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“…the Smurf, the Popeye, and the Jerry Lewis”

It is fascinating to read what everyone has to say about the 80s theme. (See why you were asked to tag your posts?) I see a lot of enthusiasm for it, which is something of a relief. It seems like … Continue reading

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Scheming on a theme

Jim Groom, a guru of both ds106 and the 80s, took some time to talk about the course with me. I have an edited version above, and the full discussion is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ53L-lecUU I’m hoping it gives some ideas on … Continue reading

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“Don’t know much about history…”

When we started talking about the idea of using an 80s theme, I thought about how it might seem like an alien and ancient land, and wondered about artifacts. What might be strange yet familiar? What might be inexplicable? What … Continue reading

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Mixed Up Mountain Jam

We had a Daily Create today for Mountain Day. The command for the Create is simply “Celebrate Mountain Day,” with no indication or suggestion as to how. I had seen Ted Gould’s tutorial (YT) on the bass line for Prince’s … Continue reading

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Important ds106 update!

One of our tasks this week is to brainstorm ideas for what could be our final mission. We have a few early thoughts from our ace operatives: Root out the mole(s). We know the Directorate has tried to woo some … Continue reading

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Agents on air, part 1

We’ve had two nights of ds106 radio broadcasts so far this week. Monday’s shows were Rogue Agents, a fun quiz type show, and Girl Power, an interesting discussion of women in the secret agent business. There is more to say about … Continue reading

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For the birds

I love the idea of a Pet Film Poster Mashup, yesterday’s Daily Create. I wasn’t really sure what to do for it though. I don’t have a pet of favorite animal, unless the Guinea worm counts. So I started thinking … Continue reading

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Design another book

I’ve been thinking about my own questions – What makes a book cover look like a book cover? etc. – and thought I’d do an analysis of a design here. So here’s a mock book cover design from mock design … Continue reading

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The perils of adaptation

For our third and fourth nights of ds106radio live tweeting, we listened to the Lux Radio Theater adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious and a BBC adaptation of Ian Fleming’s You Only Live Twice. The former was from 1948 and the … Continue reading

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Time periods and talent pools

For our Wednesday evening live tweeting with ds106radio, we listened to the BBC 2018 radio production of Ian Fleming’s Moonraker. The modern production was a contrast to the previous night’s shows, produced 65 years earlier. The contrast was most apparent … Continue reading

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