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Coding and tech comics & coloring books

First posted at https://michigan.it.umich.edu/news/2017/12/19/comics-coloring-books/


We are coming up quickly on the winter break, with families gathered and children out of school. With that in mind, it might be fun to have some some (slightly eccentric?) options for family activities and young folk distractions. Even better if these are options that promote learning, or just understanding more about what the old folks do with their days, eh? Here are a few highlights from my collections of (mostly free) comics, coloring books, and games around the world of geekery, coding, and tech. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find something that tickles your own funny bone!

A FORTRAN Coloring Book

Coloring Books

The first coding coloring book I could find dates from 1978 — Roger Kaufman’s FORTRAN Coloring Book, actually published by MIT Press and used as a textbook, back in the day. I was tickled pink when I found it, in part because I remember by Dad coding in FORTRAN when I was a young thing. (Yes, I have a copy on paper in my office. Honest!) It is robustly humorous for actual coders, and probably not as much fun for kids today. It is, however, available in the fabulous Internet Archive (but you might have to wait your turn to get access, since it is still under copyright).

Another rather amusing tongue-in-cheek (optionally NSFW) geek coloring book comes from the infamous Oatmeal. Check out 404 Not Found (and 404 Not Found NSFW). Not free.

With coloring books about coding going back so many decades, I thought there must be more, and oh my, there are.

ABC++ [PDF] (free)

The Coder’s Coloring Book [PDF] (free)

Kevin’s Python Coding Coloring Book (usually around $7)

Lady Ada’s E is For Electronics Coloring Book [PDF] (free as PDF, or you can buy a copy for $9.95)
(You might want to see also Lady Ada’s R is for Robots, which is not free.)

Programmer’s coloring book (About) [PDF] (free)

The SELinux Coloring Book (Github) [PDF] (free)

Soldering is Easy (free, but no PDF, only individual page downloads)

The Imitation Game, by Jim Ottaviani

Comics, Graphic Novels, Zines, Etc.

– About Coding & Tech-

These include comix for kids and comix for pros, but even those for kids are so well done I get a giggle out of them.

BubbleSort Zines. (Includes zines like “Hip Hip Array!” as well as t-shirts and jewelry such as “BYTE ME!”) (not free)

Code Cartoons (such as A Cartoon Guide to Flux and more) (free)

Google Chrome comic by Scott McCloud (free)

Grokking Algorithms: An illustrated guide for programmers and other curious people (~$17 onAmazon)

Hello, Ruby (for ages 5 and up) (not free, but free stuff available for downloading at the site)

How DNS Works (start here) (free)

Linux comics, a small zine. Others from the same author include “Let’s Learn tcpdump,” “Spying on your programs with trace,” and “Networking! ACK!” (free)

What Makes a Clock Tick (free)

Why’s Poignant Guide to Ruby (free)

– About Geekery Other Than Coding –

We are very lucky here to have Jim Ottaviani on campus as a hard core science geek who loves and loves to make comics. I could hardly talk about comics and coding without mentioning his collaboration with Leland Purvis, The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded! But there are more comics and graphic novels about coders, geeks, and the work and culture they love. This is just a few selected titles, not at all comprehensive (try searching cyberpunk graphic novels to see what I mean). [NOTE: These are mostly NOT free, but for sale at bookstores both analog and virtual.]

Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

William Gibson’s Neuromancer

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

Tom Clohosy Cole’s Space Race

(And if this isn’t enough to keep people busy, you can always make your own, one way or another.)

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New Year Surprises

You know the line “I Can’t Believe I Ate the Whole Thing“?

Well, I can’t believe how little I’ve been here. I am absolutely SHOCKED that I haven’t blogged in over a MONTH! Of course, this is because I’ve been so gosh all darned busy, both at work and at home. Just briefly, what all is keeping me away is probably of interest to folk.

* MDMLG
* Opioid Overdose Summit
* Microbes and Mood
* Design Lab & Coloring
* PaGamO (Gaming)
* Graphic Medicine
* Librarians & Artists’ Books
* Sleep Trackers


MDMLG

First, a couple days after the last post, I was a keynote for the November meeting of MDMLG (Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group). It was a wonderful experience, a great group. I really enjoyed being with them, and by all reports, they enjoyed my talk. There are rumors that I might repeat it locally, and I’ve been pondering maybe repeating it in a Hangout or something for other folk. Maybe. In any case, here are the slides!

But is an Emerging Technologies Informationist a Librarian?


OPIOID OVERDOSE SUMMIT

Dashed away to visit family for the November holiday, dashed back, and immediately was livetweeting the UofM sponsored Opioid Overdose Summit. Another fantastic event! I’ve been working on a big beautiful Storify of the event for the last month, but the Storify platform developed a glitch and ate the whole thing. Unfortunately, the only engineer who MIGHT be able to restore the file from backup is out on vacation for another week, so for now I can offer you links to the UM Injury Center’s agenda, slides in Slideshare, their videos, and the hashtag #uminjuryctr.


MICROBES AND MOOD

The same week, I also livetweeted the seminar, “Gut Feelings: Microbes, Mood, & Metabolism” from the Depression Center’s Colloquium Series. It was a wonderful triple of presenters on how emerging and historic research is revealing connections between our microbiome (the bacteria that live in and on us) impact our own emotions. Powerful and exciting stuff.

