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    Week 6 Summary


    I enjoyed the assignments this week sooo much more than last week’s audio projects. Design and it’s principles have circulated in all aspects of my academic life and personal interest.

    This first assignment was fun, especially when I decided to turn it into a gif. I wanted Kaleidoscope’s tattoo to …

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    Balance: In this picture, the placement of the three objects is balanced across the composition with one in the forefront and the two smaller ones in the distance.

    Rhythm: The repetition of the oranges creates a rhythm throughout the composition that would have been lost otherwise if there were other …

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    Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou Reflection


    Looking into Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou’s in-depth research about design in various manifestations of comic books helped me see design in a whole new light. I’ve been taking art classes seriously since I’ve been in the sixth grade. There have been multiple discussions of aspects of design in our work and the …

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    Oh, fuck it.


    One of my favorite movies of all time is Grand Budapest Hotel, directed by Wes Anderson. The characters M. Gustav H and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy, have a quirky yet endearing relationship in the film. The awkward, crass, and dry humor peaks through especially in their use of language …

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    Kaleidoscope Prototype


    First ever picture of Kaleidoscope! She always rocks her white Go-Go boots, pink dresses, and colorful locks. Depending on her mood, Kaleidoscope changes her hair color. It’s natural color is shown above, including a few different shades of pink. All of her clothes are made with special technology that allow …

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    Lava Springs


    Lava Springs is the perfect destination for any traveler! Between the adventurous snorkeling trips and relaxing spa heated by the surrounding lava, you will find yourself living your best life.

    I originally was just going to use the snorkeling picture that I took on my family vacation to Grand Cayman …

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    Chromokinesis Ink


    This super tattoo is quite high-tech. It has the ability to shift to it’s background/surroundings for a limited amount of time, generally around 15 minutes at a time. It can be set at different patterns, like the one shown above that blinks on and off.…

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    Week 5 Summary


    This week was just as challenging as I thought. I had a very difficult time with audio assignments. Although, it was very eye opening. My favorite was assignment was the Radio Tweet Along. It never crossed my mind how significant sound could be in storytelling. I liked how I could …

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    Radio Tweet Along


    I had no idea what to expect when we were tasked with the #ds106 Radio Tweet Along. Would we be listening to music? Would it be related to superheroes? When I first joined the channel I was kind of surprised to hear our professor speaking. I don’t know why but …

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    Radio Show Brainstorm


    Idea dump:

    Superhero Series Comparison: Discuss the evolution of a certain superhero series (movies, tv shows, etc). Possible topics- differences in actors, directors, cinematography, script, costume changes etc. (Definitely most interested in this idea) Local “superheroes”: Talk about real life stories of people in the Fredericksburg/UMW community of people doing…
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    Audio Storytelling


    Sound is a very powerful element in storytelling. It gives you a subliminal context to several aspects of a story such as location and sense of space. For example, if a scene were taking place outside you would either need a visual to put the scene there or audio (such …

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    Week 4 Summary


    Photography is one of my favorite hobbies so this week was so much fun for me. The only set back I had was having to go home to see my family last minute in the middle of the week which threw off my groove and put me in a bit …

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    Rare Form


    Last week you guys met Kaleidoscope, the young superhero with color manipulation abilities. After witnessing her father’s local Hawaiian shop getting robbed, Kaleidoscope knew she needed to use her powers to step up even if her parents insisted that she stay as far away from trouble as possible. On the …

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    Movie Posters IRL


    This was an extremely time consuming process but I loved it so much I just had to make my life more difficult and make several! First of all, having to coordinate a time to meet up with my movie poster “models” was quite possibly the most difficult part of the …

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    Week 3 Summary


    Ok so I thought last week was challenging…whew! First of all, writing isn’t my favorite thing to do. I don’t mind it but I have a plethora of assignments centered around it I get a little overwhelmed. That being said I’m happy with what I came up with. Remembering to …

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    Vonnegut and Avocado Toast


    My version of a Vonnegut Story:

    Girl wants avocado toast.

    Girl goes to the store.

    Girl looks for avocados.

    Avocados are not ripe.

    Girl is sad she can’t have avocado toast.

    Girl goes home.

    Her room mate asks why she’s sad.

    Girl says she just wants avocado toast.

    Room mate …

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    Diamond Flame


    Every morning I wake up at the crack of dawn and head downstairs to my laboratory. Sounds more lush than it really is, I just emptied out an old storage room in my basement. Several years back, the Spanish government the university I was attending and contracted me to do …

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    Dear Mom…


    Dear Mom,

    Well it’s safe to say that we’ve had a rocky road throughout my childhood. I know I wasn’t the easiest daughter to raise. We couldn’t be more opposite. In high school you were a cheerleader, Homecoming Queen three years in a row, tennis captain. On the other hand, …

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    I’m very much so a food-e and, like many others in my generation, love to post pictures of what I eat! With Instagram down how will I ever share my meals with my followers?! I guess I’m going to have to resort to *gasp* actually using words to describe the …

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    The Birth of Superheroes


    Trying to define a superhero is quite taxing. Do they all have to wear capes? What about secret identities? Super strength or maybe they can fly? Categorizing them in this superficial way will get you no where. So then what truly makes a super hero? Jess Nevins is the author …

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    Meet Kaleidoscope


    On the bright and sunny island of Maui, Hawaii lives your new favorite super hero. Kaleidoscope is a 13-year-old girl whose rainbow-colored hair isn’t the only thing that attracts her peers attention. She can control the entire electromagnetic spectrum with her chromokinesis powers. This entails manipulation, embodiment and generation of …

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    Week 2 Summary


    This week was definitely an adjustment period. There are a lot of moving parts to this course which made it difficult for me to get a clear idea about what needed to get done. The ‘Daily Create’ assignments seemed trivial and hard to keep up with at first, although they …

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