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"Alternative" Media & Public Access
Grassroots, Democratic, Non-corporate
San Francisco Bay Area:
    Arts (& "techno/arts")
Research & Writing & Libraries & Ethnography -- Menlo College Bowman Library & Public Libraries; Ethnographic Research
Digital Storytelling Film Sites  and research into film-related topics Links to Cyprus Sites
Collections of Media Links More Media-Related Sites 'Zines
Cyber Culture and Advanced Media InterNet / HTML / Technology
Tools & Info
Includes info on Web design, search tools, etc.
Video and Audio on the Web

Privacy Issues, Sites, Links, Protection
Includes numerous search engines

InterNet Search Engines
Includes link to list of numerous people/info search engines

Just for Fun


    Research and Writing

  • Menlo College Bowman Library  Bowman LIbrary has a variety of excellent resources to help you with your research.
    • An excellent guide to researching and writing research papers:
      • Select "References & Research Assistance: Information Guides." Then, under "Guides for Researching and Writing Research Papers," select an appropriate topic.
    • In particular, note the infomation regarding how to draw from high-quality sources: books, academic journals, national newspapers, and on-line electronic databases (e.g., ProQuest, Lexis-Nexis Academic, or Biography Resource Center. In addition, The Historical New York Times database provides access to The New York Times back to the late 1800s!
    •  Avoid web sites as sources -- unless they are used in addition to the high-quality sources mentioned above.
      • Keeping this in mind, you can access media-related web sites by going to the Bowman home page:
        • Select "Electronic Resources: Suggested Web Links." Scroll down to "Media & Mass Communication
  • Public libraries provide additional resources. Here are a few links to some public libraries in the region.

 

Ethnographic Research -- focused on technology

    Digital Storytelling

    Digital Storytelling is a method of telling personal stories using digital tools. These are typically stories of personal relevance -- transcendence, transformation, change, of events or people in our lives who have made a difference.

    Rather than the goal of commercial, corporate media to sell soap, the focus of digital storytelling is on hearing the stories of everyday people, the communities in which they live, and the people with whom they share the planet. The belief is that there is empowerment in hearing the stories, as well as empowerment in the telling of the stories.  Digital technologies are tools to aid in this ancient human process.

    Primarily developed by the Center for Digital Storytelling in the late 1990s, the technique has spread across the globe.

  • Center for Digital Storytelling "The Center for Digital Storytelling is a California-based non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization rooted in the art of personal storytelling. We assist young people and adults in using the tools of digital media to craft, record, share, and value the stories of individuals and communities, in ways that improve all our lives."
  • "Silence Speaks" Project A project of the Center for Digital Storytelling. "In support of healing and violence protection."
  • South African Digital Stories A project of the Center for Digital Storytelling, South African EngenderHealth’s “Men as Partners” (MAP) initiative, and the “Silence Speaks” project
  • Digital Storytelling Festival "The Digital Storytelling Festival was founded in1995 as an annual gathering where professionals and enthusiasts who use technology to communicate and share stories gather to examine creative works and new concepts being used in areas of education, community building, business, personal and legacy storytelling, new media and entertainment."
  • OUR MEDIA.ORG's  Tutorial on Digital Storytelling   Our Media is a non-profit oriented "You Tube" that is philosophically in line with digital storytelling.   Menlo College students are encouraged to place their stories on this site, with appropriate tags: "Menlo College" and "digital storytelling."  This is an excellent tutorial on how to create your own digital story.

  • Menlo College Bowman Library  Bowman LIbrary has a variety of resources to help you with your film-related research.
    • Select "References & Research Assistance: Information Guides." Then, under "Subject Specific Guides," select "Film Criticism in Bowman Library."
      • In particular, note the infomation regarding how to draw from high-quality sources: books, academic journals, national newspapers, and on-line electronic databases (e.g., ProQuest, Lexis-Nexis Academic, or The Historical New York Times (the Biography Resource Center is considered a web site rather than an electronic database for this course).
    • Additional Resources Recommended by Bowman Library Librarians -- related to film or social history:
      • The Oxford History of World Cinema / edited by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
        R PN1993.5.A1 O96 1996 [reference]
      • Film Review Index / edited by Patricia King Hanson, Stephen L. Hanson
        R PN1995.F55 v. 1 and v.2 [reference]
      • The New York Times Encyclopedia of Film / Gene Brown, editor ; Harry M. Geduld, advisory editor
        R PN1993.N465 1984 v. 1-v.13 [reference]
      • Encyclopedia of American History / edited by Richard B. Morris, associate editor, Jeffrey B. Morris
        R E174.5.M847 1996 [reference]
      • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture / editors, Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast : with an introduction by Jim Cullen
        R E169.1.S764 2000 v.1-v.5 [reference]
      • American Decades : 1960-1969 / edited by Richard Layman ; associate editor, James W. Hipp
        R E169.12.A4195 199 [reference]
      • Turbulent Passage: A Global History of the Twentieth Century. 2nd ed. / Michael Adas, Peter N. Stearns, and Stuart B. Schwartz. 2003. New York: Longman.
        D421 .A33 1994 [Reference, Spring 2006]

    Links to Cyprus and Turkish Cypriot Sites

  • Voices from Turkish Cyprus. Oral histories related to Turkish Cypriot experiences.
  • The Cyprus Conflict  An excellent educational web site exploring many aspects of the issues related to Cyprus.

    Collections of Media Links

  • Communication Resources. From the University of Florida.
  • DevMedia. Media for Development and Democracy. Links to resources in media used for development purposes.
  • Many People/Info Search Engines Numerous search engines for finding people and information, some free, some for a fee. Includes privacy information. (From New Communication Technologies class)

    'Zines

 

    Free Media Players
    To view Audio and Video on the Web, you'll need a player installed on your computer. Players are provided free from the 3 major web players: Real Player, Quicktime, and Microsoft Windows Media Player. All of these players can be downloaded for free for Mac or Windows computers.

  • Real Player
  • QuickTime
  • Windows Media Player

    Privacy Issues, Sites, Links, Protection

  • Privacy Info, People/Info Search Engines Numerous search engines for finding people and information, some free, some for a fee. Includes privacy information. (From New Communication Technologies class)

    Just For Fun

  • Ask Dr. Science. The science-guy heard on NPR. Voted #1 Web Site of the Year (1996).
  • Burning Man. Annual gathering of the interesting at "Black Rock City" in the Nevada desert.

 

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