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  1. Downes

    Morning Snow


    January 16, 2019. So it did snow overnight; this is how pretty Casselman looks in the morning. Aside from dropping in on Bryan Alexander’s book launch, I spent most of the day working on setting up Docker on my office desktop. Without success so far…
  2. Downes

    Waiting for the Snow


    January 15, 2020. Good day with a lot of progress on the ethics paper. Didn’t even think of poking my head outdoors. I was expecting a snowstorm in the evening, but when I poked my head out the window all I saw was darkness, no snow.
  3. @eamds106

    What can’t Google do?


    It’s the first week of doing assignments for Digital Storytelling. Last week, I was very overwhelmed trying to figure out how to use all of these new social media sites and even my own website.

    I read the weekly assignment to find that I have to do three assignments from …

  4. paul bond

    Elmer to the rescue


    It’s not necessary to do write-ups for Daily Creates, but I do them sometimes just because. Yesterday’s Daily Create asked us to add a rescue vehicle to a piece of art. I liked the inspiration for the challenge, but I wanted to find a way to do it differently. I …

  5. @samprice_ds106

    Contradiction Creation


    For my next assignment bank for this week, I chose to do one from the design assignments. I chose one where I had to find an inspirational background and then put an anti-motivational quote on top of it. I chose this one because honestly, I thought it was super …

  6. @samprice_ds106

    Concert You Want to Be At


    For this assignment bank, I chose to do one of the visual assignments. The instructions for this challenge was to photoshop yourself into a concert you’ve always wanted to attend. I chose to “attend” an Elton John concert. Not only do I really enjoy his music, he also went …

  7. @Maeve_ds106

    Week One!


    This week in Digital Storytelling the main goal was to establish a media presence and get acclimated to the different platforms. I chose to make all new accounts for the course that way my personal accounts could remain separate. As others in the course have pointed out, creating media accounts …

  8. @Maeve_ds106

    The Eighties!


    I am excited that this semester’s theme is the eighties! While I am too young to have lived through the eighties I have been introduced to eighties culture by my parents. When I think of the 80’s I immediately think about pop culture – the fashion, tv shows, movies, and …

  9. @sincerelysterls

    Update:?Week 1?


    Week 1 was, as one can expect by the time I have posted this, harder than expected. It certainly pushed me out of my comfort zone to record my voice and my face, though it was a change I was willing to make – as well as creating public accounts. …

  10. @lizlynnkondzel

    week 1? check!


    This is my weekly summary for the first week of ds106, which went by smoothly for the most part, but certainly with a little bit of a learning curve. I definitely got more confident and excited for the course as I worked through the assignments, going from overwhelmed and anxious …

  11. @ConnorM35842492

    A Wild Weekly Summary (1-17-20)


    This week has been a wild ride. Usually the first week of classes are mainly reviewing the syllabus and securing textbooks but not this time, no way. The start of this semester started with creating and using my own website for the very first time. It is all very exciting …

  12. @CarbonCarmen725

    The 80’s


    The 80’s is a decade I don’t give too much credit…but I should. Looking closer into this decade, I find myself quite interested and fascinated by it’s cultural impact. It seemed to be a time of creativity no matter how different or weird. We often ridicule their choices in style …

  13. @sincerelysterls

    Memory of the Future


    Title inspired by a more modern song by 80s legends Pet Shop Boys.

    The 80s is a true cultural phenomenon that shines its neon lights forty years into the future. Science fiction, such as my blog’s current theme – John Carpenter’s film They Live (1988) thrived. This decade was about …

  14. @EmilyHo81494168

    Week 1 Summary


    This week was a really nice introduction week to what this course is going to be. We first started off by creating all the different account that we will be using in this class and made some introductions:


    Hi everyone! My name is Emily and I am a junior …

  15. @lgperez19

    Week One: What did I get myself into?


    Oh gosh! Where to begin?

    via GIPHY

    Y’all, to say this was a challenge would be an understatement! I hope it goes a lot smoother as we progress through the semester. I think the most difficult thing for me is just knowing where to begin or how to be creative. …

  16. @abiles11

    The 80’s


    When I thought about the 80’s I remember reading about the Challenger Disaster. The Challenger Disaster was a failed attempt to reach space that resulted in the space shuttle blowing up in front of the public’s eyes. Happening in 1986, it was in the middle of the decade and was …

  17. @lgperez19

    What do the 80s mean?


    The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the 80s is my sweet and totally rocking mother. She was born in ’68 so the 80s were and still are her jam…eyeshadow and all.

    MY MOTHER IN ’84

    For this post I decided to interview her about the 80s …

  18. @BegaKayla

    Week 1 Reflection


    I struggled more than I thought through this week. I have never been a huge social media person so other than instagram and slightly twitter I hadn’t had any prior experience with them. The main issue that I kept having was that I found things didn’t publish right away or …

  19. @abiles11



    Hi my name is Alec and I am Majoring in Geography! I have a GIS certificate and am also minoring in data science!

    Hi everyone! My name is Alec and I am a Senior at UMW majoring in Geography! Very excited to be in this class #ds106

    — ds106alecbiles (@ds106alecbiles) …

  20. @cpsc106

    Week 1 Summary!!


    Here are a link to my other two posts for the week:



    The first week of school is always a bit stressful for me because I do not know my professors and I don’t have a feel for my classes yet. Now that this is the final assignment …

  21. @sincerelysterls

    Take On Me


    Greetings! My name is Sterling, and I’m a sophomore at the University of Mary Washington. Please watch this space for Digital Storytelling updates and some 80s goodness.…

  22. @cpsc106

    Week 1 – 80’s theme suggestions


    I submitted a suggestion that we can watch The Goonies, a movie from 1985 about a group of friends. Today, I think shows like Stranger Things try to replicate that feeling of growing up in the 1980s but it isn’t the same as watching something that came out during that …

  23. @kmaproductionss

    Weekly Summary #1


    Setting up everything for this class was super fun. Twitter, Instagram and SoundCloud was easy to set up because I have personal accounts for each so I know how they work. I enjoyed playing around and learning how to navigate this website and I can’t wait to do more with …

  24. @rachelds106

    Weekly Summary (1/17)


    This week was a huge learning process for me, and I think I still have a long way to go in regards to knowing everything I need to for this class, and I still need more time to get comfortable with it because I’ve never done anything like this before, …

  25. @rachelds106

    What the 80’s mean to me


    When I think of the 80s, I think of a setting/environment in which some of my favorite shows take place. (Stranger Things and Carrie Diaries [which deserves way more seasons that it got, by the way]). I love everything about the 80s, from the music, to the aesthetic of the …

  26. @radicalaurenn

    What. A. Week. 1.


    This week has definitely been a challenging one because I put my blood, sweat, and tears into making this blog. When I say tears I am not joking, I cried for a second because I thought my whole blog that spent hours on got deleted. This week I spent a …

  27. @jollykyles

    First Week Reflections


    What a crazy first-week spring 2020 has been. This class specifically has been the most enjoyable. I’ve always liked creating websites and writing blog posts. Since middle school, I’ve cultivated a passion for creating websites. So, because of this fact, this class is a perfect end to a long academic …

  28. @radicalaurenn

    ‘Cause she’s still preoccupied with 1985


    When I think about the 80s and theme, it brings to mind a decade home to many notable things, in entertainment, sports, politically, and in my family. During the 1980 Winter Olympics, the U.S. men’s ice hockey team beat the USSR, and in the following game won the gold medal. …

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