Category Archives: DS106

I moved my original blog to Hippie Hosting

I exported my old blog to the new Hippie Hosting site, and it will be operational as long as the internet gods are willing! 🙂 I will continue to blog there:  http://blog.neverthesameriver.com/  

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The Big Move

I’ve finally moved all my posts over to UMW Blogs.  I wasn’t able to keep the same theme, so I ended up editing almost every post so they would fit into this generic theme.  But it’s all good.  I was … Continue reading

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The Biggest of 3 Birds Finally Finished!

Remember my post about killing 3 birds with one stone?  Well, I finished editing our group project, which was to make a 10-minute video about a psychologist who has made an impact on modern psychology.  This movie is about Mary … Continue reading

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TDC Week#… (I lost count)

TDC93: Make a Hat + Tiny Eyes photo TDC95:  Take a photo from behind someone’s head looking at something.   TDC96:  Make a 5 x 5 video of daily activities, only natural sound: The first video is what I posted … Continue reading

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Premiere Pro Project #1

I must say, after struggling with the Premiere Pro for two days, I really like it.   It’s all pretty intuitive, I think.  I just have to keep playing with all the different tools and shortcuts.  I do like the fact … Continue reading

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New Challenge: Adobe Premiere

I have become fairly comfortable with using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and have been wanting to learn how to use Premiere Pro for video editing (I’ve only used Movie Maker and iMovie thus far) and also Dreamweaver for web designing.  … Continue reading

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TDC100: Daily Create #100!!!!!

In honor of 100th TDC today, I designed the below image to make a 100-piece jigsaw puzzle at www.jigsawplanet.com. Perhaps because of the dimensions of the image, I ended up with only 96 pieces, but close enough… Click on the … Continue reading

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Re-do: Return to the Silent Era Video Assignment (Highlander)

Video Assignment 376: Return to the Silent Era Ever since I worked on this assignment (twice) two weeks ago, I haven’t been happy with it.  I had been thinking about how I could make it look more authentic, more like … Continue reading

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d&ds106 Monster Manual [remixed]: Pollock Style – 6 Stars

Remix Assignment 555:  d&ds106 Monster Manual remixed Pollock Style I took the below image from this post and remixed it. The Result: To make this image, I first found this site, where you can make your own Jackson Pollock style … Continue reading

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Patty Pioneers [Remixed]: Happy Days – 3 Stars

Remix Assignment 553:  Patty Pioneers remixed with Happy Days card I took the below image from this post and remixed it. Result: It took me a while to find an image of “The Fonz” that would fit in with this … Continue reading

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[Remixed]: The Opposer – 5 stars

Remix Assignment 503:  Missing Persons Poster –> [Remixed]: The Opposer I took the below image from here and created the remix. Result:  

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in[SPIRE] Project is Almost Ready!!

HEY EVERYONE! in[SPIRE] is almost ready for launching!  You’ll be able to start submitting the DS106 work that inspired you in just a few days (I hope!).  Here’s an update on what has transpired so far: Progress Report: I know … Continue reading

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TDC Week 9 – 12

Catching up on posting my TDCs… TDC 65: My Work Space TDC66: DS106 is the best thing since… TDC67: Toes   TDC79: Geological Feature   TDC80: Glamorize Your Ride   TDC88: Repeated Geometric Shapes   TDC90:  Looking through another object … Continue reading

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My thoughts on “Everything is a Remix”

We were assigned to watch the “Everything is a Remix” video series by Kirby Ferguson. He brings to light some very interesting and important facts, and the following points are basically what I got from watching the videos: Behind every … Continue reading

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Killing 3 Birds (Part 2, the Prequel)

Another Video Assignment 445:  (However, this one is a bit different, in that I replaced the video with other images to go with the audio to make it look similar to the other one I made last week.) So my … Continue reading

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Video Assignment – Vintage Educational Video

The skills I’ve learned in DS106 came in handy yet again in another class.  This time, Applied Counseling.  I’ve added the vintage feel for DS106 (Video Assignment 397) WARNING:  Boring video with terrible acting by me.  haha Interviewing Skills – … Continue reading

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5 Movies, 5 Seconds – Dogs in Leading Roles

Video Assignment 448:  One archetype, five movies, five seconds. Each clip is 2 seconds long, because I thought 1 second was way too short.  Rules?  What rules?  🙂 The clips are from the following movies: Lassie Come Home (1943) Turner … Continue reading

