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  1. Mikhail Gershovich

    You’ve Come a Long Way, Jerry

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    After the few very indirect references to Virginia Slims cigarettes in the season finale of Mad Men, I was inspired to search for the now famous 1969 “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby” TV commercial. After finding a number of Virginia Slims ads created for the Australian market in the late 60s on Archive.org, I ...
  2. Mikhail Gershovich

    Jumping the Shark

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    After some discussion about whether a certain conference has “jumped the shark,” I was inspired to create an animated GIF of Fonzie’s legendary water skiing jump over an ostensibly man-eating shark in a 1977 episode of Happy Days, which, to some observers, signaled the beginning of the venerable sit-com’s steady decline and which inspired the ...
  3. Mikhail Gershovich

    Jayus

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    Above is my first take on Alan Levine’s great “Make The Untranslatable Understood” DS106 assignment: Use the Random Words with No English Translation tool (http://lab.cogdogblog.com/nowords/) to generate a word that could be better understood with a photo or image. Find a creative commons image or make your own, and include the word somehow in the image ...
  4. Mikhail Gershovich

    DIY Digital Microscopy

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    A few years ago, a friend gave Jonah what I think is the coolest toy ever: an Eyeclops Bionic Eye, which is a hand-held multi-zoom LED-lit microscope that plugs into any TV that has a composite video jack (the yellow one.) (Here’s a video demo of the model that we have.) I’ve always wanted to ...
  5. Mikhail Gershovich

    Bava Rocks!

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    A little animated GIF fun with some footage of Jim Groom from the #ds106radio NYC jam this past Thursday night: Here’s the original vid: And some great photos from that night by my CUNY colleague, Michael Branson Smith. Here’s Luke Waltzer’s brilliant reflection on the DIY Radio session at Baruch the night before that provided the occasion to ...
  6. Mikhail Gershovich

    Stories From the Formerly Soviet, Vol. 2

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    div.participad-message { padding: 10px 15px; border: 1px solid #ccc; border-radius: 2px; margin-bottom: 1em; } div.participad-message-success { background: #ffffe0; } div.participad-message-error { background: #c43; } My parents returned to California today after a three week visit on the East Coast. Early on during their visit we sat and talked about about their lives in the USSR for about an ...
  7. Mikhail Gershovich

    Eye, Razor

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    div.participad-message { padding: 10px 15px; border: 1px solid #ccc; border-radius: 2px; margin-bottom: 1em; } div.participad-message-success { background: #ffffe0; } div.participad-message-error { background: #c43; } A new semester of DS106 means another crack at the animated GIF. This is the infamous eye cutting sequence from Luis Buñuel’s surrealist classic, Un Chien Andalou (1929). I’ll move that this short sequence ...
  8. Mikhail Gershovich

    Movie Poster Mash-Up

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    A movie poster mash-up for DS106. Not so crazy about the hair under the cap, but overall I am pleased. Big thanks to Tom, Alan, Darren and D’Arcy for Twittered help with finding the right fonts and turning me onto WhatTheFont. I can’t imag...
  9. Mikhail Gershovich

    First animated GIFs

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    Here’s a first stab at an animated gif for DS106. I used to Mac The Ripper to extract the first chapter of Chinatown and then used MPEG Streamclip to select my clip and export it as an .mp4. I then used gifninja.com to create the gif. Since it was tiny, I resized it using the ...
  10. Mikhail Gershovich

    The Boys Rock!!

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    In keeping with the music theme of late . . . And what are they rocking? Well, none other than Babyland’s classic “Worst Case Scenario,” naturally. Just kidding. (Much love to the bava.)
  11. Mikhail Gershovich

    Jonah Sings Pink Floyd

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    Having debuted on Facebook to much acclaim, here is a video of young Jonah singing along to a familiar Pink Floyd song. Eli can be heard tormenting his mother in the second half. You can see comments to this video on Facebook here (but only if you are my friend). Enjoy.

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