weekly summary

So sorry this isn't set up correctly. I have been sick all week and still am but here is what I have. Post Card - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/destination-post-card/ Word Cloud - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/character-word-cloud/ Reverse Feelings - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/contradiction-creation/ And of course my Daily Creates: https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832773568614260736 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834245199165534208 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834960339015974912
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Need a Little Motivation?

This one was fun. I had to find an image that conveys a feeling and then create a quote that conveys the complete opposite. Then I had to combine them. To begin with, I couldn't really decide which way I wanted to go. I ended up just google imaging until I found a picture I liked. Then came the hard, the wording. I decided to take one of my favorite quotes and just reword it a bit. Here is the final product!
Read More

World Cloud

I ended up creating this assignment myself because I couldn't find one close enough to it that I liked. I used http://wordclouds.com to create a word cloud that relates to my character, Agent A. I used the character dossier that I created previously to pull the words from. I changed the shape of the cloud to a paw print since my character is a dachshund. I then tried to choose a color theme that I thought was little more suitable. I'm really glad I found this particular site because it really streamlined the process and allowed me to easily create something that I started out thinking would be really difficult. I like…
Read More

Wish You Were Here!

For this assignment, I had to basically create my own postcard for anywhere I chose. I knew immediately that I wanted to do a postcard with Italy as the destination because it is some place I have ALWAYS wanted to visit!. I've never been there so I didn't have any of my own photos to use so I used Google to find a picture I liked. There are a ton of pictures of Italy on Google images but I chose this one in the end because I thought it would best for a postcard. The hard part was coming up with something to write. I wanted something a little more…
Read More

Week 5 Summary

Well this was the hardest week for me so far, not only assignment wise but the sheer amount of time involved overall. I had a lot going on outside of school this week including a concussion from snowboarding last weekend and a state licensing exam so I'm pretty proud of myself for getting anything done at all lol. I started off by downloading Audacity and playing around on it. It took a lot of messing around and reading wikihow articles in order for me to be able to do anything. Once I did that I listened to "Moon Graffiti" and wrote my audio reflections blog. Next, I listened to ds106 radio for story telling…
Read More

Radio Show Ideas

I can honestly say I am not looking forward to this. Participating in a radio show is like starring in my very own horror film! However, I know its something I'll have to do for this class so I'm steeling myself for it already. As far as ideas for it go, I wasn't really able to come up with much that relates to our class theme. My main idea was to discuss our favorite spy movies and/or books of all time. I also thought we could put a poll together ahead of time and poll all of our friends and classmates to find out what the most popular film is…
Read More

Sound Effect Story

For this assignment, I had to tell a story using only sound effects. This was not an easy task at all! I took all my sound clips from http://freesound.org. This site a huge library of sounds but it took me a long time to decide what "story" to tell. I am not a very creative person at all and in the end I went with telling the story of a normal day for me. I searched the sound library and picked my favorite of each one that I was looking for. Then, I used Audacity to combine them all into one long clip and finally, I uploaded the completed product to…
Read More

Radio Bumper

This was one of the harder assignments for me so far because I'm not super comfortable recording me/my voice. The purpose of the assignment was to create a radio bumper for ds106 radio. For those who have never heard this term before (like me), a radio bumper is kind've like a short commercial for the station between songs telling you what station you are listening to. First, I had to find a good song  to play in the background. I couldn't think of any actual songs I wanted to use but I found a sound clip I liked that was upbeat without being too much. I used Soundcloud to record…
Read More

Let’s Play a Guessing Game

For this assignment, I had to pick one of my favorite songs, remove the lyrics from it, and then create a 30 second clip of the music. The goal is for people to be able to guess what song it is. I won't tell you what song I chose obviously but I will tell you it's a country pop song. I honestly have no idea how to remove the words from a song, despite all my playing around on Audacity so I had to find an instrumental version of it on YouTube. Luckily you can find just about anything on there so that wasn't too hard! Then I used SoundCloud…
Read More

Daily Create Week 5

Only 3 Daily Creates this week, not too bad. I did have a little trouble with some of the prompts but oh well, here we go! First up, show a picture of a choice. I couldn't decide which movie I wanted to see Sunday night! https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/830970294626091008 Next, a picture of something upside that looks cool upside down. Now this isn't a photo I took or technically an upside down object but I took a little creative liberty here :) https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832045692621320196 And finally, something that would improve the overall quality of mankind. Again, I did not chose an original idea here but still something that fits the prompt. Recycling is something…
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weekly summary

So sorry this isn't set up correctly. I have been sick all week and still am but here is what I have. Post Card - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/destination-post-card/ Word Cloud - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/character-word-cloud/ Reverse Feelings - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/contradiction-creation/ And of course my Daily Creates: https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832773568614260736 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834245199165534208 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834960339015974912
Read More

Need a Little Motivation?

This one was fun. I had to find an image that conveys a feeling and then create a quote that conveys the complete opposite. Then I had to combine them. To begin with, I couldn't really decide which way I wanted to go. I ended up just google imaging until I found a picture I liked. Then came the hard, the wording. I decided to take one of my favorite quotes and just reword it a bit. Here is the final product!
Read More

World Cloud

I ended up creating this assignment myself because I couldn't find one close enough to it that I liked. I used http://wordclouds.com to create a word cloud that relates to my character, Agent A. I used the character dossier that I created previously to pull the words from. I changed the shape of the cloud to a paw print since my character is a dachshund. I then tried to choose a color theme that I thought was little more suitable. I'm really glad I found this particular site because it really streamlined the process and allowed me to easily create something that I started out thinking would be really difficult. I like…
Read More

Wish You Were Here!

