1. Linda McKenna

    Summer moves at lightening speed

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    What??  Summer is almost over?  …and I had every intention of staying involved with ds106 Camp Magic MacGuffin.  I was building things in Minecraft for a while, but then the server kept going down, and I lost touch.  I miss my little house I built with my daughter.  I miss …

  2. Linda McKenna

    Now what?

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    I will have my bachelor’s degree in psychology at the end of June, and there are not many directions I could go with that without going to grad school, and although tempting, I don’t have the time or resources to spend 2+ years to finish a master’s degree.  Besides, I …

  3. Linda McKenna

    Premiere Pro Project #1

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    I must say, after struggling with the Premiere Pro for two days, I really like it.   It’s all pretty intuitive, I think.  I just have to keep playing with all the different tools and shortcuts.  I do like the fact that I have so much control over every inch of …

  4. Linda McKenna

    New Challenge: Adobe Premiere

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    I have become fairly comfortable with using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and have been wanting to learn how to use Premiere Pro for video editing (I’ve only used Movie Maker and iMovie thus far) and also Dreamweaver for web designing.  Not only will I be able to increase my creative …

  5. Linda McKenna

    in[SPIRE] Project is Almost Ready!!

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    HEY EVERYONE!

    in[SPIRE] is almost ready for launching!  You’ll be able to start submitting the DS106 work that inspired you in just a few days (I hope!).  Here’s an update on what has transpired so far:

     

    Progress Report:

    I know that our ideas have been a little bit scattered …

  6. Linda McKenna

    TDC Week 9 – 12

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    Catching up on posting my TDCs…

     

    TDC 65: My Work Space

     

    TDC66: DS106 is the best thing since…

     

    TDC67: Toes

     

    TDC79: Geological Feature

     

    TDC80: Glamorize Your Ride

     

    TDC88: Repeated Geometric Shapes

     

    TDC90:  Looking through another object

     

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  7. Linda McKenna

    Sentence Length

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    I found this today.  An excellent advice on sentence length. We could all use it.

    Gary Provost, quoted in Roy Peter Clark’s (terrific) Writing Tools:

    This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The …

  8. Linda McKenna

    Killing 3 Birds

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    Here’s what you call killing 3 birds with one stone:

    1.  Finish a part of an assignment for another class (History of Psych).

    2.  Use it as a DS106 video assignment idea submission. (I think this should be 5 stars)

    3.  Get stars for completing my own assignment idea.

    Why …

  9. Linda McKenna

    Video Essay

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    Titus (1999)

    Video Week is hell.

    I don’t know how else to describe it.  So far, video week is hell.  This video assignment has taken me a minimum of 40 hours of work, 5 of which were spent on researching and trying to figure out which …

  10. Linda McKenna

    Video Essay – Titus (1999)

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    Video Week is hell.

    I don’t know how else to describe it.  So far, video week is hell.  This video assignment has taken me a minimum of 40 hours of work, 5 of which were spent on researching and trying to figure out which movie I wanted …

  11. Linda McKenna

    TDC Week 9

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    TDC65:  My (messy) Workspace

     

    TDC66: DS106 is the best thing since… (thinking out loud)

     

    TDC67: Artistic photo that includes one of my toes

     

     

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  12. Linda McKenna

    Project in[SPIRE] – The DS106 Brain

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    The Brain: The Brain has human qualities:  left brain/right brain – connected by corpus callosum that allows the two sides to interact. Left brain is the technical/digital side (thinking side) – logical, organized, structured, contained. Right brain is the feeling/creative side (feeling side) – wild and uncontrollable, reaching outside the…
  13. Linda McKenna

    The DS106 Brain

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    After the initial brain-storming session for our final project, we agreed that a circuit board inside a brain would be a good image to represent DS106.  Then I thought it should be half digital and half organic. (See my previous post.)

    I finally came up with this …

ds106 in[SPIRE]