an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author’s work as one’s own, as by not crediting the original author: It is said that he plagiarized Thoreau’s plagiarism of a line written by Montaigne. Synonyms: appropriation, infringement, piracy, counterfeiting; theft, borrowing, cribbing, passing off.
a piece of writing or other work reflecting such unauthorized use or imitation: “These two manuscripts are clearly plagiarisms,” the editor said, tossing them angrily on the floor.
GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD focuses the imaginative and inspired eye of one of cinema’s most preeminent filmmakers on one of the world’s most influential men. The film takes viewers on the musical and spiritual voyage that was George Harrison’s life, much of it told in his own words. The result is deeply moving and touches each viewer in unique and individual ways.
Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese traces Harrison’s life from his musical beginnings in Liverpool through his life as a musician, a seeker, a philanthropist and a filmmaker, weaving together interviews with Harrison and his closest friends, performances, home movies and photographs. Much of the material in the film has never been seen or heard before. The result is a rare glimpse into the mind and soul of one of the most talented artists of his generation and a profoundly intimate and affecting work of cinema.
The film includes interviews with Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, George Martin, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr and Jackie Stewart. They speak honestly and frankly about George’s many talents and contradictions.
Currently, I am moderating a free online course, Digital Storytelling for Young Learners, with a dream team of moderators who are phenomenal at working with young learners, Esra Girgin, Barbara Sakamoto, Özge Karaoglu, Jennifer Verschoor, David Dodgson, and Michelle Worgan. Over 250 participants have joined and have shared incredibly imaginative stories in our online class portfolio. One of the most surprising discoveries, though, was that 62% of the teachers who took our survey said they had never had their learners create digital stories. Our language learners have powerful stories to share and often share personal stories in blogs, Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter. Through digital storytelling we motivate our learners to apply, contextualize, visualize, and personalize the language they learn. There are 100s of free digital tools and websites to inspire your learners to create extremely imaginative stories and share them with a global audience. I hope the following tips and resources will help you along your journey towards integrating digital storytelling into your curriculum…..” (Teacher Reboot Camp )
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The current issue of New Scientist is just being circulated ( thx our sweetheart colleague- Dini ) watch for this amazing article- even you humanities types! Also the Library provides teachers with access to the digital archives of this terrific British journal. Megabytes of good stuff!
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“…We are all collections of memories. They dictate how we think, act and make decisions, and even define our identity.
Yet memory, with its many virtues and flaws, has puzzled for centuries. How are memories made and stored in the brain? Why do we remember some events but not others? What do other animals remember? And how can we improve the flawed instrument handed to us by evolution?
In these articles we answer these questions and many more, starting with a revolutionary new understanding of memory’s purpose…” (Robson, 32 )
Robson, David, and Emma Young. “Memory.” New Scientist 6 Oct. 2012: 32. New Scientist. Web. 16 Oct. 2012.
Any reading material- in technical use- periodic means “at regular or predictable intervals, such as, magazines, newspapers literary journals, newsletters etc. Not exclusive to print material, periodicals could now include blogs or digital e-publications.
- general interest or hobby specialty can vary in amount of ads and amount of written story content
- some hobby magazines are like self-help or how-to publications. ie. model airplane
-more and more quality reading material is available in digital format either for free ( with advertising ) or by a pay wall model
DESIGN TIPS and PARTS of a MAGAZINE: sticky notes
Find example of strong TYPE
Find an example of sans-serif font
Find an example of pull-quote
Find example of strong IMAGE
Find example of strong 3 GRID layout
Find example of SIDEBAR
Find example of 2 fancy FOLIO
Find example of DROPSHADOW text of image
Find and example of 2 page spread
TASK: -Consumer Reports - What is the best sedan car under $10,000? Answer Below…. OR -Vancouver Sun – Who recently died in a Kelowna motel room? Answer Below…
PROJECT: plan, create and build a mockup magazine.
OK, so internal communications don’t actually get sold, but your cover should demonstrate what the magazine has to offer. Arresting and relevant imagery with great headlines and clear navigation can grab the reader’s attention and make sure your publication gets read. When you think you’ve finished the job, always take a step back, look at the cover and ask yourself if you would pick it up.
2. Create a natural pace and rhythm.
It’s a good idea to break the reader in with a few shorter stories up front. A simple news section can bridge the gap between your cover and major features and help the reader familiarise themselves with the magazine’s format and tone of voice. Presenting a weighty feature too early can be daunting and off-putting.
