1. Tom Woodward

    He stood so still


    He stood so still while the world moved on around him.

    Just a little animated gif made from two shots I took walking past this gentleman staring so intently at his phone. He didn’t move a bit but because I was walking the shot shifted some allowing me to animate …

  2. Tom Woodward

    Losing Arguments Cards


    I’ve always found the following use of Godwin’s Law to be an interesting idea.

    For example, there is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever debate was …

  3. Tom Woodward

    Chimeratic Composition


    Another quick #ds106 assignment (tags – VisualAssignments, VisualAssignments1257)

    Take at least three pictures (your own or someone else’s) mash them together into something that makes them more than the sum of their parts, something that would have been impossible in real life. Include the original images so we can see …

  4. Tom Woodward

    Stranger Portraits


    I am fully back on the stranger portrait path. This image is the one I like the best out of those I’ve taken recently. The others were all at a recent VSTE conference and I’m not sure I’m even going to “count” them in the progression towards the 100 total. …

  5. Tom Woodward

    Stranger Portrait #29


    It’s been a long time, almost exactly a year, since I did any stranger portraits. It remains a difficult thing for me to do which is a large part of why I do it.

    Additionally, driving into work this morning I saw the scene below. The park is a place …

  6. Tom Woodward

    Snowballs and Networks


    I’m trying to do a better job documenting how the Internet1 does things that make me happy. It’s fun to watch different flows and people come together to take things to another level. These interactions make up my personal Internet and I hope seeing them might help someone else …

  7. Tom Woodward

    Like a Car Chase


    This project was inspired by a Sklar brothers bit that I heard on the VA Beach AM comedy channel the other day. An edited and condensed version of track 16 is here.

    Now on to the assignment . . .

    Take any video.1 Add your voice over as …

  8. Tom Woodward

    Twilight Zone Titles Poetry


    This is the first #ds106 assignment I’ve done in a long while. The challenge is to write a poem using only the titles of Twilight Zone episodes. It’s an easy one for any English teacher to use as is or to adapt to whatever restricted set they want – chapter …

  9. Tom Woodward

    Seeking a Blessing


    I’m semi-happy with how this turned out. I lost a track twice thanks to not paying attention and some help from my kids. You might think hitting save a lot is a good idea but it also wipes out your undo options. It might have been better but waiting for …

  10. Tom Woodward

    Police Beat


    I was listening to “Ain’t too Proud to Beg” coming to work this morning. I’m always surprised what songs actually say when you really listen to the lyrics. Essentially, a number of the things advised by songs can be highly questionable- even in innocent seeming songs from The …

  11. Tom Woodward

    My Take on #DS106


    I recently tried to present something on #ds106 and MOOCs in general at VSTE. It’s probably best it wasn’t filmed. I’m going to try to present something more coherent in writing.1 This will be a description of what made this course work for me although I believe it …

  12. Tom Woodward

    2 for DS106


    These two apps for the iPhone are not necessarily educational but they make for some decent entertainment. Think of this as my high fructose corn syrup post.


    This app was kindly given to me by the Debbie Roethke who knows what kids like.

    It’s stupid fun. Basically, you …

  13. Tom Woodward

    19 Strangers


    It has taken me quite a while to get to 19. Clearly, I tend to do this project in fits and starts and I do much better when I leave town. Because the Universe has a sense of humor, I will be in Las Vegas for BlackBoard World and I’m …

  14. Tom Woodward

    Introducing Randomness


    I had a great time at UMW’s Faculty Academy. Got to meet a number of people face to face for the first time which is always interesting.

    I was lucky enough to be able to present as a plenary speaker1 as well. After being repeatedly told to “bring my …

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