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The Numbers

The ds106 flow includes syndicated 58743 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. Listening to Stories

    --Originally published at Emma S.
    Radio Story: I listened to a story called Doppelgangers by This American Life. The story is about two sets of doppelgangers: the first set is between pig bung and calamari, and the second set is between two men dealing with PTSD(one man is from the streets of Chicago andthe other man is from Afghanistan). Certain stories have different ways of
  2. 5 Things for Jumping In.

    --Originally published at pro-community engagement
    Week 1 is here. Raise your hand if you’re excited to JUMP IN?    This course was first developed last year, and last summer was the first semester we taught it. You’d think it would be much easier, no big deal, since we’ve done it once, but all the excitement and feelings from last year are… Read More
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