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    Web Storytelling (Week Nine):


    Web Storytelling Via Amazon

    This week’s theme in ds106 is broadcasting and web storytelling! Therefore, I was tasked to use Mozilla X-Ray Goggles tool to change the intent, meaning, or purpose of a selected website to tell a new story. When I read the assignment, I immediately wanted to take …

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    Radio Listen (Week Nine):


    Radio Listen

    It’s finally time, the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the airing of our radio shows! I was overly excited to listen to my classmates’ radio show productions this week. Unfortunately, I missed Monday’s airing due to work. However, I was able to tune into Tuesday’s airing! …

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    Weekly Summary (Week Eight):


    Well it’s a wrap folks! Radio show week (part 2 edition) has come to a close. Along with that, our radio show productions have also come to a close. This week was a breeze honestly. All my group mates finished their portion of the show on time and we got …

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    Daily Creates (Week Eight):


    Daily Creates

    This week we only had to complete two daily create prompts. The reason we only had to do two prompts this week is because our professor wanted us to put most of our focus on completing our radio shows! So below are the daily create prompts I decided …

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    Radio Show Progress (Week Eight):


    Radio Show Progress

    Its week two folks! That means our final production is coming to a close. This week called for a lot of individual work among my group-mates. Below are images or our progress and process and my description of the overall experience:

    So this is basically us planning …

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    Weekly Summary (Week Seven):



    This week involved A LOT of fun and A LOT of creativity. I really like my character, so it is always a blast centering my assignments around him! This week didn’t really pose any challenges due to the fact that I knew what I was doing when it came …

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    Assignment Bank 3 (Week Seven):


    Emotions Through Sound

    For my final audio contribution to our radio show progress (at least the final one for this week). I decided to create another eerie audio track I can utilize in Jester’s portion of the show. This assignment instructed me to try to convey a certain emotion, such …

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    Assignment Bank 2 (Week Seven):


    Create a Ds106 Radio Bumper

    In addition to my radio commercial, my group thought it would be wise to incorporate the use of a radio bumper. Thus, I decided to complete this assignment and create a closing statement bumper for our radio show! Below is our closing statement and how …

  9. @melseykooring

    Assignment Bank 1 (Week Seven):


    DS106 Radio Commercial 

    For the next two weeks, I am going to be working on producing a radio show with three of my peers. This week entails a lot of tasks to get us standing on our feet so we can take off running next week. Therefore, I decided to …

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    Radio Show Design (Week Seven):


    Radio Show Design Project – Bumper Sticker

    This week I was asked to create a radio show design project in the form of either a promo poster, logo, or bumpersticker. I elected the bumper sticker because I could add a humor aspect to it. Something I wouldn’t really be able …

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    Radio Show Progress (Week Seven):


    Radio Show Progress

    Our radio show has been coming along great this week! I was nervous about coordinating with three others online at first, but everyone did their part and it went over very smoothly and quickly. Below are screenshots of our google docs with all our work and brainstorming …

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    Weekly Summary (Week Six):


    This week was so awesome. Hands down my favorite week so far in this course (and no, it has nothing to do with it being my group’s week haha). The workload was much lighter (which was SUCH a relief due to having exams, experimental work due to review boards, etc.) …

  13. @melseykooring

    Assignment Bank 4 (Week Six):


    Let’s See Some ID

    For this assignment, I was tasked with creating some form of ID for a fictional character that seems believable, knowing your character’s environment or circumstances. I decided to use this assignment to focus, again, on Jester. It was a lot of fun creating the ID for …

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    Assignment Bank 3 (Week Six):


    If Movie Posters Told The Truth

    For this assignment, the instructions were to improve movie posters to make them more accurately reflect the content of the film. So to begin my thought process, I thought to myself, “What is one of the most popular films of all time?” Instantaneously, the …

  15. @melseykooring

    Assignment Bank 2 (Week Six):


    Wait, Where’d That Guy Come From?

    I chose to complete this assignment because it honestly looked like a lot of fun!  The assignment instructs you to photoshop someone(s) (or something(s)) into a picture that isn’t supposed to be there. Below you can see my creation, how I created it, and …

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    Assignment Bank 1 (Week Six)


    Valentines Alternative

    This week I was asked to complete a total of 10 stars worth of design assignments and to center at least two assignments around Jester. Well, that presents no problem to me at all – as I normally focus my assignments around him anyways cause it is so …

  17. @melseykooring

    Super Tattoo (Week Six):


    Super Tattoo

    For this assignment, I was instructed to create a tattoo design that represents your superpower or explains what you would do as a superhero. I obviously took the opportunity to create a tattoo centered around my character – Jester. I decided that creepy smiles is the one characteristic …

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    DesignBlitz (Week Six):



    This week I was asked to complete a designblitz. My task was to Carry my camera with me this week and take photos of objects, ads, signs, etc. that illustrate at least four of the ten concepts:

    color typography metaphors/symbols minimalism & use of space form/function/message balance rhythm proportion…
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    Thoughts/Ideas (Week Six):



    This week I was asked to read a few articles and write a reflection on how design can advance a story along. I decided to focus on the work of Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. More specifically, his Strip Panel Naked segments.

    Before looking at his articles, I never consciously focused on …

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    Weekly Summary (Week Five):


    Weekly Summary

    This week was a lot of fun surprisingly! I say surprisingly because when I first opened Audacity I was terrified of it. I thought it was going to be impossible to learn how to use it, but I was wrong. It was actually very straightforward and easy to …

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    Radio Bumper (Week Five):


    Radio Bumper

    This week I was asked to create a radio bumper for the ds106 station. Below is my bumper and the steps I took to create it:

    I went to youtube to find a tune I wanted to incorporate into my bumper. Once I found what I wanted, I…
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    ds106 Radio (Week Five):


    ds106 Radio Reflection

    This week I was asked to tune into a ds106 radio episode and participate in a live “tweet-along.” I decided to save the best for last and tune into the Thursday stream. And by that I mean I procrastinated until the last possible second, but it actually …

  23. @melseykooring

    Radio Show Ideas (Week Five):


    Superhero Theoretical Theories

    Ever wonder if the Hulk is really the strongest superhero? Should comic book movies follow comic book stories word for word? Should Guardians Of The Galaxy team up with The Avengers? Should superhero movies be funny/wild or dark/grounded? Should actors be re-casted for sequels? We have questions …

  24. @melseykooring

    Superhero Soundtrack (Week Five):


    Villain Soundtrack

    For this assignment, I was instructed to make my own superhero (or villain) soundtrack for our characters we created. Thus, the soundtrack of Jester was born! Below is the soundtrack and how I constructed it:

    “Kick me while I’m down, will they
    Laugh at me when I’m at …

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    Assignment Bank 3 (Week Five):


    Teezee Reference

    For this assignment, I was tasked simply to find an audio clip from a show or movie outside of the Twilight Zone. It was a no brainer which show I was going to find a clip from. The Office is my absolute favorite show. I watch it when …

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    Assignment Bank 2 (Week Five):


    “I can see you”

    I can’t stop relating all of my assignments to Jester now. I was asked to complete the audio assignment – Sound Effects Story. It involves telling a story using nothing but sound effects. There can be no verbal communication, only sound effects. Utilize at least five …

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    Assignment Bank 1 (Week Five):


    Make Your Own Mixtape

    While Jester isn’t making people keel over in pain from laughter. He likes to boost his confidence and get revved up for his next attack by listening to his favorite mixtape. Welcome to Jester’s Play Land. Players beware, enter at your own risk.



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