1. Bradley Colson

    FINAL PROJECT – REFLECTION

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    FINAL PROJECT – REFLECTION

    Reflections over this last semester? Is this what this little report is supposed to be all about? I don’t know what to say really, it’s been a little different for me here towards the end of the semester in Digital Media, as well as in everything …

  2. Bradley Colson

    OPERATION DEFENSE – PROTEST AGENDA

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    Plans for protest of the latest threat to the free internet. Demonstrate and Boycott supporters of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Make your voice known to such ebtities as Bank of America, All Chase Branches, the McGraw Hill Publishing Company, CocaCola, Pepsi, Target, WalMart and more. SOPA …

  3. Bradley Colson

    CYBER INTELLIGENCE SHARING & PROTECTION ACT

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    CISPA Monitoring Bill: Just the Facts

    Internet activists are sounding the alarms on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, a bill that’s headed for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. CISPA would give private companies new ways to share information about cyber-threats with the U.S. …

  4. Bradley Colson

    YOUR OWN COUNTRY- FINAL DRAFT

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    This is my final draft for the “Your Own Country” Assignment.We were to design 1) A flag, 2) currency, 3) Postage, and 4) A Letterhead for our country; explain everything… all  that sort of good ole stuff. So… Uhhh… guess this is it.

    My Country is the United Colson Dictatorship, …

  5. Bradley Colson

    COMMENTS FOR KIDS ASSIGNMENT

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    This was an assignment we were to do from the DS106 website called “Comments for Kids located HERE. the blogs I chose to comment on were:

    Lamillya’s blog at http://le7tres.edublogs.org/2012/03/09/seuss-books-by-dr-suess/#comment-16

    Ayden’s blog at http://blogs.csdvt.org/techkidayden/2011/12/01/my-book/#comment-39

    Lilly’s blog at http://blogs.goaj.org/lillianbobcat/2012/04/01/mary-anning-fossil-finder/#comment-18

    Hmmm… describe my experience, huh? Well…I don’t know, I just got …

  6. Bradley Colson

    “YOUR OWN COUNTRY” 1-st DRAFT

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    ASSIGNMENT: Establish a country of your very own. Appoint yourself the head of state. You can be a monarch, a military dictator, an elected official, the style of government is up to you.

           Now that you are the leader of a country it is time to design for yourself a …

  7. Bradley Colson

    THIS AMERICAN LIFE – RETRACTION?

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    Before even starting this report I’d note that I originally did not hear the “Daisy and the Apple Factory” podcast as following the link provided in class did not take me to that podcast but simply to the homepage where I mistakenly reported on the podcast that was featured there. …

  8. Bradley Colson

    LIGHT SWITCH ASSIGNMENT

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    OK… well… I thought we were supposed to do 4 of these things, my 4-th one sucked. Take your pick of these 3… well… whatever. Throw a dragon tail on the ‘ole switch for the dragon there or… well… it’s pretty self explanatory. DONE!

       

     

  9. Bradley Colson

    TDC 16-18

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    1) Make a photo that emphasizes the color yellow.

    2) Make a creative photo of some sort of boundary.

    3) Celebrate religious architecture with a photo of your favorite… church, etc…

    4) Take a picture from the inside of something looking out.

                          

                          

    Probably more to come before assignment is actually …

  10. Bradley Colson

    RADIOLAB1 PODCAST ASSIGNMENT “PARASITES”

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    “PARASITES” PODCAST REPORT

    The podcast sort of began with an interesting audio montage of different people stating, “Your listening to RadioLab from WNYC…” which I thought was kinda cool. It then went into “a cinematic history of parasites” noting the movie Alien where the parasitic alien had popped out of …

  11. Bradley Colson

    TDC 13-15

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    The Daily Creates:

    1) Record a video of your hand drawing your other hand.

    2) Take a picture of your faqvorite smell.

    3) It’s February 29-th, take a photo of a leap, or a leaping photo.

    4) Photo edited switching the color of 2 items.

    Uhhh… yeah… more to come……

  12. Bradley Colson

    LIGHT SWITCH ASSIGNMENT

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    Instruction

    The purpose of a light switch is simple, but we fail to notice the canvas behind it: the plate. There’s so much that can be done with the metaphor of a light switch, and there’s even space to do it. That’s your task today.

