1. @aliboo1432

    DGST 395: Week 6 Summary

    “The Soft Truth,” by Leigh Alexander, is a short story that emphasizes the intersectionality between our existence and technological algorithms. There is a controversy where Alexander discusses her other persona, whom I interpreted as the version of herself who is consumed by algorithms and has made life-changing mistakes because of her digital footprint. My theory...
  2. @aliboo1432

    DGST 395: Week 5 Summary

    During my first year of college, I took an introductory computer science course, which presented me with the complexities of coding. Learning about coding has made me more aware and significantly improved my digital literacy. Learning about the intricacies of creating any software has made me more interested in creating digital technologies instead of just...
  3. @aliboo1432

    Week 4 Summary

    Week four of this course has been my favorite week from everything we have learned so far. When I was first introduced to my subdomain and HTML, I needed clarification and didn’t think I could make anything worthwhile about my website. After seeing my classmates make fan pages for their favorite shows, hobbies, or people,...
  4. @aliboo1432

    DGST 395: Week 2 Summary

    The term “metaverse” was something that I heard a couple of times before this course, but this week helped me expand my knowledge on the topic. While my table and I were discussing different software that fall into the category of metaverse, we stumbled upon an interesting conversation. Before discussing various parts of the metaverse,...
  5. @KellyPratt27125

    Final Summary

    My final story is the Studio Ghibli Lawsuit! I chose this route because I am a huge Studio Ghibli fan. I’ve seen every single movie multiple times and Spirited Away is my favorite! I was married in 2001, when this movie first came out. My son was born in 2003. Many late nights, when my […]
  6. @KellyPratt27125

    Studio Ghibli Lawsuit!

    Everyone is familiar with Chihiro Ogino from the Studio Ghibli film, Spirited Away. Spirited Away is a coming of age story of a ten-year-old Chihiro. At the time of the movie, 2001, Chihiro’s family was moving to a new location. On the way there, her father, Akio, began speeding. He got lost and nearly hit […]
  7. @KellyPratt27125

    Video Summary

    Video Week Assignments: Video Summary What did you learn? I learned about camera angles and what they might mean. Things like zooming in/out, over the shoulder shots, low/high angles, etc., all have different meanings. Each one tells a story to the viewer even if the viewer isn’t quite aware of it. The newest concept for […]
  8. @KellyPratt27125

    Reading A Movie

    This week, my digital studies class focused on video. The video resources I reviewed this week were by far the most useful to me compared with the previous weeks’ resources. In the past, I received an Associate’s Degree in Multimedia. It was fairly comprehensive. Additionally, I spent more than 10 years doing freelance graphic design […]
  9. @KellyPratt27125

    Audio Summary

    Audio Week Assignments: Audio Summary What did you learn? I learned about some sound techniques such as using sound effects, layering, and music. I also learned about storytelling. The Ira Glass videos were quite informative regarding how to tell a story. It’s the most natural thing in the world to speak a story, but writing […]

UMW Spring 2024 (Bond & Groom)

Welcome to Paul Bond and Jim Groom’s Spring 2024 ds106

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