For this assignment, I had to basically create my own postcard for anywhere I chose. I knew immediately that I wanted to do a postcard with Italy as the destination because it is some place I have ALWAYS wanted to visit!. I've never been there so I didn't have any of my own photos to use so I used Google to find a picture I liked. There are a ton of pictures of Italy on Google images but I chose this one in the end because I thought it would best for a postcard. The hard part was coming up with something to write. I wanted something a little more…
Read More

Week 5 Summary

Well this was the hardest week for me so far, not only assignment wise but the sheer amount of time involved overall. I had a lot going on outside of school this week including a concussion from snowboarding last weekend and a state licensing exam so I'm pretty proud of myself for getting anything done at all lol. I started off by downloading Audacity and playing around on it. It took a lot of messing around and reading wikihow articles in order for me to be able to do anything. Once I did that I listened to "Moon Graffiti" and wrote my audio reflections blog. Next, I listened to ds106 radio for story telling…
Read More

Radio Show Ideas

I can honestly say I am not looking forward to this. Participating in a radio show is like starring in my very own horror film! However, I know its something I'll have to do for this class so I'm steeling myself for it already. As far as ideas for it go, I wasn't really able to come up with much that relates to our class theme. My main idea was to discuss our favorite spy movies and/or books of all time. I also thought we could put a poll together ahead of time and poll all of our friends and classmates to find out what the most popular film is…
Read More

Sound Effect Story

For this assignment, I had to tell a story using only sound effects. This was not an easy task at all! I took all my sound clips from http://freesound.org. This site a huge library of sounds but it took me a long time to decide what "story" to tell. I am not a very creative person at all and in the end I went with telling the story of a normal day for me. I searched the sound library and picked my favorite of each one that I was looking for. Then, I used Audacity to combine them all into one long clip and finally, I uploaded the completed product to…
Read More

Radio Bumper

This was one of the harder assignments for me so far because I'm not super comfortable recording me/my voice. The purpose of the assignment was to create a radio bumper for ds106 radio. For those who have never heard this term before (like me), a radio bumper is kind've like a short commercial for the station between songs telling you what station you are listening to. First, I had to find a good song  to play in the background. I couldn't think of any actual songs I wanted to use but I found a sound clip I liked that was upbeat without being too much. I used Soundcloud to record…
Read More

Let’s Play a Guessing Game

For this assignment, I had to pick one of my favorite songs, remove the lyrics from it, and then create a 30 second clip of the music. The goal is for people to be able to guess what song it is. I won't tell you what song I chose obviously but I will tell you it's a country pop song. I honestly have no idea how to remove the words from a song, despite all my playing around on Audacity so I had to find an instrumental version of it on YouTube. Luckily you can find just about anything on there so that wasn't too hard! Then I used SoundCloud…
Read More

Daily Create Week 5

Only 3 Daily Creates this week, not too bad. I did have a little trouble with some of the prompts but oh well, here we go! First up, show a picture of a choice. I couldn't decide which movie I wanted to see Sunday night! https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/830970294626091008 Next, a picture of something upside that looks cool upside down. Now this isn't a photo I took or technically an upside down object but I took a little creative liberty here :) https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832045692621320196 And finally, something that would improve the overall quality of mankind. Again, I did not chose an original idea here but still something that fits the prompt. Recycling is something…
Read More

weekly summary

So sorry this isn't set up correctly. I have been sick all week and still am but here is what I have. Post Card - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/destination-post-card/ Word Cloud - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/character-word-cloud/ Reverse Feelings - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/contradiction-creation/ And of course my Daily Creates: https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832773568614260736 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834245199165534208 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834960339015974912
Read More

Need a Little Motivation?

This one was fun. I had to find an image that conveys a feeling and then create a quote that conveys the complete opposite. Then I had to combine them. To begin with, I couldn't really decide which way I wanted to go. I ended up just google imaging until I found a picture I liked. Then came the hard, the wording. I decided to take one of my favorite quotes and just reword it a bit. Here is the final product!
Read More

World Cloud

I ended up creating this assignment myself because I couldn't find one close enough to it that I liked. I used http://wordclouds.com to create a word cloud that relates to my character, Agent A. I used the character dossier that I created previously to pull the words from. I changed the shape of the cloud to a paw print since my character is a dachshund. I then tried to choose a color theme that I thought was little more suitable. I'm really glad I found this particular site because it really streamlined the process and allowed me to easily create something that I started out thinking would be really difficult. I like…
Read More

Wish You Were Here!

For this assignment, I had to basically create my own postcard for anywhere I chose. I knew immediately that I wanted to do a postcard with Italy as the destination because it is some place I have ALWAYS wanted to visit!. I've never been there so I didn't have any of my own photos to use so I used Google to find a picture I liked. There are a ton of pictures of Italy on Google images but I chose this one in the end because I thought it would best for a postcard. The hard part was coming up with something to write. I wanted something a little more…
Read More

Week 5 Summary

Well this was the hardest week for me so far, not only assignment wise but the sheer amount of time involved overall. I had a lot going on outside of school this week including a concussion from snowboarding last weekend and a state licensing exam so I'm pretty proud of myself for getting anything done at all lol. I started off by downloading Audacity and playing around on it. It took a lot of messing around and reading wikihow articles in order for me to be able to do anything. Once I did that I listened to "Moon Graffiti" and wrote my audio reflections blog. Next, I listened to ds106 radio for story telling…
Read More

