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  1. mbutlerr

    name that single!

    I stumbled upon this assignment to get me started on this week’s design week. It was to make a charade type design for a song. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, so I chose an easier song. I found the images on clip art on Word and just did some background ...
  2. mbutlerr

    Semana Cinco!

    The journey through visual week definitely tops that of audio week. Although audio week taught me a lot that I didn’t know, visual week brought me back to comfort zone, because who doesn’t love taking pictures and would rather do that than hears themselves? Definitely me. It was a bit overwhelming since I was sick ...
  3. mbutlerr

    How to be a better photographer (for beginners!)

    Review the suggestions for photography. Pick at least 3 to try in the context of doing other visual assignments this week or just for practice, and write a blog post showing the results. Add the one that you think helped you the most, and summarize in our shared Google doc How We Are Becoming better Photographers ...
  4. mbutlerr

    Daily Create it!

    DC’s are the best, especially during visual week. There’s more effort going into it because you know it’s visual week so you really have no option! Also, this week I noticed my flickr images are finally showing up on the DC’s assignment page, so snaps to me for that! I also really got to practice my photography ...
  5. mbutlerr

    Pimpin’ up flickr

    So this week, I got more into flickr and uploaded a ton of photos. It was actually a lot more fun than I thought it would, especially since I already enjoy snapping pictures on my own phone. My flickr is, and I promise you that you will not be disappointed in my photography skills (despite ...
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    For the PhotoBlitz Assignment, which is where you had to photograph as many pictures as possible in twenty minutes but rather than focusing on the artsy fartsy side, really just to have fun and be creative with the entire assignment. I was actually limited because I was stuck in my room with a cold. However, ...
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    We’ve found your match!

    As soon as I saw the We’ve Found Your Match assignment, I immediately thought of my friend Morgan. I always tell him that he looks just like Paul Rudd, especially in the movie “Our Idiot Brother“. To most of my friends, he doesn’t look him but every time he grows his hair out, I always call ...
  8. mbutlerr

    A-Z Collage

    The A-Z Collage was one of the more inventive one of the visual assignments. I got find out some cool fruits vegetables (like uglifruit!), so it definitely made me more knowledgable. I also used paint for this and really got to play around with dimensions of each photo. At first I tried to just do ...
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    Before and After

    Out of all of the assignments, the Before and After was by far my favorite. I used a video of my pet turtle, Chiquis, as my inspiration. I had to to screen shot (thank you to CogDog for teaching me how to do that!), and than used this photoframe app on my phone to get ...
  10. mbutlerr

    Warhol Me!

    For the Warhol Something, I decided to put the Photo Booth on my Mac to some good use and I did some pop art of my own face. Yes, I know, I’m lame but hey, it’s cool. For those who aren’t aware, this is similar to the Shot Marilyn’s that Andy Warhol did. Andy Warhol ...
  11. mbutlerr

    Emotions all over ze place

    So this one was a little cheesy, but it was A change of emotion. I decided to let loose and have fun with this one. One of my favorite things in the world is cake ( who doesn’t love pastries?), so I depicted my emotions with it. Obviously, I’m happy with cake and sad without ...
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    Meet me at Abingdon &..Abingdon?

    Unlikely Intersection was the most simple but hardest one of them, which is ironic. You’d think streets like this would pop up everywhere but alas, they don’t. I was lucky because over the weekend, I went home and as I was driving to one of my friend’s houses and happened to notice she said go right ...
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    Color me pink :)

    Have you ever noticed how useful an iphone can be? I never truly realized it until I came to this class. One of my professor’s often says how there is more technology in your average smartphone than was needed to go to the moon. That is such a beautiful thing, and in doing these assignments, ...
  14. mbutlerr

    Car Lust

    Whenever I think of my dream car, I think of Mini Cooper’s. I know this is a joke to a lot of people especially since it’s not as lavish as most cars out there (Obviously no Mustang!) but I’m a rather petite girl, only about 5’1”. Whenever I get into one, I fit snug as ...
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    Valentine Greetings!

