Touch the firehose of ds106, the most recent flow of content from all of the blogs syndicated into ds106. As of right now, there have been 92497 posts brought in here going back to December 2010. If you want to be part of the flow, first learn more about ds106. Then, if you are truly ready and up to the task of creating web art, sign up and start doing it.

  1. Walter

    DS106 Reflection

    Storytelling can be transmitted through a plethora of mediums, and I feel that this class introduced me to a lot of new ways I can get my message across to others. Storytelling enables others to empathize with whatever it is you are exposing. It induces inspiration, interactions, and relationships in a way that could not …
  2. Walter

    Final Project: “Introspection”

    Here is my finished final project for DS106. It revolves around the idea of peace beginning with oneself, calling for us to dismantle ourselves from the inanimate, and reconnect with earth and it’s organic creations. I slightly deviated away from my original idea, as the musical transitions I had intended to implement into the video …
  3. Walter

    Final Project Update

    I’m making some progress. I’ve recorded some footage of scenery and natural environments. I haven’t been able to really film any parts involving any human interaction though. I hope to get to that by the end of this week. I’m also deliberating over whether I should have the film in black and white or cinematic …
  4. Walter

    DS106 Final Project Idea

    The idea I came up with for my final project revolves around the theme of “systematic chaos” and “organic tranquility”. I want to pair heavy instrumental music with the intensity of someone’s commute through a public and crowded area until they arrive at a very natural and serene location, where the music suddenly becomes calming …
  5. Walter

    Play it Backward Jack: The Sequel

    This assignment required us to remix an existing peice of work. This one in particular called for reversing a video. I chose this  video by MC Guirk called “Coffee is, My”. I really enjoyed the video, and how sedate and peaceful the mood was. The black and white and soothing music complimented it as well. …
  6. Walter

    Everything is a Remix

    Remixes are the expansion of ideas. This expansion of ideas is what creativity thrives on. Without this, cultural and social development and improvement would seize. This evolution of methods and ideas is natural, and most of the time inevitable. Whether in music, movies, literature, or technology, the impulse that inspired the idea that led to …
  7. Walter

    The Beauty of a Second

    Here is my entry for “The Beauty of One Second” assignment. I had it revolve around a clip of someone opening a box with a ring in it. I wanted the clip to leave a sense of ambiguity to the viewer. I used iMovie to edit the clip. Enjoy!
  8. Walter

    Serenity Now

    This is my entry for the Serenity Now assignment. I used iMovie to create it. I used a Nikon D3100 with a 50mm lens at f1.8 to capture the scenes. The music is Telefon Tel Aviv, an electronic band. I felt the atmospheric sound of the music complimented the mood of the clips. I hope …
  9. Walter

    Recording a Memory

    This is my entry for the “Recording a Memory” assignment. It consists of my girlfriend talking about her experience calling out of work; or texting as described in the video, and her memories of the whole ordeal. I needed to do something quick, so this video had to do for the assignment. I used iMovie …
  10. Walter

    Return to Silent Era

    Here is my entry for the “Return to Silent Era” assignment. I decided to use “The Transporter 3″ trailer for it’s eventful action sequences. I used iMovie to edit the clips and create an aged look to the movie. I took all of the audio out of the trailer and inserted a jazz song into …
  11. Walter

    Movies by Numbers

    Here is my attempt at the Movies by Numbers assignment. I collected pictures related to the number 7 and created a montage out of them using iMovie. The song is related to the number as well. See if you can figure out how. (Hint) Musicians might have a...
  12. Walter

    Movies by Numbers Preproduction

    I opted to do the movies by numbers assignment. In my video, I will depict the number seven. I chose the number seven because it is a number that changed my approach to something I invest a lot of time in. I play a 7 string guitar; as opposed to a normal 6 string. After …
  13. Walter

    Educational Video Idea

    I’ve decided to take on the educational video assignment. I thought I would use “how to record an electric guitar” as a basis for the tutorial. Here is the video I wanted to base it off of. First, I decided to begin with an introduction on the advantages and disadvantages of recording guitar; a disadvantage …
  14. Walter

    One Archetype, Five Movies, Five Seconds

    Here is my entry for the One Archetype, Five Movies, Five Seconds assignments. It’s a bit more than five seconds, but the idea is there. I was appointed to create a video personifying five James Bond actors. So I made a video surrounding a few common words they all seem to say at some point. …
  15. Walter

    “Something the Lord Made” Film Analysis

    “Something the Lord Made” is a film that documents the work of Vivian Thomas and Alfred Blalock in an effort to cure blue baby syndrome. It is a dramatic documentary. This film showcases extraordinary acting from Dante “Mos Def” Smith and Alan Rickman. They both work together exceptionally while elements of the storyline helped to …
  16. Walter

    Theme Verse

    Here is the theme verse assignment. I opted to do this since much of the music I listen to somehow shared a common theme. The first couple of clips are from Periphery, a groove metal band; the last song is by Selena.
  17. Walter

    Song Style Mashup

    There are a lot of people doing song mashups nowadays, so I just thought I’d completely butcher a Rihanna song…just for kicks. I decided to use the song “Rude Boy”. I found the acapella online and simply dragged it into Ableton Live 8. I recorded and double tracked the guitars to widen the sound and …
  18. Walter

    Imitating Weather

    Here is my attempt at imitating a thunder storm using objects within my “reach”. Being that my desk is surrounded by instruments, I had access to a plethora of interesting sounds. I used an odd instrument that I bought at an African store that produces a “droplet” type of sound for the rain. Then, I …
  19. Walter

    Song Story

    Here is my “Song Story”. I illustrate the times my father and I spent driving listening to this song, “Resollution” by Eric Johnson, usually on our way to his studio in Long Island. It brings back great memories everytime I hea...
  20. Walter

    DS106 Radio Show “MediaCon”

    This is our radio show. It was a very interesting experience as I was able to delve into my ideas in a way that I haven’t done before. I mixed the original bumper for this radio show and participated in the debate and various commentary during the show. I really enjoyed the whole process of …
  21. Walter

    DS106 Radio Show Bumper

    This is the DS106 Radio Show project my group has in the works. I contributed by providing answers to several questions asked in an interview setting by Alicia Gray, one of my group members. I also took on the task of editing the final mix. I really enjoyed the whole process. I hope it all …
  22. Walter

    More RAW Photography

    Here is a RAW photo I edited of my girlfriend, Alanna; using Photoshop Elements 8. I was going for an HDR feel without actually using HDR software; boosting the saturation and noise levels. Also, increasing the shadow levels helped to give the photo s...
  23. Walter

    Wale or Nay?

    If I had a dime for every time someone told me I look like Wale I’d be a millionaire. So I mashed up two portraits to compare. What do you guys think?
  24. Walter

    My Stance Obsession

    I absolutely adore this car. Over the past year, I have developed an obsession with cars that sit aggressively low to the ground; otherwise known as “stance”, where the wheels and tires fit snuggly underneath the fender, with decent spacing and slightly negative camber. Call me crazy, but it gives me a feeling of being whole; as …
  25. Walter

    Anup Sastry is groovy!

    A drummer I stumbled upon a couple of weeks ago. Very talented. Check his stuff out as well as his band Intervals. Very technical; without sacrificing groove.
  26. Walter

    Why are we condemned for being creative?

    After watching Larry Lessig’s presentation on creative domains, I realized how directly the arguments he stressed are affecting me. Being a musician myself, I felt obligated to elaborate on this issue. Lessig speaks on the amount of control the government has put on creativity and the manipulation of someones work to emphasis a very different …

ds106 in[SPIRE]