Radio Show Ideas

I can honestly say I am not looking forward to this. Participating in a radio show is like starring in my very own horror film! However, I know its something I'll have to do for this class so I'm steeling myself for it already. As far as ideas for it go, I wasn't really able to come up with much that relates to our class theme. My main idea was to discuss our favorite spy movies and/or books of all time. I also thought we could put a poll together ahead of time and poll all of our friends and classmates to find out what the most popular film is…
Read More

Sound Effect Story

For this assignment, I had to tell a story using only sound effects. This was not an easy task at all! I took all my sound clips from http://freesound.org. This site a huge library of sounds but it took me a long time to decide what "story" to tell. I am not a very creative person at all and in the end I went with telling the story of a normal day for me. I searched the sound library and picked my favorite of each one that I was looking for. Then, I used Audacity to combine them all into one long clip and finally, I uploaded the completed product to…
Read More

Radio Bumper

This was one of the harder assignments for me so far because I'm not super comfortable recording me/my voice. The purpose of the assignment was to create a radio bumper for ds106 radio. For those who have never heard this term before (like me), a radio bumper is kind've like a short commercial for the station between songs telling you what station you are listening to. First, I had to find a good song  to play in the background. I couldn't think of any actual songs I wanted to use but I found a sound clip I liked that was upbeat without being too much. I used Soundcloud to record…
Read More

Let’s Play a Guessing Game

For this assignment, I had to pick one of my favorite songs, remove the lyrics from it, and then create a 30 second clip of the music. The goal is for people to be able to guess what song it is. I won't tell you what song I chose obviously but I will tell you it's a country pop song. I honestly have no idea how to remove the words from a song, despite all my playing around on Audacity so I had to find an instrumental version of it on YouTube. Luckily you can find just about anything on there so that wasn't too hard! Then I used SoundCloud…
Read More

Daily Create Week 5

Only 3 Daily Creates this week, not too bad. I did have a little trouble with some of the prompts but oh well, here we go! First up, show a picture of a choice. I couldn't decide which movie I wanted to see Sunday night! https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/830970294626091008 Next, a picture of something upside that looks cool upside down. Now this isn't a photo I took or technically an upside down object but I took a little creative liberty here :) https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832045692621320196 And finally, something that would improve the overall quality of mankind. Again, I did not chose an original idea here but still something that fits the prompt. Recycling is something…
Read More

weekly summary

So sorry this isn't set up correctly. I have been sick all week and still am but here is what I have. Post Card - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/destination-post-card/ Word Cloud - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/character-word-cloud/ Reverse Feelings - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/contradiction-creation/ And of course my Daily Creates: https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832773568614260736 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834245199165534208 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834960339015974912
Read More

Need a Little Motivation?

This one was fun. I had to find an image that conveys a feeling and then create a quote that conveys the complete opposite. Then I had to combine them. To begin with, I couldn't really decide which way I wanted to go. I ended up just google imaging until I found a picture I liked. Then came the hard, the wording. I decided to take one of my favorite quotes and just reword it a bit. Here is the final product!
Read More

World Cloud

I ended up creating this assignment myself because I couldn't find one close enough to it that I liked. I used http://wordclouds.com to create a word cloud that relates to my character, Agent A. I used the character dossier that I created previously to pull the words from. I changed the shape of the cloud to a paw print since my character is a dachshund. I then tried to choose a color theme that I thought was little more suitable. I'm really glad I found this particular site because it really streamlined the process and allowed me to easily create something that I started out thinking would be really difficult. I like…
Read More

Wish You Were Here!

For this assignment, I had to basically create my own postcard for anywhere I chose. I knew immediately that I wanted to do a postcard with Italy as the destination because it is some place I have ALWAYS wanted to visit!. I've never been there so I didn't have any of my own photos to use so I used Google to find a picture I liked. There are a ton of pictures of Italy on Google images but I chose this one in the end because I thought it would best for a postcard. The hard part was coming up with something to write. I wanted something a little more…
Read More

Week 5 Summary

Well this was the hardest week for me so far, not only assignment wise but the sheer amount of time involved overall. I had a lot going on outside of school this week including a concussion from snowboarding last weekend and a state licensing exam so I'm pretty proud of myself for getting anything done at all lol. I started off by downloading Audacity and playing around on it. It took a lot of messing around and reading wikihow articles in order for me to be able to do anything. Once I did that I listened to "Moon Graffiti" and wrote my audio reflections blog. Next, I listened to ds106 radio for story telling…
Read More

Radio Show Ideas

I can honestly say I am not looking forward to this. Participating in a radio show is like starring in my very own horror film! However, I know its something I'll have to do for this class so I'm steeling myself for it already. As far as ideas for it go, I wasn't really able to come up with much that relates to our class theme. My main idea was to discuss our favorite spy movies and/or books of all time. I also thought we could put a poll together ahead of time and poll all of our friends and classmates to find out what the most popular film is…
Read More

Sound Effect Story

For this assignment, I had to tell a story using only sound effects. This was not an easy task at all! I took all my sound clips from http://freesound.org. This site a huge library of sounds but it took me a long time to decide what "story" to tell. I am not a very creative person at all and in the end I went with telling the story of a normal day for me. I searched the sound library and picked my favorite of each one that I was looking for. Then, I used Audacity to combine them all into one long clip and finally, I uploaded the completed product to…
Read More

Radio Bumper

This was one of the harder assignments for me so far because I'm not super comfortable recording me/my voice. The purpose of the assignment was to create a radio bumper for ds106 radio. For those who have never heard this term before (like me), a radio bumper is kind've like a short commercial for the station between songs telling you what station you are listening to. First, I had to find a good song  to play in the background. I couldn't think of any actual songs I wanted to use but I found a sound clip I liked that was upbeat without being too much. I used Soundcloud to record…
Read More

