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CONTACT:

Don Bergland
bergland@uvic.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Other APPROACHES

 

1. WORDS
 

When we think of the communication and expression of ideas, we must include “words.". In all subject areas, words make their presence felt in terms of text, verbal words, narratives, lyrics, discussions, and other forms. Words can be considered as individual forms of expressive art. When considered this way, we label them creative writing, poetry, stories, etc. Words are also easily combined with visual art and audio art (voice or speech).

The systematic approach offered in becoming proficient in using words in media production consists of:
- Finding and Collecting Word Concepts
- Generating Word Concepts
- Creating, Manipulating, and Processing Words

 
2. WORD SEARCHES
  It is helpful to have access to search tools which find words:
  01 Google Word Search 02 All The Web Media Search
  03 Online Dictionary 04 Dictionary
  05 OneLook Word Search 06 HyperDictionary
 
3. ONLINE WORD GENERATORS
  The essence of communication using words is in the generation of ideas around words. There are a number of websites which focus on the generation of text/words which can be used for a variety of communicative and expressive purposes. Word generators can be used for brainstorming, getting ideas, modifying and honing concepts, or actually creating components to be used in the production itself.
  01 Cybernetic Generators 02 Typogenerator
  03 Alphabet Machine 04 Rhyming Dictionary
  05 Rhyming Dictionary 06 Poems for People Machine
  07 Instant Poetry Forms 08 Word Processing Ideas
  09 Pizzaz Creative Writing 10  Kairos - Hypertext
  11  Write Express 12  Word Mixer
  13  Word Mixer 14  Word Gizmo
  15  Acronym Liar 16  TechnoBabble Applet
  17  The Dialectizer 18  Slogan Generator
  19  Magnetic Poetry 20  Word Maker
  21  Woogle - Words in Pictures 22  Ambigram Generator
 
4. ONLINE WORD/IMAGE GENERATORS
  Words can be treated as visual images.
  01 3D Textmaker 02 Cool Text Logo Maker
  03 Animated Banner Maker 04 Web-based Graphics Editor
  05 Button Maker 06 Button Maker
  07 Animated Banner Online 08 Flaming Text Generator
  09 Grafitti Generator 10 Text-Image 
 
5. WORD CREATION & PRODUCTION SOFTWARE
  Here is some software capable of producing word concepts and formats.
  01 Microsoft Word 02 OpenOffice - Open Source (Free)
  03  Microsoft PowerPoint 04  Adobe Photoshop 
  05 Adobe Photoshop Elements 06 The Literary Machine (Free)
   

 


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