1. Sean Placchetti

    Poetry Reading


    I’m not the largest connoisseur of poetry, though I did take an Art of Literature course with our Pulitzer Prize winning professor before she won any major awards. She even read over some of my poetry. I like to tell people that and leave out that it was a 200-level …

  2. Sean Placchetti

    Sound Scapes


    I even went with the Deep Field photo from the assignment prompt, because I love the deep field photo. It’s something I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about. It’s the closest most of us will get to Time Travel. When you look at that photo you’re looking BILLIONS OF …

  3. Turn 2

    Twilight Zone bumper sticker



    Bumper Sticker

    Difficulty= 3.5 stars

    I made this bumper sticker based off of the “Midnight Sun” episode of the Twilight Zone series.  I took a picture of the thermometer and coupled it with the slogan or tag-line of the bumper sticker.  I think that bumper sticker relates really well …

  4. Sean Placchetti

    Dancing Jim All Over The World


    I did this assignment for a number of reasons, but mostly because only one other person has done it and it’s one-star, so it’s unlikely anyone else will. I thought it might be fun to up the game a little. Earlier this semester Jim riffed an assignment by Brian Bennett, …

  5. Turn 2

    READ. Midnight Sun

    Create A READ Poster

    Difficulty= 4 stars
    Since 1985, the American Library Association (ALA) has tried to sell reading books as cool by showing celebrities reading their favorite books. You can read about the history of this promotional campaign here. Experiment with this tradition, introduce a celebrity with a …

  6. happyfuntimeblues

    Scott LoDown Reactions


    Scott LoDown 005: This podcast talked a bit about participation and the comments that have been flying around the blog. It was discussed that your site should not be generic, because that is your only way of being known in the class. I agree with this, but it’s also been …

  7. happyfuntimeblues

    Elements of Design


    The elements of design surround us no matter where we go; we are constantly being reminded of the design choices of others by observing the world around us. Where as a design is the overall function of a piece of work, visual design is more about how the design is …

  8. kchase27

    Weekly Summary #2

    Thoughts & Ideas Scottlo Cast:

    See my reflections here!

    Creative Commons:

    I thought that I had CC all figured out until Jim Groom encouraged me to look at the criticism of the Creative Commons. There is so much more than meets the eye.

    You can find my review of the …

  9. DS106

    One Story Four Icons



    I created this One Story Four Icons image about the Twilight Zone episode “The Midnight Sun.” The image of the woman represents Norma and her feeling very hot and as though the world was about to melt. Then the image of her dreaming is a representation that the world …

  10. DS106

    Deserted Island..



    I took this assignment (Deserted Island..) which was more asking whatI would take if I could take three things if I was stranded on a deserted island. I decided to put a twilight zone twist on things and come up with what Henry Bemis in the episode, Time Enough …

  11. kchase27

    Week 2 Reflections

    Week 2 Reflections

    So I dropped the ball big time and I listened and took notes on the podcasts but didn’t have time to post comments every night!

    Episode 7:

    The play idea sounds very interesting! I can see how it might become a large time commitment but I think …

  12. DS106

    Illustrate A Catchphrase



    I did the assignment titled “Illustrate A Catchphrase” in order to fulfill both a design requirement for DS106, but also a twilight zone requirement. I took an image off of google images which was the result of my search “people holding bees” and decided to take the literal meaning …

  13. DS106

    Sardonic Mashup


    I decided to do a mashup for this audio assignment titled “Sardonic Mashups,” my first ever audio assignment, and my first ever mashup. The assignment was to use some sort of apology speech or something of the sort and add music to it to make it funny(?). I transferred the …

  14. happyfuntimeblues

    Creative Commons


    Creative Commons is an organization that describes itself as “a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.” They offer copyright licenses to those who wish to share their work with the public under their own circumstances. The following graphic can also …

  15. kriscorpus

    Copyright and Creative Commons


    To my understand, we are protected as a class because we are producing works for educational purposes and not for profit but we must always credit the source.

    Something along the line as a simple sentence like, “All right belong to so and so…”

    I got a better understanding about …

  16. kriscorpus

    Design Safari


    The manipulation of color here gives off a euphoric/ psychedelic feeling.

    The pattern gives off a rhythm like the groove in a head-nodding record.

    The symmetry gives good balance to this photo. Section of churches tend to always have good balance.

    Everything in this photo is working together. …

  17. Sean Placchetti

    Design Safari


    This book is a sci-fi version of Moby Dick, where instead of a vast ocean and a whaling ship, the story takes place in a wasteland of illogical and dangerous train tracks called the Railsea. In this version of Moby Dick, the ship is a train. The typography of the …

  18. Claire Patrick

    Design Safari


    So this week Jim asked us to go on a “Design Safari” to learn more about the concepts of design that DS106 encompasses.  Below are my four examples of: form/function, unity, typography, and color.

    I found my design elements and #designblitz images around where I live in Arlington, Virginia. At …

  19. kchase27

    Bemis can HEAR books!

    Daily Create #510

    In the sequel we discover that the catastrophe was caused by a radioactive explosion. As a bizarre response to the radioactivity in the air the books begin to speak for themselves. Bemis need only open to the correct page and the book will begin to read itself. …

  20. Claire Patrick

    The Midnight Call


    So I based this audio assignment off of The Twilight Zone episode “The Midnight Sun.”  The assignment was to create a fake 911 call which I did by myself on garageband. The actors are a skeptical operator and a victim of the midnight sun’s heat.

    It’s pretty silly but probably …

  21. kchase27

    Tequila Shots with Talky!

    Daily Create #511

    @IamTalkyTina wants to be everyone’s friend. Make a photo that represents that kind of friendship

    After a long work week Talky Tina and I like to unwind with a tequila shot!

    (For the record I am 21+)

    How would you celebrate your friendship?



  22. DS106

    “The Ultimate Merger”



    I did the assignment titled The Ultimate Merger under the design section of the assignment bank. In this assignment we were to create a logo that merges two like companies or two ironic companies. I decided to merge the logos of the two leading coffee companies, Starbucks and Dunkin …

  23. Claire Patrick

    Personal Spam


    So this assignment was called “Taking Back Spam” and it was pretty simple: to find a piece of spam and read it out loud in our own way.  I added a little extra sentence at the beginning to convey my own feelings about the spammers and what it sounds like …

  24. kchase27

    Excellent Marketing for Nike Products

    Taking Back Spam

    Find some spam. Could be email spam, could be comment spam, whatever you want. Read it aloud. Make it your own. Try to make sense of it or make it more absurd than it already is.

    This spam came from the comments section on my blog! Wow …

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The Summer 2013 class at University of Mary Washington taught by Jim Groom. There is a certain Twilight Zone feel to this class.

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