Let’s Play a Guessing Game

For this assignment, I had to pick one of my favorite songs, remove the lyrics from it, and then create a 30 second clip of the music. The goal is for people to be able to guess what song it is. I won't tell you what song I chose obviously but I will tell you it's a country pop song. I honestly have no idea how to remove the words from a song, despite all my playing around on Audacity so I had to find an instrumental version of it on YouTube. Luckily you can find just about anything on there so that wasn't too hard! Then I used SoundCloud…
Read More

Daily Create Week 5

Only 3 Daily Creates this week, not too bad. I did have a little trouble with some of the prompts but oh well, here we go! First up, show a picture of a choice. I couldn't decide which movie I wanted to see Sunday night! https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/830970294626091008 Next, a picture of something upside that looks cool upside down. Now this isn't a photo I took or technically an upside down object but I took a little creative liberty here :) https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832045692621320196 And finally, something that would improve the overall quality of mankind. Again, I did not chose an original idea here but still something that fits the prompt. Recycling is something…
Read More

weekly summary

So sorry this isn't set up correctly. I have been sick all week and still am but here is what I have. Post Card - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/destination-post-card/ Word Cloud - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/character-word-cloud/ Reverse Feelings - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/contradiction-creation/ And of course my Daily Creates: https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832773568614260736 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834245199165534208 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834960339015974912
Read More

Need a Little Motivation?

This one was fun. I had to find an image that conveys a feeling and then create a quote that conveys the complete opposite. Then I had to combine them. To begin with, I couldn't really decide which way I wanted to go. I ended up just google imaging until I found a picture I liked. Then came the hard, the wording. I decided to take one of my favorite quotes and just reword it a bit. Here is the final product!
Read More

World Cloud

I ended up creating this assignment myself because I couldn't find one close enough to it that I liked. I used http://wordclouds.com to create a word cloud that relates to my character, Agent A. I used the character dossier that I created previously to pull the words from. I changed the shape of the cloud to a paw print since my character is a dachshund. I then tried to choose a color theme that I thought was little more suitable. I'm really glad I found this particular site because it really streamlined the process and allowed me to easily create something that I started out thinking would be really difficult. I like…
Read More

Wish You Were Here!

For this assignment, I had to basically create my own postcard for anywhere I chose. I knew immediately that I wanted to do a postcard with Italy as the destination because it is some place I have ALWAYS wanted to visit!. I've never been there so I didn't have any of my own photos to use so I used Google to find a picture I liked. There are a ton of pictures of Italy on Google images but I chose this one in the end because I thought it would best for a postcard. The hard part was coming up with something to write. I wanted something a little more…
Read More

Week 5 Summary

Well this was the hardest week for me so far, not only assignment wise but the sheer amount of time involved overall. I had a lot going on outside of school this week including a concussion from snowboarding last weekend and a state licensing exam so I'm pretty proud of myself for getting anything done at all lol. I started off by downloading Audacity and playing around on it. It took a lot of messing around and reading wikihow articles in order for me to be able to do anything. Once I did that I listened to "Moon Graffiti" and wrote my audio reflections blog. Next, I listened to ds106 radio for story telling…
Read More

Radio Show Ideas

I can honestly say I am not looking forward to this. Participating in a radio show is like starring in my very own horror film! However, I know its something I'll have to do for this class so I'm steeling myself for it already. As far as ideas for it go, I wasn't really able to come up with much that relates to our class theme. My main idea was to discuss our favorite spy movies and/or books of all time. I also thought we could put a poll together ahead of time and poll all of our friends and classmates to find out what the most popular film is…
Read More

Sound Effect Story

For this assignment, I had to tell a story using only sound effects. This was not an easy task at all! I took all my sound clips from http://freesound.org. This site a huge library of sounds but it took me a long time to decide what "story" to tell. I am not a very creative person at all and in the end I went with telling the story of a normal day for me. I searched the sound library and picked my favorite of each one that I was looking for. Then, I used Audacity to combine them all into one long clip and finally, I uploaded the completed product to…
Read More

Radio Bumper

This was one of the harder assignments for me so far because I'm not super comfortable recording me/my voice. The purpose of the assignment was to create a radio bumper for ds106 radio. For those who have never heard this term before (like me), a radio bumper is kind've like a short commercial for the station between songs telling you what station you are listening to. First, I had to find a good song  to play in the background. I couldn't think of any actual songs I wanted to use but I found a sound clip I liked that was upbeat without being too much. I used Soundcloud to record…
Read More

Let’s Play a Guessing Game

For this assignment, I had to pick one of my favorite songs, remove the lyrics from it, and then create a 30 second clip of the music. The goal is for people to be able to guess what song it is. I won't tell you what song I chose obviously but I will tell you it's a country pop song. I honestly have no idea how to remove the words from a song, despite all my playing around on Audacity so I had to find an instrumental version of it on YouTube. Luckily you can find just about anything on there so that wasn't too hard! Then I used SoundCloud…
Read More

Daily Create Week 5

Only 3 Daily Creates this week, not too bad. I did have a little trouble with some of the prompts but oh well, here we go! First up, show a picture of a choice. I couldn't decide which movie I wanted to see Sunday night! https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/830970294626091008 Next, a picture of something upside that looks cool upside down. Now this isn't a photo I took or technically an upside down object but I took a little creative liberty here :) https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832045692621320196 And finally, something that would improve the overall quality of mankind. Again, I did not chose an original idea here but still something that fits the prompt. Recycling is something…
Read More

weekly summary

So sorry this isn't set up correctly. I have been sick all week and still am but here is what I have. Post Card - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/destination-post-card/ Word Cloud - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/character-word-cloud/ Reverse Feelings - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/contradiction-creation/ And of course my Daily Creates: https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832773568614260736 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834245199165534208 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834960339015974912
Read More

Need a Little Motivation?

