Tell Majstorich's IML Portfolio

Becoming a Digital Studies minor was kind of a lucky occurence. I happened to be in the right class, where a representative of the IML came and gave a little presentation about the course offerings. Since then, I've taken an IML class a semester. Below are my blog-post style (in reverse chronological order) reflections on those semesters:

IML 400: Creative Coding for the Web

by Tell Majstorich

After teaching myself the basics of code the previous summer, I took this class with the hope that I'd better understand coding. And I really took to it.

> Class Homepage

> Personal Portfolio Project

Spring 2013

FAIN 315: Internet Studio: Online Experimentation and Expression

by Tell Majstorich

For a semester long project, I created an interactive fiction/game art project about the internet. I use the medium of a game (based on Dungeons and Dragons) to make the user more aware of the control and mediation that exists in the layers of coding on a webpage.

> Iconoclast Expedition

Spring 2013

IML 340: The Praxis of New Media ~ Digital Argument

by Tell Majstorich

Utlizing the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive, I spent the semester exploring queer history and its relation to the Holocaust.

Sources
> Schaffner, Bertram. Personal Interview, Segments 75-79. May 5, 1998. http://vha.usc.edu/viewingPage.aspx?testimonyID=45321&segmentNumber=75&returnIndex=0
> Heymann, Eva. Personal Interview, Segment 154-158. September 18, 1997. http://vha.usc.edu/viewingPage.aspx?testimonyID=36449&segmentNumber=155&returnIndex=19#
> Kosinski, Stefan. Personal Interview. November 14, 1995. http://vha.usc.edu/viewingPage.aspx?testimonyID=7200&returnIndex=0.
> Seel, P., & Neugroschel, J. (2011). I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: a memoir of Nazi terror. New York: Basic Books.
> COMING OUT - LIVE. (n.d.). YouTube. Retrieved September 23, 2012, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GESBUlXBCvE
> Lucy: My Coming Out Story. (n.d.).YouTube. Retrieved September 23, 2012, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pta4XKPoXUI&feature=fvwrel
> kraftnation. (n.d.). Teen beat half to death at BP Gas Station for being Gay..YouTube. Retrieved October 30, 2012, fromhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9hVDLkf-lU
> ForGaySake. (n.d.). Coming Out.YouTube. Retrieved October 30, 2012, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifNVCRPXun8&feature=related
> Stonewall Riots. (n.d.). Brad Kreative. Retrieved November 19, 2012, from http://bradkreative.com/?p=92
> Counterlight's Peculiars: "The Hairpin Drop Heard Round the World," The Stonewall Riots. (n.d.).Counterlight's Peculiars. Retrieved November 19, 2012, from http://counterlightsrantsandblather1.blogspot.com/2009/06/hairpin-drop-heard-round-world.html
> Prop. 8: Opposition to gay marriage in L.A. appears to be shrinking, according to Times analysis - latimes.com. (n.d.).Blogs - latimes.com. Retrieved November 19, 2012, from http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2008/11/while-propositi.html
> Gay Holocaust Victims Get Their Due. (n.d.). Nolan Chart. Retrieved November 19, 2012, fromhttp://www.nolanchart.com/article3639-gay-holocaust-victims-get-their-due.html
> STONE, B. (n.d.). Slipstream - Prop 8 Donor Web Site Shows Disclosure Law Is 2-Edged Sword - NYTimes.com. The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. Retrieved November 19, 2012, from http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/business/08stream.html Silence-equals-death-poster-294-040110.
> (n.d.). The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - The Daily Beast. Retrieved November 19, 2012, from http://dailydish.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451c45669e20177430ab8dd970d-popup
