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The Numbers

The ds106 flow includes syndicated 71271 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.

Spring 2017: Mission 106


They’re Here… The Open ds106 Course

ds106 poster by Jim Groom

ds106 poster by Jim Groom

Random Sampling the Past ds106 Flow

  1. Backyard Roses

    --Originally published at Let's Make Some Art, Dammit
    July 5, 2015. Thunderstorm day today, so I was around the house most of the day. In the back yard a thicket of rose bushes has developed; it's a very impressive bunch of roses, and I'm not sure what we can do with them. From Flickr
  2. We’ve Found Your Match

    --Originally published at amymichelleclark
    The assignment was to find a celebrity look alike of one of your friends. I spent some time on facebook. And realized that my friend looks just like Jim Carey in the olden days. The resemblance is uncanny.
  3. Personal Anthem

    --Originally published at Hello, Howdy, Oi
    Howdy! (The Final Product is down below) For this assignment (worth 4 stars), I tried my hand at making my own personal theme. Is it good? Probably not, but the beat is pretty catchy! Coming up with a theme for myself was really hard, to be honest I had no idea in mind. I just knew … Continue reading Personal Anthem
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