Retired DS106-ers’ Work

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OH BOY. Let me just say, when I was asked to review the retired DS 106-ers’ in[SPIRE] work and their best work, I was soo happy. I LOVED looking at all of the work that they did and that I will get to do. I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it! I’m about to lose…. ok, back to bloggin’.

I really loved Hannah’s sitcom picture! I love old shows like the The Brady Bunch and Gilligan’s Island. When looking over the in[spire] page, this picture jumped out at me first {I loved them all, but I had to pick one for this post}. I like this picture because Gilligan looks so lost and it truly seems like the words coming out of his mouth would be “Wait, what sitcom is this?” {which is her caption for this picture}. This picture tells a comical story about how Gilligan is always so clueless in his sitcom. That element alone seems to fit so well with him being “placed” in the wrong sitcom in this picture.

As far as the best work of retired DS 106-ers…well there’s a reason that they considered it to be their best work. WOW. I hope one day I can be as good as my fellow DS 106-ers. My favorite was Lauren’s character/genre mash-up. If you are reading this blog right now, you need to click on that link.

{I’ll wait…….}

Wasn’t it incredible??? I know. Don’t worry, you come back one day and there will be something incredible on this blog as well! :) I loved this mash-up for many reasons. 1) I absolutely LOVE romance movies and TV shows. 2) You can tell how much time she put into making this video. All of the clips pasted together to form one big one, with a song in the background! Who has two thumbs and is intimidated by the thought of having to do this?? THIS GIRL. 3) I think the reason that I am intimidated by potentially doing this assignment makes me appreciate her final work so much more. To me, this is a digital story because it actually tells a story. You see the characters {and know them if you are familiar with these movies and/or shows}, setting, and especially the theme. These are all of the elements that I mentioned in my ’What is Digital Storytelling’ blog post, you can check it out {here}. 

Both of these pieces tell a story without any words. I think that is another important element of what makes something a “digital story”; being able to tell your story with no voices and no text. I am proud of the retired DS 106-ers and their work! Hopefully my work can live up to this standard.

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