> Don’t Ask Gays About Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. (n.d.). Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR). Retrieved November 19, 2012, from http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=4067
> Proposition 8 Supporters Dismiss Obama's DOMA Stand. (n.d.). Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/07/obamas-doma-stand-dismissed-_n_832673.html
> Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945. (n.d.). United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/hsx
> Epstein, R. (Director). (2000).Paragraph 175 [Documentary]. United States: New Yorker Video.
> Camp-de-Schirmeck-La-Broque. (n.d.).AJPN - anonymes, Justes et persécutés durant la période nazie dans les communes de France. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from http://www.ajpn.org/internement-Camp-de-Schirmeck-La-Broque-191.html
> Gallery | 'Kiss-in' at Chick-fil-A restaurants | Photo 7 | ajc.com. (n.d.).Atlanta News, Sports, Atlanta Weather, Business News | www.ajc.com. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from http://projects.ajc.com/gallery/view/metro/atlanta/chikfila0803/7.html
> NOM anti-gay rally in Indianapolis - YouTube. (n.d.). YouTube. Retrieved December 4, 2012, fromhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvOFGVw-0Us
> Marriage Equality Ohio. (n.d.). Facebook. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from www.facebook.com/MarriageEqualityOhio
> Transgender Protection. (n.d.).Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund. Retrieved December 5, 2012, fromfarm1.staticflickr.com/131/319671669_208d500e15.jpg
> Video. (n.d.). Take Part. Retrieved December 4, 2012, fromwww.takepart.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2010/09/gay_adoption.jpg
> Center for Political Education » oct16. (n.d.). Center for Political Education . Retrieved December 4, 2012, fromhttp://www.politicaleducation.org/recent-activities/oct16/
> Actionism - Search results | Tate. (n.d.).Home | Tate. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from http://www.tate.org.uk/search?page=366&f%5B0%5D=im_vid_50%3A2180
> Rare & Cool Pictures from History - Page 17 - Bodybuilding.com Forums. (n.d.).Bodybuilding.com Forums - Bodybuilding And Fitness Board. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=143964301&page=17
> Schirmeck. (n.d.). French Wikipedia. Retrieved December 5, 2012, from fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Camp_de_Schirmeck.jpg
> [Steinbach Square and protestant church, Mulhausen, Alsace Lorraine, Germany] . (n.d.). Library of Congress Home. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002695079/
> Hagenau. (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LJB9_-_Hagenau.jpg symbol. (n.d.). 2011 Commemoration Ceremony Program:. Retrieved December 4, 2012, fromhttp://www.thepinktriangle.com/history/symbol.html
>Silence=Death Los Angeles AIDS Activism 1987–2007 @ Drkrm. (n.d.). drkrm | lab | gallery | los angeles. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from http://www.drkrm.com/actup.html
> ACT UP: Target City Hall, WCBS Channel 2 News - YouTube. (n.d.). YouTube. Retrieved December 4, 2012, fromhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8PmF3IwsoU&playnext=1&list=PLB9E4B82BDEC06354&feature=results_video
> ACT UP - Qualia FolkQualia Folk. (n.d.).Qualia Folk | ...dedicated to LGBT scholarshipQualia Folk | …dedicated to LGBT scholarship. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from http://www.qualiafolk.com/2011/12/08/act-up/
> Revisiting ACT UP’s Tactics and Strategies: An evening with Sarah Schulman. | . (n.d.). AIDS Action Now. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from http://www.aidsactionnow.org/?p=309
> Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Has Had Zero Negative Effects on the Military. (n.d.).Gawker — Today's gossip is tomorrow's news. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from http://gawker.com/5942334/dont-ask-dont-tell-repeal-has-had-zero-negative-effects-on-the-military
