Welcome to week 2 of the Summer of Oblivion, I have to apologize in advance for the seemingly unending drama surrounding Dr. Oblivion. If we know things were going to work out like this we would have never hired him. That said, the show must go on, so be sure to watch both part 1 and part 2 of today’s live broadcast. Part 1 reviews the visual work of ds106 students over the past 3 or 4 days and part 2 talks about some required listening and viewing along with a Skype call between myself and a (not THE) Dr. Oblivion that ends quite badly.
Todays Live Broadcast
Required listening/viewing, as well as some useful design resources
- Listen and blog about Tim Owens’ discussion about all things design here: http://www.timmmmyboy.com/2011/02/we-are-all-artists/ Also be sure to check out the list of design resources that are part of that post.
- Watch and blog about part three of “Everything is a Remix” on Creativity: http://www.everythingisaremix.info/everything-is-a-remix-part-3/
This Week’s Design Assignments
Complete at least four Design assignments from the ds106.us site. You can find them all here. Feel free to submit new assignments as you feel compelled. They all need to be completed by this Friday, 6/27—and ideally you will do one a day. On Thursday we begin moving towards audio, so remember how fast this course moves and be sure not to fall behind now ebcause audio will prove very demanding.
Tomorrow’s Live Broadcast
I am counting on having a live broadcast again tomorrow at 11:30 AM (EDT), but unfortunately I am getting quite sick. I will do what I can to find a replacement if it proves unwise for me to go on with it given my condition. I had one co-presenter planned for tomorrow, but if anyone else would like to jump on the live broadcast via Skype or their own video camera I can give you access to the Justin.tv account for ds106, or just contact me with your Skype address. Let me know if this is an option via email (jimgroom_at_gmail.com), but count on seeing me unless you hear otherwise tomorrow.
We will be discussing the art of design, some of the inspirations for the assignments we have in this category, as well as iPad visualizations, and copyright. In preparation for the discussion about copyright see the blog post on the recent “Kind of Bloop” incident.
Also, read D’Arcy Norman’s follow-up to the discussion wherein he discusses the potential impact for ds106.
Godspeed O’Blivion’s return,
Jim Groom, TA Extraordinaire