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The Numbers

The ds106 flow includes syndicated 73394 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. albums without S O U N D

    --Originally published at telling stories digitally.
    I really enjoy Eric Sena's style on all of his imaginary albums in Albums Without Sound. I also think the whole process that takes place in order to make these is so unique – a great excuse to get creative. While it was hard for me to pick a favorite album cover, I did manage to find one I really liked:

    When it comes to design, I'm what you might call a "geometric minimalist" – a term I just invented. I really like shapes, lines, patterns, small details, get the idea. First of all, I think the colors in this cover are spot on. Complimentary colors (yellow and blue) obviously work really well together, so I really love how the artist chose to match these colors together (I don't know if he altered the image or not, but either way they work really well). 
    The typeface is also very interesting. I love unconventional fonts, but really don't like when they're tacky, hard to read, and unoriginal. This font is exactly the opposite: the triangles being used to make up the letters end up forming an intricate, interesting pattern to look at, the words are not hard to read, and the transparency of the letters makes them look light, pleasant and almost fragile. The triangles also work well with the large yellow one , and the smaller one reflecting in. I really love the pattern inside the large yellow triangle – it reminds me of a corner of a building in Chicago that I really like.
    I could definitely see this as a working album cover. It's pleasant to look at and beautifully simple, and I even think the artist name and album name sound completely legitimate. The relationship between the two also works really well, especially since "Yvonne Rudelatt" is an actual name that could definitely be an artist's name. 
    Great cover filled with shapes, lines, and nice, complimentary colors; the perfect recipe for a perfect design.

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