Using the open-source editing software, Audacity, students will create an audio literacy narrative that details the evolving connection they have with a personal literacy practice.
Resources for learning how to plan, shoot, edit, source material, and store audio projects.
Students will experiment with what Carl Wilson calls a “sympathetic hearing,” meaning they will listen to a song that they despise with open ears and an open mind. They will then while then compose a podcast documenting their experiences.
For this project, students will create an audio documentary that weaves together a range of sonic elements (oral interviews, voiceover commentary, field recordings, music, etc.) to tell an original nonfiction narrative.
This assignment invites students to undertake their own experiments in audio storytelling by recording, reflecting upon, and remixing a conversation with another individual who has shared a common experience.
Students will use the web-based platform Storify to synthesize multiple social media platforms in order to further investigate the underlying concepts of a course reading.