This one was fun. I had to find an image that conveys a feeling and then create a quote that conveys the complete opposite. Then I had to combine them. To begin with, I couldn't really decide which way I wanted to go. I ended up just google imaging until I found a picture I liked. Then came the hard, the wording. I decided to take one of my favorite quotes and just reword it a bit. Here is the final product!
Read More

World Cloud

I ended up creating this assignment myself because I couldn't find one close enough to it that I liked. I used http://wordclouds.com to create a word cloud that relates to my character, Agent A. I used the character dossier that I created previously to pull the words from. I changed the shape of the cloud to a paw print since my character is a dachshund. I then tried to choose a color theme that I thought was little more suitable. I'm really glad I found this particular site because it really streamlined the process and allowed me to easily create something that I started out thinking would be really difficult. I like…
Read More

Wish You Were Here!

For this assignment, I had to basically create my own postcard for anywhere I chose. I knew immediately that I wanted to do a postcard with Italy as the destination because it is some place I have ALWAYS wanted to visit!. I've never been there so I didn't have any of my own photos to use so I used Google to find a picture I liked. There are a ton of pictures of Italy on Google images but I chose this one in the end because I thought it would best for a postcard. The hard part was coming up with something to write. I wanted something a little more…
Read More

Week 5 Summary

Well this was the hardest week for me so far, not only assignment wise but the sheer amount of time involved overall. I had a lot going on outside of school this week including a concussion from snowboarding last weekend and a state licensing exam so I'm pretty proud of myself for getting anything done at all lol. I started off by downloading Audacity and playing around on it. It took a lot of messing around and reading wikihow articles in order for me to be able to do anything. Once I did that I listened to "Moon Graffiti" and wrote my audio reflections blog. Next, I listened to ds106 radio for story telling…
Read More

Radio Show Ideas

I can honestly say I am not looking forward to this. Participating in a radio show is like starring in my very own horror film! However, I know its something I'll have to do for this class so I'm steeling myself for it already. As far as ideas for it go, I wasn't really able to come up with much that relates to our class theme. My main idea was to discuss our favorite spy movies and/or books of all time. I also thought we could put a poll together ahead of time and poll all of our friends and classmates to find out what the most popular film is…
Read More

Sound Effect Story

For this assignment, I had to tell a story using only sound effects. This was not an easy task at all! I took all my sound clips from http://freesound.org. This site a huge library of sounds but it took me a long time to decide what "story" to tell. I am not a very creative person at all and in the end I went with telling the story of a normal day for me. I searched the sound library and picked my favorite of each one that I was looking for. Then, I used Audacity to combine them all into one long clip and finally, I uploaded the completed product to…
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Radio Bumper

This was one of the harder assignments for me so far because I'm not super comfortable recording me/my voice. The purpose of the assignment was to create a radio bumper for ds106 radio. For those who have never heard this term before (like me), a radio bumper is kind've like a short commercial for the station between songs telling you what station you are listening to. First, I had to find a good song  to play in the background. I couldn't think of any actual songs I wanted to use but I found a sound clip I liked that was upbeat without being too much. I used Soundcloud to record…
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Let’s Play a Guessing Game

For this assignment, I had to pick one of my favorite songs, remove the lyrics from it, and then create a 30 second clip of the music. The goal is for people to be able to guess what song it is. I won't tell you what song I chose obviously but I will tell you it's a country pop song. I honestly have no idea how to remove the words from a song, despite all my playing around on Audacity so I had to find an instrumental version of it on YouTube. Luckily you can find just about anything on there so that wasn't too hard! Then I used SoundCloud…
Read More

Daily Create Week 5

Only 3 Daily Creates this week, not too bad. I did have a little trouble with some of the prompts but oh well, here we go! First up, show a picture of a choice. I couldn't decide which movie I wanted to see Sunday night! https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/830970294626091008 Next, a picture of something upside that looks cool upside down. Now this isn't a photo I took or technically an upside down object but I took a little creative liberty here :) https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832045692621320196 And finally, something that would improve the overall quality of mankind. Again, I did not chose an original idea here but still something that fits the prompt. Recycling is something…
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weekly summary

So sorry this isn't set up correctly. I have been sick all week and still am but here is what I have. Post Card - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/destination-post-card/ Word Cloud - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/character-word-cloud/ Reverse Feelings - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/contradiction-creation/ And of course my Daily Creates: https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832773568614260736 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834245199165534208 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834960339015974912
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Need a Little Motivation?

This one was fun. I had to find an image that conveys a feeling and then create a quote that conveys the complete opposite. Then I had to combine them. To begin with, I couldn't really decide which way I wanted to go. I ended up just google imaging until I found a picture I liked. Then came the hard, the wording. I decided to take one of my favorite quotes and just reword it a bit. Here is the final product!
Read More

World Cloud

I ended up creating this assignment myself because I couldn't find one close enough to it that I liked. I used http://wordclouds.com to create a word cloud that relates to my character, Agent A. I used the character dossier that I created previously to pull the words from. I changed the shape of the cloud to a paw print since my character is a dachshund. I then tried to choose a color theme that I thought was little more suitable. I'm really glad I found this particular site because it really streamlined the process and allowed me to easily create something that I started out thinking would be really difficult. I like…
Read More

Wish You Were Here!