    Valentine’s Day Caption Challenge! This was one of the more simple ones of all the batch of the work this week. I just took the photo, used the Mac Version of paint and I used my favorite font (marker felt!) to do this. It was fun, and stupid, which is what this assignment (I’m sure) ...
  16. mbutlerr

    listen close, listen carefully

    The satisfaction of this weeks work comes in the physical form of a smile. As in a huge dorky smile that not only did I accomplish a buttload, I understood a buttload! I actually understood every single concept this week, yeah some of it was fuzzy, sure, I had to rewind but hey, i understood ...
  17. mbutlerr

    Radio Show-OoOOOoo

    I made a very valid attempt to listen to ds106 radio this week but I have a pretty conflicting schedule (rugby, volunteering, and seventeen credits!). It covered a significant amount of random things, from songs the 80′s to an old woman stating how it much more beneficial it is to take the stairs (than goes ...
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    Daily Create’s: Semana Cuatro

    Daily Create’s have always been the funnest thing around town, no? This week, for mine, I did an ACROSTIC poem (I used to love doing these at a young age!) I used the word Sweatpants, which is what I wear pretty much every cold winter day. Then I renamed a movie title (originally, Dude, Where’s ...
  19. mbutlerr

    Up from the ashes,? Grow the roses of success

    For this week, we had to watch a couple segments by Ira Glass, who talks about storytelling and what that entails. These videos were very powerful in that he describes how essential storytelling is, and how although many think that they have the right idea with it, they’re all actually wrong — especially those in ...
  20. mbutlerr

    Getting Away With It

    I decided to listen to This American Life: Getting Away With it. It should be immediately known that I am a very visual person, so right off the bat I knew I had to read the transcript in order to follow along. However, to be fair to the disclosure at the top, I listened to ...
  21. mbutlerr

    Radio Bumper!

    Okay, so this was much easier than everything else I’ve done in this class and the least stressing. To be honest, I had fun, weird right? Definitely not used to that just yet, especially since I wasn’t aware that was allowed to be happen just yet. Anyways! I was watching the movie Space Jam over the ...
  22. mbutlerr

    Week threethreethreee

    In attempt to not sound too pathetic, I would like to say this week was..interesting? Definitely more work than I had anticipated. Although it felt like a relief, having bootcamp over with, I have to admit I miss the hand-holding a little. NONETHELESS, I got it done! AND I’M ALIVE with a buttload of experience, ...
  23. mbutlerr

    Shape of Stories

    The most puzzling piece of work this week would have to be the Kurt Vonnegut video. I know it should have been a rather simple message, one that I’m sure most got the first time around watching it, I didn’t get it until the second (maybe third time) around. Then I finally understood what he ...
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    Jealous of the retired DS106ers? You bet

    You know what’s intimidating? Looking at previous work from those of the previous DS106 class. Honestly though. I could not help but feel like I have these giant shoes to fill! Obviously it was not all bad. A lot of things I saw from graduates of this class was pretty inspiring (and intimidating, who knew ...
  25. mbutlerr

    Too Curious Sparky?

    Sparky was a good dog. The best actually. He never did his business inside the house, he almost always behaved, and never drank out of the toilet(..Except for every once in awhile). Sparky, however, had one small quirk that made him hard to watch and that was that Sparky is a rather..curious dog. He had ...
  26. mbutlerr


    Storytelling..What is storytelling? The first thing that comes into mind is The Stone Ages. Ya know, sitting by a fire, and long before writing was a thing and the best way to pass on anything (legends, fables, or to just tell stories in the down time). Although written language had yet to be a thing, ...
  27. mbutlerr

    WEEK TWO: done and over with! (still alive!!)

    Week two of DS 106 and I can happily say I have gotten the hang of all the general stuff. That being said, I’m sure there’s still a buttload I have to learn. For example, GIFS. Can everyone please take a moment of silence for all those brave people that post wonderful gifs on tumblr, ...

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