This week was challenging, but I managed my time well and got it all done early! I’m super proud of myself because I have always struggled with time management. I also participated more by commenting on people’s posts and live tweeting. Here are all my posts from this week:
For this assignment, I thought of the perfect idea. I would remix a craigslist ad so that it was a plea for someone to take this person’s Furby off their hands. Anyone who has ever owned a Furby knows that they do weird and creepy things. They’ll turn on without batteries, randomly say things, keep moving after being run over by a car, the list goes on. Craigslist posts can be pretty wacky like this, so I thought it was an appropriate site to remix.
Oh. My God. I went through ALL EIGHTY-EIGHT PAGES of the class feed to find three of the best works of art. It took a looooooong time, but I found some really incredible works of art.
The first assignment I found was this one:
I just thought the design of this one was amazing. I love silk art, and doing one of the sun made for a very interesting piece.
The next assignment I found was this one:
I thought this one was also very creative. The amount of variation you can get from manipulating just a tiny bit of code is amazing.
And lastly, this assignment caught my eye:
I took three years of computer graphics in high school, and I have been told I have a good eye for design and photography. While minimalist, this work is very well done. It’s not too cluttered, and the fonts and shapes all go very well together.
Oddly enough, and I didn’t realize this until just now, all three assignments I picked were from the same person, Evan. I think he has a very good eye for design.
Yesterday I listen to the ds106 News Radio show at 8:30pm on ds106 Radio. I thoroughly enjoyed listening; the topics were current news stories like the most recent Trump scandal and the people dressed as clowns scaring people. Each presenter provided well thought out opinions on each story, and they seemed well-prepared. They structured it as your typical talk show, which fit well with the type of show that they did. My only criticisms are that the volume levels on each of the presenters microphones were not all at the same volume level. The volume level was not consistent with the talking part and the segues as well. I found myself having to turn my volume up and down throughout the show. But other than that, the show was wonderful. Props to all the presenters!
Another Pinterest assignment! I’m finding that I like this website more and more…there’s no limit to what you can find on Pinterest.
When pinning posts for this assignment, I found I had several ideas of a dream vacation, so I pinned posts that had to do with all my ideas. I would love to visit Ireland, take a vacation at a lake house, go camping/hiking, stay in a cabin in the woods, and do all of those things with a dog by my side. I think all of these things are possible with the right amount of planning, money, and time. In order to travel with a dog I obviously need to be at a place in my life where I can have a dog. I also need to be able to have a steady job that I can take days off from. I think these things will be possible several years after I get out of college because hopefully I will have a dog, more money, and a good job that provides the money I would need to go places.
Here is my Pinterest Dream Vacation board.
Today’s Daily Create was a weird one…I had to create a poem using the words pistachio, ink, pebble, weather, and varnish. After some thinking about how I could possibly related these things to one another, I came up with this:
— Maureen (@gingerchic21) October 19, 2016
I don’t even know what it’s supposed to mean honestly.
Google Translate can either be incredibly helpful or the exact opposite. My mission was to put something into Google Translate that would translate it into something funny. So I played around a bit and came up with this:
I found that when I went from a foreign language to English, for the most part the translation seemed to be correct. Google Translate has really improved over the years. So I had to mess around with things like the above to get something ridiculous. I thought that this one was particularly weird.
This assignment had me create a board on Pinterest for a character of my choice. I chose to create a board for my character Clover that I created for Dystopia Rising, a post-apocalyptic LARP game. Clover is a Natural One, which is a race that is like Native Americans in that they have tribes, they live off the land, and they stick to their own. She lives in Appalachia in a valley, and her tribe is centered around farming and growth of all things. I kind of went a little overboard on this assignment…I had a lot of fun finding pictures that described Clover and putting them all together. Here is my board about Clover.