> Stonewall riots - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots
> SISK, R., & KENNEDY, H. (n.d.). Federal judge orders immediate halt to 'Don't ask, Don't tell' ban on openly gay troops - New York Daily News. Featured Articles From The New York Daily News. Retrieved December 4, 2012, fromhttp://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-10-12/news/27078019_1_gay-soldiers-gay-activists-openly-gay-troops
> Don't Ask, Don't Tell... Don't Serve? | The Bilerico Project. (n.d.). Bilerico Project | The Bilerico Project. Retrieved December 4, 2012, from http://www.bilerico.com/2012/11/dont_ask_dont_tell_dont_serve.php
> Gay people in Nazi Germany: how hate triumphs|21Nov09|Socialist Worker. (n.d.). Socialist Worker (Britain) — an anticapitalist, revolutionary weekly. Retrieved December 8, 2012, from http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=19565
> hiring of independent rural lodgings in Alsace, France, in a small village: calm, comfort, beautiful sight, terrace.. (n.d.).Rural gites, holidays hiring in Alsace, France - Ferienhäuser im Elsass, Frankreich - Gîtes ruraux, locations de vacances en Alsace. Retrieved December 8, 2012, from http://gitesstoeckle.free.fr/en/en_introduction.html
> rue Pierre Seel (Pierre Seel Street) Photos from jean rossignol (jean rossignol) on Myspace. (n.d.). Myspace | Social Entertainment. Retrieved December 8, 2012, from http://www.myspace.com/jeanrossignol/photos/22719243
> La déportation homosexuelle : postface de l'édition allemande de « Moi, Pierre Seel, déporté homosexuel » - Culture & questions qui font débats. (n.d.). Culture & questions qui font débats. Retrieved December 8, 2012, from http://culture-et-debats.over-blog.com/article-304622.html
> HUMM, A. (n.d.). Donna Aceto’s LGBT Pride March Diary | gaycitynews.com.gaycitynews.com | Gay City News — New York City's LGBT News Source. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from http://gaycitynews.com/donna-acetos-lgbt-pride-march-diary/
> Waddington, L. (n.d.). Outlawing gay marriage will improve the economy, activist says | Iowa Independent. The Iowa Independent. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from http://iowaindependent.com/40304/outlawing-gay-marriage-will-improve-economy-activist-says
> Legal fight to lift Minnesota's gay marriage ban faces tough odds | Minnesota Public Radio News. (n.d.).Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/06/03/fight-to-lift-gay-marriage-ban-faces-tough-odds/
> It’s so not gay: casual homophobia in the twittersphere « abdelxyz. (n.d.).abdelxyz. Retrieved December 15, 2012, fromhttp://abdelxyz.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/its-so-not-gay-casual-homophobia-in-the-twittersphere/
> Drake, B. (n.d.). Tyler Clementi's Choice: Sex, Death and Video-Rape at Rutgers.U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis - HuffPost Politics. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/10/04/tyler-clementis-choice-sex-death-and-video-rape-at-rutgers/
> Brucato, C. (n.d.). GOP legislators suffering from amendment fatigue | MinnPost. MinnPost. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from http://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2012/03/gop-legislators-suffering-amendment-fatigue
> Tentacles: the leaven of the gay agenda | Gay Christian Movement Watch. (n.d.).Gay Christian Movement Watch. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from http://www.gcmwatch.com/7625/homosexual-agenda
> manishtama: People Are Stupid / Tea Party Protest. (n.d.). manishtama. Retrieved December 15, 2012, fromhttp://manishtama.blogspot.com/2009/04/people-are-stupid-tea-party-protest.html
