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    Rock Pockets

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    “It’s Hot Pockets Day on the Daily Create!”
    “Didn’t we already talk about this?”
    “I’m making Rock Pockets.”
    “What – you’re going to put Aerosmith inside a Hot Pocket?”
    That wouldn’t be a bad idea, and could be a whole ‘nother meme. But I thought the Hot Pocket …

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    Reflections

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    by Bob McLeod, from The Incredible Hulk #339

    I’ve been pretty consistently blown away by the reflections on the readings in this season of ds106. This week brings us design thoughts, something that’s usually a bit of a struggle. Too often people confuse decoration or templates with design, when …

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    From screen to page

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    So I had this idea to use design to turn movie scenes into comic book pages. Not exactly reverse engineering storyboards, but rather using the language of sequential art, panels and layout, as part of the storytelling. This is challenging on a number of levels. The first is a matter …

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    What are your powers?

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    If you were a superhero, what would your powers be?

    I posted that to Facebook, just to see what people would say. Some responses were unsurprising: speed, agility, flight. One person said skepticism and another wanted the Lasso of Truth – not quite the same, but both represent a power …

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    Super ds106 – a trailer

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    I made a logo, so I figured I’d make a trailer of sorts. I had seen the Dr. Bees video (YT) recently. It uses the “It’s a bird! It’s a plane!” tagline from various Superman shows, and since my logo was a parody of Supe’s, it seemed like …

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    Season of ds106

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    I was never much of a Donovan fan, but I like Alice Donut’s version of Sunshine Superman and Goodfellas’ version of Atlantis. Now we can add Cogdog’s Season of DS106 to the list. The secret great thing about it is that it reminded me to check the schedule on ds106radio. …

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    Milk, Chocolate Milk

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    What drink would define me? Ask anyone who knows me well and they would laugh, because I buy a gallon of milk nearly every day. My addiction is to chocolate milk. This has been going on for decades. Here is my glass:
    See that groove across the spoon? I’ve been …

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    Week 12: Remix & Mashups

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    4/7/17 – 4/14/17

    Make a Tutorial
    This week’s main focus will be on mashups and remixes, but we also need to make tutorials. You may have noticed these in the Assignment Bank. Some assignments have them, some don’t. Was there an assignment that gave you trouble? Something that you had …

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    Help out a ds106 classmate

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    One of our ds106ers is collecting data for a psychology project, “a study about parenting, romantic relationships, and life satisfaction.” I have been told “This study is for academic purposes only and the data that is collected will only be analyzed for academic advancement.” You do not have to do …

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    Agent Orange

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    In reviewing the agent interviews, I’m noticing some common answers. Everyone who has responded to the animal question has said tiger, and everyone who responded to gorilla question said 7-11. the thread that ties the two together is the color orange. So what does this mean? I looked for the …

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    Week 10: Reading movies

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    3/24 – 3/31

    Reading movies
    This week we’re moving from audio to video. We’ve been looking at related aspects – photography, sound, design – all along, but now we’re going to look at cinematic camerawork, and how it all comes together.

    For starters, read Roger Ebert’s How the Read a

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    You Only Broadcast Twice

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    For our second night of ds106 radio shows, we had another trio of tales, all very different. I don’t have much commentary right now, as the hour grows late and I have to head off to the Active Covert Reconnaissance League conference tomorrow, but I want to get these links …

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    Goldradio

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    The radio show project is my favorite part of ds106. There are usually some complaints about the difficulty of working with audio and collaborating online, but almost everyone does great work and is justifiably proud of their creations. We had three shows on our first night, starting with the Miami …

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    Corporate spies

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    CC 2008 Doug Greenberg

    One might ask: How does Limetown fit in to the secret agent genre? But it becomes apparent over the course of the storyline that there is a secret agency involved, mostly in the background, but omnipresent. It’s sort of like a James Bond story seen through …

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    Top Secret: For your eyes only

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    Being a secret agent is a risky business. For security’s sake it is important that you know who each other are, in case any of you should cross paths. You may find it advantageous to be aware of each others backgrounds, skills and strengths, so you should familiarize yourself with …

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