did you get my message?

“it began as most origin stories begin, with a miscommunication…”

voicemail

voicemail.  yet another means to convey important information and communication.  didn’t you listen to my message?

what is your voice mail style?  do you leave a message at all?  are your messages curt with precise instructions to “call me back as soon as you get this” with no further details?  do you prefer to make full use of the “tape” and leave a detailed experience for the listening pleasure of the recipient?  let’s go with the last example.

this week is all about missing calls and leaving messages…not only messages, but elaborate, verbose, communicative, and loquacious narratives that tell a story!

this assignment requires a partner and a phone with a working voicemail.   decide who will go first.

assignment:

step 1:  partner A calls partner B and leaves a voicemail with the beginning of a story!
partner B can listen to the message one time.  partner B then writes down a transcription of the message.

step 2:  partner B calls partner A and leaves a voicemail with the continuation of the story!
partner A can listen to the message one time.  partner A then writes down a transcription of the message.

repeat each day.

if your partner thwarts your voicemail leaving attempt – if your partner chooses to pick up the phone, enjoy the conversation and see where it takes you!  make no mention of your message attempt.  simply try again later.  be a voicemail ninja.

at the end of the week, come together with your partner and compile your transcriptions into the complete story!

share your adventures with us at adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com !

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may sentence exchange assignment

sentence exchange

the assignment: read, record and memorize the 10 sentences provided. transform them out of words and into images.
submit your 10 photo images via email to adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com and we will post them at the end of assignment week.
whether or not you participate in the assignment, stay tuned! all submitted photos will be posted on the completed assignments blog at the end of the week.
the (tried, tested and true) results of this exchange- our sentences with your images- is an artful- always unique, often intelligent and sometimes curious- collaboration of adventures.

the buzz of the adventure: “lost and found in translation.” “visually inspired literary inspiration.” “unique, wildly different interpretations- all of the same sentence(s).” “think portrayal rather than perfect match.”

the sentences:

1. Speed is good only when wisdom leads the way.

2. Turn at the last corner before maturity.

3. These lizards are out of control.

4. Rumors ran rampant and the gossip got up and galloped.

5. Gravity has dealt us another blow.

6. Maybe in a square world.

7. How does one take the temperature of toast?

8. Lovable like a trumpet.

9. Crisis or not, nothing should interfere with tea.

10. As though you could write it out of reality, restore it into the realm of innocence- like fiction…

 


for more inspiration browse previous adventures: sentence exchange assignment

 

 

april sentence exchange assignment.

it’s back!  there is a reason that we, at adventureclubinteractive, keep finding ourselves drawn to the fun and creative expression of sentence exchange. sentenceexchange there is magic in the collaboration!

if you, the adventureseeker, are new to this concept, here is a brief review of the rules and objectives and how to participate!

below you will find a list of 10 sentences, 5 written/compiled by adventureclubviral, and 5 written/compiled by thestephala (we encourage you to create your own sentences with a friend as well!)  it is your job as the adventureseeker to take these 10 sentences and transform them from words on a page to an image expressing the meaning or feeling behind the sentence.  finally, combine the written words with your images and create a sentence exchange gallery!

the sentences:

1.  in appearance they are strong, but in reality they are only clay giants, they are truly paper tigers.

2.  i love that he loves lime green.

3.  might you mar a brand new something if a part of you felt oppressed by its perfection?

4.  there was poetry in the streets.

5.  safer than the bank, not soft like a mattress.

6.  if i say i am then i am, and if i say i’m not then i must not be.

7.  he worked with dynamite for a handsome paycheck.

8.  i wonder if trying is worth a damn at all.

9.  it’s space junk.

10.  there she went with her gloves and her parasol and her white patent leather shoes which were muddied from the persistent rain.

 

 

interpreting sentence exchange.

an oldie but a goodie.  here, at adventureclubinteractive, we love the whole idea of collaboration.  working together with a partner in adventure not only adds extra motivation and incentive to complete your work, but also creates something that neither one of you expected.  there is an extra surprise and investment in the exchange of work and ideas.

rules and objectives:

this assignment is truly an exchange of ideas.

you may use the sentences listed below, or compile a new list with a fellow adventure seeker (each of you write 5 sentences to add to the list to create a total of 10 sentences).

the sentences are just the beginning.  interpret the sentences however you like and use them as a guide for photographic inspiration.  capture an image, a person, a moment that in turn captures each sentence.

display each sentence with the corresponding photo.  share and compare with your fellow adventure seeker.

example:

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sentences to photograph:

1.  this is why he didn’t come to the party.

2.  nobody cares for a coward but heroism is hard.

3.  you’ll see and feel the difference.

4.  it’s slippery- it’s why the clock gets confused.

5.  that doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

6.  stop trying to get anywhere, there is no need to arrive- be here with presence and stay here for a really long time.

7.  boy, if i had a large sapphire i could get out the delicatessen business.

8.  there was, for instance, the affair.

9.  i only do this everyday.

10.  as if I were a capsule… as if I were meant to be swallowed…

 

feel free to look back on some of our previous completed sentence exchange assignments, and share your completed work with us at adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com

photo story assignment.

a picture may be worth a thousand words, but sometimes it is fun to combine the two.   we see combinations of words and text all of the time, especially in advertising.  sometimes the text very clearly defines the picture and serves to emphasize its meaning.  at other times, the text may be in stark contrast to the image presented and this juxtaposition can be fascinating and even revelatory!

this week we are using images that already contain text, and putting them together to tell a  photo story.

assignment:

this week’s assignment is another opportunity for collaboration!  find a partner and grab your camera!  create a sentence or short phrase together using images that already contain written text.

decide who will begin.

partner A sends partner B a photo already containing letters or printed words.  this is the beginning of the sentence/story.

partner B responds by taking a photo that also includes letters or words to continue the sentence where partner A left off.  partner B sends this new photo to partner A and it begins again!

at the end of the week you should have quite a photo story to tell!

share your completed work with us at adventureclubinteractive@gmail.com

 

dear adventure seeker…sentence exchange…sincerely-theStephALA

greetings adventureclubviral!

as per our discussion, this week we have agreed to collaborate and combine our efforts for another sentence exchange assignment!

here are your five sentences to interpret however you choose:

1.  damn you and your open door!

2.  the composer died before he completed his viola concerto.

3.  i know it shouldn’t, and i’d like to think it doesn’t, but it often does.

4.  it is a very delicate balancing act.

5. five times as warm, and five times as cold — just as i’m five times as rich as you are, and five times as clever!

i look forward to your interpretations!

-theStephALA