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on Black Flags and bar codes

Today’s Daily Create asked us to “Compose a cutup poem from the words that debuted in your birth year.” This was inspired by a tweet from Amy Burvall which I liked so much that I made it a ds106 assignment, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on thoughts

I enjoyed reading through everyone’s thoughts on the 80s theme. Some people are enthusiastic about it, others don’t know what to make of it but seem up to trying. Most of us only know it vicariously, through parents, re-runs and … Continue reading

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80s recommendations

Below are the class’ recommendations for examples of good storytelling related to the 80s theme. They’re predominantly video, which is not surprising since that’s probably the dominant form of storytelling for the times, then and now. I’ve included the titles, … Continue reading

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Elmer to the rescue

It’s not necessary to do write-ups for Daily Creates, but I do them sometimes just because. Yesterday’s Daily Create asked us to add a rescue vehicle to a piece of art. I liked the inspiration for the challenge, but I … Continue reading

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The sound of ds

Digital storytelling is a short form of digital media production that allows everyday people to share aspects of their story. Wikipedia Digital storytelling at its most basic core is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories.” University of … Continue reading

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Pondering project ideas

There will be more details on the final project forthcoming, but basically it is a major project, on par with the radio show, which has to have something to do with our theme, and has to incorporate multiple different media, … Continue reading

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“And you may look the other way”

I saw this GIF on Twitter and just had to do it. Sorry. This idea is entirely lifted from @Pandamoanimum. I used Twitter Video Downloader to grab the GIF and the YouTube Video and Audio Downloader in Firefox to get … Continue reading

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“Can you fly, Bobby?”

I recently watched Paul Verhoeven’s 80s tech noir classic Robocop and thought it might be interesting to do a little design analysis on the Omni Consumer Products logo. The first thing I notice is that OCP is an inversion of … Continue reading

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Chuck on the Clash

I listened to the Stay Free podcast a few months ago. It’s Chuck D of Public Enemy narrating the story of The Clash. It bleeds off the edges of our ds106 80s theme, as The Clash was late 70s-early 80s … Continue reading

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“Good to go on your radio”

Title borrowed from LL Cool J’s 1985 hit “I Can’t Live Without My Radio” We’re into Audio Week, so I put together a three-hour show, the ds106 Hour, for ds106 radio. What it does is take a random sampling of … Continue reading

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