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Robert Reese
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I just released my +digitalhumanities project, "Macon: Then and Now - The GeoHistoric Project".  It uses physical and digital media together, such as GPS + QR Codes.  Please let me know the good and the bad!
Cheers,
Robert~
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Check out my Google Earth community post of the "Macon - Then and Now Photography Exhibition" addresses for a Google Earth KMZ file of the featured properties!
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Wow! Wonder Woman has never looked more Wonderful than in this short by Rainfall Films: 
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I am offering my Midterm Report for my Writing for Digital Media course to whomever is interested in reading it.  Have a great day! +MidtermRep
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Interesting Location in Middle Georgia - Rocky, shallow rapids down stream of High Falls Dam.
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Thrilling, dramatic micro-falls down stream of High Falls Dam.
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There are several different ways to cite something, each with its own fan club: APA at http://www.apastyle.org/, MLA at http://www.mla.org/ , and Chicago at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/ , seem to the most prevalent.  But why?  These continuously change, and they are designed for print!  There must be a better way.  And for digital, there is a better way: hyperlinking.

hyperlinking is digital citation code which is comprised of a readable text and a Uniform Resource Locator, or URL.  The text told you of the destination's purpose and the URL told your computer where to find it.  There is no need to have footnotes since everything is not just inline, but in text!

The hyperlinking system was designed by the inventor of the current World Wide Web, Professor Tim Berners-Lee while working at CERN and faced with having to connect a system of disparate documents.  He proposed a method for a multi-user system to link to relevant bits from one document to the other, and presented it to his employer CERN as a research project.

Berners-Lee addressed the issue of citation in his book "Weaving the Web" where he solves the issue of a non-standard citation format by the adoption of another citation method, namely hyperlinking.  Citations would be directly embedded in the text itself, with the user simply clicking on the interesting text itself to be transported to its source or to a destination of further interest of that specific bit.

Today we use hyperlinks, shortened in today's vernacular to just "links" everywhere.  Unfortunately, we underutilize the power of links, and old-school style preferences are still interfering with the original design of the hyperlink.

Sources: 
Tim Berner-Lee: http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/berners-lee.html
Tim Berner-Lee mini bio: http://www.ibiblio.org/pioneers/lee.html
CERN: http://info.cern.ch/
Hypertext Proposal: http://www.w3.org/Proposal.html
Weaving the Web - TBL: http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/Weaving/
Weaving the Web - Pub.: http://www.harpercollins.com/browseinside/index.aspx?isbn13=9780061122590

(what massive irony that Google+ disallows hyperlinking)

#WritDM2   #Hypertext  

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#WritDM #WritingWell   #WritDM1
Introducing Robert Reese to Fellow Students of #WritDM

ABSTRACT:
Robert needs to use his 20 years of veteran IT knowledge and experience to the leverage a new, interesting field of New Media and Communication so he can support his family and enjoy doing so. He will use such tools as photography, video editing, creative writing, and portable computing devices to creatively express himself and his clients or employers, once he graduates in 2014.

KEYWORDS: communication, creativity, writing, video, audio, photography, photoshop, non-linear editing, graphic design, information technology, cto, programming, tablet, smartphone, media, storytelling

I spent nearly 20 years in the field of Information Technology, and became the CTO of the largest FHA refinancing mortgage broker in Georgia. The mortgage industry crisis, started in 2005, quickly shuttered many mortgage brokers and soon bankrupted some of the largest banks in the U.S. In 2006, the partner owners of the business chose to retire and close the doors of the business, so I moved my family to my wife's hometown of Warner Robins. Tired of IT work, I started a photography business designed to help real estate agents showcase homes using high-quality 360-degree virtual tours. Unfortunately, the economy was worsening, and realtors balked at the expensive virtual tours.

I turned back to IT to support my family, but found it nearly impossible to get an interview with Defense contractors located in and around Robins Air Force Base. Despite having an impressive IT resume, many companies in middle Georgia would not accept a resume from anyone without a college degree; when I started in IT, these degrees simply did not exist!

I saw the best opportunity to emerge from the recession as well as possible was to earn a Bachelor's degree. I majored in math because I love statistics, but discovered after the first year that a B.S. in math didn't lead to well-paying jobs. I learned of the Communications and Information Technology (CIT) program that Dr. Lucas created and saw it had potential for immediate, well-paying positions upon graduation. When the NMAC program was introduced the following year, I switched majors and lost a year as a result.

The classes I've taken have given me a broad palate of experience and a wide set of options when I graduate in 2014. I have taken courses in photography, graphic arts, creative writing, videography, and digital storytelling among others; currently I am enrolled in both Writing for Digital Media and Digital Humanities Seminar. Each course I've completed has a different purpose and has increased my capabilities. Combined with my two decades of IT, I will have a solid resume and skillset to offer employers and/or clients. Just in time for the digital paradigm shift to high-powered mobile computing devices.

I am married with two young children. I frequently write reviews on Amazon's Free App of the Day, and am on the Top 500 Amazon Reviewers list. I enjoy outdoor activities such as Geocaching, hiking, fishing, and orienteering. For digital entertainment, I like playing video games and playing with all sorts of software goodies.
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