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The Numbers

The ds106 flow includes syndicated 91654 distributed blog posts created by our participants since December 2010 when Jim Groom blogged the idea of ds106 as an open and online experiment.

Stuff to Try

Assignment Bank

Explore more than 400 800 media assignments created for and by members of ds106. Try one at random or add your own.

The Daily Create

Each day you get a new creative challenge in photo, drawing, audio, video, or writing form, that you can do in 20 minutes or less. Every day since January 8, 2012. Want a taste? Try one at random.

ds106 Radio

Our own open free form internet-based radio station, broadcasting shared music, recordings, cross casts from other stations, as well as live broadcasts from community members. Learn how to tune in and how to grab the mic.

Remix Machine

And now for something completely different! Interpret a random remix of the ds106 assignments. Make a new twist on an existing ds106 assignment.


The best of ds106! A site designed by ds106 students to showcase the works of others. Nominate anyone’s creations in ds106 that inspires you or explore it to become inspired.

DS106 Never Parked

DS106 just keeps going and going… See where it’s been before.

They’re Here… The Open ds106 Course

ds106 poster by Jim Groom

ds106 poster by Jim Groom

Random Sampling the Past ds106 Flow

  1. ds106 is Stuff That Gets Splogged

    --Originally published at CogDogBlog » ds106
    cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine Back when he made sense, Clay Shirky uttered a clever definition “Social software is stuff that gets spammed.” which, now, in my own brain space, find that ds106 is not “stuff that gets splogged” (What is a splog?) Huh? In reviewing the insides of the ds106 syndication engine, where all those posts flow into a giant vat, I have noticed at least 4 times, that the blogs that were used by students in the Sumer 2012 class=-= were now posting about carpet cleaners, hair products, floor wax… What I have found is that at least 4 of these blogs, let expired by ds106 students, have been purchased by.. some entity, and repurposed as splogs, aiming to get their stuff inside ds106 (?) This is easy to de-activate in Feedwordpress, and to me, it’s a bit of an interesting […]
  2. I learned a lot this week! – Weekly Summary

    This week was busy as usual for me, but I got it all done! Go me! I tried to approach this week by getting the daily creates out of the way first. My favorite of those assignments was to develop a decorative letter for my first name. I used Gimp to do this, and the bucket tool was beneficial. I think had I used a clearer image, it would have turned out a bit better tho. There was a lot of writing this week, and my favorite post was about finding three songs that capture an emotion. I thought that…
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