As a kid having your prized #Burgeron106 art projects posted onto NanaLou’s refrigerator meant it was “real” art. I’ve always been oh so proud of my family’s creative masterpieces – no matter what their age. But these days things are different. How can a refrigerator magnet attach an audio or video file? Or, heaven forbid, an interactive digital media project? Ol’ NanaLou has figured it out with my new “digital fridge” that can display any of my family’s art projects. Simply click an image on the fridge door to find out more.
NOTE: For an optimal user experience, use a computer rather than a mobile device to interact with my digital fridge door.
The hardest part about making this digital refrigerator door with the image mapper software was (through trial and error) figuring out I needed to make my original image 600px wide. Anything bigger than that wouldn’t map correctly when it was actually displayed on our blog.
When I stumbled onto the front porch of my shed that first day of September, more bleary eyed than usual, I nearly tripped over the magic memory mirror that has been slowly revealing our lost week. But she’s a temperamental beauty and is selective on what and when she chooses to reveal her secrets. It seems each of the family members is allowed to see only a portion of the week, or a certain event. I wonder if the details of Don’s abduction will be brought to the surface. Dr. M has offered to keep the memory mirror at her place so that she and her professional expertise will be nearby if any traumatic memories should arise. If we really want to know what happened we are going to have to reassemble events memory by memory.
“To The Bovine Signal” Original image by Skye McAllister. GIF remix by Rochelle Lockridge
But I don’t want to end my post with only lost memories. I want to remind the family that we’ll be making new memories this summer. It’s once again time for us to host the world renowned bi-annual Bovine County Storytelling Fair. This year’s theme will be Fairytales and it runs all summer long. We’ll be immersed in all number of storytelling platforms, with workshops and a culminating collection of our favorites to be published in an official multi-media flipbook. I can’t wait to read the wonderful stories that will fill those empty pages at the end of the summer. More details to come.
Land sakes, I don’t know how we’re going to keep track of this all. (I hear little Bonnie Burgeron is creating a Wiki for us. Thank you dear.) And it doesn’t help that we’ve had quite a time with people mixing up the spelling of our family name. Thanks to Don for helping to straighten this out with his post “The Bergerons and the Burgerons“