1. @ungrac3ful

    Week 1 Summary


    What an interesting start to this course I had. I have taken Digital Storytelling once before with a different professor, so I was anxious to see if the set up of the course with a new professor would be similar or different. After the fear of being perpetually overwhelmed by …

  2. @myclassaccount

    Week 11 Summary


    Another peer teaching week!

    This week we got to do another round of peer teaching. This is our third round of doing this. We have really gotten used to it now and it is fun thing to do throughout the course of this class. This week we shared what we …

  3. @myclassaccount

    Week 10 Summary


    We have really gotten into AInow!

    This week we did several interactive activities where we went in-depth on the on the ethics of certain AI that has been used. We did a couple assignments for homework on Perusall where we all made seven comments or questions on the reading. It …

  4. @myclassaccount

    Week 9 Summary


    Hi, everyone!

    We came back from Spring Break this week and got things going with Artificial Intelligence! We discussed all things AI. It was really interested hearing from the professors on the journey we have been on with AI and what’s to come. I also really enjoyed hearing from the …

  5. @myclassaccount

    Week 7 Summary


    It’s the last week before Spring Break and we are hitting the halfway point of the semester. We have learned so much during this first half of the semester in Applied Digital Studies as you will see in all of my weekly summaries.

    This week we went over over programming …

  6. @myclassaccount

    Week 6 Summary


    This week we started things off by taking a quiz on our reading from last week, The Soft Truth. We discussed the the story and the meanings behind it. When going over the quiz after we took it it we had a really interesting class discussion.

    Similar to what we …

  7. @myclassaccount

    Week 5 Summary


    We entered into the Algorithm this week!

    Week 5 started a new journey for us in this class. We were introduced to programming on Python and went over some fun things like Strings. Going from HTML to this it all feels a bit different but there similarities in the way …

  8. @myclassaccount

    Week 4 Summary


    We really ramped things up this week! We got out subdomains going and went over so much. Our subdomains are now all up and running. It has been a really interesting week seeing what everyone has decided to do with their subdomains. Everyone’s ideas have been really cool. I have …

  9. @myclassaccount

    Week 3 Summary


    What a week!

    After a couple of weeks in Applied Digital Studies of us becoming familiar with everything we really got things going this week. We’re taking action now. We are learning all about the coding behind websites. The idea of all of this sounds pretty stressful, but during class …

  10. @myclassaccount

    Week 2 Summary


    Welcome to the metaverse!

    This week in our class the metaverse continued to be all of the hype! We discussed the plans that Mark Zuckerberg has for it. We discussed where we think it could go. Many examples in pop culture were brought up. We talked in-depth about our reading …

  11. @NLinnekin

    Week One


    For the first week of classes, our format was a little different than the normal setup. Monday and Wednesday we were on zoom and Friday was in person.

    On Friday we talked a lot about domains and subdomains. Professor Whalen explained that Zachwhalen.net is a whole domain. I also learnt …

  12. @myclassaccount

    Week 1 Summary


    First week of the semester complete!

    We started the week off for our class having our first two classes on Zoom on Monday and Wednesday. Today, Friday, we met for the first time in-person. This week as one can expect for a first week of the semester were given a …

  13. paul bond

    All the details matter, part 867


    Lettering is communication as a base level– knowing what is being said, who is saying it, and being able to read it in the correct order. Do that and the comic is "readable". Pushing beyond (I think) is reaching for story-additive work in lettering, or at least art-absorbing.

    — Hassan …

  14. @HannahMendiola5

    Reflective Essay


    In my opinion, this course has helped me grow as not only a writer but also a reviewer. It has forced me to come out of my comfort zone as a student and think critically about topics that I would normally just overlook. I have learned that a lot about …

  15. @HannahMendiola5

    Hannah Mendiola – My Life Story


    Hi! My name is Hannah Mendiola and I am currently a senior here at The University of Mary Washington. I am from Centreville, Virginia and I live with my brother, mom, and stepdad. My parents divorced when I was 1 year-old and while, it is hard having divorced parents, they …

  16. @josephineds106



    For this Mashup Activity, I chose to do the sheet music assignment because I thought it was really cool! I chose this image from Dreamgirls because it is a scene from one of the most popular songs, “And I Am Telling You, I’m Not Going”

    I took the dark blue …

  17. @KHavertDs106



    Creating this final video took everything in me, but I enjoyed each step of the process. Originally come up with an idea I wanted to share with the world was extremely difficult for me. That all changed with one comment of influence. I did my final project on the joy …

  18. @HumIsDum

    Rainbow Fairyfloss – Expectations (Final Project)


    by Thomas Pulsifer

    My final project video for DS106 is finally complete! It ended up taking much longer than expected, but that’s only because I ended up wanting to put as much into it as I possibly could. This really became a passion project for me, and if I were …

  19. @eendip

    Weekly Summary


    Originally, my idea was to do an impression/remake of a Bob Ross video. But I decided I wanted to do a more reflective piece. So that’s what I did. I compiled some of my favorite pieces of digital art that I created over the course of this semester into a …