I was making a Storify of this, too, but the same glitch (which prevent some content from being inserted and erases other content) has made it impossible for me to finish, so I’m releasing it in the raw form.


DESIGN LAB & COLORING

The following week I worked on various Storify stories in progress and had a bunch of meetings. One of the meetings was with the new Design Lab that lives on the main floor of the Shapiro Library, where we started planning a workshop which will sneakily use the adult coloring craze as a way to teach things like internet search skills, internet security, paper/art/book preservation concepts, some online tools and toys, etc. The workshop is happening next week, and I think it is going to be super cool. Just to whet your appetite, here is an example.

Original image:
Fleming Building at Sunset

Coloring version of the same image:
UM: Fleming


PAGAMO (GAMING)

PaGamO Screenshot

I didn’t livetweet this, but I felt very lucky that I was able to attend the small presentation by Dr. Benson Yeh on PaGamO for education. The lecture was FANTASTIC and was recorded, so I am hoping for a video to be available soon. In the meantime, here are a few links.

Why one professor created the first-ever social gaming platform for a MOOC http://blogs.coursera.org/post/64423209807/why-one-professor-created-the-first-ever-social

ReImagine Education 2015 Wharton Awards: PAGAMO, The World’s First Event Multi-Student Social Gaming, National Taiwan University; Winner: 1st Place E-Learning http://www.reimagine-education.com/the-winners-individual/8/PaGamO

PaGamO: First-ever Multi-student Social Gaming Platform for General Course (SLIDES) http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/pedagogical/website/files/theme/awards/winners/slider/pag/Benson_Wharton%20Award_V2.pdf

PaGamO, the world’s first ever MOOC-based multi-student social game platform https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKAWPqRtIe0


GRAPHIC MEDICINE

The next day, we had the first EVER meeting of the newly formed Graphic Medicine Interest Group for the University of Medicine. I took notes and lots of pictures, but the pictures did not end up in Flickr when I tried to put them there, so I have to hope they are in my hard drive backup for the phone. In the meantime, here is a picture of some of the graphic medicine titles I keep in my office when I have consults on the topic.

Graphic Medicine & Comics

Books included in this image:

1) REAL, by Takehiko Inoue https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_(manga)
2) Graphic Medicine Manifesto, by by MK Czerwiec, Ian Williams, Susan Merrill Squier, Michael J. Green, Kimberly R. Myers, Scott T. Smith http://www.graphicmedicine.org/book-series/graphic-medicine-manifesto/
3) The Bad Doctor, by Ian Williams http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-06754-4.html
4) On Purpose, by Vic Strecher http://www.dungbeetle.org/
5) Neurocomic, by Hana Ros, Matteo Farinella http://www.neurocomic.org/
6) Epileptic, by David B. http://nymag.com/nymetro/arts/books/reviews/10851/
7) CancerVixen, by Marisa Acocella Marchetto http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/14/books/a-vixen-cartooning-in-the-face-of-cancer.html | http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/107478/cancer-vixen-by-marisa-acocella-marchetto/9780375714740/
8) Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant, by Roz Chast http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/books/review/roz-chasts-cant-we-talk-about-something-more-pleasant.html
9) Second Avenue Caper: When Goodfellas, Divas, and Dealers Plotted Against the Plague, by Joyce Brabner and Mark Zingarelli http://boingboing.net/2014/11/30/second-avenue-caper-when-good.html | http://www.cleveland.com/books/index.ssf/2014/11/joyce_brabner_creates_a_graphi.html
10) Diary of a Teenage Girl, by Phoebe Glockner http://stamps.umich.edu/creative-work/stories/phoebe | http://www.npr.org/2015/08/13/431997207/a-diary-unlocked-a-teenage-coming-of-age-story-put-on-film
11) The Spiral Cage, by Al Davison http://the-toast.net/2014/11/03/disability-and-the-work-of-al-davison/
12) Understanding Comics, by Scott McCloud http://scottmccloud.com/2-print/1-uc/
13) Oh Joy, Sex Toy, by Erika Moen http://www.graphicmedicine.org/comic-reviews/oh-joy-sex-toy-2/ | http://www.ohjoysextoy.com/
14) Chop, Sizzle, Wow, by The Silver Spoon and Adriano Rampazzo. https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/chop-sizzle-wow/ | http://www.phaidon.com/store/food-cook/chop-sizzle-wow-the-silver-spoon-comic-book-9780714868202/


LIBRARIANS AND ARTISTS’ BOOKS

A few days later, in between my frantically working on the Storifys and an article deadline, I was doublebooked to livetweet two lectures, and had to pick one. So, I picked the one that was related to the library and was being presented by friends and colleagues. It was incredible, and again I took lots of pictures that are hopefully on that other hard drive. I had been hoping to enrich the Storify with those, but that isn’t going to happen until Storify fixes their bug with inserting links into story streams. So, here is another partially completed Storify, this one on the amazing artists working in the library making phenomenal art books. Beautiful.


SLEEP TRACKERS

Pebble Pals

Last but not least, we finished and submitted our article on sleep trackers for consumers and how they may or may not be useful in healthcare. It was an exciting and rewarding project, but I don’t want to say too much until we hear if the article is accepted. It was a LOT of work, and we compared many dozens of devices and tools. Learned a lot, and I hope the article is accepted. I must confess, I found it ironic that my own sleep tracker (Pebble + Misfit) quit working over the holiday. Color me perplexed.

