Workshop: “Unphotographable Phiction” (sic)

Working alone, you should choose one of Michael David Murphy’s “Unphotographable” posts and create a multimedia narrative. You should use your own images, new or from your archive and you should create an accompanying soundscape.

Please upload the pieces by next session to vimeo and tag it #phonar.

Thanks go to Michael  for kindly allowing #phonar to use his work .

To see this in action the other way around see Fliction (“A new online genre involving taking images from the website Flickr, and writing fictional stories about the images.”)

To see a related market application of this see

Kicked in by our Antipodean class #PhonarAdelaide , Gregory Ackland’s (@gackland ) class are looking over Kirby Ferguson’s (@remixeverything)  Remix everything Project :



And who knew?? Alan Levine (@cogdog) and Martha Burtis (@mburtis) of #DS106 fame – or as we prefer to refer to them #PhonarUS :) threw in this super awesome task – for those who feel they want more , more, more of the multimediaremixathon then please tag visit #DS106 for another awesome and supportive community of creators.

#DS106 Group Audio Challenge ( ) c/o Alan Levine @cogdog

Form groups of 3 to 4 people, each will review an assigned 30 second section of the clip below from a Charlie Chaplin silent film “The Lion’s Cage”. Mute the audio, and use any real world object (or your own voice) to create a sound effect. Each person in the group must make at least one sound.



Radio Techniques

Using example of story by RadioLab

Working With Audacity

Download Audacity, a free open source audio editing software
Download and install the plugin needed to save your Audacity sounds as mp3 files
Create an account on Sound Cloud, a site used for audio Daily Creates (if you have a smart phone, you may want to also get the SoundCloud app for recording audio)

See also Using Sound Cloud for Daily Creates
Create an account on Freesounds, a site for creative commons licensed sound effects



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Phonar - [fo-'när] is a free and open undergraduate photography class run by Jonathan Worth and Chantal Riekel from the photography team at Coventry University in the UK

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