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Tag Archives: the wire
The Wire Come to Life
For the final project in Wire 106 students were asked to chose a character from the HBO series The Wire and build an online presence for them across several social media sites. It’s been interesting experience these narratives because they hit me … Continue reading
Wire 106: S04E04 – “Refugees”
In this Wire 106 video discussion, Paul Bond and I were joined by Brittany Scites to look at season 4, episode 4 of the The Wire: “Refugees.” Brittany came very prepared with four clips she wanted to talk about, all of which are included … Continue reading
Wire 106: S04E03 – “Home Rooms”
In this Wire 106 video discussion, Paul Bond and I were joined by Nick Randall to look at season 4, episode 3 of the The Wire: “Home Rooms.” This is yet another opening sequence for the ages—there are so many amazing beginnings in this series. … Continue reading
Wire 106: S04E02 – “Soft Eyes”
In this Wire 106 video discussion, Paul Bond and I were joined by Syd Bauman and Travis Peed to look at season 4, episode 2 of the The Wire: “Soft Eyes.” The episode title references a discussion when the teachers are giving Prez advice, and … Continue reading
Wire 106: S04E01 – Boys of Summer
In this Wire 106 video discussion, Paul Bond and I to look at season 4, episode 1 of the The Wire: “Boys of Summer.” This episode introduces the season about education, or as is noted on the DVD set: “No Corner Left Behind.” We … Continue reading
Wire 106: S03E12 – Mission Accomplished
In this Wire 106 video discussion, Paul Bond and I were joined by Brittany Scites to look at season 3, episode 12 of the The Wire: “Mission Accomplished.” This episode pushes home the season-long allegory that parallels the politics behind the War on Drugs with … Continue reading
Wire 106: S03E11 – “Middle Ground”
Heads up: The S03E10 discussion has been posted, but Google has muted the audio making it useless. In this Wire 106 video discussion, Paul Bond and I were joined by Amy Wallace to look at season 3, episode 11 of the The … Continue reading
Wire 106 Weeks 11-12: Video Essays, Swedes, Final Projects and More Video
We will be treating weeks 11 and 12 as a single unit, so there will be only one weekly summary due for the work over the next two weeks by Sunday 11/16 at 11:59 PM. Wire Episodes Season 3, episodes … Continue reading
Inspired: The Wire Scrolls
John Johnston’s command line art has been blowing my mind this semester, and I really need to stop procrastinating and make time to dig into this stuff. Hence, why I inspired his The Wire Scrolls. What you will see if … Continue reading
Wire 106: S03E09 – “Slapstick”
In this Wire 106 video discussion, Paul Bond and I were joined by David Mercer, Maggie Stough and Melinda Albrycht to look at season 3, episode 9 of the The Wire: “Slapstick.” This episode is a comedy of tragic errors between the … Continue reading