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The title of this post is actually the epigraph to Season 1, Episode 11 of The Wire: “The Hunt.” It’s spoken incredulously by Lieutenant Daniels when learning the brass wants to make a show of seized drugs, guns, and money, … Continue reading
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
Seemed like just yesterday we were preparing for the big adventure that was #wire106. But 50 episodes of The Wire later and 2336 posts of awesome—as of this moment—looks like the game is over. Given it is finals week, and … Continue reading
my #dailycreate was chosen today! feeling special! #wire106 #ds106 — Syd Bauman (@syd_the_k1dd) December 5, 2014 Thanks to Syd Bauman’s Daily Create I was inspired to reflect on a ton of assignments I did for ds106 over the last five … Continue reading
This is where we start winding down the perpetual motion machine that is #ds106. You all have been on your A-game throughout the semester, but finals are fast approaching and this semester cannot last forever, unfortunately. There will be some … Continue reading
The great Bryan Alexander passed along this remix of Captain America: the Winter Soldier in the genre of a 1980s VHS trailer. It’s right on the mark in terms of tone, and suggests the revisiting of the Marvel super hero films is … Continue reading
Wire Episodes Season 4, episodes 5, 6 & 7 (week 13) Season 4, episodes 8, 9 & 10 (week 14) Video Discussions Week 13 Season 4, Episode 5: Wednesday, 2:00 PM Season 4, Episode 6: Thursday, 7:45 PM Season 4, … Continue reading
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
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