Author: Mason

Week 2

This week in DS106 felt a lot less hectic than the first. For the first week, I had to set up accounts on new platforms, engage with accounts I hadn’t really used before, and familiarize myself with software that I had never used. Now that I have gotten the chance to work with these digital […]

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5 Days of Creation

This past week, students of DS106 were asked to complete at least 5 Daily Creates. A Daily Create is a shortform assignment posted on this blog in order to get people in the habit of doing something creative every day. The first task I completed was on August 29th. The assignment was to use a […]

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Funny Money

In this assignment, I digitally edited a one dollar bill to replace George Washington with universally beloved painter Bob Ross. Not only that, I edited a few of the bill’s other features just for fun. Below is the final product. This week in DS106, we were told to go through a categorized bank of assignments […]

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Murder Mystery

Two days ago I took part in a 24 hour play festival. Actors, writers, and directors had 24 hours to create an entire play from scratch. Writers only had three hours to create their scripts. This is what I wrote in that time. Please enjoy The Dick Johnson Chronicles: Murder at McMystery Mansion.

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Week 1

I started the week by reviewing what tasks I needed to complete on the DS106 blog. In order to keep myself organized, I entered each of the individual assignments into my planner on Mystudylife. I made sure to make it so that each of the assignments were “due” on a different day so that I […]

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DS106 Goals

This semester, I am taking a course called Digital Studies. I enrolled in it because, out of all the classes I could take to fulfill my Digital Intensive requirement, this seemed the most interesting. I really enjoy writing and the thought of exploring how to tell stories through digital mediums felt like a natural way […]

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The Joy of Painting

Before now, I had never seen an episode of The Joy of Painting. Through cultural osmosis, I knew who Bob Ross was as well as his general reputation as the “wholesome art guy” but I hadn’t had any firsthand experience with his work until last Friday. As a part of one of my classes, I […]

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