Website & Blogging Tools
(Multi)Media Production & Digital Storytelling Tools
KnightLab Digital Storytelling Tools Story-mapping, Timelines, and Knowledge/Data Visualization Tools
Twine is an easy-to-use browser-based tool for creative interactive, non-linear narratives (multimodal stories, poetry, essays, or really any genre) and interactive narratives games.
Ren Py Visual Novel and Game Creator
Techsmith (Camtasia, etc) Camtasia is not free, but is great screen capture video editor.
Super-8 (App) supports retro film aesthetic (e.g, in the tradition of older documentary films, family movies, including frame stutter and light-leak distortions).
Action Movie Effects (same maker as Super-8) is a silly, incorrect app that allows you to add spider attacks, avalanches and meteor strikes (and so on) to your narrative.
Glossary of Technical & Aesthetic Film Terms: Filmsite.org
Digital Storytelling / Graphic Novels
Comiclife is a great platform for serious comics/graphic texts/novels.
Klynt: HTML 5 Digital Storytelling (Free Trial)
Audio Tools and Digital Audio Workstations
Audacity Edit, hack & tinker with your Audio-files (Remix/Mashup, Glitch-ify, Tempo Edit, Distort and Elongate, ect)…or use Audicity for Databending > see also: Circuit bending / Datamoshing / Glitch Art
VCV Rack (Free Modular Synthesis)
Virtual Eurorack DAW
Game Design / Makers / Tools
Gimp (Free, Powerful / but harder to use than photoshop)
Learn to Code
MIT App Inventor Start making apps today. by MIT Media Lab
Processing.org (learn to code and create multimodal documents through free open-source software sketchbook – a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual/multimodal documents and artworks.
Scratch by MIT Media Lab
General Media / Multiple Uses
Articulate Storyline – Multimodal Presentation Tool
Camtasia (Screen Recording)
“Everything is a sample, everything is waiting to be sampled; and everything is renewed when it is sampled, broken down, reconstructed and recontextualized. If architecture is, as they say, frozen music, then music is liquid architecture. Music fills and reconfigures space, puts it into motion. All that is solid melts into software — actually, into free software or shareware…Paul Miller’s lecture envisioned — but also pragmatically demonstrated, in brief — the utopian potentialities of postmodern culture. Remix/Remodel. Deform in order to Transform.”
– Steven Sharivo on DJ Spooky (Paul Miller)
- Everything is a Remix (Video Series: remix as means/metaphor for a general theory of creativity). See Whitehead (1929) quote above.
- Embrace the Remix (Video)
- Transformative Networks Journal: Remix (Webpage: offers terms, definitions, videos, examples of remixes, recuts, appropriations, fan remixes, etc) see also Critical Remix (example from Feminist Frequency).
- Remix Studies.Org
- Total Recut (Site dedicated to Remixes, Re/Cuts)
- Re-Examining the Remix, Lessig (Video)
- DJ Spooky Paul D. Miller (website and articles by)
Remix Culture / Legal Resources
e-Learning (HTML 5) Common Authoring Tools for eLearning Design
Techsmith (Camtasia, etc)
Winner, L. (1980). Do Artifacts Have Politics.
Bijker, W. (2010). How is Technology Made? That is the Question Cambridge Journal of Economics 2010.