1. paul bond

    Digital patches


    Today’s Daily Create said to “Make some digital sashiko.” Sashiko is explained as a way to repair clothing and in the process make it more beautiful. If we were to interpret this metaphorically, as something digital, what could it be? The possibilities are endless. I thought about repairing something digitally, …

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    Ross the Boss


    Our friend @billgx shared a quote on Discord:

    “There is never a penalty for doing more than what was expected.” -Bob Ross

    with a subtitle: (if he did not say it, he should have.)

    That made me think there could be a Bob Ross quote assignment. But since I’m supposed …

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    “and I’ll show you how to color it.”


    So I watched Bob Ross – Golden Rays of Sunshine (Season 28 Episode 4):

    The first thing that caught my eye was actually in the comment section, right at the top: “I feel more supported and capable in less than 25 minutes with Bob Ross than I have in 24 …

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    Simplicity and Ubiquity


    A Baddie’s Blog raised a good point about simplicity and minimalism:

    I remember seeing a Doritos commercial where they were being very vague about naming the chip. However, they kept showing a bright red bag and a dark blue bag. They did not have to say the name, we all …

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    Whistler’s painting


    For today’s Daily Create we had to put ourselves in a famous painting. Part of my story is that I used to try to be an artist/painter, so I wanted to play with a “painting within a painting” idea. I’m not sure if there’s a name for that. There is …

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    Reading Guernica


    from https://www.openculture.com/2014/02/kurt-vonnegut-masters-thesis-rejected-by-u-chicago.html

    I wondered how the story analysis assignment might apply to an image, so I thought I’s give it a shot with Picasso’s Guernica. There are a few different stories here: the story the painting depicts, the story of Picasso making the painting, and we could even include …

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    Look at the window


    Down by Law (1986) Jarmusch.

    For today’s Daily Create, we had to do an out-the-window shot, but make it creative. I took a photo of the window in the laundry closet, but wasn’t sure what I could do to make it creative. I loaded it into GIMP, and …

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    Week one wrap up


    Week one of ds106 went quite well, with just a few hiccups. A few people had issues with embedding Instagram, so I made a quick screen capture video of the process:

    Embedding IG in WP

    If a site gives you an embed code, you can copy that code and paste …

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