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Return to the Silent Era – Highlander

I got the idea for this as I was commenting on this post. But the embedding has been disabled on these videos for some reason, so you’ll have to follow the links: I made this. (this one didn’t turn out … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How to separate audio from video on iMovie

In this tutorial, I explain how I extracted the audio from the interview of Anthony Hopkins and put it together with appropriate video clips as a part of my video essay on Titus.  This part took the longest time to … Continue reading

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Sentence Length

I found this today.  An excellent advice on sentence length. We could all use it. 🙂 Gary Provost, quoted in Roy Peter Clark’s (terrific) Writing Tools: This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. … Continue reading

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Killing 3 Birds

Here’s what you call killing 3 birds with one stone: 1.  Finish a part of an assignment for another class (History of Psych). 2.  Use it as a DS106 video assignment idea submission. (I think this should be 5 stars) … Continue reading

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Video Essay

Titus (1999) Video Week is hell. I don’t know how else to describe it.  So far, video week is hell.  This video assignment has taken me a minimum of 40 hours of work, 5 of which were spent on researching … Continue reading

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Project in[SPIRE] – The DS106 Brain

Here’s an idea for the in[SPIRE] logo: And this is the brain idea: The Brain: The Brain has human qualities:  left brain/right brain – connected by corpus callosum that allows the two sides to interact. Left brain is the technical/digital … Continue reading

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The DS106 Brain

After the initial brain-storming session for our final project, we agreed that a circuit board inside a brain would be a good image to represent DS106.  Then I thought it should be half digital and half organic. (See my previous … Continue reading

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A Random Urge to Design

While my thoughts were going a mile a minute on our final project idea, I had the sudden urge to design something with this concept.  I have no idea how it relates to what we talked about, but here it … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Final Project

I met with Rachel today to talk about some ideas for our final project.  Her idea was to do a hyperlink project where we can link the many characteristics of DS106 all in one place, with an image for the … Continue reading

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TDC Week 8

TDC57: Reflection Inside an elevator, Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower), Chicago.   TDC60: A circle reflecting how I feel today   TDC61: A line from a movie in my handwriting   TDC62: Looking out   TDC63: Photo of … Continue reading

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Making of AMCX Radio Show (Part 2): Kim Droom Interview

This is the final cut version of Part 2 of my crime report: Hmm… how do I describe Kim Droom?  In a word, he is complicated.  @jimgroom was gracious enough to agree (on behalf of Kim Droom) to do an … Continue reading

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Making of AMCX Radio Show: Crime Report Part 1

Our team’s main idea was to run a political debate between Bagman, Allygator, and Handgela (I could not track down this video), since one of our team-mates IS the one and only, awesome Allygator herself! We also decided that including … Continue reading

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My thoughts on making the AMCX Radio Show

 Our very own @annie_belle1 designed this logo!  🙂   What better way to blog about audio week than using audio!  Here are my thoughts on working with my team-mates on our AMCX Radio Show.

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TDC Weeks 6 & 7

TDC43: TDC45: TDC48: TDC49:   TDC53 (A) TDC53 (B)  

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Audio Assignment – My first autotune

Here it is!  I learned how to use autotune in Garage Band by watching this tutorial.  It’s not perfect, and I may have overdone the effects, making the words somewhat hard to understand, but I think it’s not bad for … Continue reading

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Sound Effects Story

Ugh! Sound Week!  This was my least favorite week thus far.  I have very little experience with sound editing, and by little I mean none.   Up until now, my assignments took longer than necessary because of my perfectionism, but sound … Continue reading

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Romancing the past…

For our TDC assignment yesterday, I submitted a photo that represented my past career with the FBI.  It always takes me by surprise when I realize how long it has been.  Yet it still seems like yesterday.  I remembered this … Continue reading

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TDC Week 5

In the midst of Design Week madness, I managed to post the following Daily Creates: Monday: Food being served or eaten in an unconventional way. tdc.ds106.us/tdc36/  I wrote up a separate post for this TDC complete with more images from … Continue reading

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DS106 Movie Poster – Design Assignment

I came up with this idea while working on the propaganda poster design assignment. This didn’t quite fit in with any other assignments already there (please correct me if I’m wrong), so I decided to just submit it as another … Continue reading

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One Story, Four Icons (x 2)

Design Assignment 358: The assignment is to reduce a movie, story, or event into its basic elements, then take those visuals and reduce them further to simple icons, four of them. Write your blog post up but do not give … Continue reading

