Il fumetto dell’orrore. From Amazon.

Yes, Satanik was drawn by the very Max Bunker (Luciano Secchi) of Alan Ford and written by Magnus (Roberto Raviola).

Last, there is Jacovitti, a genius telling Western-style stories, with dumb cigarette-smoking horses, pencils, salami-on-foot and worms on the ground.

I learn that Alan looks at his browser’s cookies (to check privacy etc.)

Usage of facebook. Usefullness? I find myself saying:

No other medium to contact far-away friends besides calling them FTW??

Alan Tweets In ALL CAPS:

Then, there’s Terry Greene‘s podcast Gettin’ Air from VoiceEd.ca, which I (Antonio) will be soon part of, in the company of Terry and other much admired folks.

Not bad for a broken episode 😉

And that’s all, folks.


[Featured image from Flickr: “Broken” by kevin dooley is licensed under CC BY 2.0 ]

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Weekly Insta Post

The weekly Instagram from avunque.

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Beginning of semester

Yes, it seems like the semester just started.

“New Zealand Media & Entertainment Branding” by Unordinary — is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

We had a suspension of disbelief due to the passage of storm Dorian, which was going to pass through half of Puerto Rico and moved easterly later to miss us, fortunately. Classes were suspended a couple of days, and the semester’s second week was gone. Thus, yesterday felt like a new beginning.

But it was really the kick from Alan Levine’s impulse to record a new episode for The Puerto Rico Connection –our low-frequency podcast– and our doing so two weeks ago, that really put me solidly on the horse’s back. Why? Because Alan asked me about a few key questions about my New Media class and other stuff I’m doing, and so, such things acquired a life independent of me–some importance beyond my classrooms.

Shortly the episode will be available on the website and on Apple Podcasts or other aggregator. I think it came out pretty fine: he is such a kind master issuer of questions!

We’ll discuss in situ the details of the episode, but suffice it to say here that we talked podcasts and about the plan in my New Media class to have students do in small groups a number of episodes of the class’ podcast, La Situación— which they would plan, produce and distribute during the semester.

This class really motivates me and I consider it a privilege to share it with my brilliant students. So many experiences, from Podcasting to Una Foto Cada Día (the daily photo challenges we play with for forty days), from Instagram curation to Twitter class account management, to our curated database of shared Web content. The trip just started, and Winter is Sort of Coming (1).

Anyhow, this course is going to change a bit, since in my Department we’re having a revision. Bottom line, it will morph into a Digital Storytelling course (which of course it is already), but with some new stuff on data and their visualization.


(1) I refer to our hard Puerto Rican winter, of course.

Image: “New Zealand Media & Entertainment Branding” by Unordinary — is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.

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Weekly Insta Post

Street art

I’m starting a weekly series of Instagrams, so to connect my photo interests to this blog. The idea is to post just one image per week. Not sure whether I’d post this with the “image” format or as a regular post. Trying out with “image”.

The Instagram comes through the Zapier service, which activates whenever a new photo gets published on Instagram. Zapier then posts on WP (this site) as a Draft. I finally edit each draft and it’s done. I am looking though at a way to **also** get the same image as a Featured Image of the post, without the need of other steps.

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Street art #streetart #art #mural #insta #skate

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delicious Zeitgeist 30 August 2019

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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