Saturday, June 6, 2009

Exploring the world of Jonathan Harris is an absorbing experience. His Universe project allows us to navigate common threads of experience drawn from data mining on the web ... threads that tell us what our new mythologies might be.

Jonathan s work attempts to capture for us, not simply the mood or aspirations of the world online, but to draw out our commonalities. His work reveals the many ways in which we are more alike than think.
I am always amazed at how many variations there can be in the method in which you can tell a story using digital media. The Whale Hunt is wonderful example. Despite it being a linear narrative, the reader is encouraged to explore at multiple points in the storyline. I really enjoyed looking through it, and encourage you to take a look too!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Positive Stories is an initiative developed by the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD). It's a site full of stories of insight and hope, and I'd encourage you to spend some time there. Some of the stories are raw and unpolished, some accomplished and a few even poetic.