1. kaileyck

    (photo)blitzkrieg bop.


    The photoblitz project–while fun–was challenging. I’m a perfectionist, and I tend to over think assignments. These traits translate to walking around campus longer than 20 minutes trying to find a perfect setting or subject, which, as any artist knows, is nearly impossible.

    Therefore, in order to keep within the time …

  2. kaileyck

    Practice makes (photographs) perfect!


    I must admit–I’ve always felt a bit intimidated by trained or professional photographers. I’ve dabbled in the art, sure–both analog and digital forms in high school, which I enjoyed immensely once I learned to stop being afraid of the dark room (I wish I was kidding, but I’m not)–but as …

  3. kaileyck

    Happy Almost Autumn (or, Week 4)!


    This week’s summary is coming to you from a prewritten word processing document!

    WordPress seems to be having some tech troubles, and while the wonderful, computer-oriented crew of ds106 takes a peek into the inner workings of the app, I decided I’d go ahead and type up the summary now …

  4. kaileyck

    in[SPIRE] and appreciate “big damn heroes.”


    Minimalist movie poster by tokyo50mm for Spring 2012

    Much like the person who suggested this piece be added to the in[SPIRE] site, I was first attracted to the use of warm colors, bold text, and minimalist graphics–a favorite aesthetic of mine in digital art and what I would consider makes …

  5. kaileyck

    Graphing Dracula!


    Vampires are depressing.


    I love Kurt Vonnegut, so after watching the YouTube video on Professor Polack’s site (and laughing a ridiculous amount at the man’s wit and humor), I was excited to get started on this project.

    Initially, I thought that I’d work with my favorite book: Alice’s Adventures …

  6. kaileyck

    pearls & redwoods.


    Carmela Mitchell on Flickr

    She’s memorized the feeling of the pearls between her fingers: smooth, soft, and as close to perfect as anything on Earth can be. Outside, the air is blue. The sun hasn’t risen, and no one’s awoken her phone with text messages and e-mails.

    She, however, has …

  7. kaileyck



    Hello to all! As many of my fellow students have said, this week seemed to have a lot more work involved in the assignments. My guess is the tasks seemed harder because there was a bit of a learning curve–especially with the .gifs, for me, at least.

    Nonetheless, the experience …

  8. kaileyck

    Knowledge vs. “Knowledge-able”


    Artist unknown


    I start this post with the above comic for one reason: I admittedly am the monkey.

    To elaborate, I function well in a traditional, lecture-based, fact-fueled education system. I’ve been a strong student throughout my academic career and rarely having any trouble going to class, taking notes, …

  9. kaileyck

    #kaileysgifadventure OR My first Digital Story!


    So, I think Tumblr has some great content. The blogs are funny, and amazing artists can showcase their work for free. A frequent sight on sites–ha ha–such as Tumblr is the famous .gif. Aside from the everlasting pronunciation war (GRAPHICS. INTERCHANGE. FORMAT. I DON’T CARE WHAT THE CREATOR SAYS; IT’S …

  10. kaileyck

    Gardner Campbell’s “post-Gutenberg age”


    If I had read this article a couple of years earlier, I would have come away very discouraged. I would have felt like I was lagging behind younger generations and computer science majors or that I wasn’t as capable or good enough to truly handle my own digital identity. Sure, …

  11. kaileyck

    In the #ds106zone.


    Hello to you all! Hope you’re enjoy the weekend despite the killer heat. ):

    While I normally am not the type of person who listens to podcasts or talk radio (which is the total opposite of my grandparents who enjoy nice, soothing, conspiracy theory/alien abduction radio shows before bed to …

  12. kaileyck

    Twitter and Flickr and SoundCloud–oh my!


    Hello everyone!

    I hope you all had a good first week. I know I did; I really enjoy all my professors and classes this semester.

    Throughout the week, this was such a fun class to start to explore! I actually enjoyed the homework assignment! (;

    (And, yes, my smiley faces …

  13. kaileyck

    Testing, testing…1, 2, 3.


    Hello world and all who inhabit it–or at least the ones who read this blog.

    My name’s Kailey, and I’ll be working with this page for a Computer Science class at the University of Mary Washington–and maybe after completing said class, as well.

    Excited to collaborate with everyone and develop …

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