> Gay Marriage Victory in New York | Human Rights Watch. (n.d.). Human Rights Watch | Defending Human Rights Worldwide. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from http://www.hrw.org/audio/2011/06/27/gay-marriage-victory-new-york
> Calling Sister Midnight. (n.d.). ccMixter - Solfeggio Compo. ccMixter - Welcome to ccMixter. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from http://ccmixter.org/files/romancito/31366
> Group, j. D. (n.d.). DIRELAND: PIERRE SEEL, Last Living "Pink Triangle" in France, Dies. DIRELAND. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from http://direland.typepad.com/direland/2005/11/pierre_seel_las.html
> Ansichtskarte / Postkarte Hagenau Elsass, Blick auf den Ort, 1916 | akpool.de. (n.d.). Alte Ansichtskarten / Postkarten sammeln | akpool.de. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from http://www.akpool.de/ansichtskarten/66138-ansichtskarte-postkarte-hagenau-elsass-blick-auf-den-ort-1916
> Le parc Steinbach, square à Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin). (n.d.). Loisirs, sorties et spectacles à Mulhouse, Colmar et Haut-Rhin 68 - jds.fr. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from http://www.jds.fr/mulhouse/parc-avec-aire-de-jeux/square-steinbach-3700_L
> (Nov-11-11 13:34:22) #30565696: MULHOUSE THEATRE VU DU SQUARE STEINBACH [0.5 EUR] - Delcampe.com. (n.d.).Other collections - Delcampe.com. Retrieved December 15, 2012, fromhttp://collections.delcampe.com/page/item/id,0030565696,language,E.html
> Symbols. (n.d.). Anne Frank Guide. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from www.annefrankguide.net/en-us/content/symbols.jpg
> 21 « September « 2011 « News that matters. (n.d.). News that matters. Retrieved December 15, 2012, fromhttp://ivarfjeld.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/
> Schikanen überall, auch beim "Reichsarbeitsdienst" (RAD) 1940: Erfahrungsbericht eines Reicharbeitsdienstlers, Werner Mork (*1921), aus Kronach, aufgezeichnet Juli 2004. (n.d.). Diakonie Freistatt: Die Wahrheit ueber Kinderzwangsarbeit in Deutschland | The truth about forced unpaid child slave labour in Germany. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from http://www.care-leavers-survivors.org/Schikanen_auch_beim_Reichsarbeitsdienst_1940.html
> Paragraph 175 | bluestocking. (n.d.).Presbyterian College | Clinton, South Carolina. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from http://www.presby.edu/bluestocking/2011/04/08/paragraph-175/
> film review: STONEWALL UPRISING | BLOGWAX. (n.d.). BLOGWAX | The Filmwax Blog. Retrieved December 15, 2012, fromhttp://blog.filmwax.com/2010/07/16/stonewall/
> Photo Gallery . Stonewall Uprising . American Experience . WGBH | PBS. (n.d.). PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/photo-gallery/stonewall/
> Marking the end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ - The Washington Post. (n.d.). Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis. Retrieved December 15, 2012, from http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/marking-the-end-of-dont-ask-dont-tell/2011/09/19/gIQAldtqfK_gallery.html#photo
> Chicago DOMA Protest. (n.d.). Wetpaint. Retrieved December 16, 2012, from jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/photos/album/75535/Chicago+DOMA+Protest%2C+January+10
> dctim1. (n.d.). Queer Straight Alliance Against Hate - DC Gay Pride Parade 2012 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!. Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing. Retrieved December 16, 2012, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/23165290@N00/7356270516/
> Shunda Feat. Snax. It's Time to Get Paid. N.d. MP3.
> A Visual History of the Gay-Rights Movement - Photo Essays - TIME. (n.d.).Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com. Retrieved December 16, 2012, from http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1900959_1889272,00.html
Fall 2012

