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  1. Reverend

    Reclaim Karaoke at the Rockaway Club

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    It’s been a little while since I blogged, and that’s due to a combination of factors, including visitors, conference preparation, and a little bit of karaoke experimentation. The last of those will be the focus of this post, cause I’d … Continue reading ?
  2. Reverend

    A MBS Recommendation

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    Last week I had the privilege of writing a recommendation for Michael Branson Smith to gain admission to the masters program in Interactive Data Visualization at the CUNY Graduate Center. And while I’m confident he will get into the program … Continue reading ?
  3. Ben Rimes

    39,880 Free Visual Writing Prompts

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    It’s conference season. The time between Christmas Break and Spring Break can be tortuously long for teachers and students. Snow days are cheered, three-day weekends dot the calendar, and state conferences for teachers help break up the monotony of one of the longest stretch of instructional days in the school-year calendar. So in the spirit […]
  4. Ben Rimes

    39,880 Free Visual Writing Prompts

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    It’s conference season. The time between Christmas Break and Spring Break can be tortuously long for teachers and students. Snow days are cheered, three-day weekends dot the calendar, and state conferences for teachers help break up the monotony of one of the longest stretch of instructional days in the school-year calendar. So in the spirit […]
  5. Ben Rimes

    Exaggerated Yelp Reviews as Writing Prompts

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    A conversation with a colleague today got me thinking about engagement. Or rather disengagement of staff and students. It’s a pretty solid and straight forward framework for the continuous improvement of instruction. However, it also happens to be a framework that can feel like an assembly line at times. Prepare instruction, deliver instruction, deliver assessment, […]
  6. Ben Rimes

    Exaggerated Yelp Reviews as Writing Prompts

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    A conversation with a colleague today got me thinking about engagement. Or rather disengagement of staff and students. It’s a pretty solid and straight forward framework for the continuous improvement of instruction. However, it also happens to be a framework that can feel like an assembly line at times. Prepare instruction, deliver instruction, deliver assessment, […]
  7. @Marie-Lynn

    The Typology of Music: A Glitch Art Story and Portfolio

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    For my final project in DS106, I wanted to take an old project I had worked on in high school and revamp it by combining my knowledge of photography, coding, and writing to create an interesting glitch art photo gallery accompanied by a story. To start off, this project took a lot of time. I took an old typology project from high school where I took thirty pictures of various CDs I own to arrange in a grid format and decided to create glitch art out of that. Glitch art is an aesthetic choice or the unintentional result of a malfunction. For example, that rainbow effect on a broken TV can be considered glitch art! I learned how to create glitch art in Creative Coding with Dr. Whalen earlier this semester and thought it would be cool to apply that knowledge to this class! I became proficient in the use of Audacity (yes the audio software) to create glitch art and decided to generate several interesting galleries of art using the different effects. Glitch art can be achieved in Audacity through a little file conversion and then messing around with the effects menu. The process is a little complex, but luckily I made a Glitch Art Tutorial for anyone interested in learning more! I decided to create six different galleries: Difference, Graphic EQ, Echo, Reverb, Wahwah, and Change Tempo. Each of these are named after the effect I used to produce the images in Audacity. And each gallery contains thirty images each! So that is a total of one-hundred-eighty images I created for this project! This was a long and tiresome process. Creating glitch art with Audacity means converting, saving, and converting files again over and over. After doing this over a hundred times, I got more than a little tired of staring at my computer. Then I had to upload each of these images to Flickr, because I do not have enough storage left on my Domain to upload images directly. Then came the tedious part: embedding all those images into the subdomain I had created for this project. Yep, you heard me right. I created a subdomain that allows me to display each of these galleries like a typical artist or photographer would. Each gallery has a page dedicated to displaying the gallery by type, but the entire Flickr gallery is embedded in several places around the site if you would like to look at it that way. Embedding each of those images into the site took forever and I once again found myself hating my computer. However, once I was finished, I was so happy with the result that I could not stay mad! After getting all the images together I started writing a story to tie it all together. Fair warning, the story is a bit personal but it also include my love of music and CDs, which is part of the reason why I wrote it. I put a lot of thought into it, into this whole project, so I hope everyone enjoys it! This blog post is merely meant to act as an introduction and reflection of my project I will provide the link down below. The link can also be found in the menu of this site, by going under the Digital Studies tab. There is a category for Digital Storytelling, and the project is the only thing linked under it. Once you get to the site, be sure to look around! There are various pages and links to check out! The entire project is not just confined to one page! I hope everyone enjoys! Please be sure to leave a comment down below to let me know what you think! I thank you so much for such an amazing semester in this class!
  8. @Marie-Lynn

