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One book over the line

A few days ago, a new alleged reading promotion poster from the Chicago Public Library came to my attention. I shared it with some colleagues, and one responded with this graphic. Weeding is librarian talk for the process of removing … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s happy trees

From Tree to Shining Tree For our second night of #ds106radio listening, we heard the Radiolab episode From Tree to Shining Tree. Instead of drama, this was more pop science. But it made the topic fascinating and kept the story … Continue reading

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A night of adventurous listening

Episode One: Three Skeleton Key For our first live listening session, we listened to Three Skeleton Key, the opening episode from ESC: Sonic Adventure in the Anthropocene by Jacob Smith. This is a fascinating series that uses an old-time radio … Continue reading

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Out of their heads

I decided to try a random visual assignment and got The Boone Gorges Parent-Child Headswap. I didn’t have a child handy, but I did have The Tick. This was actually given to me by a child. A friend’s daughter, toddler … Continue reading

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I’m versed in metal

The 11th anniversary of ds106radio has me waxing nostalgic, I guess. There was some discussion of playing songs we listened to when we were 11. This idea was abandoned as potentially too embarrassing, but I may still have to go … Continue reading

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Not the bees!

The first thing I thought of when I saw today’s prompt was the Wicker Man, because it is meant to be burnt, with appropriate occupants. So then I had to think of buy and steal. I think if I was … Continue reading

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“the PBS version of Nickelback”

For today’s Daily Create, we had to illustrate the story of a @MagicRealismBot tweet. I scrolled through the list and found this one: A cobra says to Gertrude Stein: "I love Milwaukee." — Magic Realism Bot (@MagicRealismBot) January 15, 2022 … Continue reading

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Bear with me

I think @jaythechou might need to be made an honorary ds106er for dedication to remixing. I thought these two were especially relevant: I Photoshop Paddington into another movie or TV show until I forget: Day 277 pic.twitter.com/vypRzTnIxI — Jaythechou (@jaythechou) … Continue reading

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Theming theme little themes

The question has come a few times in ds106: What is our theme? We are using The Joy of Painting as theme this semester. What that means as a theme depends on how we decide to interpret it. We may … Continue reading

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What about Bob?

I enjoyed reading people’s reactions to The Joy of Painting. I thought I’d share my thoughts on people’s thoughts here. “I fell asleep within five minutes.” I remember reading a newspaper article about Bob’s popularity back in the day when … Continue reading

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