1. Paul

    Getting Started with WordPress.com

    by

    WordPress is one of the top blogging platforms on the web right now.  It’s an open-source blogging software that can be installed on a server OR used through the site WordPress.com.  Today I’d like to show you the latter and give some tips on how to get your blog …

  2. Shinichiro Hamazaki

    Hatsune Miku: What comes next to Anime and Manga

    by

    The following article was written as an assignment for the Newsroom Management class.

    Introduction Vocaloid Hatsune Miku

    The Internet has dramatically changed subculture scenes worldwide in the last decade. Even in the last five years, after various social networking websites have played an important role in networking people and establishing …

  3. Paul

    Bryan Alexander; 2022: My Thoughts

    by

    First of all, I’d like to say that I found Alexander’s lecture to be very interesting and I watched the entire video.  Starting out, I didn’t think that I would enjoy it, nor did I belive I’d watch the whole thing. The shaggy hair and unkept beard didn’t do a …

  4. Paul

    Comments for Kids

    by

    This section has focused on the future of learning, and with that in mind I tried to pick out an appropriate DS106 assignment.  Right away I saw “Comments for Kids” and knew it was perfect. After reading the Gardner Campbell article (and responding) I felt like this fit …

  5. Mai Ueda

    audio project

    by

    my audio projects’ name is “?????????(yukai rotation)” which means kidnapping rotation.

    with the aim of creating showa era story, I tried to find sounds and music that would remind people of old japan.
    in this audio project, one man who will never die keep kidnapping kids from showa to present.…

  6. Mai Ueda

    audio project

    by

    my audio projects’ name is “?????????(yukai rotation)” which means kidnapping rotation.

    with the aim of creating showa era story, I tried to find sounds and music that would remind people of old japan.
    in this audio project, one man who will never die keep kidnapping kids from showa to present.…

  7. Mai Ueda

    final project

    by

    final project was aimed to produce one magazine called “zipper” which includes various fashion styles.
    since today’s magazines offer one similar fashion style in each magazine.
    I thought there will be less chances to try various fashion styles for girls if magazines will not change.
    each girl suits different fashion …

  8. Mai Ueda

    final project

    by

    final project was aimed to produce one magazine called “zipper” which includes various fashion styles.
    since today’s magazines offer one similar fashion style in each magazine.
    I thought there will be less chances to try various fashion styles for girls if magazines will not change.
    each girl suits different fashion …

  9. Mai Ueda

    3 locations

    by

    3 locations project

    yui preparing for a date with his boyfriend.
    yui talking with her friends about thier boyfriends.
    yui seeing her boyfriend in front of a bike.

    no video due to the size of the video…
  10. Mai Ueda

    3 locations

    by

    3 locations project

    yui preparing for a date with his boyfriend.
    yui talking with her friends about thier boyfriends.
    yui seeing her boyfriend in front of a bike.

    no video due to the size of the video…
  11. Paul

    Copyrights, Righted

    by

    I chose an article by the Washington Post to base my presentation on for the topic “Copyrights and Wrongs”. It was an interesting piece that proposed 5 ideas for fixing US copyright laws in light of the SOPA bill that was proposed and later struck down.

    Right now copyright laws …

  12. Paul

    The Presentations Thus Far

    by

    Thank you scottloradio for releasing this picture under Creative Commons! Not only do I get to use it (because I have no photos that fit with the presentations), but it also goes with my ‘Copyright and Wrong’ topic that I’ll be doing tomorrow

    The presentations have been really great …

  13. Shinichiro Hamazaki

    McDonaldization Versus Slow Food Movement

    by

    The following article was written as an assignment for the Analytical Reading and Writing class.

    Food products of giant multinational corporations such as McDonald’s have huge impacts on people’s food preference since fast food became so popular and is familiar all over the world that people’s food preferences are often …

  14. Shinichiro Hamazaki

    International News Reports Now and Then

    by

    The following article was written as an assignment for the Newsroom Management class.

    (Note: You can also read the following article in a newspaper style here at Issuu.com.)

    Information technology has changed how newspapers report the stories in dramatic ways. In this blog post, I’m going to compare the first …

  15. Paul

    I hate rain

    by

    Really getting tired of rainy Tokyo days.  Minnesota definitely has its fair share of thunderstorms, but not the frequent drizzle that hits Japan. Luckily the shoes I bought keep my feet dry, but previously my old worn out shoes would just soak in any puddles I happened to step in …

  16. Paul

    Working with Prezi

    by

    I’ll admit, I held off on writing this blog until it was the new section started. Working with my group was great, I think we chose a decent and relevant topic (Twitter) and everyone contributed equally without having to be yelled at.  And Gabby didn’t complain too much

    The only …

  17. Paul

    Wiggle Stereoscopy: Valentine’s Edition

    by

    Assignment: I chose to do the “Wiggle Stereoscopy” assignment.  It’s a pretty fun assignment that mixes photography and GIF creation.  You need to take two photos from very similar angles and then combine them into a single GIF.

    Process: After taking the pictures with the app ‘Stereogram’ on …

  18. Paul

    The State of the ‘Net: SEO

    by

    SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a huge component of how websites run now.  It is something that became prevalent after search engines started popping up on the internet and indexing sites.  Essentially, SEO-tuned websites will hypothetically show up higher on Google/Bing/Yahoo’s search results because they’ve made specific changes or additions …

  19. Paul

    Random Stereogram

    by

    After Ken went to the Tokyo Pokemon Center, Danny and I decided to go as well! Ended up buying a keitai strap with this cute little bug/grass creature.  Bored in computer lab so I decided to make a stereogram.  If I were to do it again I think I’d …

  20. Paul

    Infographix: A Deeper Look

    by

    Infographics have become popular on the internet as a new way to present data in a more engaging way than a simple spreadsheet. They usually are huge vertical images with plenty of statistics and charts that present data in vibrant colors and interesting typography.

    Our group, lucky number 7, is …

  21. Paul

    Lockman vs TUJournal: Battle for Twitter Supremacy

    by

    Saw a link to this tool while reading an SEO blog. It allows you to compare twitter accounts and statistics, so I had to give it a spin.  What better person to do a ‘Twitter Face-Off’ with than Professor Lockman?! Obviously I was trumped in tweets, followers and followees

    I’m …