First #DS106 assignment in a long while thanks to Alan.
Turns out “hiss and preach” is a line from a rap song. Blatantly copying this post for a #ds106 assignment. Google Autocomplete is an oracle with strange powers to bring oddities into your life. This assignment asks you to seek out that randomness. Start with a strong phrase (things like “I hate . . .” or “I love . . . ” seem to work well.) and run through the alphabet looking for really odd autocompletes. When you find a good one, screen capture it and create an illustration that represents the search string. It is a DS106 assignment now.
After reading Martha’s awesome post, I was not happy. Against my better judgement, I went to watch the BlackBoard “Mashup” tool tutorialHilarious by the way. There was something about the voice and the strangely stilted cadence that forced me to do this. Bag of Gold – BlackBoard Remix Actually, this would be a pretty interesting assignment. Take the media of two opposing viewpoints, mash them up so that they appear to express one harmonious view.
This little girl was at a birthday party for some family friends. She alternated between closing her eyes and sticking out her tongue (in a non-annoying way that made me like her more) and that real smile. Her older sister was there too but she was old enough to pose. She smiled but it wasn’t real. She said she didn’t like her smile. That was a pretty depressing statement for an 8 year old to make. Already self-conscious. This picture was taken in the computer lab in the building where I teach night classes. Tien Shu (spelling? seemed rude/stalker-ish to ask) is a math major. She seemed fine with having the picture taken but there might have been a communication problem. I asked her a few small talk questions but all I got were smiles and nods . . not sure if it was a language issue, or just too much time in the computer lab. It was not as satisfying as a number of the other shots but I do like that she manages to smile with just the lines on her face. Her lips remain completely straight. It is interesting for me to look at this series all together. I wonder if the closeness of the photographs relates to my comfort level or that of the subject. […]