Interactive Fiction In The iOS Age: A Text-Based Love Story

I’m about to introduce interactive fiction in my “New Media Projects” course. I’m glad to find further evidence that the genre continues to be discovered and shared. If you start playing IF and search for people with the same interests to chat with, good resources, and help of any kind, the intfiction forum is the perfect starting point. This website is the first and best resource for all things IF.…

4

Elly Noble Reflects on Stage Right’s New “Snow White”

What’s it like on your first day rehearsing for the starring role, joining a cast that’s already been working hard for a week? Yesterday, Elly Noble started rehearsing for “Snow White: The Musical,” part of Stage Right! Greensburg‘s professional theatre season, Sept 21-23 at the Palace Theatre. I managed to pull Elly aside for a few minutes to get her reaction.  I also caught the moment the artistic director got…

On Facebook, Bullies ‘Like’ if You Hate

There is a marked difference between how my half-generation and my brother’s engages with and approaches the Internet. I remember dial-up and still have my AOL.com e-mail address (it’s basically a giant spam folder, now). I weed through my Facebook friends weekly, de-friending those whose names I don’t remember or maybe never really knew. I have friends with separate work and personal Twitter accounts and those who take weekends off…

2

How to Record Any Audio from your Mac Speakers for Free

Filing this for future reference. Very frustrating limitation on my machine. Of course, simply looping the “speaker out” jack to the “mic in” jack would probably do the trick, but what a stupid, frustrating kludge. Some PCs have the ability to record “what you hear”, but it depends on the PCs soundcard. But on my MacBook Pro, there’s no native way to record the audio you hear. Unless you download…

6

Crazy, Kinetic, Acoustic Visit to the Carnegie Science Center

A few days ago, I blogged about visiting SportsWorks at the Carnegie Science Center. A couple weeks ago, I brought my son and his friend to see an extended tour of the submarine USS Requin. This post is mostly about visiting the Exploration Station, part of the fourth floor installation that features more of the hands-on, kid-friendly exhibits that make the Carnegie Science Center such a wonderful place.