Browsing Archive: January, 2011

On Playing Fable III

Posted by Sarah McCann on Sunday, January 30, 2011, In : Personal Experience 
I want to start a youth developed video game program in Baltimore. I am also dating a video game designer.  I think that because of these two circumstances, as of late, I have begun playing more video games. My most recent game experience has been playing Fable III. The game has a premise I found interesting, the character that you play as is the sister or brother (depending on your preference) of the king. Early in the game one has to decide whether to save one's love interest or a group of ...
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What Does Trust Look Like?

Posted by Sarah McCann on Thursday, January 27, 2011, In : Community Arts 
I had a thought provoking day at work this week. There was an incredible moment of communication, people shared a lot and I appreciated everyone's openness and honesty. In conversation we talked about where we were coming from, the issues that made us angry and brought us to community work and how we would define those problems and intervene. It made me think about how much we have to understand about ourselves in order to do work with others, especially in community, with youth and working t...
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On the Justice of Conflicts

Posted by Sarah McCann on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, In : Community Arts 
It is the time of year for staff reviews. One of the questions we were asked was about skills that we would like to develop. I found myself immediately thinking that I wanted to be better skilled at social justice based conflict resolution. I wrote it down as something to talk to my boss about. Then looking at the phrase on the paper I realized that theoretically I knew what the phrase meant, but that tangibly I didn't know what training in this would entail so of course, I googled it. The fi...
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How Do I Believe Your Truth?

Posted by Sarah McCann on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, In : Communication 
On Saturday I attended the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) Producer's Institute Public Conference.  The conference addressed how the field of documentary has exploded in recent years, taking the nonfiction feature film into new and uncharted territories. Suddenly the art of storytelling and the experience of listening is something interactive. By using tools such as games, virtual worlds, the web, fiction hybrids, video blogs, immersive journalism, interactive mapping, and data visualization ...
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Gratitude for Support

Posted by Sarah McCann on Monday, January 3, 2011, In : Gratitude 
I missed writing last week because of holiday travels. In 10 days I visited Chicago, Wisconsin, and San Francisco with two stop overs in the Denver airport. It is good to be home. Many things happened over the break, I started reading Molecular Revolution in Brazil, went to a wedding, spent time with family and friends, and explored cities that I am only vaguely familiar with. The time away gave me some clarity and insight to where I am now and where I am going. 

All of those stories and thoug...
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