SO, as per my final project, I delved deep into the ds106.us site and found an interesting assignment I wanted to tackle this week, “An Album Cover“.
The task: make a cool album cover.
The challenge: the title of the band, album, and picture for the cover are all random.
This sounded pretty cool to me (and very random), and I was interested to see what random names/titles/pictures I would have to work with for this assignment.
Next up, the album title. To randomly acquire this essential part of my album cover, I head over to Quotations Page, and as instructed, took the last four to five words from the last quote for the title. This one was a bit weird. I wound up with a very interesting sub-quote, “cynicism is what follows,” (the quote can be found here) which seems like a pretty cool outcome for such a random exercise. The last five words of the second-to-last quote were “The refill contained the antidote” (it can be found here)… I’m glad I didn’t end up with that one.
After that, the last step was to find an interesting album cover, conveniently taken from flickr’s Last 7 Days of Interingness. I would up with this pretty cool picture of a dock in Germany, Ammersee by Robert Mehlan.
NOW, to compile the bits of randomness. For this, I headed over to Photoshop, and got down to business. Que the montage music…
So, there it is, my imaginary random band’s debut random imaginary album.
Overall, I thought this assignment was a pretty nice assignment in using what you’re given, and working random bits of information into something that is your own, and that’s what ds106 is all about.