1. Claire Patrick

    Week 2 Summary

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    Huzzah! I made it to the end of Week 2 in ds106 and compared to where I was at the end of week 1 I’ve come a long long way.  If I was to grade myself on last week I would give myself a D maybe a D+ or C- …

  2. Claire Patrick

    Creative Commons

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    So this is kind of a working post because there is a lot more I need to learn about Creative Commons than I know right now, but I needed to get what little knowledge I have in my brain down on the blog.  As I learn more about this I …

  3. Claire Patrick

    The Scottlo Show

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    So, long time listener first time blogger about Scottlo (kidding, he’s only had 14 for the ds106zone and I’ve been kind of bad at keeping up with it.)  So anyways, I usually listen to Scottlo while I’m at work which is a nice break, except for a few of them …

  4. Claire Patrick

    Design Safari

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    So this week Jim asked us to go on a “Design Safari” to learn more about the concepts of design that DS106 encompasses.  Below are my four examples of: form/function, unity, typography, and color.

    I found my design elements and #designblitz images around where I live in Arlington, Virginia. At …

  5. Claire Patrick

    The Midnight Call

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    So I based this audio assignment off of The Twilight Zone episode “The Midnight Sun.”  The assignment was to create a fake 911 call which I did by myself on garageband. The actors are a skeptical operator and a victim of the midnight sun’s heat.

    It’s pretty silly but probably …

  6. Claire Patrick

    Personal Spam

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    So this assignment was called “Taking Back Spam” and it was pretty simple: to find a piece of spam and read it out loud in our own way.  I added a little extra sentence at the beginning to convey my own feelings about the spammers and what it sounds like …

  7. Claire Patrick

    Hallelujah there are four of me now!

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    Well this was kind of an embarrassing/funny assignment to do – I recorded myself singing the same opening verse, from Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah” 4 times.  I sang pretty much the same all four times (I’m no musical harmonizing sensation) but on one of the tracks I used the ‘deeper vocals’ …

  8. Claire Patrick

    The Contest You Might Be Able to Win

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    So this assignment was called “The contest nobody could win” and we had to take 6 audio sound clips less than one second each.  So here are six song clips, some are pretty easy to guess but let’s see if you can guess all six??

    hint: they all have to …

  9. Claire Patrick

    Angsty

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    So for this assignment we were supposed to record a journal entry we wrote as a teenager (I was 19)  and really capture the mood of it through effects.

    I recorded my entry on Garage Band, I’m and audio noob so I didn’t do anythign too fancy but I …

  10. Claire Patrick

    Calling Mrs.Bronson

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    So in The Twilight Zone episode “The Midnight Sun” Mrs. Bronson goes completely cray because of the sweltering heat.  She takes one of Norma’s paintings of a waterfall claiming she can hear it and presses herself on to it.

    This assignment was to create a “bird call” for someone and, …

  11. Claire Patrick

    Frustrated Freshmen

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    So today’s dailycreate was to “Post an authentic sounding comment to the Coursera blog as a fictitious, MOOC loving student.” I posted a comment from the voice of a “frustrated freshmen:”

    “I hate having to go to class! My professors are sooooooo boring and it’s so annoying have to walk …

  12. Claire Patrick

    Lord of the What?

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    So for this assignment we were supposed to take the cover of a well-known book and re-design the cover to give off an entirely different meaning – soooo basically an awesome assignment creatively.

    After some brainstorming and some giggling to myself I came up with this:

    I got the image …

  13. Claire Patrick

    The Great Womp

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    Disclaimer: This isn’t animating correctly, but I’m working on it……

    So I decided to try out the “animate a movie poster” assignment, which basically, based on the title, is self-explanatory.  So, this is titled “The Great Womp” for two reasons 1. I wanted to do The Great Gatsby and 2. …

  14. Claire Patrick

    Invader GIF

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    Somehow I deleted my invaders gif post and it wasn’t in the trash anymore, so here it is up again!

    So I finally made my “Twilight Zone” Gif!  Based it on the episode “The Invaders.”  The gif I chose was when the main character hears the sound from up in …

  15. Claire Patrick

    Just for Fun

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    So I watch this show on Showtime, well it used to be on Showtime, it’s over now, called Weeds.  The main character, Nancy Botwin, is notorious for chewing on straws so I created this little gif of her chewing on one.  It’s not that great but I thought it captured …

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