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Cory Greenspan / Alan Doctorow ? The CAPTCHA Did it!

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine For today’s ds106 Daily Create, Got CAPTCHArt? the challenge was to make some art out of those crazy “prove you are a human” devices. Captchas are not quite as easy to find any more with interesting words. I have some in my flickr from the grand old days when you got real jumbled words, and sometimes freaky combinations, including this unlikely combination of names cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine I wonder what happens when one puts Cory Doctorow with Alan Greenspan? I used the portrait of Doctorow in his office that Jonathan Worth made available (creative commons) in the For the Remix project. Wikipedia has a public domain portrait of Greenspan, at a very similar pose- in front of bookshelves. Eerie. I brought both into Photoshop and resized Greenspan to overlap […]

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Happy Second Birthday, ds106 Daily Create

cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by Vanessa Pike-Russell Two years ago today the ds106 Daily Create was launched with its first challenge, TDC1, “Create a Photograph that features a repeating pattern”. In honor of that, this is one of the rare times we repeat the same prompt, for TDC731: We’ve not missed a day in that stretch, a run of 730 creative challenges meant to help you flex those creative muscles. The idea for this site grew out of our experience with The Daily Shoot, a site created by pro photographers Duncan Davidson and Mike Clark. While I had been doing my own (and still do) daily photographs, the power of a photographic prompt gave me something to look for everyday, and often led me to try new techniques. We used the Daily Shoot in the first years of ds106 when we worked on visual […]

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Cubomania Moi

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine Today’s ds106 Daily Create comes from Wikipedia’s page on surrealistic techniques: “Create a Self Portrait Cubomania Style — Cubomania is a surrealist method of making collages in which a picture or image is cut into squares and the squares are then reassembled without regard for the image.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubomania I used a photo I often make my icon, a self portrait shot in a mirror cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine I ran this through the Big Huge Labs Hockneyizer tool with the polaroids turned off to get this image, which is somewhat (not exactly) cubed, but close enough for me It seemed like some effects could be done since it is symmetrical, but not perfectly, and putting it into layers might make for some fun… I imported it into Photoshop, made a […]

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Get Out of Daily Create Free!

Look ma, no guilt! cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine This is for of course today’s ds106 Daily Create: Create a pass or certificate that allows you to not complete this Daily Create. My free association mind went to Monopoly Chance and Community Chest cards, which are things well worth keeping in your wallet. To make this I found a copy of a Get Out of Free Chance card on flickr. There is some kind of weird rights issue I am too violating, since this person uploaded a photo of something copyrighted than marks it as All Rights Reserved in flickr. My use of it is a political idealogical lazy ass statement. Anyhow, this was some basic Photoshop mockup work. The source image is not very large or clear, but that’s the motif. I begin these by trying to match the font with the […]

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Get Yer Creativity in Shape! The ds106 Daily Create Summer Challenge

Your ds106 sergeants are not pleased. Y’all talk about being creative, about how great ds106 is… what are you doing? We had the geeky privates run some data analytics. Look how active the troops are? An average showing of 2.57142857142857 daily creators per day last week? It’s time to get in shape. Sergent Hulka is here to say more… We give you a ds106 daily create summer creative challenge-… because your creativity has gotten FLABBY! Do you do anything more than clicking to like comments on Facebook or retweet cat videos on twitter? Who is ready to go to Creativity Bootcamp?? Make something every day, 15 minutes per day. Are you THAT busy? Too busy to make art? You? You? YOU? DO I NEED TO NAME NAMES? YOU DONT WANT ME CALLING YOU OUT ON THE GROUND TO DO PUSHUPS DO YA? AM I YOUR MOMMA? See how many ds106 […]

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Ánægju og sársauka, einfaldar hugmyndir fyrir krikkets

You should be confused. Today was a ds106 daily create monstrosity I can take responsibility for, and is one that busts my usual mantra of “things that you can create in 20 minutes”. Today’s assignment: Lipdub a video of yourself in another language talking seriously about crickets. Write the script and record the video. Then use Google Translate (example) to generate an audio track, and edit that into your video. This is likely one that came in originally as “do a lipdub video” and I felt needed a bit more of a …. twist. And to help people see that Google Translate as a small feature at the bottom right that does text to voice of what ever gets translated. I started out by scrummaging YouTube for cricket videos. I found an interesting mini documentary by National Geographic, but it was too much humans talking. So I liked the simplicity […]

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Blue Screen of Deathwish

cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Computers have feelings usually not expressed. They have hurt, anger, depression, and in this case, inordinate feelings of inferiority. Today’s Daily Create was to make a blue screen of death message using type only. My screen just wants to die and not come back. tdc.ds106.us/tdc386/ I made this in GIMP. I downloaded the fixed system font to give it that true Windows appearance and modeled it after an example I found on the Google. Opening it in another GIMP window, I used the drop tool to grab the blue color, filled my background. I typed in the word “windows” and put a new layer behind it with the gray box, and then flipped the text color to that same blue background color. By clicking the link icons in the layer palette, I could move them around together. Sometimes when […]

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Daily Create as Window to Us

Now a few clicks over a year old, the ds106 Daily Create is a core part of our digital storytelling class at UMW. Almost a year ago, we discovered an accidental attribute; on January 25, 2012, TDC 17 was one shared by @noiseprofessor was to do a video: Show us your keychain and tell us about the keys and things you have on it. It was just one that was in the rotation. Notice how simple a task it was- ask people to share something that they always carry with them. This was also in the first week or 2 of the ds106 classes Jim and I were teaching at UMW. And we had an accidental discovery. This assignment, doing a 1-2 minute video, was rather effective in having us get to see each other, where we sat down in our homes, dorm rooms, offices to talk about keys. It […]

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Once Again, Are You Tough Enough for the Seven Day Daily Create Challenge?

You’ve had a week into the new year, have those resolutions to be creative already been crumpled up and tossed in the rubbish bin? We at ds106 give you an opportunity to get back in shape! Starting today we are challenging you to do seven Daily Creates in a row Like we did this past summer this is an effort to bolster the number of examples in The Daily Create especially as the UMW section of ds106 starts next week. But there is another really big reason. Tuesday marks the birthday of this site! Yes, it was a year ago we started TDC Numero Uno. It’s really not very hard to do this. You do not need to register for anything, you just use your own flickr, Youtube, Soundcloud accounts to create media as instructed. For exampled, the most recent challenge was Make a creative photo of paired opposites: Just […]

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Some Cleanup Over at the Daily Create

cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Stéfan I’ve been doing some tinkering over at the ds106 Daily Create site, whose very presence and essence still shines from the approach Tim Owens did when he assembled it in early 2012. The first major new thing is the addition, under a new “Explore” menu at the top, of archives of past daily creates, organized by type – all past Photography, Drawing, Audio, and Video TDCs. This normally would be trivial, since they are merely WordPress categories, but took some poking around with a flashlight and probe because of the construct of the Parallelus Salutation theme we use (maily because we had to alter it to display only 1 post at a time). I was able to make a new template-category.php to control the new layout, and there are some things in there to make it not act […]

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