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  1. timmmmyboy

    I Can Read Movies: Harry Potter

    I used to love to read, and Penguin books were the best. After I made this cover, I decided I needed to scuff it up a bit and make it look old. This kind of makes me want to print these out and wrap them over some of the actual busy covers of the books ...
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    We Are All Artists

    On Thursday I spoke with the ds106 face to face course happening simultaneously at the University of Mary Washington. As this is my first time participating in a MOOC it was a great honor and privilege to get to interact a bit with those students and perhaps offer something inspirational and challenging. Below is the ...
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    The Social Network

    I was going to do the “minimalist” poster assignment but wasn’t satisfied with my first attempt and decided to do another one that’s “semi-minimalist” but with a key frame of the movie integrated in there. I like how...
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    The Matrix in 4 icons

    A nice tip for folks is that you don’t have to draw icons from scratch (although that’s great too). There are types of fonts called “Dingbat” fonts that you can download (Your computer probably has a few generic ones like Wingdings in your font list already). Check out which is a great resource for ...
  5. timmmmyboy

    My participation in ds106 is getting a lot less linear as assignments come and go and I continue to grab hold of that which catches my interest. That's not to say I'm not participating, far from it. I'm 2 days in to the Daily Shoot project and I'm thinking I'll probably recap each week of photos here on the blog instead of a post every day since I'm using Flickr for the photo uploading. However the most recent madness of the past 2 days has been the birth of
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    The Wizard of Oz 2.0

    I have a confession to make. I’ve been playing around with a few of the more popular “web 2.0″ (God I hate that term, but I digress) sites in an attempt to recreate a story. And it’s a lot of fun. But I think I can do better, with your help. The Setup Continue the ...
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    Bag Of Gold

    I’m not going to admit to how long this took to do, other than to say instead of getting it done last week when it would have been more relevant to ds106, I’m finally getting it out today. I wanted to try my hand at “kinetic typography” after seeing Rob Nyland use it for his ...
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    ds106 Radio

    The world’s craziest MOOC has a radio station, which makes this whole thing about ten more levels underground. For those of you wanting to rock it in your sidebar here are instructions for WordPress: Go to Appearance > Widgets (assuming your theme supports widgets) Drag a new text widget into your sidebar Paste the following ...
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    The Transient Web

    More thoughts and discussions seem to be rising to the surface daily as a result of Gardner Campbell’s “No More Digital Facelifts” video. Brad Kozlek and D’Arcy Norman take issue with the requirement of ds106 that you self-host your blog and the idea that a “Personal Cyberinfrastructure” requires becoming your own sysadmin. In Gutenberg’s day, ...
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    Everything is amazing, and no one is happy!

    I finally got a chance to sit down and watch Gardner Campbell’s “No Digital Facelifts” and it’s almost too much to digest in one thought or post. I imagine I’ll be pointing back to it often over the next several weeks as ideas come to me. As he talked about the idea of having this ...
  11. timmmmyboy

    ds106, an introduction.

    A storm has been brewing for over a month now, and as of yesterday Jim Groom opened up the skies and it’s raining. Alan Levine is already talking to the voices in his head and Jabiz Raisdana is straight up swimming in it. It is on. Ladies and Gen...
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    Video Color Frames

    ach frame of a video is extracted, and then averaged to a single color. Then they are all placed left to right and top to bottom on a large canvas. Here's my first attempt, the music video to Lady Gaga - Telephone. As a sidenote, music videos are great for short experiments involving video.
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    Averaging Concepts in Flickr

    I'm a huge fan of Jason Salavon's work which typically involves deconstructing groups of images into an average. I started working on this with video before the holidays and ran into some roadblocks with the number of images I was dealing with turning my final image into mud. Darcy Norman has done something similar with his 365 photo project from last year, but split them up by month. Using his tip to work with less images helped me form my concept a bit more.
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    Rock the Boat

    Mashing up the mash up? Now we’re getting crazy. Tom tells us to take a silhouette and stick an image from the movie inside it, while also making it monochromatic. Once I do that I can’t help but truly confess my undying love for Helvetica by rocking another hip hop lyric on top. The result ...
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    I made tea.

    We need to learn the value of stripping things down, removing the cruft, making more with less. I could go on a pro-Apple rant about how they start simple and add only necessary functions with their products, but I'll resist. Stop adding features and start adding constraints. That's where beauty is hiding.
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    Rise of the Mashup

    A constantly recurring theme I'm seeing in viral design work is the idea of mashups. You know, taking 2 unrelated things and putting them together for fun and mischief. Mashups seem to have many elements that appeal to our senses: The unexpected, humorous situations, cult classics and nostalgia. I've already seen a few mashups come across as ideas for ds106 assignments and I think that's great. It causes us to stretch, think outside the box, and create a new visual story for items and ideas that have already existed in our culture.
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    365 Projects

    As we prepare to close out 2010 and start that annual ritual of forgetting to write 2011 on everything with a date field, it's a popular time to start a 365 project. These types of things are notorious for failing (and you know what? That's ok too) but they can be a great exercise in putting stuff out there and committing to publishing and shipping your work and not just drafting and refining it.
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    A few ideas for ds106

    I mentioned previously that I'm going to be taking part in ds106, a free and open online course on digital storytelling curated (he hates to be called the leader) by Jim Groom. Tom Woodward has already put out some excellent assignment examples. Having a background as graphic designer is pushing me more towards design-themed assignments, but I'm looking forward to stretching myself in a number of ways. Here are some ideas I've come up with
  19. timmmmyboy

    Finding My Voice

    Staring at this box and wondering how many times I've been here before. I've started and stopped and started Twitter again. Join a group on here, sign up for a mailing list there, commit to finally getting off my ass and creating at least once every few months. And then life happens and it takes the back burner. Some other time. I don't have much to add to the noise anyway.

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