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Can’t Take Down the Reclaim Hosting Kong

  I know this is an August 2013 ds106 challenge for IamTalkyTina, but I have Reclaim Hosting on the mind,  so I thought I’d use this Dancing Jim Groom GIF to talk about that. And ds106 has a lot to do with the work that Tim Owens and Jim Groom are doing to extend the model of getting […]

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I’ll Tumblr For Ya

My poor blog has been ignored for far too long in favor of another. Yes I’ve been seduced by that simpler, easier, reflection-lite blogging platform Tumblr. Seven months ago it started innocently enough with a post including a few animated GIFs. I thought that it would be a great place to deposit GIFs that I’d […]

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Teaching and Learning

All MOOCs and No Play Makes University Dull

A few days ago Audrey Watters tweeted a Say What Again Meme about MOOCs. I pictured this particular Jules as a faculty member or instructional technologist finally freaking out on the administrator that is pressing him and the college to hurry up and join the future of higher education. Yes the MOOC craze could lead to […]

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Print a Nuclear Bomb

So the conversation about the future of 3D Printing is being highjacked by a man that is proselytizing that real openness only exists if we can have access to ‘things that institutions and industries have an interest in keeping from us – things like access, drugs, goods, guns.’ Yes guns! We need to print guns! Libertarians will […]

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All I Need Is a Tasty Ethos

I think I get what Jim’s going after with this new animated GIF assignment, At Least It’s an Ethos. At first I thought I should just discover a well articulated life philosophy and Spicolli’s renouncing the material life is well, perfect. But then there was the thing about attaching an -ism to this ethos. So I […]

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Digital Storytelling ds106

Three Wheeling After Bambi

This animated GIF is built using another graphic gift I made from a 1983 Montgomery Ward Catalog of the boy on a three wheeler. Once I cleaned up the PNG, I was trying to think of how I might race this three wheeler. But before I decided to run down Bambi, I first set out how […]

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Digital Storytelling ds106

Beastie Boys When I First Saw Them

I recently came across via BoingBoing this graphic designer that hosts a site Phil are Go! where he occasionally posts ‘graphic gifts.’ These are pieces of clip art that he’s created by lovingly extracting a particular graphic from a vintage advertisement. This exercise would be a great ds106 assignment for a couple reasons *UPDATE now a ds106 […]

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The End of the World

  With its atomic bomb-sized shock wave, the meteor that struck Siberia instantly caused end-of-the-world fears and has spawned a likely fleeting interest toward increasing our vigilance of the heavens above. But Slim Pickens knows how to ride out the end of the world: Now let’s get this thing on the hump – we got some flyin’ […]

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Keep It Sealed – Keep It Clean

The #ETMOOC animated GIF conversation hosted by Jim Groom last night ended with a brief discussion of the potential the GIF to be cooped by the advertising industry. Seeking to capture the eyeballs of the ever shorter and shorter attention spans of the browsers of the internet the GIF seems perfect. *UPDATE – This is […]

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Digital Storytelling ds106 Teaching and Learning

Isn’t That Just Like a Rabbit?

Brings a knife to a gun fight. I’ve been really enjoying the week long creative challenge that my commtech juniors and seniors have been undertaking as part of our portfolio class. They’ve shown me new sides of their work including a lot of drawing, mashups, and a particular meme in which someone has me throw […]