NOW YOU UNDERSTAND?

So you can see why I was so busy I wasn’t getting blogging done? I’ll be a little absent for a while yet, still, since I have a few presentations next week, and piles of meetings coming up. But I’ll have to tell you all about what I’m doing with comics and hashtags and coloring in a future installment. And the weird Storify glitch that is supposedly only impacting me and one other person. Hope you all had a great holiday and end-of-the-year, with expectations of a Happy (and productive and fulfilling) New Year!

Comics, Graphic Medicine, and Creating Stigma Awareness: A Panel

Comics, Graphic Medicine, and Creating Stigma Awareness

Last week I mentioned this year’s Investing in Ability events, and that I’m involved with one. Well, this is it! Friday afternoon you can join us to talk about “Comics, Graphic Medicine, and Creating Stigma Awareness.”

The panel includes:

* Susan Brown of the Ypsilanti District Library, who coordinates their Graphic Medicine collection;
* David Carter of the Duderstadt Library, who coordinates the University of Michigan Libraries’ Comics and Graphic Novels collection;
* Anne Drozd of the Ann Arbor District Library on their comics, webcomics, and related collections and activities; AND
* Lloyd Shelton, of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.

Each of the librarians will talk about how stigma, stereotypes, and bullying are portrayed in their collections, with Susan focusing on Graphic Medicine, Dave on mainstream comics, and Anne on indie and manga. Lloyd will respond to they stories they highlight from the point of view of a person with disabilities. This promises to be a phenomenal event, and I hope you can join us:

October 16, Friday
Hatcher Library, Gallery (map)
3pm-5pm

The event is in an accessible location, and will be audio-recorded.

Emerging Tech, Healthcare & Comics for World Book Day #WorldBookDay

Bedroom Books, Unread, Part 1

One book, two books,
Red books, blue books,
Fat books, thin books,
Old books, new books.
This one has a gold leaf spine,
This one sings a little rhyme.
I could read books all the time!
(a Dr. Seuss parody by yours truly)

Let’s just say I sometimes WISH I could read books all the time. And a great deal of my house looks like the photo. For today, World Book Day, I want to just mention a few (a VERY few) books I’ve been reading lately which may be of interest to readers of this blog.

First off, some that connect directly to healthcare social media, emerging technologies, accessibility, disability, and health literacy — some of my favorite topics!


Digital Humanitarians
Digital Humanitarians, by Patrick Meier: http://www.digital-humanitarians.com/

I love the #SMEM community and #SMEMchat. SMEM stands for Social Media Emergency Management. Think of it as how we use social media for disaster and crisis response. I’ve touched on these topics here before, and will again. When I saw that a book had come out specifically on this, I was delighted. And it had even more — the roles of open data, open source software and tools, citizen science, and crowdsourcing. So HUGELY exciting. I couldn’t wait for the library to get a copy, I had to borrow it interlibrary loan. Then I listened to the webinar with Patrick, hosted by NNLM. Then I didn’t want to give back the copy I’d borrowed, so I had to buy a copy. And then I made SURE the library bought a copy. Well worth reading, in case you haven’t guessed.


Digital Outcasts
Digital Outcasts: Moving Technology Forward Without Leaving People Behind, by Kel Smith: http://digital-outcasts.com/

I’ve been raving about Kel Smith’s book, Digital Outcasts. Kel does a brilliant job of not just look backwards at the intersection of disability, accessibility, and technology, but looking forward. He forecasts new technologies arising and some of the new ways in which they will create barriers to access for people. This one the library has, and they have it electronically.


Conquering Concussion
Conquering Concussion: Healing TBI Symptoms With Neurofeedback and Without Drugs, by Mary Lee Esty & C. M. Shifflett: http://conqueringconcussion.net/

Another one I bought for my own collection is Conquering Concussion, which got a rave review from Kirkus and then was listed as one of the top indie published books of 2014. Let’s just say that I have had enough concussions of my own for this to be personally relevant. Then it turned out that the authors are friends of a friend. Small world. Good book.


The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology AND The Human Touch
The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology AND The Human Touch, by Bertalan Mesko: http://themedicalfuturist.com/

Berci and I have known each other through social media since he was a med student. And now he’s NOT a medical student anymore, is a world recognized expert on emerging technologies and social media use in healthcare, a highly sought after public speaker, and he writes books. This one I bought as an e-book, because I wanted to highlight like crazy, and be able to download all my highlights in a nice tidy lump (something made much easier by reading the book on a Kindle!).


Last but not least, I’m brainstorming how we might make a webcomic about health literacy skills. Sounds like a really boring topic, eh? But the books I’m reading to do research on the idea are anything but boring.

Wrinkle in Time, Graphic Novel
A Wrinkle in Time, a Graphic Novel, by Madeleine L’Engle and Hope Larson: http://www.hopelarson.com/portfolio-item/a-wrinkle-intime/

This one isn’t remotely medical. Instead, it’s a book I’ve read over and over throughout my life, for which I own multiple editions in various formats, and Hope Larson went and turned it into a graphic novel (ie. comic book). You would not believe how much trouble I’ve had wrapping my head around how to tell a story in a comic. It’s not like I don’t read comics. It’s more like, well, brain freeze. This book got me over the first hurdle. Because I know the book so well in other forms, I could more easily understand how the story changed and stayed the same as it morphed into a more visual format.