For this assignment, I had to basically create my own postcard for anywhere I chose. I knew immediately that I wanted to do a postcard with Italy as the destination because it is some place I have ALWAYS wanted to visit!. I've never been there so I didn't have any of my own photos to use so I used Google to find a picture I liked. There are a ton of pictures of Italy on Google images but I chose this one in the end because I thought it would best for a postcard. The hard part was coming up with something to write. I wanted something a little more…
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Week 5 Summary

Well this was the hardest week for me so far, not only assignment wise but the sheer amount of time involved overall. I had a lot going on outside of school this week including a concussion from snowboarding last weekend and a state licensing exam so I'm pretty proud of myself for getting anything done at all lol. I started off by downloading Audacity and playing around on it. It took a lot of messing around and reading wikihow articles in order for me to be able to do anything. Once I did that I listened to "Moon Graffiti" and wrote my audio reflections blog. Next, I listened to ds106 radio for story telling…
Read More

Radio Show Ideas

I can honestly say I am not looking forward to this. Participating in a radio show is like starring in my very own horror film! However, I know its something I'll have to do for this class so I'm steeling myself for it already. As far as ideas for it go, I wasn't really able to come up with much that relates to our class theme. My main idea was to discuss our favorite spy movies and/or books of all time. I also thought we could put a poll together ahead of time and poll all of our friends and classmates to find out what the most popular film is…
Read More

Sound Effect Story

For this assignment, I had to tell a story using only sound effects. This was not an easy task at all! I took all my sound clips from http://freesound.org. This site a huge library of sounds but it took me a long time to decide what "story" to tell. I am not a very creative person at all and in the end I went with telling the story of a normal day for me. I searched the sound library and picked my favorite of each one that I was looking for. Then, I used Audacity to combine them all into one long clip and finally, I uploaded the completed product to…
Read More

Radio Bumper

This was one of the harder assignments for me so far because I'm not super comfortable recording me/my voice. The purpose of the assignment was to create a radio bumper for ds106 radio. For those who have never heard this term before (like me), a radio bumper is kind've like a short commercial for the station between songs telling you what station you are listening to. First, I had to find a good song  to play in the background. I couldn't think of any actual songs I wanted to use but I found a sound clip I liked that was upbeat without being too much. I used Soundcloud to record…
Read More

Let’s Play a Guessing Game

For this assignment, I had to pick one of my favorite songs, remove the lyrics from it, and then create a 30 second clip of the music. The goal is for people to be able to guess what song it is. I won't tell you what song I chose obviously but I will tell you it's a country pop song. I honestly have no idea how to remove the words from a song, despite all my playing around on Audacity so I had to find an instrumental version of it on YouTube. Luckily you can find just about anything on there so that wasn't too hard! Then I used SoundCloud…
Read More

Daily Create Week 5

Only 3 Daily Creates this week, not too bad. I did have a little trouble with some of the prompts but oh well, here we go! First up, show a picture of a choice. I couldn't decide which movie I wanted to see Sunday night! https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/830970294626091008 Next, a picture of something upside that looks cool upside down. Now this isn't a photo I took or technically an upside down object but I took a little creative liberty here :) https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832045692621320196 And finally, something that would improve the overall quality of mankind. Again, I did not chose an original idea here but still something that fits the prompt. Recycling is something…
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weekly summary

So sorry this isn't set up correctly. I have been sick all week and still am but here is what I have. Post Card - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/destination-post-card/ Word Cloud - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/character-word-cloud/ Reverse Feelings - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/contradiction-creation/ And of course my Daily Creates: https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832773568614260736 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834245199165534208 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834960339015974912
Read More

Need a Little Motivation?

This one was fun. I had to find an image that conveys a feeling and then create a quote that conveys the complete opposite. Then I had to combine them. To begin with, I couldn't really decide which way I wanted to go. I ended up just google imaging until I found a picture I liked. Then came the hard, the wording. I decided to take one of my favorite quotes and just reword it a bit. Here is the final product!
Read More

World Cloud

I ended up creating this assignment myself because I couldn't find one close enough to it that I liked. I used http://wordclouds.com to create a word cloud that relates to my character, Agent A. I used the character dossier that I created previously to pull the words from. I changed the shape of the cloud to a paw print since my character is a dachshund. I then tried to choose a color theme that I thought was little more suitable. I'm really glad I found this particular site because it really streamlined the process and allowed me to easily create something that I started out thinking would be really difficult. I like…
Read More

Wish You Were Here!

For this assignment, I had to basically create my own postcard for anywhere I chose. I knew immediately that I wanted to do a postcard with Italy as the destination because it is some place I have ALWAYS wanted to visit!. I've never been there so I didn't have any of my own photos to use so I used Google to find a picture I liked. There are a ton of pictures of Italy on Google images but I chose this one in the end because I thought it would best for a postcard. The hard part was coming up with something to write. I wanted something a little more…
Read More

Week 5 Summary

Well this was the hardest week for me so far, not only assignment wise but the sheer amount of time involved overall. I had a lot going on outside of school this week including a concussion from snowboarding last weekend and a state licensing exam so I'm pretty proud of myself for getting anything done at all lol. I started off by downloading Audacity and playing around on it. It took a lot of messing around and reading wikihow articles in order for me to be able to do anything. Once I did that I listened to "Moon Graffiti" and wrote my audio reflections blog. Next, I listened to ds106 radio for story telling…
Read More

