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  1. @amick_hailey

    For the Joy of Love.

    Love truly is love. I could talk about the themes behind this post forever, but this is my final project for my ds106 class. Yep, it is being done a little late, but that is because it took me time, and it is a beautiful digital storytelling project. I not only tied music together with digital studies, but I tied together pieces of my love story with the theme of this semester which was for the love of…. My theme has to be the joy of love. I love music. I love digital studies. I art. I love my girlfriend. I choose the four things that I love the most to combine together a digital studies, music related project.  In this first piece, Purple Mountain Ranges I took sounds from outside to create the effect that you are there in the mountains, yet you aren’t in the mountains. I relate the spring morning dew to the fresh feeling that I get when I am with the one I love because I don’t have to hide who I am. The green trees that shelter me is the one I love standing by me always no matter the battle. The color purple represents deep love you feel for someone, and the mountains are the ups and downs of the deep love, and that is why they are purple mountain ranges. I Also if you listen to all the different musical elements within the piece I used text painting to creating ups and downs”mountains” within the music.  The lyrics are as follows:  It’s the spring morning dew, It’s the smell of you. The green trees that shelter me from the sun You’re always standing by my side.   It’s the purple mountain ranges, That’s the color of falling in love with you. It’s the ups and downs of life that will carry us through   Like the mountains…. I loved this piece of art because it has the touch of purple but then goes to yellows, orange, and greens which emulate lots of different emotions: warning, relaxation, and optimism all at the same time. I will talk about the love I have for my girlfriend, yet the hesitation of telling my family I love a woman.   The lyrics are as follows:     The path that I’m on is changing I realize I might’ve been steered  the wrong way Is this right? Is this ok?   My emotions can’t keep up cuz I’m just a kid Yeah, that’s what they say to me. The love that I feel right now It is just curiosity It’s just a phase  You don’t look gay Your choosing this way   This body of water I see   I wanna jump in The feel of my bare feet touching the ground  It makes me feel anxious.   So I’m gonna jump in   I will be doing this painting in particular because it has blue in the background imitating sadness for my family necessarily not excepting me, but not excepting the person I love in my life. If you haven’t noticed I am making each a metaphor…. ” Watching Evening Waterfalls, with the one I love, sadness on my back, but bright green grass slipping through my fingers…” The waterfalls are sadness from the unaceptance, but the bright green grass is the relaxing love and pure clarity of the love my girlfriend always has for me. The sounds that I use in the background is depicting the loneliness people feel when they are unaccepted in the LGBTQ+ community.   The lyrics are as follows:     Am I alone Am I alone in this, it feels like I’m alone in this? The bright green grass I feel on my fingertips It’s like ill never be that green  That good That person everybody wants   Am i alone In this song, I referring how my family treats my gf vs. how they really feel about her. Then I am going to also refer to the Two Seasons as who I have to act like as the Straight Girl, verse who I really am dating a woman. Because in one season I am not showing my true colors and feel as dull as the crisp chilling white snow in wintertime, but in the other, I am as bright as the lush green trees in the summertime. When I refer to the sun coming out, that is referring to me coming out as my true self! I use elements of people walking through snow in this, I try to depict the scene throughout this song in the background as well.   The lyrics are as follows:  The chill in the air The frost on the trees Hidden underneath   the snow Is a glow you can’t see The trees are full of color The mountains warm from the sun Snow is has melted And the lake is not a sheet of ice anymore, and mother nature filled it with life         It’s like I’m living in another season Shadowed by the ice       But the when the ice all melts The sun glows real nice And I’m me    The snow doesn’t last forever The sun always comes out Yeah I’m me Wilderness Falls. This painting emulates exactly how I am feeling with my girlfriend and family at this moment. So within the lyrics of this song I make it feel as if you can feel the essence of this piece. I feel happy with my girlfriend, and the person I love whether i am accepted or not. The colors being all the colors being my feelings  and emotions are ok when I am with her.  The lyrics are as follows:  This is what happiness looks like. All of the colors are placed together. Even though the good times and the bad, I am still happier if you are in my life. I rather live a good life with you by my side than without you                   Blue skies, purple and white clouds,   That is what love is all about I can see the icy mountain ranges behind me  But I got happiness, and all I can see You are right beside me.  This what falling into love looks like. This is what it could love looks like when I’m alone with you With you This is my final project that I have worked so hard on. I hope you enjoy.
  2. @aislingberri

    Final Project

    After many, many hours of photo, video, and audio editing, I have finally finished my final project. Let me preface this by explaining myself before you watch the video. Initially, my final project was supposed to be about something else...
  3. @thisist00hard

    The Shadow Man – Final Project

    The semester is finally over! With this last final project, we had a choice between “Impress Me!” (me being the professor) and creating a fast food parody. I opted to go with “Impress Me”. It was much more open ended and basically had no parameters, so it was difficult to decide what to do and […]
  4. @gonedigital_LKDS106

    Podcast Resource Page

    This page contains all relevant media that was referenced in the podcast, as well as a few extras, including little descriptions accompanying each so you can follow along as you listen or check back after to episode to see what we were talking about! Reference Map of the Islands of the Outer Banks Present Day […]
  5. @imatutu_

    Final Project

    I hope you enjoy looking at/listening to my project! I decided to dial back and not use video for this project, as my scavenger hunt idea didn’t really work out so I decided to just basically reflect on my life during this semester taking DS106 and the impact this class had on my life. I […]
  6. @madelinek106

    Imagine x Yellow : Final Project

    My final project is done! Thanks to my amazing group we were able to complete a great final project that we all are proud of! This post will be a detailed walk through and reflection of each step we took along the way to make our final project. I will be embedding and linking my previous posts that […]
  7. @jclark22umw

    Week 14: Final week! :)


    This week has been bittersweet and stressful to say the least. I found myself reflecting on everything I have seen and learned this semester. This course has been a journey, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! Last week I posted my progress post for my final project. I was able to stick through the […]

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