Touch the firehose of ds106, the most recent flow of content from all of the blogs syndicated into ds106. As of right now, there have been 92510 posts brought in here going back to December 2010. If you want to be part of the flow, first learn more about ds106. Then, if you are truly ready and up to the task of creating web art, sign up and start doing it.

Where I Come From Remixed The Opposer

Posted by

So, for my last remix assignment, I used the remix generator and got: Where I Come From  [Remixed]: The Opposer (6 Stars, equuling 15).

The directions for the original assignment: Design an animated poster for your hometown. Make sure to include the text for the name and state of your hometown. You can see my example here:       The directions for the remix: Do the opposite of what the assignment says- this can be in terms of subject, action, almost anything to make it be 180 degrees different.

To complete this assignment, I used¬†Margaret Walker’s animated poster of Mechanicsville, Virginia. She did an AWESOME job on this! I found the image on her blog:¬†

My job was to do a complete 180 to the image, meaning I was suppose to do the opposite of the original directions. The original directions which I included in the beginning of this post had  parts: 1) Design an animated poster for your hometown and 2) include the text for the name and state of your hometown.  So to complete the remix I decided 1) I would remove the animation from her poster, 2) remove the text of the hometown, and 3) I would use it because I am NOT from Mechanicsville.  After I complete all 3 changes this poster will be completely opposite of what it was suppose to be! :) Break the original assignment rule! Love it!

To begin I saved the image on to my computer and then opened it in GIMP. ¬†To remove the animation, all I had to do were delete the layer. ¬†I deleted 6 layers until I was left with use the background layer, meaning only one set of windmill blades. So change one was complete. ¬†Change two was a little more difficult, because like I mention in my previous post I have no idea how to remove word on someone else’s assignment, so I just used the Rectangle Select Tool and just cut out the hometown and state name. ¬†I tried to leave as much of the picture as I could. ¬†Change 2: Done. ¬†And for the 3rd change, I did not have to change anything because it was not my hometown and the fact that I am using the image completed that change. So then I saved the image to my computer and inserted it in my blog below.


I had to cut some of the bottom out, which took away the road and some grass so the scenery in the remixed image is not as good/pretty as the original but in order for me to complete the remix card instructions like I thought they needed to be done I had to sacrifice some of the image!


Per Dr. Groom’s helpful comments I choose to add another image to this blog. ¬†This is another¬†interpretation¬†of the remix! I am using a picture I took in Destin Florida. ¬†To make it the opposite of the original assignment, I am not animating it and it is not where I am from, because I am from Virginia, and I am giving it the headline “The Beach” instead of Destin Florida!

Add a comment

ds106 in[SPIRE]