    Get two other participants for …

  13. Bradley Colson

    SOUND EFFECTS – INTRO

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    Instructions

    This semester, we will create a sound-effects library as a class. You should begin listening for interesting sounds now, and secure a method of sound recording. Maybe it is a laptop or a digital sound recorder. Even my daughter’s Nintendo DSi has sound recording capabilities. You can even steal …

  14. Bradley Colson

    BLACK HISTORY – POSTER DRAFT TWO

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    2-nd DRAFTS

    On the Samuel Adair poster I changed the font style so it would be more legible and enlarged the picture of the Adair family to make better use of the space… kind of fill it out a little better. I see I need to eliminate a bit of …

  15. Bradley Colson

    MAINSTREAM MEDIA COVERS WHAT?

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    Mainstream Media… What gets covered up? Is what you hear the truth? Is what you’ve heard on TV correct? Do you know about Mitt Romney’s financial ties? Why is there so little coverage of the NDAA? What civil rights do you have left? Do you really have the answers? Something …

  16. Bradley Colson

    TDC 10-12

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    1) Take a photo that represents your current job, or a job that you once had (2/19-12)

    2) Take a Photo that features your favorite Color. (2/24/12)

    3) Make a short Video of something cooking (2/23/12)


  17. Bradley Colson

    FIRE POLE?

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    ASSIGNMENT:  Is That a Fire Pole? (exercise from Caffeine for the Creative Mind)

    Your challenge today is to create the one fantastic feature you’d build into your next home if money was no object and anything could be done. And don’t stop there. List all the remarkable advancements your dream …

  18. Bradley Colson

    IF I’M NOT IN CLASS COME MONDAY…

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    Yes… it’s true, if I’m not in class on Monday then I have been crucified by the State of Kansas. Sacrificed in Reno County so scandalous officials of the state may justify sucking another 4.8 million dollars out of the pockets of tax payers in the name of protecting the …

  19. Bradley Colson

    TAL 4

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    TAL 4- WHAT I DID 4 LOVE

    I thought TAL4 was … well… it was “something.” Not that there was anything wrong with the pod-cast itself, but that Christi chic they talked to in the opening… OK, well… sadly enough I can somewhat relate to the craziness of what she …

  20. Bradley Colson

    TDC7-9

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    These were this weeks “Daily Create” Assignments… they were:

    1) Photograph your own or someone else’s cool tatoo.

    2) Take a photo of a bird today.

    3) Take a photo of someone else’s art in an interesting way to make it yours.

    4) Another photo of a DIFFERENT kind of …

  21. Bradley Colson

    BLACK HISTORY – POSTER DRAFT ONE

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    Above are the 3 first drafts for the Black History Month posters we were to do for this assignment. They’re not perfect, I have some changes I want to make like the text in the lower portion of the “Adair” poster doesn’t seem clearly legible enough for a summary to …

  22. Bradley Colson

    BLACK HISTORY MONTH PAPER

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    ASSIGNMENT: Write three half-page essays (one half page on each topic) about your research on Kansas Black History. Post these to your blog and submit the URL to this assignment.


    LANGSTON HUGHES

     

    Langston Hughes, an African American writer and poet, was born in Joplin, MO, February 1-st, 1902, but …

  23. Bradley Colson

    TAL 3

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    This American Life: “Conventions”

     

    I’m going to take a wild guess and say the topic of the story was “Conventions.” Basically the pod-cast was a collection of three different perspectives of the whole “convention” atmosphere. Act 1 started out with a waitress’s take on the whole convention scene and …

  24. Bradley Colson

    TDC4-6 ASSIGNMENT

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    These were this weeks “Daily Create” assignments… they were:

    1) Share an image of a place you loose things in your house.

    2)  Create a photograph that represents the happiest or most memorable moment in your life.

    3)  Make a photo that represents something you aspire to do or be …

  25. Bradley Colson

    BTJUNKIE VOLUNTARILY SHUTS DOWN

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    This post is not related to any assignment but should be of interest to anyone currently planning their future in the field of digital Media as it pretty well sets the stage for things to come. For those unfamiliar with what happened with Megaupload, check out the link in this …

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