Having some fun with the #clmooc course, we are on module 2 which is doing a re(media)te of something of interest.
This morning at my regular coffee ritual at Peets Coffee in Lexington MA, I overhead the fellows next to me waxing poetically about a quote having to do with a loaf of bread and a jug of wine. As a true member of the Nerd Herd, I opened my Mac Book up instantly and did a quick search of the quote and quickly came to the Wikipedia article on the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
As quickly as I could interrupt, I shared the wiki page and thought, “wow, this could be a good quote for Facebook.” So I slapped together a Canva.com graphic from the images in the article and made the image to the right.
Then I was thinking about Kevin Hodgson’s re(media)te Part I which used Notegraphy.com. I like the Orange background and using the white for the text. The highlight on the text brings more emphasis to the words versus using it as a sub-title to the photos.
Next I went for the word cloud of the quatrain. To get some volume, I used two different translations to get the terms that were repeated as bolder in the word cloud. I used WordItOut.com to make the word cloud.
Then I decided to get a little kooky and do it as a soliloquy in plotagon. I love playing with Plotagon – great find from this course!