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    Week 7/8: Daily Creates



    #tdc1376 my luckiest day would be getting accepted into a PhD program

    — Ashlyn Runk (@a_renee03) October 15, 2015

    This daily create is pretty straightforward. We needed to tweet about what we would imagine to be the luckiest day of our lives, which for me would be finally getting …

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    The Verge: Bumper


    “Each student is to create a bumper for their show, it should be within the theme/style of your show, and include the name of the show and a ds106 radio station announcement, like “You’re listening to the Doggie Doo Show on ds106 radio, where it’s always a romp in the …

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    The Verge: Radio Clip


    Our main task this week was to put together a radio show as a group. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t totally thrilled to be done with my portion of the assignment. I recorded and re-recorded this segment several different times because I just could not get …

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    What’s that song?


    “Take your favorite song. Remove the lyrics. Play only up to thirty seconds of the song. Listener must be able to guess.” – 3.5 stars

    So this assignment was a little unclear to me. I wasn’t sure if we needed to just provide an instrumental version of our song or …

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    A morning in the life of:


    “Whats your morning sound like? Tell a narrative of a regular (or abnormal) morning using the movements and sounds from getting off the bed, to starting the day. This has to be all your own recording so no sound effects from outside sources. And try to keep the dialogue minimum …

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    The Verge: Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association


    “Each student should also create a commercial for their show, again it should be within the theme/style of your show, and should be 30-45 seconds long. A commercial should include something to draw the interest of a listener to the show, you are trying to convince them to tune in.”…

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    Looking Back: Week Six


    As the weeks continue, I find myself struggling more and more with some of these assignments. I spent more time this week working on learning GIMP because I feel like it is the best tool for creating more professional/neat work and I’m just not quite there yet. I was finally …

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    The Blitz Round Two



    While waiting for my lunch at Wawa today, I was browsing the chip aisle and came across this bag. I snapped a quick picture and when I came home and reviewed the criteria for the blitz, I figured it would be the perfect example  of using color in design …

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    A Night at the Movies


    “I really wish he would just find someone else to answer his questions. How am I supposed to get any work done if he thinks I’m the only person in this building who knows how to train…”

    “…I can’t wait to start school. I’ll meet new people and finally have …

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    Under Construction: Cat in The Hat


    “Create a children’s book cover using primarily cutting and pasting. Imagine you’re cutting shapes out of construction paper and gluing them onto another piece of paper. Except it doesn’t have to be paper. You can make a cover for a book that already exists, or make up your own. “…

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    MasterChef Junior


    “Create a TV/movie poster that captures the essence of the story through the use of minimalist design/iconography.”

    3.5 Stars

    Okay, I’m going to be really honest with you this time around. I have a folder full of slightly different versions of this poster on my desktop. This assignment was hard, …

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    Trump: Make Reading Great Again!


    “Since 1985, the American Library Association (ALA) has tried to sell reading books as cool by showing celebrities reading their favorite books. You can read about the history of this promotional campaign here. Experiment with this tradition, introduce a celebrity with a book who hasn’t been recognized yet, but …

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    Missing Chinese Food


    “Have you ever seen those crime shows that organize a case using a suspect board? Like Scandal or Blacklist? Well, that’s exactly what this assignment is. You will create a suspect board (or a board that connects different characters) to show interaction between the people. Feel free to add text, …

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    Panda Express : WWF


    At first glance, this image looks exactly like the typical Panda Express logo. But look again; notice anything different about the Panda? It doesn’t belong to Panda Express, but to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). One of my digital assignments this week, worth 4.5 stars, was to create …

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    Looking Back: Week Five


    This week has been one of my more challenging weeks for a number of reasons, the first being that I’m just not the comfortable with photography. I tried a long time ago to get into it, and even have a professional camera, but I never really found anything that ‘clicked’ …

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    Week Five: Daily Creates


    9/22/2015: Crossing Abbey Road!

    Today we had to take an image of Abbey Road and edit it so someone new was crossing it. I love Super Smash Bros., so I decided to use stickers of Mario and Princess Peach. I thought it would be funny to have Mario saving Peach …

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    Pride and Joy


    This week, we got to experiment with photography as a form of digital story telling. We took a lot of pictures, did a lot of editing, and spent a lot of time looking for that perfect angle. Now that we’re at the end of the week, and the camera roll …

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    The Blitz


    This week, we were challenged to complete a “photoblitz.” The goal of the blitz was to be creative when interpreting the list we were given. We had 20 minutes to capture as many images as we could on the list. Above are the five pictures I think were best:

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    Best in Show


    So part of the requirements for this week involved creating a “Best of Set” album on Flickr. The idea is to add the best of the best of the photos we take as the course progresses and show them off here. I’ll continue adding to it as the weeks go …

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    Vitamin Cap: Multiple Personalities


    “Find something in your house. Take a picture. Let your imagination churn. Make as many different augmented versions as you can think of. Help others see what’s in your head.”

    The final assignment bank I’m tackling this week is also our mandatory one: Apophenia. This one is also worth 3.5 …

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    When I Grow Up


    “So… Everyone should have a bucket list. What’s on yours? For this assignment you should create a collage with AT LEAST four pictures of four different things you have on your bucket list. Add text to your picture of what or where it is. Then briefly tell us why it …

  22. arunk

    Shades of Jade


    This week, we are focusing on visual assignments! We have been tasked with completing at least 3 visual assignments worth at least 8 stars. For my first assignment, I decided to go ahead and do “Your love for your pet,” which asks us to make a photo collage of our …

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    Looking Back: Week Four


    After listening to Ira and Jad’s videos this week, I came away with three key components that work to create truly effective audio stories. The first is the presences of an anecdote and moment of reflection. Without the anecdote, there is no structure, and without reflection, there is no point. …

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