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    Design Thoughts

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    Should I have done this earlier in the week? Yeah, probably, but I didn’t, so here we are.

    One big thing that stuck out to me was that ambiguity isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I would think if you’re trying to design something, you would want the purpose to be …

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    #TeamSeas

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    The prompt

    I’ve always been passionate about charities and ocean pollution in particular, so I was drawn to this prompt. I chose #TeamSeas because it was so popular for a little while. I wanted to remind people that it is still very much active. You can still donate.

    The main …

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    Design Blitz

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    I went on a walk around downtown today to take photos for this. I’m going to be honest, I had a hard time finding anything that caught my eye. I had a hard time finding anything that I thought, “Wow, this is a good/bad example of that concept!” Eventually, I …

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    Book Cover

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    The prompt

    Is this the most original or involved project I’ve ever done? No, no it’s not. But there’s beauty in simplicity. The Hobbit is one of my favorite books of all time. Since it’s such a classic story that doesn’t need to sell itself (if you weren’t going to …

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    Condradiction

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    The prompt

    I was first drawn to this prompt because I thought it would be easy. Make a poster, but have the text be grossly misrepresented by the image? Should be easy enough. But then I realized that I was having a hard time coming up with two moods that …

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    Speed summary

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    Alright, I gotta make this quick because my internet is doing unkind things to me. First, I tried really hard to do my best with tuning into the radio, and I rearranged everything so I would be able to listen Monday night, but that happened to be the night of …

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    Radio Show Ideas

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    I’ve had a couple ideas, I don’t know how good any of them are.

    A radio show from the perspective of a post-apocalyptic world, except they’re more or less unaware that they’re in a post-apocalyptic world. Like, 10 years ago, COVID would have been seen as an apocalypse, what with…
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    12%, With Only Sound Effects

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    The prompt

    So, I chose a scene for this project that could not be more difficult to recreate. I love movies, so I was drawn to the prompt. My favorite scene in any movie ever is the “12% Scene” from the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy (if you’ve seen …

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    Radio Bumper

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    The prompt

    For the radio bumper, I wanted to keep it fun and lighthearted as well as keeping with the theme. I took two quotes from Bob Ross that both encapsulate him and us, and I used the noise reduction feature of Audacity to make him stand out more. I …

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    Nonverbal Story

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    The prompt

    Protagonist is being chased by bullies when they duck behind a dumpster. The bullies lose track of them and, after searching for a minute, continue running down the alley. Once they are gone, Protagonist leaves the dumpster and starts running the other way.

    I recorded these sound effects …

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    Humming

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    The prompt

    Like I said in my last post, I have had this song in me head for MONTHS. I love it, but it gets old. Anyway, here’s my version of Gene Autry’s take on the song. It’s only one verse and one chorus since they’re the same music and …

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    Music From Another Room

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    The prompt

    (This is a folk song written in the 1800s that was recorded in 1922 and is now public domain. However, since it is a song that already exists, Soundcloud may flag it anyway. If it gets taken down, leave a comment and I’ll try to embed the file …

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    Echo (aka an Audio Reflection)

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    Like Jad Abumrad said, telling stories orally without the benefit of visuals is ancient. Before we had theater and acted out stories, before we painted on the walls of caves to help tell our tales, we could only speak them, give them words, explain what we meant without being able …

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    The Radio

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    So tonight was the only night I was going to be able to listen to the radio show, and of course it’s also the day the RAs chose for my building to have a fire drill, so I missed the first five minutes of the show and was fairly lost …

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    Week 4 summary

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    This week was exhausting, mostly because I’m not as comfortable taking pictures as I am writing, so I stressed about it more and had to do some things multiple times because I wasn’t happy with the results the first time. At least I had the Daily Creates that were more …

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    Telling Stories In Photos

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    I’m trying to be a better photographer (aren’t we all) so here are some of the tips I implemented this week.

    8 photo techniques” by Rob Wall suggested using lines, especially diagonal lines, to add interest and lead the eye around the photo. There are plenty of lines …

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    We All See the Bars

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    The prompt

    I’m not going to lie, I chose this prompt because it looked easy. Then I realized I would somehow have to take a “bad” photo on purpose. I’m not good at that. I ended up taking this with my hand on the chain link fence on Ball Circle …

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    Blitzfoto

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    I actually found this assignment kind of fun. Since it’s pouring rain right now, I was limited to what was in my dorm room instead of going outside. In some ways this made it easier, because I had a finite amount of space and resources and didn’t waste time traveling …

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    Spot The Difference

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    The prompt

    Spot the difference! My desk is a mess, so when I saw one of the prompts was to make a spot-the-difference, I was all in. I tried to keep my camera steady and not change the angle between photos, but I wasn’t super successful. Things like my planner …

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    Switch Up The Mood

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    The prompt

    Here we have the unedited and then edited photos of my bed, which change the mood. The unedited one is normal looking, somewhat inviting on a cold, rainy day like this but nothing special. The edited one I wanted to make more magical. I used the editing tools …

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    Apocalypse Training Camp

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    The prompt

    The poster:

    I only ever did Girl Scout day camps when I was younger (most of them at Algonkian Regional Park) but I thought something with a more intense theme than “animals” or “princesses” would be cool. I’ve started thinking more about the apocalypse and what I would …

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    That’s Not What I Expected

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    The prompt

    The photo:

    The prompt says you should guess what it is, so write in the comments what you think it is and then come back. There’s a photo of what this is in full further down but just ignore it. Scroll fast. You did it? You’re back? Good.…

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    Week 3 Summary (Plus Some Title Flair)

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    This week was writing week, and writing is my jam. This week was also a hard week for me with my other classes, work, and trying to get my anxiety under control, so this was a good week to be something I’m already familiar with.

    My writing wasn’t anything groundbreaking …

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    Writing Up My Writing Assignments

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    I did four writing assignments this week from the assignment bank. None of the prompts were chosen for any particular reason, they just caught my eye. The first one, “Stressed Out,” is an acrostic poem about how I was feeling as I was writing it. I felt like …

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    Long-Form Outline: Red River Valley

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    I’ve had the idea for an apocalypse story for about two and a half years now, but I’ve been struggling to do anything with it. I know in its final form it’s going to be a storytelling video game in which every interaction you have with the other characters affects …

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    I’m Just So Tired

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    The prompt

    I feel so dirty. I don’t remember the last time I was washed. I’m probably the thing she uses more than any other possession, but I never get to be clean. I don’t ever feel useful, only used, like some castaway from society. Like that homeless man that …

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