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Tag Archives: Twilight Zone
The Horror of Dolls
This week in Tales from ds106 Paul Bond and I discussed a couple of classic horror stories focused on dolls: The Twilight Zone’s “Living Doll” and Richard Matheson‘s episode “Amelia” from the TV movie Trilogy of Terror (1975). One of the questions we wanted … Continue reading
A special darkness all my own
One of the things I really love about the classic “The Eye of the Beholder” Twilight Zone episode is the tension built up during the scene wherein the doctors and nurses unwrap the gauze. Everything was working towards this moment, … Continue reading
Don’t wait until the end of the world to…READ!
I created yet another design assignment for ds106 because I’m just that good. This one is based on the Read poster campaign that started in 1985. Here is the description: Since 1985, the American Library Association (ALA) has tried to … Continue reading
The Invaders in 4 Icons
In today’s “Introduction to Design” session Tim Owens and I demonstrated how to approach a few design assignments. One in particular was how you could use The Noun Project and GIMP to do a 4 Icon Challenge. A number of folks already … Continue reading
Giffing Anti-Intellectualism in “Time Enough at Last”
The following three GIFs capture one of Rod Serling’s recurrent themes in the Twilight Zone: anti-intellectualism. While “Time Enough at Last” is about many things, I can’t help but read Mrs. Bemis’s sadistic defiling of her husband’s books as anything … Continue reading
ds106zone week 2: Design, Audio, and Twilight Zone, oh my!
This Week’s Twilight Zone Episodes This week you will be required to watch and create around three Twilight Zone episodes: “The Eye of the Beholder,” “The Midnight Sun,” and “Time Enough at Last.” You can find “Eye of the Beholder” in … Continue reading
A Serling Vision of Faith
I was catching up on my RSS feeds last night when I came across this gem from Rod Serling via John Kenneth Muir—who is one hell of a b-culture blogger. I think the destiny of all men is not to sit … Continue reading
Given the web is dead….
…I figured I’d wait a bit for all the money drenched scum to clear out on their smart phones and tethered providers before I came back home. Frankly, the web was beginning to smell a bit, kind of a brand … Continue reading
Stopover in a Quiet Town
My favorite Twilight Zone episode for the last six or seven years is “Stopover in a Quiet Town.” I think the whole idea of two people waking up after a bender in an abandoned town in which they discover everything … Continue reading