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ds106: Audio Assignment – Introducing the DS106 International Treaty


The concept

The ds106 International Treaty is a satirical and completely fictitious set of rules and regulations (Google document/Word) drafted by participants of the open digital storytelling (ds106) course. The International Treaty is an attempt to define an agreement which governs the behaviour of all mankind.

In this introduction, I have created a fictitious public service announcement from a  representative from the southern continent. They wish to discuss the terms of the International Treaty and put forward two possible caveats to the existing treaty as part of an ongoing dialogue with other ds106 participants. This public service announcement is a declaration of intent to create a treaty that is fair and just.

Right select (Save Target/Link As…) to download the ds106 International Treaty Introduction (MP3, 1.9MB)

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The audio assignment – A course as a community

Ds106 could be regarded as a course made up of multiple student enrolment layers (open, online, face-to-face, UMW students), but I think it’s more than that. As an outsider completing the open section of the ds106 course, I see the ds106 course as a community. A non-clique community made up of global citizens that produce and share content and forge personal and professional relationships. The ds106 International Treaty audio assignment will provide the backdrop for me to explore concepts and themes of:

  • a course as a foundation for a community
  • a community as a self governing system
  • the development of networked relationships.