IML 420: New Media for Social Change

by Tell Majstorich

In this class, we worked primarily on two projects. One in Hypercities, which is a platform that lets you annotate a map, about the spread of cholera in Haiti in terms of health care. The other in the form of remix, dealing with HIV/AIDS in non-heteronormative communities.

> Hypercities

> Remix about HIV

Sources
> Carter, Michael. "Narrow window to avert HIV epidemics among MSM in Middle East and North Africa."aidsmap. N.p., 2 Aug. 2011. Web. 13 Apr. 2012. .
> "Countries where homosexuality is illegal." Public Agenda. N.p., 4 Oct. 2010. Web. 13 Apr. 2012. .
> "Gay Hate Crime in the Middle East."YouTube. Jtshippee, 2 Nov. 2009. Web. 13 Apr. 2012. .
> Melloy, Kilian. "Study Shows HIV Rates Skyrocketing in Middle East." EDGE Boston :: Gay Boston News and Entertainment. N.p., 5 Aug. 2011. Web. 13 Apr. 2012. .
> Philomena, Sheela. " HIV Epidemic Among Gays in Middle East." Medindia - Medical/Health Website. N.p., 4 Aug. 2011. Web. 13 Apr. 2012. .
> Srikameswaran, Anita. "Egypt's fearful gays shy from HIV testing."Post-Gazette.com. N.p., 14 Mar. 2005. Web. 22 Apr. 2012. .
> "The Observatorium: June 2010." The Observatorium. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2012. .
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNX7uQWO66Q http://journals.lww.com/stdjournal/Abstract/2007/10000/Sexually_Transmitted_Infections_in_Western_Europe.10.aspx
> http://www.euro.who.int/en/what-we-do/health-topics/communicable-diseases/hivaids/policy/men-who-have-sex-with-men-msm
> http://www.idimsut.jp/professor/activities/files/002-02-Dr.Frits-GlobalEpidemicinMSM.pdf
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luwb1Lj51PM
> “AFP: India’s Hijras Spread Safe Sex Message in Life or Death AIDS Fight”, n.d. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gk8K-1gfKKEDby7Lh4yN8H2dVAlQ.
> “Hijras in India - YouTube”, n.d. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRUdQEDshFg&feature=related.
> “On India’s Roads, Cargo and a Deadly Passenger - Series - NYTimes.com”, n.d. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D04E0D91331F935A35751C1A9639C8B63&pagewanted=all.
> “The Hijra: Pakistan’s Transgender Men | World News | Guardian.co.uk”, n.d. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2010/jan/28/pakistan-transgender-hijra-wedding-dancers.
> “Who Is Affected by HIV and AIDS in India?”, n.d. http://www.avert.org/hiv-india.htm. > "I'm Proud of My Courage to Test. Improving HIV Testing and Counseling Among Transgender People in Pattaya, Thailand", n.d. http://www.aidstarone.com/focus_areas/hiv_testing_and_counseling/resources/case_study_series/sisters_thailand
> "Thailand MSM Country Snapshots-Country Specific Information on HIV, men who have sex with men (MSM and transgender people (TG)", n.d. http://aidsdatahub.org/dmdocuments/MSM_Country_Snapshots_-_Thailand_online.pdf
> "Priority HIV and sexual health interventions in the health sector for men who have sex with men and transgender people in the Asia-Pacific Region", n.d. http://www.searo.who.int/LinkFiles/Publications_Priority_HIVandSH_interventions_May10.pdf
> Torres, Mary Ann. "Mary Ann Torres on criminalization, discrimination, stigma and risk of getting HIV - YouTube ." YouTube. HIVhumanRights2010, 23 Feb. 2010. Web. 23 Apr. 2012. .
Spring 2012

IML 140: Digital Media for Business: The Mobile Experience

by Tell Majstorich

For this class, my group and I partnered with a local charity, LA CITYstage, to create an app. The part that I worked on was the promotional videos for CITYstage.

Fall 2011

IML 101: The Languages of New Media

by Tell Majstorich

My favorite projects of this semester were the remix and the interactive assignments. The remix was my first foray into the realm of remix. I used clips from Waltz with Bashir and Man with the Movie Camera, as well as clips from another video project in IML 101. The interactive was created in Catalyst using quotes from How Images Think.

Sources
> Lost Connection. Dir. Crista Lopez, Ian Malave, Tell Majstorich. Perf. Tell Majstorich, Crista Lopez, Ian Malave. IML Wikis, 2011. Film.
> Man with the Movie Camera. Dir. Dziga Vertov. Perf. Mikhail Kaufman. Image Entertainment, 1929. Film.
> Waltz With Bashir. Dir. Ari Folman. Perf. Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag. Sony Pictures Classics, 2008. Film.
> Burnett, Ron. How Images Think. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004. Print.
Spring 2011