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More info about the author (Second Paper)
8 Diciembre 2008, 15:59 pm
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Here’s some info from Travis website :

Travis Alber has 10 years of experience online; she’s worked in web design, advertising, online training and education and has a masters degree in interactive multimedia. Professionally she works as a creative director and client liason, often managing the creative team and, when needed, stepping in as project manager. Her client history includes: Cisco, Sprint, Playstation, Wells Fargo, Macys, Midway Games and Dodge. Travis also works independently as a digital artist in Los Angeles, California. Her work focuses on finding a sense of place, narrative form, motion and interface experimentation, and many of her projects are built around interactive narratives. Time is a central theme throughout her work. Some of her creative projects are listed below.

30DaysOfRain.com (2005)—This online project is composed of 30 animated haiku that reflect on memories and the feelings that San Francisco can invoke. It illustrates a creative approach to storytelling (in form, navigation, and storyline). “Thirty Days of Rain” was selected for online publication in Drunken Boat.

Telequitter.com (2005)—This facetious interactive project hijacks the e-card format and takes it out of context, for use in serious situations (i.e. quitting). It’s comprised of a MySql database that allows users to send “fill in the blank” ecards to each other, with a personal note attached. It’s an unorthodox approach to communication. Telequitter reexamines our use of communication formats and the distance (from real life) that our online lifestyles can impose.

Sabraceramics.com (2006)—The goal of Sabraceramics is to replicate a sophisticated gallery experience while allowing the artwork to capture the design. The backend uses a Php/MySql solution to tie an admin to both the HTML and Flash sites simultaneously. The fades, loaders and image sizes present a sophicated environment, much like one would find in a physical gallery.

And here some more info:

Travis Alber has been conjuring creative projects out of the ether for 12 years. She has a master’s degree in Interactive Multimedia from Southern Illinois University, and has shown her work in association with Drunken Boat, Flash Forward, Rhizome, the Electronic Literature Organization, One Club Interactive, the Contagious Media Showdown, and Communication Arts, among others. When not working on her creative projects (or rambling on about the ones she hasn’t yet created but can’t stop thinking about), Travis focuses on her personal quest for new reading experiences, embodied by her latest effort, www.BookGlutton.com, an ebook reader and website focused on collaborative reading environments.

Travis’s interactive work focuses on finding a sense of place, narrative form, motion and interface experimentation. Time is a central theme throughout her work.

Some of her other projects include:

Thirty Days of Rain: An Interactive Haiku Series about San Francisco

Who Is Flora.net: An Interactive Postcard Narrative

Telequitter.com: A Tongue-in-Cheek E-Card Site for “Quitters”

BookGlutton.com: A Social Reading Website

ThisIsTravis.com: Her Personal Website

( from: http://www.cddc.vt.edu/journals/newriver/08Spring/alber/alberbio.html )

05 – John Ruskin(Narrativa) – (FirstPaper)
4 Noviembre 2008, 4:00 am
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As I’m finishing my FirstPaper of narrativa, I’m realizing that  all of the work  I’ve done searching for info about John Ruskin  is not showed on my web site. I mean, I found like 20 pages (well, maybe less, I always exaggerate with numbers) and from all those pages, only 2 or 3 were worthy. The rest of the pages were just using the same info as the Wikipedia. And of course,there were like a hundred more where you had to pay for the info.

Another point is that, I said I was going to work about 3 different aspects of John Ruskin, and I’ve finally ruled out the Articles wirtten by the author’s one because there are no articles at all.  All that he has is books; books with critiques about a lot of things, but no articles at all. And that’s another point: I’ve been looking for articles, and as I couldn’t find any I had to leave it blank on the web page. And after doing that i write in “Auto-evaluation” an A” ! .. Well, yes, I think I deserve that “A”, but the teacher and the rest of the class is gonna say: hey , where are those articles at??.

What I mean with all of this is that, this blog is finally becoming the most important tool of the subject. Where is the teacher going to see all of the work I’ve been doing all of these days? Aha!

So, my firstpaper is going to be like this: the works of John Ruskin (just the good pages) in english and spanish; no articles; the translations ; and I’ll add a new aspect: pictures!, where I’ll add all of the pictures I found of John Ruskin, mainly on Google images, with links to the pages from where I got them.

04- John Ruskin(Narrativa) – (FirstPaper)
1 Noviembre 2008, 19:21 pm
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I’ve got to thank Jose Saiz Molina who posted a comment here in my blog telling me about an audio book of John Ruskin , “Unto this Last: Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy” at Archive.org .

It’s the first time I’m using a blog as an academic tool, and this is better than what I thought!

( Ok, so… )

I’ve just found a very complete bibliography of John Ruskin. I think I’m gonna use almost everything.



published since 1939




in order of author of book

in chronological order

(including those with chapters or sections about Ruskin)

(here’s the link to the pdf)

03-John Ruskin(Narrativa) – (Proceso FirstPaper)
29 Octubre 2008, 13:55 pm
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I’ve tried to find Articles written by John Ruskin and I haven’t found anything yet. When I use the keyword “John Ruskin Articles in Google I find things like this:
General Articles, Texts and Web Sites on Ruskin

* A web guide to John Ruskin from literaryhistory.com
* John Ruskin on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
* John Ruskin Essential Information, explanation, recent texts, monographs, and relevant links
* A very brief intro to Ruskin
* John Ruskin at Art Renewal Center
* The Johns Hopkins Guide To Literary Theory And Criticism
* John Ruskin at spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk
* John Ruskin at visitcumbria.com
* Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust – Ruskin Collection
* John Ruskin at Olga’s Gallery
* Ruskin Museum (Coniston, Cumbria)
* The Ruskin Gallery in Sheffield
* Ruskin’s House (Brantwood)
* Ruskin Library at Lancaster University
* The Ruskin Programme at Lancaster University
* CD-ROM of Ruskin’s works available to buy
* Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites – Tate Britain – March 9 to May 28, 2000
Portrait of the Critic as a Young Artist, By Michele Leight – read online at thecityreview.com
* The Gothic Revival in the United Kingdom (Shaw Creek Bird Supply)

And I read at the wikipedia “is best known for his work as an art critic, sage writer, and social critic, but is remembered as an author”, but I can’t find any articles. So I better focus in my other two points.

Steve Krause, there’s hope!
25 Octubre 2008, 11:45 am
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I was quite worried because I was like more focused on my Narrativa’s firstpaper because of all the info I was finding about John Ruskin. With Steve my work was a bit boring, because the only info I could find was his CV and the bio I found on his site. But! I tried seding emails to 4 email addresses I found that could be from him, and… I got a response!!

I’m so lucky because Steve is soooo nice!

Here’s the email he just sent to me:

Hi Ana--

I'm glad you're interested in my article.  I assume this is for some kind of
class; just out of curiosity, what sort of class is it?

My web site/blog is http://www.stevendkrause.com  I have some links to other
things I've done, some more bio, some more CV info, etc.  It's not complete, but
it gives you a pretty good idea.  And if you have any questions about the
*Computers and Composition* article, feel free to email.


Dr. Steven D. Krause
Professor, Department of English Language and Literature
Eastern Michigan University | Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-487-1363 | http://www.stevendkrause.com

I know he’s not giving me more info than the one I found on his site, but now I know I can ask him anything I need to ask!. The main reason why I chose him was  that little possibility of getting in touch with him, because maybe it could help me to make a better work. And as John Ruskin is not gonna say anything to me ( I hope he doesn’t, because that would scare me as hell) now I’m more focused in Métodos, which was something I was really needing.

Have a nice saturday!