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The Kidd is alright

I picked up a copy of Chip Kidd’s book at my local library. What the Brain Pickings article says about it, that it “refus[es] to talk down to them or confine their inborn curiosity to narrow adult expectations about what … Continue reading

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How to get a head in the world

“There’s two kinds of people in this world, my friend: Those who work for a living, and those who own things for a living.” is the way I usually paraphrase Tuco. But today’s Daily Create challenge was to make something, … Continue reading

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“One Step Ahead of the Spider”

A few people referenced audiobooks with regards to the Anansi Boys dramatization. Some of us found this interesting since there are very distinct differences between audiobooks and radio plays, or audio dramatizations. An audiobook has a narrator reading the text … Continue reading

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The art of listening to art

We’ve had some great turnouts for our #ds106radio tweet-alongs this week, and some great insights as well. I feel like I’m missing the video… such realistic audio but I keep zoning out or losing track of who’s speaking! I’ve never … Continue reading

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Happy little screams

As a long time fan of Bob Ross, I was naturally drawn to Kim Beom’s Yellow Scream: Kim Beom “Yellow Scream” from Варвара Воробьев on Vimeo. I’m very impressed with his ability to keep a straight face. But I wondered … Continue reading

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of stories and skulls

It is interesting to read people’s analyses of stories, both for the variety and the insights. It’s also interesting that no one tried to draw the shape of their stories. It wasn’t a requirement or anything, but it is a … Continue reading

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The new sound, the now sound

A post on one of my go-to sites led me to 10 Brilliant Retellings of Classical Myths by Female Writers. A convenient coincidence. Henstra’s introductory paragraph makes a couple of great points – one about how myths are multilayered, revealing … Continue reading

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The emerald letter

I want to muse on how A Study in Emerald fits in with our theme. I think of superheroes as a kind of modern mythology, with the tales of adventure and triumph and good vs. evil all mapping to ancient … Continue reading

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like a moth to a flame…

One of my favorite Tumblrs was the Godzilla Haiku, which I haven’t seen in a long time. So when I saw this assignment, I had to try it. I decided to use the Mothman, a West Virginia legend and the … Continue reading

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Old Blue Eyes

I was inspired to do this because Emily did one. I had forgotten all about this assignment. The cat lives up the street. I don’t know his name, so I call him Frank, after Sinatra, who was nicknamed “Old Blue … Continue reading

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