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, […]
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 […]
I discovered Bortusk Leer with my son two years ago in an area of Dumbo that is very popular with street artists. The old shipping warehouse on Water St. has had scaffolding for years (at least all the time I’ve seen it), which has provided an environment for lots of great graffiti. I took a […]
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.
Sometimes I’m rolling and creating stuff, and sharing it in the blog. And sometimes I’m dragging. It’s a battle to get the creative mojo going at times and whenever I’m feeling down, I turn to the daily create. The little assignments help me push through when I feel like I’m sucking at I don’t know, […]
Pretty goofy simple ds106 assignment leads the discovery of awesome unicorn-rainbow explosion tool. Use it. Abuse it. Enjoy it.
I like the idea of tackling Alan Levine’s Horror of the MOOCs with a film that has a zombie kind of pursuit for money, but in the form of a comedy. There is real hysteria about MOOCs, all you have to do is look at the way the University of Virginia spastically responded to the […]
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 […]
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 […]
I knew the YouTube bots would quickly take down this mash-up of The Breakfast Club and Star Wars (Fox probably has it’s own bot bat phone when it comes to this property). I’ve made a fair-use claim and I believe it’s still up right now. Let me know in comments if it’s not. But if it is down […]