    The Typology of Music: A Glitch Art Story and Portfolio

    by
    For my final project in DS106, I wanted to take an old project I had worked on in high school and revamp it by combining my knowledge of photography, coding, and writing to create an interesting glitch art photo gallery accompanied by a story. To start off, this project took a lot of time. I took an old typology project from high school where I took thirty pictures of various CDs I own to arrange in a grid format and decided to create glitch art out of that. Glitch art is an aesthetic choice or the unintentional result of a malfunction. For example, that rainbow effect on a broken TV can be considered glitch art! I learned how to create glitch art in Creative Coding with Dr. Whalen earlier this semester and thought it would be cool to apply that knowledge to this class! I became proficient in the use of Audacity (yes the audio software) to create glitch art and decided to generate several interesting galleries of art using the different effects. Glitch art can be achieved in Audacity through a little file conversion and then messing around with the effects menu. The process is a little complex, but luckily I made a Glitch Art Tutorial for anyone interested in learning more! I decided to create six different galleries: Difference, Graphic EQ, Echo, Reverb, Wahwah, and Change Tempo. Each of these are named after the effect I used to produce the images in Audacity. And each gallery contains thirty images each! So that is a total of one-hundred-eighty images I created for this project! This was a long and tiresome process. Creating glitch art with Audacity means converting, saving, and converting files again over and over. After doing this over a hundred times, I got more than a little tired of staring at my computer. Then I had to upload each of these images to Flickr, because I do not have enough storage left on my Domain to upload images directly. Then came the tedious part: embedding all those images into the subdomain I had created for this project. Yep, you heard me right. I created a subdomain that allows me to display each of these galleries like a typical artist or photographer would. Each gallery has a page dedicated to displaying the gallery by type, but the entire Flickr gallery is embedded in several places around the site if you would like to look at it that way. Embedding each of those images into the site took forever and I once again found myself hating my computer. However, once I was finished, I was so happy with the result that I could not stay mad! After getting all the images together I started writing a story to tie it all together. Fair warning, the story is a bit personal but it also include my love of music and CDs, which is part of the reason why I wrote it. I put a lot of thought into it, into this whole project, so I hope everyone enjoys it! This blog post is merely meant to act as an introduction and reflection of my project I will provide the link down below. The link can also be found in the menu of this site, by going under the Digital Studies tab. There is a category for Digital Storytelling, and the project is the only thing linked under it. Once you get to the site, be sure to look around! There are various pages and links to check out! The entire project is not just confined to one page! I hope everyone enjoys! Please be sure to leave a comment down below to let me know what you think! I thank you so much for such an amazing semester in this class!
  9. @eendip

    Weekly Summary

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    So for my final project, I’ve decided to recreate/imitate an episode of Bob Ross with my own spin on it, of course. I will choose something random to paint and do my best to do Mr.Ross justice. It will be a video submission incorporating different props. I should have all the props by Monday and...
  10. @eendip

    I’m Ready for My Closeup – Remix

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    So I decided to remix the “I’m Ready for My Closeup” mashup assignment where you “take a dramatic closeup of anyone’s face – an actor’s, a friend’s, your own – and superimpose a landscape or scene over the face. Since this is a mashup, get crazy with it. Take two completely unrelated images and put...
  11. @Marie-Lynn

    Remixes and Mashups

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    This week was a week of remixes and mashups! Please consider taking a look at the assignments I did this week by clicking any of the links below! We were supposed to complete eight stars worth of assignments, which I did with two three star assignments and a two star assignment, as well as two remix assignments of our choosing! Please take a look at them! And don’t forget to leave a comment if you see something you like! Good Omens: A Children’s Tale Buffalax! by Nena Breakfast in America Redux Boston With Art from Jackson Pollack The Joy of Painting: Where’s Waldo? Edition This Week’s Daily Creates! We were required to do three this week! Check out mine below! I was a bit vague in some of these creates, so I think using this empty space to explain them would be fun! My first DC references the Fallout: New Vegas DLC Dead Money, which features a casino heist in the post apocalyptic wasteland. The air around the casino is poisonous, and the enemies don’t seem to stay dead. Like I said, terrifying. The second is obviously The Beatles “Here Comes the Sun” in reference to Daylight Savings Time. The third is a reference to Lord of the Rings. The password to gain entrance to the Mines of Moria: “Speak friend and enter.” The word for friend in Elvish is “mellon.” This Week’s Comments and Participation! As always, I try to comment on twelve different blog posts every week! Here’s some that I took a look at and left comments on! Spies in Pink Love At First Seuss Where’s Waldo? Mood Swing Country Bob The Mario Movie The Rocketeer Swindon Monthly Broom Accident Password Please Uncle Bob Remix I’m ready for my close up… Thoughts On The Final Project! I’ve already figured out what I’m planning to do for my final project in this class! I mentioned in an earlier post what my plans are, but I don’t mind rehashing them here! For my final project, I want to take some of my old photography projects and create something completely new. When I was a senior in high school, I took Photojournalism and Commercial Photography, which allowed me to experiment with photography quite a bit. I still have all my old photographs saved on a flash drive I keep with me. I once did a project where I took photos of twenty-plus CDs and put them in a a grid for an assignment. I want to combine my experience with coding with the artistic storytelling in this class by taking those individual photos and create a glitch art portfolio. I’ll do this by Pixel Sorting them using Python, which can have some interesting effects on an image. I then want to take the Pixel Sorted image and run it through Audacity and mess around with the effects to glitch the photograph even more. Since these images are all of CDs I own, and all are uniform besides the CDs themselves, they’ll have a common theme yet be unique all on their own. After I have done all this, I want to put them on display. I am planning to create a subdomain dedicated to it, to put it on display like many photographers do. I have very limited storage on my Domain right now, however I think using Flickr to embed things might fix this. I’ll most likely include before and after shots, to demonstrate how different the glitch art is to the original photograph. I’ll even talk about it, discussing why each of the CDs represent who I am, and how the glitch art has created a unique aesthetic. Well, that’s it for this week! Please be sure to check out the things I worked on, and don’t be afraid to comment!

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