Radio Show Ideas

I can honestly say I am not looking forward to this. Participating in a radio show is like starring in my very own horror film! However, I know its something I'll have to do for this class so I'm steeling myself for it already. As far as ideas for it go, I wasn't really able to come up with much that relates to our class theme. My main idea was to discuss our favorite spy movies and/or books of all time. I also thought we could put a poll together ahead of time and poll all of our friends and classmates to find out what the most popular film is…
Read More

Sound Effect Story

For this assignment, I had to tell a story using only sound effects. This was not an easy task at all! I took all my sound clips from http://freesound.org. This site a huge library of sounds but it took me a long time to decide what "story" to tell. I am not a very creative person at all and in the end I went with telling the story of a normal day for me. I searched the sound library and picked my favorite of each one that I was looking for. Then, I used Audacity to combine them all into one long clip and finally, I uploaded the completed product to…
Read More

Radio Bumper

This was one of the harder assignments for me so far because I'm not super comfortable recording me/my voice. The purpose of the assignment was to create a radio bumper for ds106 radio. For those who have never heard this term before (like me), a radio bumper is kind've like a short commercial for the station between songs telling you what station you are listening to. First, I had to find a good song  to play in the background. I couldn't think of any actual songs I wanted to use but I found a sound clip I liked that was upbeat without being too much. I used Soundcloud to record…
Read More

Let’s Play a Guessing Game

For this assignment, I had to pick one of my favorite songs, remove the lyrics from it, and then create a 30 second clip of the music. The goal is for people to be able to guess what song it is. I won't tell you what song I chose obviously but I will tell you it's a country pop song. I honestly have no idea how to remove the words from a song, despite all my playing around on Audacity so I had to find an instrumental version of it on YouTube. Luckily you can find just about anything on there so that wasn't too hard! Then I used SoundCloud…
Read More

Daily Create Week 5

Only 3 Daily Creates this week, not too bad. I did have a little trouble with some of the prompts but oh well, here we go! First up, show a picture of a choice. I couldn't decide which movie I wanted to see Sunday night! https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/830970294626091008 Next, a picture of something upside that looks cool upside down. Now this isn't a photo I took or technically an upside down object but I took a little creative liberty here :) https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832045692621320196 And finally, something that would improve the overall quality of mankind. Again, I did not chose an original idea here but still something that fits the prompt. Recycling is something…
Read More

weekly summary

So sorry this isn't set up correctly. I have been sick all week and still am but here is what I have. Post Card - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/destination-post-card/ Word Cloud - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/character-word-cloud/ Reverse Feelings - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/contradiction-creation/ And of course my Daily Creates: https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832773568614260736 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834245199165534208 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834960339015974912
Read More

Need a Little Motivation?

This one was fun. I had to find an image that conveys a feeling and then create a quote that conveys the complete opposite. Then I had to combine them. To begin with, I couldn't really decide which way I wanted to go. I ended up just google imaging until I found a picture I liked. Then came the hard, the wording. I decided to take one of my favorite quotes and just reword it a bit. Here is the final product!
Read More

World Cloud

I ended up creating this assignment myself because I couldn't find one close enough to it that I liked. I used http://wordclouds.com to create a word cloud that relates to my character, Agent A. I used the character dossier that I created previously to pull the words from. I changed the shape of the cloud to a paw print since my character is a dachshund. I then tried to choose a color theme that I thought was little more suitable. I'm really glad I found this particular site because it really streamlined the process and allowed me to easily create something that I started out thinking would be really difficult. I like…
Read More

Wish You Were Here!

For this assignment, I had to basically create my own postcard for anywhere I chose. I knew immediately that I wanted to do a postcard with Italy as the destination because it is some place I have ALWAYS wanted to visit!. I've never been there so I didn't have any of my own photos to use so I used Google to find a picture I liked. There are a ton of pictures of Italy on Google images but I chose this one in the end because I thought it would best for a postcard. The hard part was coming up with something to write. I wanted something a little more…
Read More

Week 5 Summary

Well this was the hardest week for me so far, not only assignment wise but the sheer amount of time involved overall. I had a lot going on outside of school this week including a concussion from snowboarding last weekend and a state licensing exam so I'm pretty proud of myself for getting anything done at all lol. I started off by downloading Audacity and playing around on it. It took a lot of messing around and reading wikihow articles in order for me to be able to do anything. Once I did that I listened to "Moon Graffiti" and wrote my audio reflections blog. Next, I listened to ds106 radio for story telling…
Read More

Radio Show Ideas

I can honestly say I am not looking forward to this. Participating in a radio show is like starring in my very own horror film! However, I know its something I'll have to do for this class so I'm steeling myself for it already. As far as ideas for it go, I wasn't really able to come up with much that relates to our class theme. My main idea was to discuss our favorite spy movies and/or books of all time. I also thought we could put a poll together ahead of time and poll all of our friends and classmates to find out what the most popular film is…
Read More

Sound Effect Story

For this assignment, I had to tell a story using only sound effects. This was not an easy task at all! I took all my sound clips from http://freesound.org. This site a huge library of sounds but it took me a long time to decide what "story" to tell. I am not a very creative person at all and in the end I went with telling the story of a normal day for me. I searched the sound library and picked my favorite of each one that I was looking for. Then, I used Audacity to combine them all into one long clip and finally, I uploaded the completed product to…
Read More

Radio Bumper

This was one of the harder assignments for me so far because I'm not super comfortable recording me/my voice. The purpose of the assignment was to create a radio bumper for ds106 radio. For those who have never heard this term before (like me), a radio bumper is kind've like a short commercial for the station between songs telling you what station you are listening to. First, I had to find a good song  to play in the background. I couldn't think of any actual songs I wanted to use but I found a sound clip I liked that was upbeat without being too much. I used Soundcloud to record…
Read More

