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    Final Week

    Tutorials: Fast Food of Death (4 stars) How To Be Demotivational (2 stars) Story: Technological Twins Technological Twins (Media)
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    Technological Twins (Media)

    Links to original assignments: 5 pictures + Waldo (3 stars) Video Game Sound Effects + Make it Pink (6.5 stars) source: Sound Bible Wanted Poster + Mustache (5 stars) Demotivational Poster + The Opposer (5 stars)  
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    Technological Twins

    Once upon a time, there were two twins named Larry and Sam. Larry loves all sorts of technologies, including computers, TVs, phones and smartwatches! Sam, on the other hand, appreciates technologies, but is not madly in love with them. Larry lives his life on the bleeding-edge. Whenever a new device releases, he is the first person in line to receive it. His … Continue reading Technological Twins
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    Fast Food of Death

    Here is the original assignment. Step 1 – Acquiring Two Images To combine two images together, you first must have two images. Find two images that would overlay well together from an online source or from your personal media collection. Below are the two images I acquired. Step 2 – Acquiring / Opening GIMP Download … Continue reading Fast Food of Death
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    Weeks 13 & 14

    Daily Creates: Missing Turkey (Day after Thanksgiving) Remix Assignment: Emo Bucket List Mashup Assignments: The Dinosaur Before Time (4.5 stars) Shining Gump (4 stars) Mashups: These assignments were certainly stimulating. They had me bridge the gap between seemingly unrelated scenarios. The concept of ‘mashing’ together differences into a cohesive whole was certainly a challenge. The … Continue reading Weeks 13 & 14
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    Emo Bucket List

    Here is the original assignment. If I were emo, I would do emo things. If I were anyone, I would have a bucket list. Combining the fact that I am emo, and am anyone, I will have a bucket list to complete emo tasks. Convince the President to get an Emover hairstyle. This task is a … Continue reading Emo Bucket List
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    Shining Gump

    Here is the original assignment. Movies have created lasting impressions of us. Some scenes are iconic, while others are forgettable. Movies sometimes cross paths, such as when the topic is of a war or humanitarian effort; otherwise, each movie is in a world of its own. Forrest Gump is an adventurous journey of a man with … Continue reading Shining Gump
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    Week 10

    Assignments: Reading Movies Pursuit of Happyness Video Assignments: Utada Mania Don’t Sweat It Another week of wonderful experiences. Wooo. I have no interest in film or movies so there wasn’t much for me to enjoy this week. I enjoyed discovering more about Utada Hikaru. Video can be powerful when used correctly. It can be used to … Continue reading Week 10
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    Reading Movies

    I read this article about how to ‘read a movie’. How does one ‘read a movie’? Basically, you introspect the hell out it. You can mute the audio to more closely examine the video-component, and you can also ignore the video to more closely analyze the audio’s impact on the work. Ebert points out that there are many aspects of … Continue reading Reading Movies
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    Don’t Sweat It

    Here is the original assignment. Our lives are full of stress: deadlines are always approaching, and work still needs to be done.  We feel obligated to complete what we’ve committed too, or else we’d feel terrible having broken that commitment. We’ve all felt stress before. The rationale is usually of the form: if I am feeling stressed because … Continue reading Don’t Sweat It
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    Utada Mania

    Here is the original assignment. Utada Hikaru is an international pop artist who has greatly influenced my life. I was first exposed to her music when I had played the popular video game Kingdom Hearts. This game featured the song “Simple and Clean”, which was an English rendition of her Japanese hit “Hikari”. Since then, I’ve … Continue reading Utada Mania
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    Week 9

    Radio Show Evaluations Required Assignment: Code* Web Assignments: Dream Vacation (3.5 stars) Chad Koder (3 stars) Evaluation of Rachel Stanford: Rachel did a great job. She spoke about wedding rings and how they are used differently across cultures. She has plenty of content to talk about throughout her segment, and had plenty of whimsical music … Continue reading Week 9
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    Radio Show Evaluations

    Whacky History This week, I reviewed ‘Whacky History’, a radio show made by members of DS106. The show was a combination of several informational segments with commercials and bumpers, all having to do somewhat with history. The show managed to capture my attention and it wasn’t hard to listen too, as the show was moderately … Continue reading Radio Show Evaluations
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    Chad Koder

    Here is the original assignment. What a cool guy, Chad Koder. The man who was born knowing how to develop software. He had never spent a day at school; rather, he spent his time researching online. He is trying to leave Google to work someplace else; his friends and family have questioned his motives, “why … Continue reading Chad Koder
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    Dream Vacation

    Here is the original assignment. Oh, vacation. How infrequent this word is spoken. Everyone else seems to be on an eternal vacation while we are working away. If time could stop for a moment, I would go on such a wondrous journey. First, I would travel to very remote locations, such as these… Follow Chris’s board Places to … Continue reading Dream Vacation
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    Here is the original assignment. Have you ever been fooled by a fake website? Did the site look just like the website you were intending to visit? It’s not hard to modify a website in subtle ways as to maintain it’s appearance yet change its message. I modified the website Wallpaper* to become Code*, a website … Continue reading Code*
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    Here is the original assignment. What does it mean to lead? How can one inspire? Steve Jobs had what it took to convince the world that computers were essential to the home experience. He never became complacent, rather he pursued ongoing perfection of human-computer interaction. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. This quote means a … Continue reading Innovation
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    Week 7 & 8

    Required Audio Assignments: Digital Story Fellers Bumper Zimmerman Services Commercial Other Audio Assignments: Flavor of Life (3.5 stars) Innovation (1.5 stars) Radio Show The team gathered together in person to prepare for the production of our radio show. We had decided that our show would resemble National Public Radio (NPR), in that we would partition our … Continue reading Week 7 & 8
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    Zimmerman Services Commerical

    Here is the original assignment. Commercials market services to potential customers. They are strategically placed between television shows and online videos. They are often short and catchy to influence the greatest number of people.  I created a radio commercial of Zimmerman Services, a company that markets technological solutions to companies willing to compete in global markets. I kept the … Continue reading Zimmerman Services Commerical
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    Flavor of Life

    Songs empower us as people. They brighten our days, and allow us to find peace. Have you ever tried slowing a song down? It turns out, when you slow a song down by about 800%, the song itself becomes an ambiance that is art in itself. One of my favorite songs is called The Flavor of … Continue reading Flavor of Life
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    Here is the original assignment. Since my last name is Zimmerman, I thought I’d use that name inside my logo. The design is minimal, using only 2 colors, 3 basic shapes, and text. It is unclear what kind of services this person might provide. One might infer he works with abstract ideas and solving business … Continue reading Zimmer
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    The Vignelli Canon

    Here is a link to The Vignelli Canon. This book explains design from a life’s worth of experience. Design is broken down into three core components: the syntax, semantics, and pragmatism. In order to craft a magnificent work, a deep understanding of all three is required. Syntax is the typeface, fonts, illustrations, and grid. Semantics is … Continue reading The Vignelli Canon
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    Week 6

    Not finished yet. My daily creates: Through My Window, ET (Atari 2600) Packaging, An uncomfortable, comfortable chair, Apple + Amazon = Applezon. Design Assignments: Digital Story Flakes [3 stars] The Deadline: Trading Cards [4 stars] Quality work.. I think not!  [2.5 stars] Where is Shaniqua? [3 stars] Visual Assignment: Cloud & Tifa [3 stars] Design Blitz I didn’t learn much … Continue reading Week 6

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