1. ericgreenlaw

    Final Project


    Christian and I created two infographics that explored student tendencies of cheating and plagiarism in colleges and universities. We learned that a pretty good sized minority has committed a minor offense, such as copying some text from a source without citing it, and that larger offenses such as purchasing a …

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    Propaganda Campaign


    Our group did a propaganda campaign opposing gun control laws. We found a good number of images that help portray our position on the subject. The pictures we chose use two different strategies, a satiric approach and a direct approach. We chose a fair amount of comedic pictures because satire …

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    Pros and Cons of the Webs


    Web 1.0
    mostly reliable information
    not interactive
    less information available

    Web 2.0
    more interactive
    more information available
    sometimes the information is less reliable because anyone can edit it

    Web 3.0
    virtual reality

    there is no practicality so far
    not an actual name for …

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    Articles for Thursday




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    Information/Communication Representations


    1. Tv ad’s, the daisy ad for example, which uses propaganda and (not so) subliminal messaging
    2. Twitter, espn having live debates with analysts arguing which team will win an upcoming game and people tweeting a hashtag in support of either side
    3. Music, artists making songs and lyrics supporting …

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    Projects I’d Like to Do


    1. My favorite idea was to recreate an old movie using new technology. I think it would be neat to see how a great old movie would look except with modern special effects. One movie that really comes to mind is The Birds. When I was little, my aunt said …

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    Reflection of Our Project


    For our project, we 3D scanned several artifacts from the James Monroe Museum including Monroe’s Desk, a bas relief of Monroe’s negotiations regarding the Louisiana Purchase, and many other of the Monroe family’s personal possessions. It was really cool and fun to have the opportunity to work up close and …

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    The first article I read was the Nicholas Carr one, original I know. I completely agree with him. I actually had a conversation with my Dad about this topic a few weeks ago. I’ve noticed the same change in myself. I used to love to read, all throughout my schooling …

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    Lessons Learned from the Readings


    The first article I read was Footprints in the Digital Age by Will Richardson.  The first thing I learned from the article was that no matter how much you think you are, you really aren’t in control of your web footprint.  However, you can take measures to increase the control …

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    In class today we tweaked and decided on our theme for the website.  We also set up a meeting to do some scans at the James Monroe Museum tomorrow.  We really liked the theme we picked at first, except that the menu bar was on the left side and we …

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    Secured the use of some recording equipment today so I can start trying to set up interviews with Jarod and Scott for information about the objects we will be 3d scanning.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get some done within the next 2 weeks.…

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    Why I Am Taking Digital History


    I’m taking Adventures in Digital History because I am a history major and thinking about minoring in Digital Studies.  I’ve taken Intro to Digital Studies and Digital Storytelling and enjoyed both of those classes so I figure the major should be pretty interesting.  I also like working with technology, the …

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    Making a Gif


    Making a gif can be difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing, but if you do it is a pretty quick process.  The first thing you need to do is finding the clip you want to use, on youtube for example.  Next you need to download the video clip …

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    The other day we read an article on copyright and fair use.  That topic came up in an episode of Shark Tank I was watching the other day.  One guy had a clothing company and the big thing it had was a pocket for your mp3 player and it had …

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    Final Project Jaunt (and some advice)


    This was without a doubt the funnest final project I’ve ever had to do.  I loved the freedom we had, it really allowed us to express our own creativity.  Although it took a lot of time and effort, it was so much more enjoyable than a normal final project or …

  16. ericgreenlaw

    My Ideas for Stuff


    Daily Creates:

    Make a video of yourself eating something you hate

    Take a picture of one of your favorite somethings, playing a sport, watching tv, a special token, whatever it is.


    Remix one of your favorite tv shows so that it includes your family

    Take a video of someone …

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    Recycle the Media


    The goal for this assignment was to take the media we posted in the ds106 phonar as rough drafts that weren’t good enough to be the final pieces of assignments.  I expected there to be a lot of pictures, which there was, but the small number of other media made …

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    Remix the Assignment!


    For my assignment mashup, I had to combine a tutorial for my mom (or grandma in my case) and Where’s Waldo? where I had to put Waldo or his name in my video.  I think I kind of lucked out on this assignment because of the fact that my Grandmother …

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    Actor Transformation


    The goal for this assignment was to take an actor, and show him getting older, as sort of a metamorphosis or transformation (hench the title).  I chose Christian Bale for this assignment because I know he has done movies at 3 pretty clear stages of this life, child, twenties, and …

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    What Is a Remix?


    What is a remix?  I think to put it simply is a mashup or combination of a bunch of similar, or different things to make a new thing, usually some sort of new story.  I really liked Austin Kleon’s idea that everyone is a remix.  Everyone is a mix of …

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    Final Project Step Three


    My final project topic is going to be the tv show, “Pawn Stars”.  When thinking about what I wanted to do, I figured it would be best for me to do something that I like a lot.  Pawn Stars is one of my favorite tv shows at the moment so …

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