Archive for: March, 2012

DSM-IV the Game!

Mar 23 2012 Published by under Printed

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TheMediaCollective.org presents…

a Bored? Let’s Play… production

DSM-IV the Game!

This is a work of serious. Get it?

Introduction:

A beautiful way to engage and learn about yourself, family, and friends. An ice breaker at your next holiday gathering.

Hold a mirror to yourself and others.

Items Needed:

DSM Access (books or Wikipedia)
One literate person
People for which to analyze.

How to Play:

  1. Choose a disorder from your DSM source.
  2. Read the criteria for the selected disorder aloud.
  3. Depending on which style of play you are using (next page), proceed accordingly.
  4. Continue through the remaining criteria or until you or the group want to explore another disorder in the DSM.
  5. The game session ends when one hour has elapsed.

Solo Play: Self-diagnosis

On a sheet of paper, take notes about how you feel regarding each of
the criteria and numeric value for how much you display that symptom. At
the end of the disorder, add up your score, divide by the number of
criteria you evaluated yourself on. This your disorder index. Continue
through the disorder.

Multi-Player: Group Therapy

Go around the circle in a designated order. Verbally discuss each player’s
exemplification of the current symptom. Give examples of incidents
when these were symptomatically displayed. Continue through the
disorder.

Multi-Player: Psychiatrist(s) and Patient

Played in the same manner as Group Therapy, except one individual is chosen as the focus for the disorder. Bonus: If a player feels another player exemplifies this disorder, the focus of the current session can be switched to them by way of range voting. Continue through the disorder.

Two Sample Disorders from Wikipedia:

Major Depressive Episode

The player reports a depressed mood/appears depressed to others. They express feeling sad, depressed, empty, “down in the dumps,” hopeless. The player is in denial about these feelings, yet appears to be on the verge of tearfulness, has a depressed facial expression and disposition, or appears to be overly irritable.

Delusional Disorder

The player expresses an idea or belief with unusual persistence or force. The individual tends to be humorless and oversensitive, especially about the belief. An attempt to contradict the belief is likely to arouse an inappropriately strong emotional reaction, often with irritability and hostility.

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312-DRY-TOFU – Thunberdolt to the Mouth

Mar 23 2012 Published by under 312-DRY-TOFU, Audio

312-DRY-TOFU - Free-form Question, Comment, Improvisation Voicemail Line

Here is another installment of the free-form question, comment and improvisational voicemail art project, 312-DRY-TOFU (312-379-8638). Give us a call to share your perspective on anything and everything! Tell us about your day, improvise a monologue about a local event, or sing us a song. If it can be captured on the phone, we want to hear it.

In this episode we hear a popular song from the 1980s rendered by a mouth, a choppy poem of digital significance, an apology for last night, a British person trying to start a journal and doing things half-way, another exploration by someone’s mouth, Mayor John Dennis follows through on one of his campaign promises; the staycation, someone trying to order dry tofu, bar atmosphere while getting day drunk, a rant about transportation, a new technology called Thunderbolt and compact devices, people commenting about people hanging in a house, a quick blurb about rotating around in mouth form.

Please join us for the next episode by calling and contributing to 312-DRY-TOFU (312-379-8638)!

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Interview: Harry and Jake Speak Politely – 2012-01-21 – Part 2

Mar 14 2012 Published by under Audio, News Channel Internet

News Channel Internet

After spending several weeks trying to secure an interview with Harry and Jake of Harry and Jake Speak Politely, we managed to conduct a short interview.

January 21st, 2012. A superb evening of music (High School Girls, Broken Light, Mid-American) at the Knickerbocker Saloon in downtown Lafayette. High School Girls finished their set. Broken Light was adjusting the stage for theirs. I bumped into Harry and asked again for the interview. He agreed. Jake showed up a few minutes later. This is the second part of our initial encounter with these two independent media creators, Harry and Jake

We learned that despite the environment, it was not too loud to conduct an interview, what Harry and Jake Speak Politely is about, their lack of microphone stands, preferred beverages, why names are important to the interview style of Harry and Jake, the enchanting power of television, what level Harry and Jake are on, and their love of editing.

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Interview: Harry and Jake Speak Politely – 2012-01-21 – Part 1

Mar 04 2012 Published by under Audio, News Channel Internet

News Channel Internet

After spending several weeks trying to secure an interview with Harry and Jake of Harry and Jake Speak Politely, we managed to conduct a short interview.

January 21st, 2012. A superb evening of music (High School Girls, Broken Light, Mid-American) at the Knickerbocker Saloon in downtown Lafayette. High School Girls finished their set. Broken Light was adjusting the stage for theirs. I bumped into Harry and asked again for the interview. He agreed. Jake showed up a few minutes later.

We learned that despite the environment, it was not too loud to conduct an interview, why Harry and Jake Speak Politely was created, what happens when the microphone is turned towards one of our News Channel Internet journalists, First Amendment rights, how you find out about other people, how Jake influences Harry, Jake’s super smart phone, and Jake’s habits with a mobile Internet device.

This is the first installment of the series with these two independent media creators, Harry and Jake.

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