Hi guys! I hope ye all had a good summer. I am delighted to be blogging after the long summer holidays and the first thing I am going to be blogging about this year is Twessays. In this blog I will be reflecting on the two twessays and a small bit on the critical responses I completed last year as a part of my assesment for my DH1001 module – Concepts and Collaborations in Digital Humanities 1.
The twessays were my favourite part of my DH1001 module last year because I loved how it forced me to put all my thoughts and feelings on a certain topic into 140 charachters. That way I would have no room to waffle and I felt people could clearly understand my opinion on each topic in the twessay.
For my first twessay I had to talk about openness I remember finding the process of writing this twessay very difficult as I wasnt too sure exactly where to start off but i eventually decided to have two angles to it – open access and also expressing your talents. The freedom of information was one of the very first topics we covered in DH1001 last year and learned a lot about people like the late Aaron Swartz who devoted the majority of his life finding for freedom of information. I decided to mention the bits about ”expressing your talents” and ”be true to who you are” just to give my twessay an edge over my classmates’ twessays. Looking back at that particular part of my twessay I regret saying it as it wasn’t really relevant to the assignment and sounds like something a charachter from a Disney Channel tv show would say. If I had the opportunity to redo that twessay and critical response I would have probably talked a bit more about copyright and people like Aaron Swartz. Despite the last part, I still enjoyed writing this twessay and had a lot of fun doing it.
For the second twessay I had to talk about how storytelling was evolving. I found this twessay easier to write in comparison to the first one as I was more interested and had more knowledge about storytelling in the digital age in comparison to open access. In my twesasy I talked about how stories are being told to a broader audience due to being digitalised. I said this in my twessay because potentially millions of people’s stories can be heard online throughout social media such as facebook or youtube as those websites command such a large audience. In my critical response I talked about this in more detail and how much storytelling has evolved from print media. Looking back, I was quite satisified with this twessay and felt it did the assignment justice.
To conclude, I really enjoyed completing the twessays last year. I really thought they were a cool and interesting concept for an assesment. Also, I hope I will be fortunate enough to have to do twessays as a part of my assesment for DH2001 module – Concepts and Collaborations in Digital Humanities 2!!!!!!!
Au revoir 🙂