Ready to Get Started?

Start any time, it never ends. Design it your way.

The Numbers

The ds106 flow includes syndicated 60151 distributed blog posts created by our participants since December 2010 when Jim Groom blogged the idea of ds106 as an open and online experiment.

Stuff to Try

Assignment Bank

Explore more than 400 800 media assignments created for and by members of ds106. Try one at random or add your own.

The Daily Create

Each day you get a new creative challenge in photo, drawing, audio, video, or writing form, that you can do in 20 minutes or less. Every day since January 8, 2012. Want a taste? Try one at random.

ds106 Radio

Our own open free form internet-based radio station, broadcasting shared music, recordings, cross casts from other stations, as well as live broadcasts from community members. Learn how to tune in and how to grab the mic.

Remix Machine

And now for something completely different! Interpret a random remix of the ds106 assignments. Make a new twist on an existing ds106 assignment.


The best of ds106! A site designed by ds106 students to showcase the works of others. Nominate anyone’s creations in ds106 that inspires you or explore it to become inspired.

Western 106

Running at both UMW and as an Open COurse

UMW Course • Open Course


They’re Here… The Open ds106 Course

ds106 poster by Jim Groom

ds106 poster by Jim Groom

Random Sampling the Past ds106 Flow

  1. Daily Create: 518

    --Originally published at Mi Casa de Los Gatos
    Write a love poem from one character to another from different Twilight Zone Episodes I chose the doctor and Janet “the ugly freak” from the Twilight Zone episode “Eye of the Beholder”. They probably have pretty good chemistry at this … Continue reading 
  2. Pop Art From the Heart

    This visual assignment was about turning a normal picture into something extraordinary. When I first read this, I knew exactly what picture I could use. My roommate from last year edited this picture of us when we went to the … Continue reading
see full blog flow…