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The Wire - Characters Saying the Opening Quotes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqNNpGlUKHw

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Brittany, I miss your work. Hope you have a great New Year.

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I am loving your work in , FYI

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New blog post: "Inspired: Mendel and Oppenheimer Logos" http://bavatuesdays.com/inspired-mendel-and-oppenheimer-logos/

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New blog post: "Inspired: The Wire Scrolls" http://bavatuesdays.com/inspired-the-wire-scrolls/

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Wire 106: S03E08 – “Moral Midgetry” http://bavatuesdays.com/wire-106-s03e08-moral-midgetry/

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New blog post: "Inspired by Un-Cropped Road Signs" http://bavatuesdays.com/inspired-by-cropped-signs/

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New blog post: Inspired: “It’s a Kodak Moment in the House” http://bavatuesdays.com/inspired-its-a-kodak-moment-in-the-house

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New blog post: "Inspired: Never Been a Paper Bag for " http://bavatuesdays.com/inspired-never-been-a-paper-bag-for-ds106/

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Empathy Map by way of the Noun Project #wire106 #ds106dc

Above is my first Daily Create of the week: The Empathy Map. To have fun, I did it all in Noun Project icons, the credits are below.

Credits:
Empire State Building designed by Stefan Spieler from the Noun Project
Immersive Experience designed by Luis Prado from the Noun Project
Art designed by Will Deskins from the Noun Project
Sound Wave designed by Aleksandr Novolokov from the Noun Project
Conversation designed by Ahmed Elzahra from the Noun Project

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"Wire 106: S02E06/E07/E08 “All Prologue,” “Backwash,” and “Duck and Cover” http://bavatuesdays.com/wire-106-s02e06e07e08

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"Wire 106 Radio: S02E03/E04/E05 “Hot Shots,” “Hard Cases,” and “Undertow" http://bavatuesdays.com/wire-106-radio-s02e03e04

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Wire106 on ds106radio: Audio Discussion of Season 2, Episode 5 "Undertow"

This ds106radio discussion took place on September 18th, 2014 with Imran, Paul, and myself.

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Wire106 on ds106radio: Audio Discussion of Season 2, Episode 4 "Hard Cases"

This ds106radio discussion took place on September 18th, 2014 with Melinda Albrycht, Allison Thoet, Syd Bauman, LaKisha Mahone, Paul Bond, and myself.

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Wire106 on ds106radio: Audio Discussion of Season 2, Episode 3 "Hot Shots"

This ds106radio discussion took place on September 17th, 2014 with Paul, Imran, Maggie, Brittany, and Stefanie and myself.

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D&D alignment chart for The Wire #ds106 #wire106 via @joefromkenyon

Joe Murphy on Twitter: "Is there enough creativity in making a pop culture D&D alignment chart for a create? version: http://t.co/g2DS38f2HW" https://twitter.com/joefromkenyon/status/516650260350136320

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UMW really should have a class on The Wire #wire106

Imran discovered this on Yik Yak and sent it my way and I was like "What is chopped liver?" http://ds106.us/tag/wire106

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"Wire 106: Week 6 - The Design of Things" http://bavatuesdays.com/wire-106-week-6-the-design-of-things/ Here we go again!

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Omar gives Bird the tie fly by #wire106 #gif

Love this scene. Say it like peanut butter:
http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/say-it-like-the-peanut-butter/
VisualAssignments, VisualAssignments2

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Red Moon #ds106 #wire106

Read the full post here: http://bavatuesdays.com/red-moon/

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New blog post: "From Radio to Television to Wire 106 or, Why I teach" http://bavatuesdays.com/from-radio-to-television-to-wire-106-or-why-i-teach/

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New blog post: "Wire 106 Twitter Watch Along" http://bavatuesdays.com/wire-106-twitter-watch-along/

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New blog post: Listen Along on ds106radio (#4life) http://bavatuesdays.com/wire-106-listen-along-on-ds106radio-4life/

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Interview with The Wire Sound Editor Jen Ralston (@someotherjen) for #wire106 #ds106

This is the interview Paul Bond and I had with sound editor Jen Ralston about her work on The Wire and more. She has a series of brilliant insights, and does a few close readings of scenes from season 1. It's an excellent resource for thinking more deeply about sound, which is appropriate given we will be introducing sound in this week.

Alternative link:
http://bavatuesdays.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/wire106_jen_ralston_interview_original.mp3

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The Wire Everywhere: The Pay Phone #ds106 #wire106

I was at Westmoreland State Park with my family today and I saw a pay phone by the visitors center and immediately thought of The Wire Everywhere assignment for ds106. It's interesting how the pay phone is becoming a vestigial technology in a society where a majority of folks carry one in their pocket (in addition to an extremely powerful computer).

I love the aesthetic of the pay phone, and it's a staple of The Wire season 1, so I figured I would capture just that. It's interesting how something as ubiquitous as this technology 25 years ago has vanished in the wake of the mobile revolution. The idea of vanishing technology like the pay phone is fascinating, and the idea that Grant Potter set it up so that you could broadcast to from a pay phone back in the day was one of the most interesting marriages of old and new technologies I've ever seen.

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Double Feature "Ebb Tide" & "Collateral Damage" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TYacG28cYM w/ @Green_Canoe & @teamtightpants

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Pay phone GIF #ds106 #wire106

This is a GIF from episode 5,"The Pager," when D'Angelo starts an irreversible series of events.

