Flickr Set

Favorite Set

These are just a select few of my favorite pictures so far for this semester. I expect for it to expand more and more over time. I chose these ones simply because they describe my life the best out of all of the others.


I chose to use a Potato as my random object sitting around my house. I changed it into… I bet you can already guess by looking at my page. Yep a basketball! Haha. I also made it into a little Goku Character off of Dragon Ball Z.. Well I tried. apophenia_21760178362_o


Photo Blitz

I chose to do my photo blitz in my mothers basement while I was home visiting. I chose to do it because their is so many random things going on throughout the house because of the grand kids and all of the family that comes in and out. It was weird at first because I was rushing around trying to make sure I got at least 5 pictures in the 20 minutes. But once I slowed down and started to just think of ideas they all came pretty easy to me. The photos that were the hardest were the converging lines picture and the metaphor photo, I couldn’t think of ANYTHING for those. After looking at the pool of photos I liked the ones of the Xbox and controller by “rmstanford 23”, the picture of the pencils by “adamlostonpatrol” , and the picture of the peach by “adoesneuropsych” just because they all were so simple but they were taken well enough to look like more than they were.

Link to my PhotoBlitz photos! Flickr PhotoBlitz

Weekly Summary #4

This week in DS106 wasn’t too bad, the weeks just seem to be flying by faster and faster as time goes on. The daily creates for this week were cool, I would say that the only difficult thing we had to do was the reflections. Just because of the fact that they were so long and I tend to fade out if something isn’t entertaining, so I kind of had to force myself to comprehend what they were talking about. Looking at other people blogs at first I was thinking like man I am way behind, because theirs looked so good but then I fixed my page up and I am getting better at working word press and using different plugins to get things done.

Along with looking at other classmate’s blogs, I checked out their posts and daily creates. I didn’t know that I would see so many different viewpoints of reflections. I see that the way that I understood something, someone else can see it a whole different way. I don’t think that some know that they have to approve their comments, because I left a few comments on post’s and went back to them and they were not there yet.

What I learned this week:

  • I learned that there are even more ways of storytelling not just categories like broadcasting, but the actual way HOW they tell the story, (sounds, music,).

What gave you trouble? What did you enjoy most?

  • The only thing that I had trouble with this week was listening to the long videos, just because I have a hard time comprehending things after I lose interest.
  • What I enjoyed the most was easily the audio assignments. I am usually really shy but doing those they were pretty fun to make.

What would you do differently? What questions to you have?

  • What I would do differently is take notes while listening to the videos so that I make sure I can touch on every point at the end.
  • Don’t have any questions this week because everything was pretty self-explanatory.


Daily Create #1

Daily Create #2

Daily Create #3

Daily Create #4


Listening to Stories

Sound Effect Story

Radio Bumper

Video Reflections

Video Reflections

Ira Glass talks about two main points in Part 1 of the podcast which where he talks about “the anecdote” and then there is the second main point which is “moment of reflection”. Podcast usually have one or the other, rarely will anyone have both. He talks about how broadcasting is different from regular story telling there isn’t just a certain routine to follow because that would be boring.  While telling the story the listener should be able to have a lot of questions while the story is going on. It should make them curious but also be understanding of the story at the same time.

In part two, Ira talks about finding a story, and how important it is to fine tune it and not go base it on whether or not it is correct. But just being able to find something to talk about without losing listeners interest.

Jad Abumrad’s “How Radio Creates Empathy”.

He explains how he could be telling a story while on the radio, just a simple story but he paints pictures in the listeners heads. He used the words “Co-authorship” and “Co-imagining” saying how the person who hears him speak is also technically an author because they take it the way they want and see in/imagine it in their own heads and in a way rewrite the story in their minds.