On Purpose
On Purpose, by Vic Strecher: http://www.dungbeetle.org/

I’ve known Vic Strecher professionally for many years, probably almost as long as I’ve been working here at the University of Michigan. When I heard that Vic’s daughter had died it was like a punch in the gut, even though I’d never met her. I couldn’t imagine. I’m a mom, and there is no more terrifying thought than that something like this might happen to one of my kids. When Vic wrote a comic book about his experience, and how this became, for him, an opportunity for personal growth, I had to get a copy. And this book is what helped me see how a personal story can become a universal story. Seeing how this transformed into a comic book / graphic novel helped me to see opportunities in my own life for stories that could possibly be transformed into comics.

Oh Joy, Sex Toy (review)
Comic Reviews: Oh Joy, Sex Toy (by PF Anderson) http://www.graphicmedicine.org/comic-reviews/oh-joy-sex-toy-2/

Last month I was asked to review a copy of Erika Moen’s new nicer-than-average comic book on sex toys and sex education. You know. Oh Joy, Sex Toy? Trust me, most of the college age folk already know about it.

Erika Moen
Erika Moen

You can read my review for the basics about the book (which is printed with nice ink on absolutely gorgeous paper, if you’re into that sort of thing). For me, the most exciting part of the book was in the appendix, where Erika did a funny little comic about one day in her life, sketching one panel for each hour. LIGHTBULB! Now, I can see how all the pieces fit together: comic formatting, personal experience, and story telling. Next, I’m hoping to find time to actually make one. I’m nervous. Wish me luck! And inspiration!

In My “Drafts” Pile

M-BLEM Workshop at UMich

This winter has been a rough one for my family. Lots of family crises, illness, injury, etcetera. What that means is that the blog slows down, projects slow down, I get way (WAY) behind on things I wanted to do and wanted to share. In the past month, my collection of unfinished (“draft”) blog posts has exploded. What normally happens then, is that I actually finish a couple that someone asked for, whatever else is most fresh in my mind, and the rest never happen. I thought it was about time to give folk a chance to comment on what they want, so that I do write up things people have asked about. Also, several of these were planned to be brief expansions of Storifys or Slideshare decks that I made or found and wanted to share, so for those, I’ll just put links in for now, and will expand on them later, maybe, if you ask.

#a2wiad – Ann Arbor’s Stake in World Information Architecture Day

Anonymous Social Media Overview, Part Four: More on Risks, Opportunities, Benefits, Ethics

Biobanks & Biobanking

Comics & Healthcare

Cool Toys U: September 2014 Notes

Cool Toys U: October 2014 Notes

Designing a Tablet Computer for the Elderly & Technophobic

Design plus Business [NOTE: There is a LOT more I need to add into this story! Cool stuff!]

#HCSMCA on “Is Academic Peer Review a Dead Man Walking?”

Infographic of the Week: Public Attitudes to Science 2014

“Live Long & Prosper”: Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught? #HCLDR [NOTE: Linked is Joyce’s Storify on this, but I wanted to do one with a different focus]

MBLEM Workshop

MEDLIBS on the Horizon Report 2015

My Physical Therapy & My Tech

Peer-to-Peer Sex Education in Social Media & Games

Phoebe Gloeckner

Random Round-up: Cool Things Tech is Doing with Poop

Report Out: The Happiness, Health, and Stories of Populations (#umcscs)

Selecting Online Resources for MOOCs

Sexpertise 2015

Should She? Or Shouldn’t She? Sharing YOUR Pics

Strategies for Better Science Blogging, Part 2

Symposium: Thirty Years of “Thinking Sex”

Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Comics or Cartoons for Digital Storytelling

Another one of last week’s Enriching Scholarship Sessions, this one in partnership with John Beals.

Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Comics or Cartoons for Digital Storytelling: https://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/sessions/cheap-and-easy-ways-to-make-comics-or-cartoons-for-digital-storytelling/

ABSTRACT:
Digital storytelling, also referred to in educational circles as digital media assignments, often centers around making videos, but there are many other ways to tell stories. Comics and cartoons offer an attractive alternative approach to storytelling. In addition to uses for storytelling, they can also make engaging images for slides, presentations and illustrations. With the many online tools and software packages now available for creating these, there are many options to choose from for all levels of skill and expertise. This session will provide a survey of some tools, with illustrations of educational uses.

Even though the slides say “Part 2,” I actually started off, because I had to run across campus for another session right after, and John was gracious enough to be flexible. The slides were a rush job, because I was out sick so long with bronchitis, and I actually have a lot more content than is shown here. It worked out that this was just the right amount of content for the session. Lucky me!

Cheap and Easy Ways to Make Comics or Cartoons for Digital Storytelling: http://www.slideshare.net/umhealthscienceslibraries/cheap-and-easy-ways-to-make-comics-or-cartoons-for-digital-storytelling

This is an abbreviated set of the links and tools I’ve collected for doing this. What inspired me was a webcomic idea I have and want to do, but not being the kind of artist who can draw my own comic, I have been looking for … alternatives. I started out with some of the ways in which I use comics in my work already, with examples; then highlighted just a few of the many tools available. Last but not least, I also touched on using smartphones with photo filter apps or added word bubbles to generate images to tell your stories.

