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Under A Pile of Work, But Still #DS106 #4LIFE

It’s been almost two years since I first discovered DS106, the open-online course created at the University of Mary Washington (UMW). And a year since I took my first York College students through the experience (a crazy humbling one for myself). In the Fall 2011 semester UMW decided not to formally run a ds106 course, […]

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We’ll Keep Building At York College

When I started at York College eleven years ago supporting the edtech department (aside –  holy crap this is the longest job I’ve ever held), I was given the opportunity to look at a proposal for a communications technology major that had been dormant since 1991. At first I was, “huh what’s communications technology, it’s […]

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Slinky in Stereo

I created this example Wiggle Stereoscope for class today. Below is a tutorial about how to make a Wiggle Stereoscopic image (ok this isn’t really a stereoscope image just a two frame animated GIF, but the technique is the same) and how to post your first Visual Assignment to DS106.

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Recording System Sound with SoundFlower and Quicktime

Here’s a quick tutorial for hijacking the system sound of your Mac, and recording the audio to Quicktime. Soundflower is an application that works with the computer’s audio, acting as a submixer in a sense you can redirect audio to other applications. 1. After launching Soundflower, select the Built-In output so you can monitor sounds […]

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Truth in Your Digital Mask

cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by Mr Atrocity Oscar Wilde described of his essay, The Truth of Masks – A Note On Illusion, that: Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. We’re going to play with this […]

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Week 3 York DS106 – Your Taste, Your Creativity

Anything creative you make is an effort to showcase your taste. It may not be a perfect expression of your ideas, but you can keep working at it. I think this is probably one of the most important things to think about while making work this semester and far, far beyond. One of the best […]

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DS106 Explodes Chicken

I know it’s a rooster, but the original animated GIF was titled ‘chickenexplode.’ I love the old school animated GIFs which packed a lot of action in very, very little data – often just a few Kilobytes. That was necessary back when the web was delivered to you at 56 kbps. I thought it would be […]

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Week 1 DS106 Continued – White Heat

In the second half of the first week of ds106 for York students, I broadcast live earlier today to showcase some of the great progress students were making and to let them know I’m still there for them. My class is a ‘hybrid’ class, so there is to be an online half to the class, […]

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DS106 Shadow Puppets

Welcome to the Fall 2012 semester of CT 101 Introduction to Video which you should better recognize over the next few days as a course that is participating in the open course from the University of Mary Washington called DS106. The syllabus for our course can be found under ‘Classes I Teach‘ section of my […]

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I ♥ Pictures of CUNY

Eric Metcalf and I have been working on a photography blog about CUNY hosted on the CUNY Academic Commons for a few months now. The original idea was to surface what we thought were interesting CC licensed photos that relate to CUNY and present a new one every day. I spent many hours searching Flickr […]