I posted this on Tumblr last week and it’s kind of gone viral so I thought it was worth posting here.
Well, I’m officially done with college. I’ll be graduating from Mary Washington in a week, but I don’t think I’ll be saying goodbye to DS106. I hate that I wasn’t able to keep up with it this semester. I had so many great ideas for things I wanted to make, but just didn’t have the time. So maybe next time. In any case, I’ve had a blast doing The Daily Create all semester. It’s helped me keep in touch with my creative side without demanding too much time. I’ve done 51 of them since January. Here are the last 7.
Daily Create #100 (April 17, 2012)
It’s the 100th Daily Create- Create a photo representing this number.
For the 100th Daily Create, I took a photo of the main gate of UMW. I walked past it and noticed I could make it look like the number 100, which I accomplished by cropping it.
Daily Create #87 (April 4, 2012)
Record a video documenting something that doesn’t make sense to you.
This one was my suggestion. I documented my mother’s stock of peanut butter and jelly. Don’t get me wrong, I love peanut butter and jelly, but this is going too far. I don’t get it. By the way, I’ve found another jar of peanut butter and three more jars of jelly in the pantry since recording this.
Daily Create #73 (March 21, 2012)
Make a photo that emphasizes the color yellow.
Pika, pika pikachu. Pikachu pi pikachu. Pika pika? Chu! Pikachu pika pi, pika pikachu. Pi pika pika. Pikachu!
Daily Create #53 (March 1, 2012)
Record a video of your hand drawing a picture of your other hand.
I got out my sketchpad from high school and made a Gaga-themed drawing of my hand making the “monster paw” sign. I sped up the video to make it more interesting and set it to the “Monster” instrumental. I used to draw all the time but I hadn’t in a long time. It was fun to do again and I think the drawing turned out alright considering.
I got busy and fell a little bit behind on The Daily Create again, but here’s what I’ve been up to when I found the time. Photography is probably my favorite, but I’m glad there’s more variety in the assignments now. I’m having a lot of fun with it.
Daily Create #45 (February 22, 2012)
Say your name backwards!
I wanted to be able to reverse what I recorded backwards and have it sounds coherent, so it took quite a bit of trial-and-error. I recorded myself saying “electrovert” backwards (not “Matt” because that wouldn’t be very interesting) about 10-15 times before I got it. I wanted the sounds as well as the emphasis to sound right. The first few times certain sounds didn’t sound right when I reversed it, such as the ‘t’ sound which was hard to get right, or the emphasis was off (I wanted it to say “electrovert,” not “electrovert”), which was even harder to remedy. Eventually I got it and I reversed it and pasted it to the end of the recording in Audacity and it produced a pretty cool effect. Hopefully that wasn’t too confusing.
Here’s my quick attempt at the Make’em Laugh! assignment.
The humor comes from the fact that the Spanish phrase “¡Eso sí que es!” (“That’s it!”) sounds like the English spelling of “socks” (“S-O-C-K-S”). I got the joke from here.