The session ended with John talking about real world educational uses of comics in the classroom, tips and tricks for how to design assignments, books for more info, and similar excellent content. John is FAR more expert than I in this area, which made for a great partnership. He used no slides this time, so these are from another session he did on a closely related topic earlier in the year.


Johnathon Beals: Comics in the Classroom: http://www.slideshare.net/jbeals1/comics-in-the-classroom-20893525

You know you’ve done something right when you hear from people after the session who want to share what they’ve done with the tools you discussed! And what could be better than being one of the first to see new comics? This was such great fun to do, and had such a great response, I hope we do this again next year.

Storytelling for Health

I am WAY behind on my getting livetweeting sessions into the blog. I’ve been asked in particular for this one, so the first installment of catching up, I hope.

UN SPH Storytelling event opening slide

Last month I was lucky to attend one of the most splendid short workshops I’ve ever seen. Or it might be that I appreciated it so much because it was so timely, dovetailing with a project we’re just beginning but which I’m really excited about. The focus of the session, “Tell me a story: Designing narratives for health behavior change,” was on storytelling for health behavior change and was held at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

It was a phenomenal gathering of speakers and thinkers on storytelling, leaving me inspired and almost over-charged with excitement. The presenters included professionals from the film, television, and comics industries, sharing personal experiences and best practices, then opening up with a dynamic and helpful question and answer session.


Here are the videos, which I’ve rearranged in the actual order of the presentations.


World-Class Storytellers: Designing Narratives for Health Behavior Change (part 1 of 4, Monte Montgomery) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3m3ugmKwC0


World-Class Storytellers: Designing Narratives for Health Behavior Change (part 4 of 4, Mike Mosallam) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVggFZ7WOSk


World-Class Storytellers: Designing Narratives for Health Behavior Change (part 2 of 4, Kody Chamberlain) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af4_HVOgo4c


World-Class Storytellers: Designing Narratives for Health Behavior Change (part 3 of 4, Q&A) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJDYy2wobwE


Here are the tweets, lightly edited for typos, links, minor fixes, and such.


pfanderson At @umsph for #storytelling Excited!!! (@ University of Michigan School of Public Health w/ @wnderingglutton) [pic]: http://t.co/29D8bGCx

KodyChamberlain RT @pfanderson: At @umsph for #storytelling Excited!!! (@ University of Michigan School of Public Health w/ @wnderingglutton) [pic]: http://t.co/29D8bGCx

Monte Montgomery

pfanderson With @2020science at #storytelling “Tell me a story: Designing narratives for health behavior change” http://t.co/97evRSn2

KodyChamberlain About to present to tge University of Michigan School of Public Health #storytelling good crowd. http://t.co/XNvnebOu

pfanderson Presenters at #storytelling @KodyChamberlain @mikemosallam and @BestcatMonte Intros from Vic Strecher

pfanderson Tip fr @BestcatMonte “Never let someone else tell your story” #storytelling

pfanderson Tip from @KodyChamberlain “Always choose the image that happens a split SECOND after action.” #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy A story should be 4 things:engaging, understandable, memorable, and engaging. #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling Stories should be: Engaging, Understandable, Memorable, Actionable @BestcatMonte 3 act structure for films http://t.co/fqqG0RYi

pfanderson RT @MLibraryHealthy: A story should be 4 things:engaging, understandable, memorable, and engaging. #storytelling

YMazloomdoost RT @pfanderson: With @2020science at #storytelling “Tell me a story: Designing narratives for health behavior change” http://t.co/97evRSn2

pfanderson Three acts as building of story arc & tension. Leveling the story. Wizard of Oz as example, Jerry McGuire. #storytelling.

YMazloomdoost Why is #publichealth always hard to communicate? b/c we’re trained as healers, not communicators & we’re always telling bad news #storytelling

pfanderson Watching Murray & Ava, a Love Story http://t.co/NMRvi57t as example of #healthcomm story arc at #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy RT @pfanderson: Watching Murray & Ava, a Love Story http://t.co/NMRvi57t as example of #healthcomm story arc at #storytelling

pfanderson “So, whaddya think? You wanna move?” “No. Leave me alone. Help someone else.” #storytelling

pfanderson “Virtual coaching sessions will not really include Ava. Sorry about that.” #storytelling

pfanderson HRA – Health Risk Assessment also using the “three-act” structure #storytelling

YMazloomdoost Stories should be: Engaging, Understandable, Memorable, Actionable. Write them simply and with a punch! #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling @KodyChamberlain Act 1 + Act 2 = Act 3 http://t.co/3vFSIeAG

MLibraryHealthy How long do you get to tell your story? Usually it’s decided for you. #storytelling

pfanderson Look for opportunities to use 3act structure, but don’t force content into it. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Is the three act structure relevant for all public hlth communications? No don’t force it, just look for opportunities 2 #use it. #storytelling

pfanderson Now up @mikemosallam for #storytelling UM Alum in musical theater

YMazloomdoost Stories have 3 acts that build on each other. Hint at things in act 1 for act 3- audience’ll feel like they’re in on a secret =) #storytelling

pfanderson MM: “What is MY story?” Internet says top associations with the word “Arab” are terrorist, violent, bombers, etc. Hunh? #storytelling

pfanderson “Where I grew up Hassan & Jonathan played football together. The McDonald’s serve Hallal.” #storytelling

pfanderson “What if that was what I thought of myself?” Yep, that’s why I changed my name. #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling “I went to grad school, because that’s what you do when you’re depressed.” @mikemosallam

MLibraryHealthy Mike Mosallam: Then I went to grad school cause that’s what you do when you’re depressed. #storytelling #truestory

pfanderson “Tell me about your experience after 9/11” Grad advisor to Arab film grad student #storytelling

YMazloomdoost Lol, yup– I went to grad school because that’s what you do when you’re depressed. @mikemosallam #storytelling What’s your grad school story?