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New blog post: "Wiring Supercuts" http://bavatuesdays.com/wiring-supercuts/

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Pager Paranoia on the GIF Wire #ds106 #wire106

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This is my attempt at the "Summarize A Wire Episode In GIFs." I chose to pull six (actually seven) animated GIFs from episode 5 of Season 1 of The Wire: "The Pager." It's one of my favorite episodes because the theme of being watched and a more generalized sense of paranoia creeps into the episode constantly. 

This is one of the earlier, if not earliest, episode where we hear the refrain: "Omar's coming!" As we all know, "the cheese stands alone!" ---and he'll be coming for Avon soon.

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There's a lot of warnings in this episode, and I found an interesting parallel between Omar's raid on the East Side stash, and the young hopper's in the pit calling the warning for "5-0" that Stringer Bell and D'Angelo hear while talking about there being a snitch in D's ranks. Again, this constant sense of being watched, betrayed, and generally under someone else's control.

 

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Did nearly comprehensive sweep of blogs and social media sites. Excited by what I'm seeing-but want more interaction and commenting

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Love you are using Knownfhub or posting to Twitter. You can also post to Fllckr and wire106 hub and twitter all at once with Known. Though you may have to add tags manually to Flickr.

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"Scenes from the Wire" http://bavatuesdays.com/scenes-from-the-wire-2/ Wire bots for ? Thanks for the inspiration @zachwhalen

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Creating GIFs with Text in GIMP #wire106 #ds106

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Here is a quick screencast showing you how to add text to GIFs in GIMP. And keep in mind, GIFs don't necessarily need text for the summary assignment.

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#wire106: Ain't nobody out to get me...

First GIF of 6 for the 6 GIF Summary of a Wire episode. I chose Episode 5 "The Pager"
http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/summarize-a-wire-episode-in-gifs/

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Wire 106: S01E11 "The Hunt" #wire106 #ds106

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Meredith Fierro, Jessica ReingoldPaul Bond and I discussed Episode 11 of Season 1 of The Wire: "The Hunt." This was special for me because it's the first time we had UMW students enrolled in ds106 join the discussions about the show. This will now be a regular, ongoing component of these video discussions, and based on this one it's going to be a lot of fun to start featuring everyone's readings of the series. If you're interested in being part of tomorrow's discussion of episode 12, "Cleaning Up," you can sign-up here to join in.

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I am getting ready to post the assignment for Week 2 of

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Bubbles Dangerous Caper in S01E09 #wire106 #ds106

Here is a seen from S01E09 "Game Day" wherein Bubbles steals a bag of drugs from a dealer with a fishhook from the rooftop. Image credit goes to Scenes from the Wire Tumblr.

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F**king with Avon Barksdale's Morale #wire106 #ds106

This is an animated GIF from Season 1, Episode 9 of The Wire: "Game Day" care of the awesome Scenes from the Wire Tumblr.

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At 5:15 PM (EDT) this evening we'll be discussing S01E07 of The Wire: "One Arrest" http://www.wire106.com/live-discussion/

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New blog post: "Pushing the Known Syndication Hub Beyond RSS" http://bavatuesdays.com/15550/ @withknown

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This is a test of the hub (http://hub.wire106.com) for the post I am writing about how awesome it is.

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Here we go! officially underway! Week 1-"The Setup" http://www.wire106.com/digital-storytelling/wire-106-week-1-the-setup/

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All things being equal, this post will be pushed to Twitter, Facebook, and syndication hub (http://hub.wire106.com) all at once

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#wire106 on reserve

Shannon Hauser just gave me the heads up that the DVD set of The Wire is now in Simpson Library and on reserve for the semester. It's all in the game, yo.

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The Wire Everywhere #wire106

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While walking around the new building I now work in at UMW---I realized I was seeing The Wire everywhere. Specifically, in the carpet.

The carpet is a constant reminder, at least for me, of the iconic image that is associated with the series on its main Wikipedia page.

So I took a picture of the rug and then add a quick title (still working in PowerPoint  ;)) and took a screenshot.

You can see a comparison here. 

I would give myself one of the two stars I attributed to "The Wire Everywhere" assignment I created for this semester's ds106 visual assignments. For it to be awesome, I would need to use Photoshop or GIMP to make the colors of the rug match those of the series icon. I'll revisit this, but for now consider it yet another star, and a new assignment to boot :)




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.@aforgrave is always good for a course logo, and he didn't disappoint with #wire106

http://aforgrave.ca/detritus/2014/08/17/the-wire-106/

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New blog post: "Clowny Ass Troll Quotes" http://bavatuesdays.com/clowny-ass-troll-quotes/

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New blog post: "Triple Troll Wire Epigraphs" http://bavatuesdays.com/triple-troll-wire-epigraphs/

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New blog post: "Wire 106: S01E02 'The Detail'" http://bavatuesdays.com/wire-106-s01e02-the-detail/

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New blog post: "Wire 106: S01E01 'The Target'" http://bavatuesdays.com/wire106-s01e01-the-target/

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New blog post: "Wire 106: Welcome to Hamsterdam" http://bavatuesdays.com/wire-106-welcome-to-hamsterdam/