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  1. @YousephAsaad

    Text Analysis

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    For my text analysis assignment, I chose the poem “If -” by Rudyard Kipling. I’ve known of this poem from a post I saw on the internet fairly recently and I loved it so much that I decided to center this post around it. The poem is inspirational and gives advice to the reader on […]
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    Analog Return

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    There is no question that we are living in a world overtaken by digital technology. The convenience and simplicity of these products are what make them so unique and so desirable to all of us. Imagine telling a researcher in the pre-smartphone era that instead of having to scour through dozens of books in a […]
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    Privacy and Online Exams

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    Privacy Privacy is an important part of all of our lives, but some make an effort to protect it more than others. I can definitely say that I’m one of those people. Privacy to me started meaning much more as social media and the internet became more prominent in our society. We’ve all heard stories […]
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    Final Project: Tracking Personal Nutrition

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    For my final project, I decided to track my nutrition today using myfitnesspal.com. With this incredible app, which was developed by Under Armour, I was able to track the amount of calories I ate per day, as well as the number of macronutrients, which consists of protein, carbs, and fats, and micronutrients, which consists of […]
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    Misinformation and social media

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    The amount of misinformation on the internet is mind-boggling and social media seems to be a breeding ground for a lot of it. The unfortunate part about this is that many impressionable people fall for it and spread it among their friends and family. Social Media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, have an […]
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    Making a video game

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    For this assignment, I chose to create a remake of the space invaders video game using Microsoft Visual Studio. I used the software library Allegro to help me develop the 2d game. For me, this project was relatively simple because I am a comp sci major and I’ve been making video games for fun since […]
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    Terms of Service

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    Terms of Service, or TOS for short, is something that is viewed by many as a long and boring piece of document made by service providers. I for one can only think of one time in my entire life where I actually made an effort to read the TOS for one of the new products […]
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    Rebuild the Internet

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    For my Rebuild the Internet project, I chose to create a representation of how the internet is our second brain. The Internet has so many features that we can use anytime to create anything we want and also grab as much information from as we want, like our minds. The internet is as creative, imaginative, […]
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    The Web 10 Years Ago

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    What is the Internet? The Internet is a massive network that connects digital devices like computers, smartphones, and tablets from all over the world. It is seen by many as an incredible piece of technology that can contribute positively to our society and help us become more intelligent. With others, it is seen as the […]
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    The Web 20 Years Ago

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    “Small Pieces Loosely Joined” The first three chapters of the reading go into detail about what the internet was like for many people in its initial stages and how in many ways it relates to the space we have in real life. The author did a great job of explaining how the web has changed […]
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    A Long and Creative Journey

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    Week 5 Final It’s hard to think that this will be my last blog post in this course. I’ve spent countless hours each week, for the past month, trying to perfect the quality of my content. I can say that I am more confident now in my creative abilities than I have ever been in […]
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    Strange and Exhilarating Times on the Moon

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    A Rocky, but Fun, Ride to the Moon (Written Story) My trip to the moon was not what I expected it to be at all. Before liftoff on Earth, I pictured myself walking on the moon, laughing and conversing with my fellow astronauts and just having a great time. That laughing was more like screaming […]
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    Quality Spacewalk Footage

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    Fascinating Spacewalk Clip (Video) Along with photos, taking videos is a great way to capture incredible moments and sights in space. Videos in space, unfortunately, don’t have background sounds since space has no air for sound to travel in. Going for a space walk definitely got my mind off of the loads of work I […]
  14. @YousephAsaad

    Dark Star Photographer

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    Selfies in outer space (Photography) Bringing a camera with me to space was the best idea ever. The photos I was able to capture on my trip were absolutely incredible. Taking photos of the sun rising, stars twinkling, and the earth rotating gave me a new outlook on life. When I was stuck on earth, […]
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    Portrait of the World

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    Bright light from the star (Design) While I was on-board the space-ship, I had many moments of extreme boredom. Since I couldn’t play video games on space, I decided to start designing. Lucky enough for me, I brought my personal computer on-board the spacecraft. Since I had lots of design motivations from the environment around […]
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    Strange Space Sounds

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    Was that an alien!? (Audio) So here I am on board the landed spaceship on the moon with my fellow astronauts. We all finished our work early today so we had lots of free time ahead of us. We all decided to go for a walk outside on the moon one last time before we […]
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    12 Stars In 12 Hours

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    Week 4 This week of assignments was a lot different than previous weeks. Getting the hang of creating and editing videos was a bit of a struggle for me, but I managed to get it done. As with my journey with learning audio creation, it took some dedicated time to learn the ins and outs […]
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    I’m a Little Troubler, Mean and Grim

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    Weekly Question What childhood nursery rhyme would you like to write a story about but change the meaning completely? If I had a chance to change a nursery rhyme from my childhood, I would change “I’m a little teapot” to “I’m a little troubler”. I’ve heard this nursery rhyme so many times as a kid […]
  19. @YousephAsaad

    Professional Film Making Techniques

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    Reflection on Four Videos The four videos I watched for this assignment each had different techniques and methods for film making that I either already knew or that I somewhat know. However, watching the videos definitely gave me better insights on the different techniques, as well as better appreciation for them. The first video I […]
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    Reading and Understanding a Film

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    Roger Ebert’s Short Piece Reflection I really enjoyed reading and studying Roger Ebert’s article. He brought up great points about movie reading, many of which I tried to pick up. Usually when I watch a movie, I don’t have an incentive to better understand all the different aspects of the image. I also don’t tend […]
  21. @YousephAsaad

    Colorful Pies and Trees

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    Daily Create #1: Create an artistic graph chart Ramadan is a month for all Muslims around the world to fast from sunrise to sunset. During this time that we’re not allowed to eat or drink anything, people usually either work or sleep. For this daily create, my job was to create a graph chart, which […]
  22. @YousephAsaad

    Heck Of A Long Week

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    Week 3 Final What a week this has been. I probably spent more time working on the assignments for this week than the last two weeks combined. It’s fair to say that I am absolutely drained from the edits and revisions I had to make on all three of my audio clips. With that being […]
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    Second Round Of Commenting

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    Comment and participate Commenting on this weeks assignments from different people was even more of a joy for me than last time. I had a chance to hear the different audio clips people put together and it was quite an experience. I was able to hear and understand different techniques people used on their audio […]

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