MLibraryHealthy RT @YMazloomdoost: Lol, yup– I went to grad school because that’s what you do when you’re depressed. @mikemosallam #storytelling What’s your grad school story?

pfanderson That question became “Muslim the Musical” http://t.co/cIbvD7l7 bridgebuilder gatekeeper boundarspanner @mikemosallam #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling @mikemosallam http://t.co/mA8yUPlG

Mike Mosallam

MLibraryHealthy @mikemosallam 3 goals: Create dialogue, build bridges & humanize the Arab-Muslim experience #storytelling

pfanderson Put a face to the experience, the Arab-American experience, the Arab-Muslim experience All American Muslim http://t.co/xDE0e6If #storytelling

pfanderson All American Muslim trailer http://t.co/oSQShiTZ #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy All-American Muslim trailer http://t.co/JExzJurE #storytelling

YMazloomdoost Great point @mikemosallam: The reason why there’s so much stereotyping, it’s because we don’t put a face to “others”- humanize #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Focus Group: Most critical response and most negativity was from the #Muslim community. These people do not represent me. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy @mikemosallam Create your own story. The #road has been paved. #storytelling

YMazloomdoost @mikemosallam: Create your own story. Don’t let someone else write your narrative. #storytelling

pfanderson Q fr @KodyChamberlain Did telling yr story promote change? A: Dialog was certainly created, more questions were asked, answered #storytelling

TypeONEderful “Don’t let someone else define your narrative” @mikemosallam #storytelling

pfanderson First person narrative, even told badly, is often more powerful than 3rd person done well #storytelling Find the humanizing factor.

pfanderson “I chose people who had a built-in story. Newlyweds pregnant with first child. Football team of Muslim players during Ramadan.” #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling @mikemosallam quotes Gandhi “Be the change you want to see in the world”

YMazloomdoost RT @pfanderson: First person narrative, even told badly, is often more powerful than 3rd person done well #storytelling Find the humanizing factor.

TypeONEderful RT @YMazloomdoost: Stories should be: Engaging, Understandable, Memorable, Actionable. Write them simply and with a punch! #storytelling

pfanderson Q: What abt privacy in real stories? A: @bestcatmonte lawyers’ll tell U what 2 do. U have 2fight them every step of the way #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Film making is lying in the service of a #greater truth. #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling @mikemosallam “Let the subject direct the narrative” @bestcatmonte “Filmmaking is lying in the service of a greater truth”

MLibraryHealthy RT @pfanderson: #storytelling @mikemosallam “Let the subject direct the narrative” @bestcatmonte “Filmmaking is lying in the service of a greater truth”

pfanderson RT @TypeONEderful: “Don’t let someone else define your narrative” @mikemosallam #storytelling

pfanderson Now up #storytelling @KodyChamberlain full time artist. Sits quietly in his studio for hours at a time

MLibraryHealthy @KodyChamberlain impressive list of credits: Warner Bros, Dark Horse, Marvel, etc. #storytelling

pfanderson Young reader adaptation of Beowulf 😉 @KodyChamberlain #storytelling Yay! He’s also Cajun. #storytelling

pfanderson So excited that @KobyChamberlain is from Lafayette. So much of my family there and in Eunice. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy @kodychamberlain #AWESOME set of Indiana Jones cards! #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy @kodychamberlain If you’re anything like me you are wondering why would Ronnie from Jersey Shore need a desk. #storytelling #hairgelstorage?

pfanderson #storytelling @KodyChamberlain http://t.co/HRHWjsuD

Kody Chamberlain

pfanderson #storytelling @KodyChamberlain silhouette http://t.co/EocYeTWO

Comic artist in silhouette (Kody Chamberlain)

pfanderson ❤ New Orleans fiction. Check out Sweets by @KodyChamberlain http://t.co/C5o4n2sz #storytelling

TypeONEderful “One of the things I love about creating comics is finding a new audience” @kodychamberlain #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Go to MTV Comics and search #Punks. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy RT @TypeONEderful: “One of the things I love about creating comics is finding a new audience” @kodychamberlain #storytelling

YMazloomdoost Just learned- conceptual art/drawing storyboard for scripts to work out visuals before u start filming w/actors @kodychamberlain #storytelling

pfanderson Interesting. Kody talks about photo collage techniques for non-artists working in comics #storytelling Outline > index cards. Screenplay format

pfanderson Reseller market for original artwork sold to fans #storytelling. Ink on top of pencil, erase pencil #storytelling

pfanderson Punks http://t.co/Dhiujqe4 | http://t.co/FVxj3YtO | http://t.co/F6AcOnvp #storytelling

pfanderson “When you catch a butterfly, stop swinging the net” @KodyChamberlain at #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy “When you catch a butterfly, stop swinging the net”. #storytelling

pfanderson There’s a difference between creativity (the idea generation) and the process of making #storytelling

