1. youblueit

    Kidnapped boy escapes


    You would have to be thankful to a higher power if your child was kidnapped and was later released because he irritated the kidnapper.

    Yesterday morning I was on my way to work and got stuck in a huge DC traffic jam. I started flipping radio stations and I came …

  2. bcodelson

    A Day on the Farm


    As I mentioned in my post earlier this week, we’re playing with sound this week in DS106.  For this assignment, I needed to come up with a story and tell it using just sounds.  I’m not sure exactly how I was inspired but I decided that farm noises would …

  3. cbedross1

    Raining Hamburgers!?


    After setting up a SoundCloud account, browsing the site, then getting acquainted with some of the features and capabilities the site has to offer, I went ahead and recorded my first SoundCloud audio file! I kept with the theme our professor recommended: A silly news story. For some reason the …

  4. bcodelson



    DS106 has kicked off some adventures in audio this week.  I don’t have a lot of experience with audio editing so this should be interesting.  I’ve got my SoundCloud account set-up  and I’m starting my first assignment on Tuesday evening so I’m already feeling like I can’t lose.  I’ve …

  5. chronicwndrlst

    On SoundCloud Nine!


    I successfully created a new account on SoundCloud today. I also personalized my settings, using the same username (chronicwnderlst) and avatar that I have on this WordPress blog, so that they are connected. Prior to this DS106 class, I had not heard of SoundCloud. The only previous experience I had …

  6. youblueit

    Read between the lines


    This week I had one goal on my mind and that was to be successful at creating a blog. My determination to get a handle on this was because, for the first few weeks of class I felt clumsy and did not really understand what this was all about. Although …

  7. kkarras2014

    Remember Back When?


    Due to this reoccurring assignment, I find myself thinking about stories all the time now and in every interaction I have. Perhaps that’s the point? :) There is no doubt that there are needs for stories all around us. This week my inspiration comes from a friend of mine …

  8. djacks21

    Weekly Summary


    I did some interesting work this week with pictures. One of my favorite things to do is to take a picture and modify it in some hilarious way in Photoshop. That said, I have actually run into trouble doing this. I didn’t ever intentionally do anything harmful, but I had …

  9. djacks21

    Storified and Non Storified Content (Week 4)


    Keeping in line with the guitar/rock n’ roll theme of the week, I had another thought for something that could use some storifying. Some of you may have seen this before, but a lot of electric guitar players use a series of effects pedals to modify the sound of their …

  10. djacks21

    Design Assignments


    The first design assignment I tried was the person’s face on an animal’s body. This one started off innocently, but as I was browsing through Facebook pictures, I found a truly terrifying picture of a buddy of mine from high school. It didn’t take much creative thinking to realize that …

  11. ctwilker

    Flashback Safari


    Write a blog post that embeds at least three photos of different design elements you were able to identify. Include a summary of the elements and what makes them effective, or what may have made them better. Sometimes we can learn just as much from badly designs as we can …

  12. bcodelson

    Week 3 Summary


    When the announcement came out for this week’s content, I was pretty jazzed. I got a digital SLR camera for Christmas this year and I love playing with it and trying to learn how to make great photos.  in fact, I struggled with some of the assignments because my “startup …

  13. LRo

    Missed the Boat on Graphic Design


    Life has been a little crazy! My project is launching at the beginning of June, my sister is getting married, I’m getting a new roommate and I’m finishing up with school…all within the same two week period. So, in reviewing the Design Safari blog posts from fellow DS106 participants, I …

  14. bcodelson

    Trail Runner


    Here’s another idea of something that would benefit from a little storification; information about running trails in Arlington.  My husband and I are big runners and when we first moved to the area we had trouble finding a single resource for trail information or one good map.   There are a …

  15. bcodelson



    I really enjoyed this assignment, to color splash a photo.  It was super simple in execution, so it made me think a little harder about the message I wanted to share through the use of the technique.  I used a website called Fotor to edit my image.  Before selecting …

  16. bcodelson

    The NC-TJ-Memorial


    I felt really intimidated by this assignment at first.  I’m not so good at photo or video editing software so while I was glad to get a little practice I was worried this assignment would take me a long time.  I used the Pixlr editor and after a few YouTube …

  17. cbedross1

    Storifying – Take 4


    Ok, we have all been through it; the dreaded IKEA instructions. I purchased a bed frame from IKEA not too long ago and although it took only about an hour to construct, I had to examine, interpret, decipher and whatever else you want to call it in order to understand …

  18. djacks21

    Design Safari


    I think I found a few really good examples for my design safari this week. Ok, to be honest, I kind of cheated on one–it was a picture I took when I was in Phoenix last summer. To be fair, though, I took it because of the balance/symmetry and how …

  19. cew5x

    Decisions, Decisions…


    Well here we are another week…and no white light, divine inspiration moments this week (so far- there are five hours left!).   Something that has been on my mind a lot this week though is decisions.  I’m making a lot of them lately and whether it’s where to grab dinner (always …