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Change… It’s in the Bag! – Design Assignment

  Design Assignment 364:  Make a campaign poster for Bagman’s 2012 campaign! You can base it on a famous political poster (Obama’s Hope poster, for example), movie posters, whatever. Minimalist or complex, just make it awesome.   I just HAD … Continue reading

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Animated Forrest Gump: Design Assignment

  Design Assignment 313:  Pick a movie poster and animate it. You can see an awesome example and quick explanation by Michael Branson Smith here.     The Product:   The Process: It took me only a few minutes of … Continue reading

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Iconic Me – linda3dots

I was in the middle of this assignment when I came up with my idea of new design assignment, and I just submitted my idea.  So where were we… Designment Assignment 54: Create an iconic image/design for your own site … Continue reading

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Minimalize Your Philosophy: Design Assignment

Design Assignment 365:   Pick your favorite quote OR make up your own phrase which describes a philosophy that you try to live by.  It can be about love, friendship, family, education, culture, health, charity, etc.  Design a minimalist poster depicting … Continue reading

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This Old Doctor: Really (not) Reality TV

Designment Assignment 342:  Really Reality TV – Follow this formula to create your own reality TV show for the ds106 Network. This assignment sounded like a lot of fun and a good one to start the design week off with, … Continue reading

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Street Vendors of Korea

For today’s Daily Create, the assignment was to take a photo of food being served or eaten in an unconventional way.  I immediately thought of my 10-day trip to Korea in 2010.  I chose the first image below for my … Continue reading

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Just for funsies: After-the-fact visual assignment

…and a shameless display of a mother’s pride in her son’s good looks!! 😛 This was Visual Assignment 66, which was to find a celebrity look-alike for someone you know, and I came up with this.  But being from the … Continue reading

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TDC Week 4

My daily creates will be compiled and posted weekly from here on out. (And the first three are repeats because I didn’t decide to do the weekly thing until the middle of this week). Also, I’ve completed a total of … Continue reading

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Averaging Concepts – Visual Assignment (3 stars)

Visual Assignment 13: Averaging Concepts Using Flickr – Take a concept, one word, and plug it into Flickr and take the first 50 images and average them using Photoshop or similar program. Step by step instructions available at http://is.gd/ku3UF I … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How to add a drop shadow on Photoshop CS4

For my “Fat Cat” visual assignment, I got the images from here and here. I think most people know the various ways to select a portion of one image and copy/paste it into another.  So I decided to post a … Continue reading

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Visual Asignment Tutorial: How to make animated .gif on Photoshop CS4

In this video tutorial, I did my best to address all the little bumps I encountered while doing this visual assignment that can be seen in this previous post.  I first followed @cogdog’s tutorial to import my images into Photoshop … Continue reading

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The Train! The Train! – Visual Assignment (5 stars)

Visual Assignment 347: Photo It Like Peanut Butter Rather than making animated GIFs from movie scenes, for this assignment, generate one a real world object/place by using your own series of photographs as the source material. Bonus points for minmal … Continue reading

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The Fall of Man…and Cat – Fat Cats Make Art Better (2 stars)

Visual Assignment 334: Using this site: http://fatcatart.ru/category/klassy-ka/ as a platform for ideas, and using Photoshop (or something like it) as your tool, place a fat cat into a photo of a classic art piece. The goal is to make it … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Splash the Color

This is my VERY FIRST video tutorial.  It was scary, but I was inspired by others in DS106 who were brave enough to put themselves out there!  This is how I ended up with this finished product for the Splash … Continue reading

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Berry Splash – Splash the Color Visual Assignment (2 stars)

Visual Assignment 340: Splash the Color – Color splash is a technique to emphasize details- you remove all color from a photo, and then restore original color to a single object, e.g. a green apple on a table. Think of … Continue reading

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TDC 31

TDC 31: Create a photograph that represents the happiest or most memorable moment in your life. Assignment: Create a photograph that represents the happiest or most memorable moment in your life. I have many pictures I could have used for … Continue reading

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TDC 30

TDC 30: Share an image of a place you lose things in your house. I lose things once they get filed in my filing cabinet. Maybe there’s a flaw in my filing system?  And I also often lose things somewhere … Continue reading

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TDC 29

TDC 29: Make a photo of something upside down that is never seen that way. I was fresh out of ideas, but my son (my usual sidekick) helped me out. 🙂 .