YMazloomdoost When do you know it’s done? When you catch a butterfly, stop swinging the net. (Stop when the project’s working) @kodychamberlain #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling @KodyChamberlain at MTV http://t.co/VNB7dAsV

pfanderson Sequential art: Scene 1, scene two, your mind fills in the egg or person falling #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy #Sequential art. Our minds fill in the space. @kodychamberlain #storytelling

TypeONEderful Sequential art is a powerful tool that is underutilized. Your mind fills in the gaps with all these ideas #storytelling

pfanderson Cave art as the first recording comic in history. Next the Egyptian pictograms #storytelling Logos became symbols, symbols became letters

YMazloomdoost @KodyChamberlain: Our memories add context (fills in gaps) for sequential art. Just like it does for symbols. #storytelling

pfanderson Comics in daily life are for life and death situations, Heimlich maneuver instructions don’t really work in written words #storytelling

pfanderson @ssieg I volunteered to do a comic tool session for #es13 Thinking I might have gotten myself in over my head #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Comics are an efficient way to teach important concepts e.g. #heimlich maneuver @kodychamberlain #storytelling

TypeONEderful sequential art can provide instant understanding of complex ideas #storytelling

pfanderson I have got to find the comic on peeling a crawfish to show my mama & daughter @kodyChamberlain #storytelling

pfanderson I used to have a corkwall. Have been REALLY missing it in my nice plasterwalled house #storytelling

pfanderson “Sketching is not a gift. It is a process.” #storytelling

pfanderson RT @TypeONEderful: sequential art can provide instant understanding of complex ideas #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy RT @pfanderson: “Sketching is not a gift. It is a process.” #storytelling

pfanderson RT @MLibraryHealthy: Comics are an efficient way to teach important concepts e.g. #heimlich maneuver @kodychamberlain #storytelling

rubymoons RT @pfanderson: “Sketching is not a gift. It is a process.” #storytelling

pfanderson “Professionals rarely show their early work Bcuz it’s often terrible. The result is the assumption they create w/o it. Not true” #storytelling

rubymoons RT @YMazloomdoost: Stories should be: Engaging, Understandable, Memorable, Actionable. Write them simply and with a punch! #storytelling

rubymoons RT @TypeONEderful: “Don’t let someone else define your narrative” @mikemosallam #storytelling

pfanderson “Sketching is not about good drawing. It’s about good thinking.” #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Might be 30 pages of #junk until I get that 1 image. @kodychamberlain #storytelling

YMazloomdoost KC: Professionals rarely show their early work; it’s often terrible. Result: assumption they create it w/o it. That’s not true. #storytelling

pfanderson “Bad sketches by brilliant creators” Hitchcock, Spielberg, Scorcese. And so what? Storyboards actually match film “on point” #storytelling

pfanderson RT @MLibraryHealthy: Might be 30 pages of #junk until I get that 1 image. @kodychamberlain #storytelling

32_Boards When @Lightskin04 @EazyB_3 @iBelieveN5 and i get together. #storytelling

pfanderson If idea is good, execution can come later. Dig into patent drawings for some really bad but clear drawings #storytelling

pfanderson Edison: “Make good drawing” added note to early sketches #storytelling

pfanderson Saul Bass as brilliant logo designer, storyboarded the shower scene in Psycho #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Pop Culture Philosophy: Bob Ross, The #Happy #Accident. #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling Popculture lessons. Bob Ross. Happy accident. “Wet on wet.” Use the mistake to inspire something new.

TypeONEderful Bob Ross’s “happy accident”, using an accident to create something new that you may not have thought of before #storytelling

pfanderson “Computers don’t make mistakes. (unless you include crashes)” #storytelling Pixar’s Renderfarm http://t.co/982dNQBR

Lightskin04 RT @32_Boards: When @Lightskin04 @EazyB_3 @iBelieveN5 and i get together. #storytelling

pfanderson We NEED mistakes & random things to happen in the early stages of develop concepts #storytelling

YMazloomdoost RT @TypeONEderful: Bob Ross’s “happy accident”, using an accident to create something new that you may not have thought of before #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Pop-Culture Philosophy: Computers don’t make mistakes. But, #Pixar still storyboards despite the technology. #storytelling

TypeONEderful “We want mistakes to happen in the creative process, great ideas are born from that” @KodyChamberlain #storytelling

pfanderson RT @TypeONEderful: Bob Ross’s “happy accident”, using an accident to create something new that you may not have thought of before #storytelling

ReginaHolliday RT @TypeONEderful: Bob Ross’s “happy accident”, using an accident to create something new that you may not have thought of before #storytelling

pfanderson #storytelling @KobyChamberlain uses Bruce Lee philosophies “Be water, my friend” “Use what works”

pfanderson QUOTE: @KobyChamberlain Inspiration is a placebo. The feather was a placebo (Dumbo). #storytelling

YMazloomdoost Inspiration is a placebo. You don’t need it to create. @KodyChamberlain #storytelling “Inspiration is for amateurs”-Chuck Close

pfanderson Chuck Close “Inspiration is for amateurs” @KodyChamberlain #storytelling

pfanderson Darn it! I’ve been mistyping Kody’s name as Koby. Grrr #storytelling “Increase yr capacity before you hunt the shark” ???

