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The Numbers

The ds106 flow includes syndicated 83764 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. Who is up for a SAFARI?!

    --Originally published at Summer in Fredericksburg
    DESIGN SAFARI For this assignment I chose to look at color, typography, balance, minimalism and function/purpose. This is a photo of the last remaining flower pen at the SAE Office. We originally had five pens and thought that such a vibrant color would help keep people for taking them. We were wrong. This is a ...
  2. My Photoblitz Experience:

    --Originally published at Elizabeth Caplan
    First off, I chose to do this in my house, because it’s been nasty and rainy, and I didn’t think I wanted to take a picture of someone else’s feet in public. So I improvised. The experience was overall kind of stressful, I felt panicked trying to figure out what to take pictures of, or […]
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