1. Scott Plunkett

    Visual Assignment Idea

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    Came across the picture posted below and thought it would be perfect for a visual assignment. It looks awesome and wouldn’t be too hard to edit something like that so I decided to submit it to the ds106 visual assignment bank. I’ll be trying to think of a cool place …

  2. Scott Plunkett

    Down to the Wire

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    This radio show project has been quite an experience for me. Being an online student I had some trouble finding a group at first, but after a couple of tweets looking for a group I was able to work with Michael Branson Smith and Ben Rimes (Both easily 100 times …

  3. Scott Plunkett

    Daily Creates

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    Looking back I cant seem to find my post with last weeks daily creates (I swear I did one), so I’m going to be throwing them in here as well.

    2/28 – Record a sound of an animal you’d like to be. I chose to make the sound of a …

  4. Scott Plunkett

    Audio Show Update

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    The past couple of days things have been really starting to get rolling with our radio show. Ben Rimes just posted his “interview” segment with Jim Groom about the accusations of DS106 becoming a cult. I plan on finishing my segment in the next couple of days as well, seeing …

  5. Scott Plunkett

    Visual Assignment Idea

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    Earlier today my friend showed me this collection of pictures taken of dogs “mid shake” (pictures below) It gave me a perfect idea for a new Visual Assignment- Take a picture that catches something mid action, and makes it appear different than it normally would. I haven’t thought of any …

  6. Scott Plunkett

    Radio Show Update

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    So after the first few days of scrambling to find a ds106radio group to work with, I ended up with Ben Rimes and Michael B Smith (both have already blown me out of the water when it comes to creative brainstorming on the radio show). We’ve decided to go with …

  7. Scott Plunkett

    My Big Thursday

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    Meant to write a blog about this earlier, but as I’ve said I ran into some computer problems. Thursday was a pretty stellar day overall for me, so I figured I would share my day. First, I got a computer science test out of the way and it went pretty …

  8. Scott Plunkett

    Daily Creates from 2/19-2/25

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    Here are my 3 creates from this past week. I had a lot of trouble with loading the New post page in wordpress, but think I have it resolved now (re installed my browser).

    2/20-Record a sound that represents an area (or something like that..). Decided to capture the ongoing …

  9. Scott Plunkett

    Daily Creates from this past week

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    Here are my Daily Create’s from 2/13-2/19. It was a pretty busy week for me, but I got them all up.

    Monday- A picture eating food in an unusual way. I went with one of my favorites: dry Ramen

    Tuesday- A picture of a toy in action. I chose to …

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    Daily Creates from this past week

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    Here are my Daily Create’s from 2/13-2/19. It was a pretty busy week for me, but I got them all up.

    Monday- A picture eating food in an unusual way. I went with one of my favorites: dry Ramen

    Tuesday- A picture of a toy in action. I chose to …

  11. Scott Plunkett

    Design Assign – The Little Caption

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    So for my last design assignment I chose to do the Little Caption assignment by Donn King. I instantly knew which picture from my flickr that I was going to use. Not sure exactly what was going through my mind when I took it, but I decided to put my …

  12. Scott Plunkett

    Design Assign – DS106, The Movie

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    Saw this assignment by Linda McKenna and knew I could have some creative fun with it. The basic assignment idea is to edit a movie poster to give it a ds106 theme. After spending awhile aimlessly looking for a good poster to change around I decided to take a different …

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    Design Assign – Re-brand ‘Em

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    Got another design assignment done. Decided to go with the “Re-brand ‘Em” assignment by Chris Randles. The assignment was to change around or re-create a logo for a well known company. I mixed up the Target logo with a darts picture and added a little phrase to the logo that …

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    Design Assign – Remixed Game Covers

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    Saw this design assignment from the one and only Jim Groom himself and instantly knew what I wanted to do for it. Decided to “remix” the cover of one of my favorite childhood games, Harvest Moon, by making the oh-so-clever replacement of the word Moon with Sun. The editing isn’t …

