1. @ammmybrookeee

    View From The Asylum

    AnimatedGIF Assignment #1

    “Van Gogh painted the view from his east-facing window in the asylum 21 times.”


    I chose to animate The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh into a gif. I didn’t think I was going to put literal stars in the sky, until I began reading more …

  2. @Bendire Thrasher

    Dum-Dums are my Marlboros. 


    I am the kind of artist that doesn’t smoke. I know that might sound strange but for some reason, my mental image of an artist always has a cigarette in the frame. Just a plain nicotine cigarette, probably bought at the closest gas station or drug store, hanging on the …

  3. @WorldEmpress1

    Now You See Me, Now You Don’t


    Spiders are capable of a great many things. For example, take Misumena, otherwise known as Flower Crab Spider, is an amazing type of spider that is capable of changing its color to match the flower it is hiding in. It is one of the few spiders in the world with …

  4. @cooper_llindsay

    Courtney Cox or Lindsay Cooper?


    I was raised on classic rock music. I remember listening to all the classics on car rides, around the house, or any time my parents had an excuse to put on music. I would hear them talk about all the concerts they had been too and how amazing they were, …

  5. @WorldEmpress1

    Finding My Way


    I’m not sure if I would consider myself an artist, but I would like to be an artist that dabbles in various kinds of designs. I think I would like to be an artist who does not set out with a particular goal in mind but rather discovers a place …

  6. @WorldEmpress1



    Forests can sometimes have a dreamlike quality to them, but what if you could make one more dreamlike?

    Sometimes walking in a forest can feel like this-


    Even if in reality the forest looks like this-

    Feeling as if you have stumbled into a fantastical world is part of …

  7. paul bond

    Going off script


    For today’s Daily Create, I pretty much immediately decided I wanted to make a word cloud of the Joy of Painting. So I went to a random episode and opened up the transcript on Youtube and copied it. The TDC prompt linked to an archived version of the original …

  8. @nalujoprojects

    Week 1 Summary


    This week was a lot of setting up account and making introductions. My introduction post included links to all of my new social media accounts, as well as some of my old projects I’m really proud of.

    It’sa me!

    I also watched “A Spring Touched Day” and wrote about some …

  9. @BriannaDAlbis

    Week 1 Summary


    Setting up my site

    WordPress is one of the most infuriating programs I have ever encountered. I rage deleted my website THREE TIMES because I would get so frustrated and annoyed. It is honestly a miracle that this site is up at all. I think it turned out pretty nice, …

  10. @nalujoprojects

    Goals for this Semester


    I really like filmmaking and would love to one day get involved with cinematography, which is part of why I’m really excited for this course! I want to learn more about how to visually and digitally communicate stories. I also dabble in glitch art, which usually leans more towards digital …

  11. @BriannaDAlbis

    The Joys of Painting: Wilderness Falls


    Bob Ross was the king, the god, the founder of the most popular genre of videos on the Internet: doing a mindless/calming task while talking about literally anything. What separates Bob from everyone else is that his art and commentary are meaningful and worth absorbing. You can actually learn something …

  12. @Tillysisland

    Week 1 – Looking Back


    Week 1 served to be a great introduction to things, not only in terms of expectations regarding assignments and effort, but also simply getting to know Professor Whalen and beginning to loosely connect with other students. Even with something as simple as sharing our Wordle scores, I feel instantly more …

  13. @nalujoprojects

    A bit of philosophy for a spring-touched day


    Bob Ross’s dulcet tones seem to be the perfect medium to convey life advice. Between his unbothered brushstrokes and lovingly aggressive brush whacking, Bob rattles off some one liners to, with some interpretation, live by.

    “When we use this big old two inch brush,

    it really doesn’t take too long …

  14. @BriannaDAlbis

    Course Goals


    I am taking Digital Studies 106 because I am minoring in Digital Studies. Additionally, when I had my first advisor meeting when I transferred to UMW, the advisor said that this was one of the hardest classes to get into because of how popular it was. Naturally, I wanted in. …

  15. @BriannaDAlbis



    Hallå där. That’s Swedish for “well, hello there”.

    When you look at a personality alignment chart, I am considered chaotic neutral. I personally prefer to describe myself as controlled chaos. Unsurprisingly, when a business opened up near me that allowed you to smash things, I booked an appointment right away.…

  16. @annie_louthan

    Week 1


    The process of making my own domain and setting it up and navigating how to use and post on their was a bit challenging. I am very familiar with twitter, YouTube and SoundCloud, but I have not ever produced a YouTube video or SoundCloud audio so making those two media …

  17. @katiereif6

    Weekly Summary 1


    This week was a lot of getting things set up and working. Some of it, like a YouTube account and website, I already had set up. Others, like Twitter and Soundcloud, I had to make. That was the bulk of the work this week, setting things up and experimenting with …

  18. @erincaine3

    Week 1 Summary


    During this week’s “bootcamp”, we had to set up a blog, create various social media accounts, post introductions, reflect on The Joy of Painting by Bob Ross, and set goals for the course. When I saw all the assignments at the beginning of the week, I got very worried about …

  19. @MeMcMe3

    Weekly Summary (Kinda)


    So, I just added this class earlier today. After three classes of Spanish, I decided I needed to push the rest of that off a little bit further into my future. At least until I can figure out what the hell is going on, en espanol.

    So, here I am. …

  20. @MeMcMe3

    Self Actualization


    I always strive to get something out of any class I take. Sometimes what I learn is how much I hate it, and never want to take anything like it again. That’s probably why it took so long for me to start taking college-level math classes. Nevertheless, this class seems …

  21. @MeMcMe3

    Let’s Have Some Fun


    The episode of The Art of Painting that I watched was entitled Dark Waterfall, from the 7th season of the series. I haven’t watched much Bob Ross recently, I used to, but not too often anymore. This episode focussed on the painting of a forested waterfall, based on a pre-prepared …

  22. @erincaine3

    What do I hope to get out of ds106?


    I am taking this class because I am considering a major in Communication and Digital Studies. This course seemed like a really interesting way to get more familiar with many of the digital processes that will be involved in my major if I choose to go down this path. Last …