pfanderson @strnglibrarian @lorireed #storytelling is a workshop on using storytelling to create health behavior change

MLibraryHealthy Make sure your capacity is big enough before you do the thing you need to do. @kodychamberlain #storytelling

pfanderson Drink and Draw clubs http://t.co/vCXT8G6i @KodyChamberlain #storytelling

TypeONEderful RT @YMazloomdoost: Inspiration is a placebo. You don’t need it to create. @KodyChamberlain #storytelling “Inspiration is for amateurs”-Chuck Close

pfanderson @strnglibrarian @lorireed Yes, at @UMich #umich School of Public Health #storytelling

pfanderson Thinktanks!!! #storytelling Social networking for artists @KodyChamberlain

pfanderson Times when people telling their own stories … that’s what works. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy There is just something about someone telling their own story that works #storytelling

pfanderson Take the real original story, then carve out the parts with power to tell the story @bestcatmonte #storytelling

rivenhomewood RT @pfanderson: Take the real original story, then carve out the parts with power to tell the story @bestcatmonte #storytelling

pfanderson “A project I’m drawing can be empty because there’s no passion. That changes when everyone gets involved.” @KodyChamberlain #storytelling

pfanderson “Just because you have a great story doesn’t mean you can tell it.” @BestcatMonte #storytelling

pfanderson Assessing your audience can balance drive toward authenticity if unsure #storytelling Talking about actors as patients

MLibraryHealthy Know the objectives of your audience. E.g. Playing a patient, interesting to know which doctors I would never go to. #storytelling

fastfwdhealth RT @pfanderson: With @2020science at #storytelling “Tell me a story: Designing narratives for health behavior change” http://t.co/wPnQC14i

pfanderson Vic Strecher on Veterans as source of powerful stories for comic artists, storyteller as midwife of story #storytelling Trauma narratives

rubymoons RT @pfanderson: Assessing your audience can balance drive toward authenticity if unsure #storytelling Talking about actors as patients

MLibraryHealthy Now, how to make things #actionable…#storytelling

pfanderson RT @MLibraryHealthy: Now, how to make things #actionable…#storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Strecher: A lot of artists are unemployed during a piece of time. Almost every artist I’ve ever met has wanted to do good things #storytelling

pfanderson Someone asked my question – how to do things on the cheap. Vic says he just asks. Uh, yeah, sure. #storytelling

rivenhomewood RT @pfanderson: “Sketching is not about good drawing. It’s about good thinking.” #storytelling

pfanderson Teaching in front of 300 kids. “Gee, it sucks to be here” vs “INSPIRED!” #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Mike: What do you want to do?…working on lecture slides with a comic book artist #storytelling

pfanderson RT @MLibraryHealthy: Mike: What do you want to do?…working on lecture slides with a comic book artist #storytelling

ElinSilveous Can Buckeyes follow along #storytelling ? It sounds/looks so interesting…

pfanderson Recommendation? Ask the students and departments, engage locals with talent #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy You have great ideas, now how do you implement those ideas? This is where most people stop, but keep it simple. #storytelling

pfanderson @ElinSilveous Livetweets are open! And I think they are recording it. Hopefully later? 🙂 #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Immerse yourself before #networking. #storytelling

pfanderson Immerse yourself in comic art B4 you start. That’s what Vic Strecher did #storytelling @KodyChamberlain says he overcommits to force deadlines

MLibraryHealthy @Marissa_M_ #storytelling is part of a Symposium today http://t.co/BOxbPEWw

rivenhomewood RT @pfanderson: Young reader adaptation of Beowulf 😉 @KodyChamberlain #storytelling Yay! He’s also Cajun. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy RT @pfanderson: Immerse yourself in comic art B4 you start. That’s what Vic Strecher did #storytelling @KodyChamberlain says he overcommits to force deadlines

pfanderson “We all have ideas that are fleeting. But the ideas that STICK … ” @mikemosallam #storytelling All Artists overcommit. It comes from passion

YMazloomdoost RT @MLibraryHealthy: Comics are an efficient way to teach important concepts e.g. #heimlich maneuver @kodychamberlain #storytelling

ElinSilveous Cool. Thank you! RT @pfanderson Livetweets are open! And I think they are recording it. Hopefully later? 🙂 #storytelling

pfanderson Dr: Myths of healthcare. Blaming the victim. “two pounds overweight” Propaganda counter w/ art. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy First thing to ask yourself, “Is there a story in it?” #storytelling

pfanderson Instead of taking on the world, think of ONE person who has this problem. Tell THAT story. #storytelling @BestcatMonte

pfanderson RT @MLibraryHealthy: First thing to ask yourself, “Is there a story in it?” #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy RT @pfanderson: Instead of taking on the world, think of ONE person who has this problem. Tell THAT story. #storytelling @BestcatMonte

pfanderson Tips for converting 3d to 2d through photography & lighting positioning #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy Technical questions: Scanner or photos used to transfer drawing to computers. Have to use photos for work with depth. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy @Kodychamberlain Approach instructors to find artists. #storytelling

MLibraryHealthy World-Class Storytellers Symposium was #great! Check out #storytelling for more info!