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Another Web 2.0 Story

I used this tool to create the following visual phrase… 🙂

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TDC 28

TDC 28: Without saying any words, make a 10-second ringtone with only your voice.

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More Thoughts on What is Web 2.0?

Image credit (if you get a chance, read the artist’s comment under this photo in flickr. Funny. The Matrix anyone?)   I was just over at Gray’s Gray Matter blog reading his response to our reading for this week.  He … Continue reading

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Combined: Web 2.0 Reading + Web 2.0 Story – experiment

My (short) response to the readings this week is included in the video. This week has been very draining, and writing is difficult at the moment. However, creating other stuff is still energizing for me, and I’ve experimented with some … Continue reading

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TDC 25

TDC25: Record the sound of something that gives you comfort or makes you feel safe. (in light of the recent hacking event)

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TDC 24

TDC 24: Make a creative photo silouette by aiming the camera into bright light. Because my blog was down because of the hacking incident involving emre5807, I ended up doing two TDCs today. 🙂  

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TDC 23

TDC 23:  Make a photo that freezes or isolates the motion of an object.

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TDC 22

TDC 22: Take a photo of two related objects of drastically different size  

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What doesn’t kill us makes us… hate hackers

VERY FUNNY, emre5807!  You thought you destroyed us.  But you’ll see… We’re coming back better, stronger, and smarter because of you!  Grrrrrr………. This past week has been an emotional roller-coaster due to the hacking incident.  We were just getting the … Continue reading

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Web Assignment: Revamp Your WordPress Site

I decided to choose this as my first assignment because I was going to do it anyway, so two birds with one stone, etc… It took me a while to find a theme that I liked.  I still don’t have … Continue reading

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Stream of consciousness unleashed: My thoughts about the Bag of Gold and Personal Cyber Infrastructure

Image credit   I have not had much sleep this week, and I cannot begin to organize my thoughts in a coherent way.  So I decided to just unleash them and see where they go: Gardner Campbell’s essay, video, and … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Finding your Google Analytics tracking code again

Here’s my first tutorial.  It almost seems like a no-brainer, but it certainly took a little bit of searching for me to figure it out, so here it goes! Someone may actually find it useful… It all started after I … Continue reading

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TDC 20

Assignment:  Take a photo where movement of the camera creates an interesting blur effect.   To be honest, I had taken this set of photos previously while driving home one night, but I thought it was okay for me to … Continue reading

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Progress Report: Week 2

The second week came and went so quickly that I’m still trying to catch my breath.  My other classes are definitely suffering as I had anticipated.  Sleep deprivation is also wreaking havoc on my brain functions as recent research on … Continue reading

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TDC 19

Assignment:  Record a video of yourself telling a joke. Don’t read it – tell it. There it is! That is the first video of myself that I’ve posted online.  I recruited the help of my son so I could talk … Continue reading

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TDC 18

Assignment:  Record a short video that shows an object in motion. This was my first idea.  Then I thought it was too lame/corny, and I came up with what I thought was a better idea, which was something completely different.  … Continue reading

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The curse

Here I am again.  I have to leave for school in 40 minutes. I decided to write a post in lieu of washing my hair today.  THIS. my friends… is the curse of DS106.  I wish I was a little … Continue reading

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TDC15

Today’s TDC Assignment:  Make a recording of the most lively laugh you made someone do. This the first time I’ve used Soundcloud.  I know my product is pretty lame, but I wanted to see if I could figure out how … Continue reading

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First Week of DS 106 – done.

Wow.  I jumped in, and the water IS fine.  And just the right depth too – deep enough to keep my arms flailing for balance, but shallow enough to keep my nose above water if I remember to stand on … Continue reading

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TDC13

TDC Assignment:  Compose a photograh that includes a “finished product” and at least one of its “raw materials.” This is only my first week of DS106, and already, I’m hooked.  I love the constant challenge of creating something and solving … Continue reading

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TDC12

Assignment:  Create a 30-second “breaking news” update about something that happened to you today. My very first Daily Create!!!!  Yay!  This is actually supposed to be a “breaking news” video, but oh well…  I did my best.  It’s also my … Continue reading

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Impostor Syndrome

This page I found online defines Impostor Syndrome as: a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even in face of information that indicates that the opposite is true. It’s a common psychological term which I am intimately familiar with. This is … Continue reading

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