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  1. @skyler0455

    contradiction creation

    Create some sort of graphic. Design the overall graphic to convey some sort of feeling or theme, but then have text saying something completely contradictory to the theme or feeling. Sort of like one of those old anti-motivational posters, but with more design than a black box with a white frame. I had fun […]
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    donate for parkinson’s research!

    Create an ad to inform people about a charity and encourage them to donate. For this assignment, I created an ad for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. I used Canva, which I just learned how to use! I liked this background template that they had, so I used that, and imported […]
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    poetry art & design

    This is building off of the Poetry Art assignment and is an exercise how design choices can change a message. Put your selected poem together with a background that emphasizes the message. Then make 3 different versions by varying the typeface, type layout, and type color to see how it impacts the message over all. […]
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    week five summary!

    I listened to “Moon Graffiti” after watching the two videos from RadioLab’s Jad Abumrad. Then, I blogged my thoughts on its use of sound to tell the story, and compared it to Abumrad’s ideas. I also created a radio bumper for ds106 radio! This was my first audio editing assignment. Then, I made a short […]
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    radio show ideas

    I think we could do a radio show listening to one of Bob Ross’s videos, and commenting on how his inspiration guides our class and contributes to our theme. Or, the whole show could just be a conversation about his ideas relating to class, citing some of his videos. A different idea would be to […]
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    it’s spooky season!

    Within this assigment, you must find some spooky sounds and create a scary audio clip. Select more than four sounds and overlap them on a program like Audacity. You can use Freesound to select your sounds. Make them as spooky as possible. Good luck! I loved this assignment! I love spooky season and was […]
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    moon graffiti

    I listened to “Moon Graffiti,” which employed sound effects and changes in sound to tell the story ‘what if Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin actually crashed on the moon?’ I thought the techniques they employed to illustrate the story were very interesting and creative. In the beginning, alarming sounds before the crash happens creates a […]
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    ds106 radio

    Monday’s ds106 radio show was very interesting. It was not at all what I was expecting (although I didn’t really know what to expect haha). We listened to an analysis that reflected on climate change through using an old radio show. It demonstrated how sound art in the old radio show really illustrated the infrastructure […]
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    week four summary!

    This week I thought about my current experience with photography – about what subjects I focus on and how I structure my photos, and reflected on some of the tips provided in the resources for improving my pictures. Then, I analyzed photos I found for the elements described in the resources, and identified storytelling aspects […]
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    two roles of timothee chalamet

    We all know actors and actresses who have starred as many roles. Choose an actor or actress and at least two roles. Incorporate these two roles into a GIF. It’s challenging, but I know you can do it! For this assignment, I used two roles from Timothee Chalamet. The first was him in Beautiful […]
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    This was the photoblitz assignment. The goal was to complete this list of photo ideas under 20 minutes. This assignment had me running around to find the right pictures, which I was not expecting but I think it turned out okay! Rule of thirds shot. I googled the rule of thirds and it means to […]
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    photo reflection

    I like taking photos to document what is going on in my life and the things that I am doing. I like being able to look back on memories through pictures. I usually take pictures with other people, like friends or family when we go out or have events. It’s a good way to remember […]
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    week three summary!

    This week I completed four writing assignments: a haiku of emotions, where I focused on writing about my own emotions, a conversation between a tree and a squirrel, which focused on non-humans, the end is for everything, which also focused on the story of non-humans (after an apocalypse) and instagram is down so here is […]
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    I just finished watching Schitt’s Creek on Netflix. The storyline follows a famous family that loses their money. They are forced to relocate to Schitt’s Creek, a small town that they bought as a joke gift. Since there are 6 seasons on Netflix, the characters go through a lot over time, but I would graph […]
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    week two summary!

    This week, a main thing I learned was how to make gifs. A few of the assignments I did had to do with gifs. First, I wrote a post on my thoughts on artistic ambition and read through how to write up assignment posts. I also customized my site a little more, by adding things […]
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    It’s a Great Day For Sporting GIFs

    This assignment, “It’s A Great Day for Sporting GIFs,” required me to create a GIF. “Explosive action, athleticism, skill, strategy, teamwork, triumph, and repetition are some elements that make up a sporting activity. Choose a sporting activity and then make an animated gif that represents one or more of these elements. “ I chose […]

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