1. Martha

    Reimagined Road Signs

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    _cpzh4: Reimagine the scene in a road sign. What is going on outside the iconic depiction in the sign itself?

    Find a road sign image online or photograph it yourself. Redraw it to show the rest of the scene you imagine, and show us the before/after on your blog., _cre1l: …

  2. Martha

    Greetings From DS106

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    _cpzh4: Tell us where you are, where you’re from, or simply where you’d rather be and build a greeting card., _cre1l: Design, _d415a: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hollywoodplace/5373077131/in/set-72157612012225072, _d5fpr: Michael Branson Smith, _clrrx: 137, _cyevm: , _cztg3: , _d180g: 690…

  3. Martha

    The Childrens’ Season (In which I beg for your help)

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    This week in Digital Storytelling, the class is working on a radio show in which each student is responsible for contributing 5 minutes of audio. The theme of the show is “Dog Days of Summer” (chosen by the class). We’ll be broadcasting it live next Monday during class. (If you’re …

  4. Martha

    The Childrens’ Season (In which I beg for your help)

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    This week in Digital Storytelling, the class is working on a radio show in which each student is responsible for contributing 5 minutes of audio. The theme of the show is “Dog Days of Summer” (chosen by the class). We’ll be broadcasting it live next Monday during class. (If you’re …

  5. Martha

    Making Sound Mean

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    We’re moving into the audio portion of Ds106 this week (and I still need to do a look-back on all the great design/visual work that the students have done!).

    Last night’s assignment was to create a sound effect story, and I actually managed to carve out the time last night …

  6. Martha

    Fan Fiction Picture

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    _cpzh4: Take the name or title of your favorite band, song, movie, or tv show and display it in the form of photography. You can take as many pictures as you want, but have your photos capture the band, song, movie, or tv show you pick. Be creative and have …

  7. Martha

    Lyric Video Snippet

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    _cpzh4: Take a short section of one of your favorite songs, and turn the song into a music video using only lyrics. The lyrics video will manipulate the size, color, font, shape, and movement of the lyrics showing on the screen to emphasize a theme, rhythm, pattern, meaning, or musical …

  8. Martha

    Movie Trailer Mashup

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    _cpzh4: Take your favorite movie trailer and mash it up with a different trailer to completely change the meaning of the original trailer. For example, if you have a funny movie trailer, give it the sound of a terrifying movie; or vice versa. You may need to clip the audio …

  9. Martha

    Music Intervention

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    _cpzh4: Create an musical remix using different styles of music. Alter the sounds of them until they seamlessly go together, creating an all new piece of music that retains the art of the original artist. Sometimes music seems to be too narrow, intervene and open it up!, _cre1l: Audio, _d415a: …

  10. Martha

    Music Mash

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    _cpzh4: Take clips from different songs and mash them up into something fun. Try to use random effects and cross music genres., _cre1l: Mashup, _d415a: http://jennak.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Pro1.mp3, _d5fpr: jennak, _clrrx: 128, _cyevm: , _cztg3: , _d180g: 645…

  11. Martha

    Redub The Audio

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    _cpzh4: Take a classic movie (or heck any movie you like), and rescript the audio of a key scene. You will want to re-write the lines to change the meaning or intent of the scene, delete the original audio, and record your own (this can be done many ways, voiceover …

  12. Martha

    Car Lust

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    _cpzh4: So I wanted to submit a new visual assignment. All of us, most of us anyways, have a dream car. This is a simple assignment. Take a picture, or find a picture on the web of a car that you love. Then, write a description of how that car …

  13. Martha

    Data of the Dead

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    _cpzh4: Take stock of your digital identity and prepare for the inevitable. In a blog post submit your last will and testament, describe how you wish to be digitally remembered, and will your embedded digital ephemera to [less then]loved ones.

    Inspired by:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/magazine/09Immortality-t.html, _cre1l: Writing, _d5fpr: Michael Branson Smith, _clrrx: …

  14. Martha

    Cropped Signs

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    _cpzh4: We think of creation as addition, but there is a form of creation by deletion (e.g. Newspaper Blackout poetry http://newspaperblackout.com/) In this assignment, you need to change, alter, enhance the meaning of a sign by cropping out parts of it. This should be doing in camera, but could also …

  15. Martha

    Troll Quotes

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    _cpzh4: Find an image of a well known figure, add to it a famous quote by someone related in some way to the figure in the image and then attribute the quote to a third, related figure.

    From the official site:

    How It Works

    1) Get a picture of someone …

  16. Martha

    Original Sounds

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    _cpzh4: Tell a story using only the sounds that you record with a microphone. This may be of a similar nature to the “Sound Effects Story” –but you may use your voice (in any way that you may wish). The goal of this assignment is to use the things around …

  17. Martha

    d&ds106 Monster Manual

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    _cpzh4: Take one of the people from ds106 and make them a monster profile a la Gary Gygax’s classic 1977 Monster Manual. Make it a playing card, using a series of pre-defined qualities from the manual. You can see an example of this here: http://bavatuesdays.com/the-ds106-99-47-dds106-monster-manual-cogdog/ , _cre1l: Design, _d415a: http://bavatuesdays.com/files/2011/05/dds106_cogdog_front.jpg, …

  18. Martha

    Find Yourself

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    _cpzh4: Find your name in the environment around you.

    Look for your first name, parts of your first name, or even the individual letters that make up your name in the environment around you. Take photos and crop them together. Share. Enjoy!, _cre1l: Visual, _d5fpr: Chris Randles, _clrrx: 119, _cyevm: …

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