Let’s Play a Guessing Game

For this assignment, I had to pick one of my favorite songs, remove the lyrics from it, and then create a 30 second clip of the music. The goal is for people to be able to guess what song it is. I won't tell you what song I chose obviously but I will tell you it's a country pop song. I honestly have no idea how to remove the words from a song, despite all my playing around on Audacity so I had to find an instrumental version of it on YouTube. Luckily you can find just about anything on there so that wasn't too hard! Then I used SoundCloud…
Read More

Daily Create Week 5

Only 3 Daily Creates this week, not too bad. I did have a little trouble with some of the prompts but oh well, here we go! First up, show a picture of a choice. I couldn't decide which movie I wanted to see Sunday night! https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/830970294626091008 Next, a picture of something upside that looks cool upside down. Now this isn't a photo I took or technically an upside down object but I took a little creative liberty here :) https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832045692621320196 And finally, something that would improve the overall quality of mankind. Again, I did not chose an original idea here but still something that fits the prompt. Recycling is something…
Read More

weekly summary

So sorry this isn't set up correctly. I have been sick all week and still am but here is what I have. Post Card - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/destination-post-card/ Word Cloud - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/character-word-cloud/ Reverse Feelings - http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/contradiction-creation/ And of course my Daily Creates: https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832773568614260736 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834245199165534208 https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/834960339015974912
Read More

Need a Little Motivation?

This one was fun. I had to find an image that conveys a feeling and then create a quote that conveys the complete opposite. Then I had to combine them. To begin with, I couldn't really decide which way I wanted to go. I ended up just google imaging until I found a picture I liked. Then came the hard, the wording. I decided to take one of my favorite quotes and just reword it a bit. Here is the final product!
Read More

World Cloud

I ended up creating this assignment myself because I couldn't find one close enough to it that I liked. I used http://wordclouds.com to create a word cloud that relates to my character, Agent A. I used the character dossier that I created previously to pull the words from. I changed the shape of the cloud to a paw print since my character is a dachshund. I then tried to choose a color theme that I thought was little more suitable. I'm really glad I found this particular site because it really streamlined the process and allowed me to easily create something that I started out thinking would be really difficult. I like…
Read More

Wish You Were Here!

For this assignment, I had to basically create my own postcard for anywhere I chose. I knew immediately that I wanted to do a postcard with Italy as the destination because it is some place I have ALWAYS wanted to visit!. I've never been there so I didn't have any of my own photos to use so I used Google to find a picture I liked. There are a ton of pictures of Italy on Google images but I chose this one in the end because I thought it would best for a postcard. The hard part was coming up with something to write. I wanted something a little more…
Read More

Week 5 Summary

Well this was the hardest week for me so far, not only assignment wise but the sheer amount of time involved overall. I had a lot going on outside of school this week including a concussion from snowboarding last weekend and a state licensing exam so I'm pretty proud of myself for getting anything done at all lol. I started off by downloading Audacity and playing around on it. It took a lot of messing around and reading wikihow articles in order for me to be able to do anything. Once I did that I listened to "Moon Graffiti" and wrote my audio reflections blog. Next, I listened to ds106 radio for story telling…
Read More

Radio Show Ideas

I can honestly say I am not looking forward to this. Participating in a radio show is like starring in my very own horror film! However, I know its something I'll have to do for this class so I'm steeling myself for it already. As far as ideas for it go, I wasn't really able to come up with much that relates to our class theme. My main idea was to discuss our favorite spy movies and/or books of all time. I also thought we could put a poll together ahead of time and poll all of our friends and classmates to find out what the most popular film is…
Read More

Sound Effect Story

For this assignment, I had to tell a story using only sound effects. This was not an easy task at all! I took all my sound clips from http://freesound.org. This site a huge library of sounds but it took me a long time to decide what "story" to tell. I am not a very creative person at all and in the end I went with telling the story of a normal day for me. I searched the sound library and picked my favorite of each one that I was looking for. Then, I used Audacity to combine them all into one long clip and finally, I uploaded the completed product to…
Read More

Radio Bumper

This was one of the harder assignments for me so far because I'm not super comfortable recording me/my voice. The purpose of the assignment was to create a radio bumper for ds106 radio. For those who have never heard this term before (like me), a radio bumper is kind've like a short commercial for the station between songs telling you what station you are listening to. First, I had to find a good song  to play in the background. I couldn't think of any actual songs I wanted to use but I found a sound clip I liked that was upbeat without being too much. I used Soundcloud to record…
Read More

Let’s Play a Guessing Game

For this assignment, I had to pick one of my favorite songs, remove the lyrics from it, and then create a 30 second clip of the music. The goal is for people to be able to guess what song it is. I won't tell you what song I chose obviously but I will tell you it's a country pop song. I honestly have no idea how to remove the words from a song, despite all my playing around on Audacity so I had to find an instrumental version of it on YouTube. Luckily you can find just about anything on there so that wasn't too hard! Then I used SoundCloud…
Read More

Daily Create Week 5

Only 3 Daily Creates this week, not too bad. I did have a little trouble with some of the prompts but oh well, here we go! First up, show a picture of a choice. I couldn't decide which movie I wanted to see Sunday night! https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/830970294626091008 Next, a picture of something upside that looks cool upside down. Now this isn't a photo I took or technically an upside down object but I took a little creative liberty here :) https://twitter.com/k_heflin/status/832045692621320196 And finally, something that would improve the overall quality of mankind. Again, I did not chose an original idea here but still something that fits the prompt. Recycling is something…
Read More