1. Martha

    4 Icon Challenge-1984


    _cpzh4: Here is my response to the 4 Icon Challenge submissions by Kyle Tezak. His work inspired me to create one of my own for a book I deeply enjoyed.

    This is my interpretation of the book Nineteen Eighty-Four in 4 icons.

    VisualAssignments40, _cre1l: Visual, _d415a: http://i53.tinypic.com/6dz6hi.png, _d5fpr: …

  2. Martha

    Create a Fake App


    _cpzh4: Design the information page for a fake App (Android, iOS, or other platform). Extra points if you can design a fake app that will magically make your device do something it couldn’t possibly do in real life., _cre1l: Visual, _d415a: http://www.tuaw.com/2011/08/17/david-byrne-creates-fake-iphone-apps/, _d5fpr: Ben Rimes, _clrrx: 216, _cyevm: , …

  3. Martha

    The Wayback Machine


    _cpzh4: Remember what the web looked like in 1997? You might not, but it was retrofabulous! For this assignment take a modern website or web service and downgrade it back to 1997 standards., _cre1l: Design, _d415a: http://www.todayandtomorrow.net/2011/12/08/once-upon/, _d5fpr: Tim Owens, _clrrx: 215, _cyevm: , _cztg3: , _d180g: 1080…

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    Kinetic Typography


    _cpzh4: Kinetic typography (“moving text”) is an animation technique that allows a creative entrepreneur to mix text and motion. Your job is to take a speech or bit of dialog (try audiobooks, movies, TV shows, etc.) and animate it.

    Consider how you could visually enforce the speech’s underlying themes… or …

  5. Martha

    Play by Play


    _cpzh4: Take any real life video and give us a play by play commentary on what we see. It can be a sports event, funny video or videogame gameplay. Make it funny, make it real, make it anything you want to be. Lets hear what you have to say about …

  6. Martha

    Remix an Album Cover


    _cpzh4: Find an iconic album cover and remix it to represent a something different. It can be a play on the title, the image, the aesthetic, genre, etc. See the visual example featuring Snoop Dog and Dr Dre as Chronic Youth (a play on Sonic Youth’s album cover Goo). , …

  7. Martha

    Based on 1-Qote-A-Day Projrct!!


    _cpzh4: First of all, see this following link (assignment introduced by mome).

    Quotes could be nice only by its own, but it might go further when it went beyond written words.
    Read your quote for a day out loud, and record it!
    Do not forget to give an appropriate …

  8. Martha

    Google Translate Fail


    _cpzh4: Find something in a foreign language and use Google Translate and laugh about how awful it is. Its pretty easy to do if you use Google Chrome. Just go to a site in another language and select the translate to English button when it pops up (options – under …

  9. Martha

    Music Mapped Videos


    _cpzh4: Pick a song that has geographic references (or heck ,make up the references), and create a Google Map that has the locations along with media for each pin in the map. Mash it up with the audio or video of the song into a new video- making it a …

  10. Martha

    SuperHero – Super Villain your Friends


    _cpzh4: Turn your friend into a superhero or a super villain by preplacing an existing character’s head with your friends. Or mix and match any variety of body parts, super powers, etc. for effect. Also consider adapting a character’s quote to suit your friend’s personality and include it in the …

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    _cpzh4: Alot can happen from birth to death. Be creative, show how things; animals, objects, technology, evolve throughout time. This assignment doesn’t have to be precise, your object evolving doesn’t have to evolve the way is expected during the process of evolution. Be creative!, _cre1l: Visual, _d415a: http://Isaacthesatus.net, _d5fpr: Isaac …

  12. Martha

    Movie Voice Machines


    _cpzh4: Create a voice mail message for a character in a film or tv show. Use samples, impressions, and/or music to create your message., _cre1l: Audio, _d415a: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOqMR0zW8xo&feature=related, _d5fpr: Michael Branson Smith, _clrrx: 196, _cyevm: , _cztg3: , _d180g: 985…

  13. Martha

    Replay value


    _cpzh4: This is one for the gamers. Tell an original story/scene by reappropriating screenshots from your favourite game!

    How? Here’s some ideas: Overwrite the text/add elements to the picture/”fake” screenshot art!, _cre1l: Visual, _d5fpr: mome, _clrrx: 194, _cyevm: , _cztg3: , _d180g: 975…

  14. Martha

    Character Bird Calls


    _cpzh4: Like some people use special whistles to attract birds, your task is to create an 30 second or less audio file that might be used to “call” a particular character from a movie, tv, or real life. It cannot feature voices, but sounds only (try http://freesounds.org).

