The Bovine County Fairy Tale Festival is underway. Our weekly Around The World workshops are a place to learn more about a culture and to build your creative digital muscles. Participate in a workshop anytime or dip your digital toes into all nine!
Week 5: North American Narratives & Personal Cyber Infrastructure
- North American Indian Fairy Tales: https://archive.org/details/northamericanin00armogoog
- Canadian Fairy Tales: https://archive.org/details/canadianfairytal00macmuoft
- Native American Myths: http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/native-american-myths/
- Native American Indian Legends and Folklore (Arranged by tribe): http://www.native-languages.org/legends.htm
- American Folktales & Stories: http://www.americanfolklore.net/sindex.html
- Canadian Folklore: http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/canadian-folklore/
- United States Folklore: http://www.americanfolklore.net/ss.html
- American Fairy Tales Baum, L. Frank
- American Indian Fairy Tales Larned, William Trowbridge
- The Indian Fairy Book; From the Original Legends Mathews, Cornelius
- Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children Powers, Mabel
This week’s digital skills workshop: Personal Cyber Infrastructure
To assist festival-goers in further developing their digital literacy skills and establishing a personal digital identity, each week we highlight a different topic being sponsored by the Bank of DS106 Assignment with volunteer support from the Open DS106 community. This week we offer “Personal Cyber Infrastructure”.
Rather than specifying “assignments” everyone is encouraged to learn more about the topic, Personal Cyber Infrastructure, by visiting the Open DS106 Syllabus and choosing something to create from an array of animated GIF based digital projects. Each project links to examples of work completed by others. They also include links to tutorials that can help you learn how to complete the work. By tagging your web related posts (either on the Burgeron Family blog or a personal blog) with both AnimatedGIFAssignments and AnimatedGIFAssignments#### your work will be added to the list of examples. I found these tips for writing up ds106 Assignments in a blog post most helpful.
The Burgeron family blog is always available for posting. (If you need editor access or help let us know.) Or you can post to your own personal blog. Let us know there’s something new with a tweet tagged with #burgeron106 and posting a quick note at our DS106 Google+ Community.
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“The fairy tale makes a universal appeal both to old and young; to the young because it is the natural world in which their fancy delights to range, and to the old because they are conscious again of the spirit of youth as they read such tales to their children and grandchildren over and over again and rejoice in the illusion that after all there is not a great difference of age which separates the generations.
The fairy tale makes this universal appeal because it deals with the elemental in our natures that is the same in every age and in every race. In the Canadian Tales …. gathered from Indian sources, we find the same types of character and scenes of adventure that we do in the tales of the German forests, of Scandinavia, England or France.
There is in us all an instinctive admiration for the adventurous spirit of the fairy tale which challenges the might that is cruel and devastating, and for the good offices of the fairies which help to vindicate the cause of the noble in its conflict with the ignoble, right with wrong.
The origin of the fairy tale is to be traced always to the early stages of civilization, and it is very gratifying to be assured from time to time that man possesses certain natural impulses which spring from an inherent sense of honour, and the desire to redress the wrongs of the world.”
-JOHN GRIER HIBBEN (Link to source)
Read more fairy tales here: http://fairytalez.com/