  15. Scott Plunkett

    Design Assign- DS106 Propaganda Poster

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    Just got my (very) late start on this week’s design assignments (3/15 stars) with a fun one posted by Daniel Zimmerman. The assignment was to create a propaganda poster that could be used on ds106ers. I chose to alter the famous Rosie the Riveter “We can do it” poster. Check …

  16. Scott Plunkett

    This Week’s Daily Creates

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    This week all of the daily creates were photographs. I posted up to Feb 8th, but the ds106.us site was getting a bit cluttered so Groom asked us to just post our daily creates in one weekly post instead of daily.

    For the 9th the prompt was to photograph something …

  17. Scott Plunkett

    Visual Assign- Stick Figures and Sticky Situations

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    Thought this visual assignment looked like a simple, yet fun, way to close out my 10 stars for the week. The assignment was to simple take a picture of nature and photoshop a stick figure into it somewhere. While at work today I somehow found myself wasting time watching alligator …

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    Visual Assign- Comic Book Effect

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    I had a lot of fun with this visual assignment. It was basically to find a picture and play around with it to make it look like a cartoon. I used an online editor to make it look like a picture in a comic then added a caption to give …

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    Visual Assign – Parent/Child headswap

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    This visual assignment is pretty simple, swap the head of a parent and their child in a picture. I couldnt find a good baby picture, so I chose a picture of my brother and mom from this past fall. I used to the free online picture editor at picnik.com (it’s …

  20. Scott Plunkett

    Visual Assign- Play in the Big Leagues

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    For my second visual assignment of the week (3/10 stars after this, I have a ways to go) I decided to do the “Play in the Big Leagues” assignment. The assignment is to simply replace the faces of high level sports players with faces of average Joes (I chose myself). …

  21. Scott Plunkett

    Feb 8th Daily Create

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    So today’s daily create was to “create a photograph that represents the happiest or most memorable moment in your life.” If you’ve been reading any of my posts so far you know running is a big part of my life, so I decided to stick with that trend for this …

  22. Scott Plunkett

    Daily Create Feb 7- “clutter”

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    Today’s daily create topic was “Share an image of a place that you lose things in your house.” I’m currently living in a dorm on campus, so I just went ahead and assumed that would work. What to take the picture of was an obvious choice for me to make, …

  23. Scott Plunkett

    Web 2.0 Story Experiment

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    So waking up this morning I was doing my usual rounds through the web, and when I was checking out the ds106.us site I noticed I had completely forgotten to do the part two of the week 3 assignment. I quickly checked the 50+ tools list for the bubblr comic …

  24. Scott Plunkett

    My thoughts on “Web 2.0?

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    Before reading Tim O’Reilly’s “What is Web 2.0?” and Bryan Alexander’s “Web 2.0 Storytelling” I had never even heard of the term “Web 2.0″. I was feeling a bit lost after reading through the first paragraphs of O’Reilly’s article, but his chart comparing how certain aspects of the web have …

  25. Scott Plunkett

    Daily Create 26 – February 3rd

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    Today’s daily create prompt was to “Take a picture of your feet that shows what kind of day you’re having.” For those who don’t know, I’m very into cross country and track, and tomorrow I have my first race since injuring my hamstring last Spring (missed about 9-10 months). Since …

  26. Scott Plunkett

    Burnt Popcorn and plugins

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    Just had about a 30 minute long fire drill right as I was starting to get ready to retire for the night. Nothing worse than the piercing sound of the alarm right as it goes off, disrupting the overall silence of my room. Now that I’m awake I thought I’d …

  27. Scott Plunkett

    This week’s TDCs

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    Had some fun doing the daily creates this past week. Started the week on Tuesday with tdc016, which was to “photograph something generally considered ugly and make it beautiful.” I took a close up picture of an old dusty lamp I had sitting in my closet, tried to adjust the …

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