    Write a description …

  15. Martha

    Your very own Spubble


    _cpzh4: Learn to love yourself, grab a picture of yourself in which your body language, actions, gestures, etc. suggest one thing and then play off that using a speech bubble. Ideally the result would make people laugh—but I must acknowledge there are other possible emotional responses that may be just …

  16. Martha

    Demotivate yourself!


    _cpzh4: Demotivational posters have become quite a common and interesting phenomenon on the Internet. Whether actually “demotivational” or simply tongue-in-cheek, create a demotivational poster today!
    http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/demotivational-posters#.TpqQL96F9tl, _cre1l: Visual, _d415a: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rucken/4422063690/, _d5fpr: mome, _clrrx: 191, _cyevm: , _cztg3: , _d180g: 960…

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    1 Quote a Day


    _cpzh4: Quotes are awesome. They recall a time, a trend or can identify you with a certain group. Type up a simple line/quote/text-based meme today without divulging the source (or completing the quote). People who recognize the line can respond in the comments! , _cre1l: Writing, _d415a: http://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%231qad, _d5fpr: mome, …

  18. Martha

    The Role-Playing Game


    _cpzh4: Inspired by role-playing websites, where participants create a character for themselves and “role-play” said character. Each post is a short piece of fictional writing, but unique in that each entry is supposed to purposely intertwine with the one before and after it (all written by different people!). How? Each …

  19. Martha

    Troll Steals Axe Challenge


    _cpzh4: A famous guitar player appears in an image using a guitar that is belongs to another famous guitar player (bonus points for embedding audio from a riff by yet another famous guitar player.

    This is a relatively simple project that will help improve superimposing mixed images in Photoshop (or …

  20. Martha

    A Life in Two Minutes


    _cpzh4: Create a 2 minute audio story inspired by the “My Life is True” series produced by KQED of Northern California. KQED works with people “to explain, in their own words, a significant moment or stubborn problem.” Work with a friend or tell a story about yourself that describes such …

  21. Martha

    colorize your world


    _cpzh4: in this simple assignment you would take a image of anything you want, whether it is a cartoon character or an image from a movie and just change the colors around in photoshop., _cre1l: Visual, _d415a: https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=c9a8afb404&view=att&th=132fe62e65f88081&attid=0.1&disp=inline&zw, https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=c9a8afb404&view=att&th=132fe62e65f88081&attid=0.2&disp=inline&zw, _d5fpr: Andre Suarez, _clrrx: 183, _cyevm: , _cztg3: , …

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    Imag[in]ing the Streets with Google Street View


    _cpzh4: Read artist Jon Rafman’s essay about Google Street view image captures and view his collection of images found on Street View blogs and from his own searching. “The detached gaze of the automated camera can lead to a sense that we are observed simultaneously by everyone and by no …

  23. Martha

    How I Made It


    _cpzh4: Create, edit, and submit a video tutorial for the creation process for one of your ds106 assignments. From start to finish, include any interesting bits of information, why you selected some of the artifacts used in the assignment, and any other interesting bits of information about equipment or the …

  24. Martha

    Merit a Badge


    _cpzh4: Badges. Badges are the future of education. With a badge, you can express your skills in a visible and authentic way. Without a badge, you’re just another worthless drain on society.

    Better get yourself a badge., _cre1l: Design, _d415a: http://flic.kr/p/arw9aW, _d5fpr: leelzebub, _clrrx: 174, _cyevm: , _cztg3:

  25. Martha

    Corporatize Your Friends


    _cpzh4: Find a billboard or ad with the name of a friend or colleague, and photoshop them in to personalize it. I got inspired while in the DC Metro seeing billboard after billboard of Siemens ads, and could not help but think they were speaking about George Siemens not the …

  26. Martha

    Messing with the MacGuffin


    _cpzh4: Wikipedia defines the MacGuffin as “a plot element that catches the viewers’ attention or drives the plot of a work of fiction.”

    For this assignment forever change the plot of a movie, tv show, etc. by changing a single line of dialogue. Put this new line of dialogue below …

  27. Martha

    We Don’t Need No Stinkin Badges Badge


    _cpzh4: Badges are everywhere, right. On policemen and women, in the gaming world, in the movies. Well, here is your chance to make a badge for our ds106 world. How does one earn a badge you might ask? Well, in ds106 we like to just do it to ourselves. We …

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