3. Stay on the grid.
The grid is the architecture of your magazine, the framework that keeps every page element in its place. It keeps columns consistent and anchors photographs, panels and boxes so they don’t float around. If you want something that offers more than just three basic columns, go for a much higher number such as 12. It might seem like structural madness at first, but, once you get used to it, you’ll see that it can divide down nicely into two, three, four and six.
4. Get the hierarchy right.
When dealing with spreads that have multiple stories or when grouping stories on a theme, take the time to look at the overall hierarchy. Make sure a lead item is given prominence. It’s easy to get this wrong and a lesser story can end up looking like the most attractive element. Use larger headlines, prime positioning and strong imagery to achieve a sense of importance.
5. The art of type.
For centuries, typesetters and letter-writers have concerned themselves with the size, shape and forms of characters. They mulled on the leading, kerning and tracking of each word on the page to ensure that all was legible and print-ready. In a way, the computer age has meant that this has become a lost skill. Whether headlines are the centrepiece of a spread or top smaller news items, take the time to concentrate on the letter spacing. Avoiding legibility issues, character clashes and unsightly gaps will make things easier on the reader’s eye and help with overall accessibility.
6. Don’t be afraid of white space.
When it comes to internal publications, which can be copy-heavy, just thinking about leaving blank space on the page can ring client alarm bells. Equally, stuffing as much as you can onto each and every page may leave the reader overwhelmed. Experiment with white space in your new multi-column layout. Or on larger features, try starting your article just above the halfway point of the page. You’ll be surprised how much a little bit of white space helps to soften the reader’s eye into the layout.
7. Be sensible with your colours.
Employee publications often have their colour palettes dictated by the branding of the parent company, but that doesn’t mean you should saturate every page with the same vivid purple as the company’s logo. Think about colour from the reader’s point of view. Avoid assaulting their senses. Instead, use your colour scheme to create warm, friendly and appealing environments, both for your readers and your content. A spread that’s so bright and lurid that it actually hurts the eyes simply won’t get read.
8. Avoid the grey mountains.
Any reader faced with two pages of solid text will see something of a mountain to climb. Look for ways to give them a few footholds by breaking up the text with interesting box-outs, panels or tables. The more you can break the information down into manageable pieces, the more likely it is to get read. Crossheads and pull-quotes will not only break up the grey, but can make the article more appealing and help the mountain seem worth scaling.
9. Every picture tells a story.
But I’ll have to give you the abridged version. Best practice for photography and illustration and getting the most from your budget warrants a top ten list of its own. To be brief: use images that help convey the content and attract the reader. Imagery should always be relevant and of good enough quality to at least look professional. If you think a photograph looks bad, consider not using it. Your editor wouldn’t include a bad article just because they had it on file, would they?
10. Achieve a healthy balance.
So you’ve got all your pages designed and laid out according to your flatplan. Now take a look at the whole magazine. Does it flow properly? As you go through, do you get a sense of rhythm and pace? Does the article on page 5 sit too heavily alongside the lighter piece on page 4? Have you achieved variation, or does every page and image box look the same? Does one page feel crammed and claustrophobic while another seems empty and spread out? If anything feels like that to you, it will to your readers too. Take the time to address these issues and your end product will benefit.
Typography is the art of arranging type and type design. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, line spacing, and the adjustment of spaces between groups of letters (tracking) and between pairs of letters (kerning). Typography comes from the Greek words typos, which means “mark, figure” and grapho, which means “I write.” It is basically the discipline of shaping written information; thus it can be applied to anything which has to do with text, including web design. Authors write the text, designers and typographers manage the typography, and users read through it.
On a grey Sunday, a young boy resorts to placing coins on a nearby train track to entertain himself. Picking the coins up after the train has run them over, he discovers that an amazing transformation has taken place. Presented from a child’s vantage point, this cartoon is a nod to childhood and to the things kids do to escape boredom on Sunday afternoons.
In 1909, a dapper young remittance man is sent from England to Alberta to attempt ranching. However, badminton, bird watching and liquor get in the way of cattle wrangling, and many misadventures ensue. A film about the beauty of the prairie, the pangs of homesickness and the folly of living dangerously out of context
The NFB has created over 13,000 productions and won more than 5,000 awards at festivals, including 12 Oscars. With more Academy Award nominations than any production company or organization outside of Hollywood, the NFB continues to be a pioneer in Canadian cinema.
The NFB garnered its 71st and 72nd Oscar-nominated film with Sunday by Patrick Doyon, and Wild Life, by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby. This marks the 8th time in the NFB’s history that the institution gets a double nomination in the same category.