Dr Brian Oblivion in the newspaper

I got in to work early this morning, checked the morning newspaper and discovered that David Cromenbird had indeed been true to his word. He had contacted the print media  and placed a full page missing persons announcement for his friend and colleague Dr Brian Oblivion in today’s morning newspaper. When I found the missing persons announcement in the newspaper I had to let all the other DS106 Summer of Oblivion participants know immediately. But as I soon discovered, Dr Oblivion had been found.

ds106: Visual Assignment: Troll Quotes

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Find an image of a well known figure, add to it a famous quote by someone related in some way to the figure in the image and then attribute the quote to a third, related figure. From the official site: How It Works

  1. Get a picture of someone people idolize. Obi Wan Kenobi, Barack Obama, Captain Kirk — any beloved public figure will do.
  2. Slap on a famous quotation from a similar character from a different book or movie. Pick something close enough that a non-fan might legitimately confuse them. If you’re using Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation, for example, you’ll probably want to grab a quote from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5 or Battlestar Galactica.
  3. Attribute the quotation to a third character, from yet a third universe. This way, nothing about your image is correct, and you’re trolling fans of all three characters at once.

My Troll Quote

I attempted to troll with a film still from Aliens, a quote from the stockroom scene in The Matrix, and then attributed it all to Dr Dave Bowman from 2001: A Space Odyssey. I’m not sure anyone would respond to my troll. I usually don’t feed trolls.

ds106: Visual Assignment: Flickr-ised Playlist Poetry

Visual Assignment 62 brief

Take your Playlist Poetry Assignment and find Creative Commons Flickr photos to illustrate your story. Try using a slideshow tool to interweave the song titles and images.

My Flickr-ised Playlist Poetry

I used Storify to compile my Flickr-ised Playlist Poetry assignment. I  had some problems embedding my compiled Storify in this instance of WordPress, so I included a screen capture in the post.

ds106: Visual Assignment: An Album Cover

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So here’s something fun for everyone to do, should be quick and easy, but try to make it pretty. First, go here: Wikipedia: Random article The title of the article is now the name of your band. Next, go here: Quotations page Go to the bottom of the page. The last four to five words of the last quote are the title of your first album. Lastly, go here: Flickr – Explore / Interestingness / Last 7 Days Select the 3rd image. It is the picture for your album cover. Manipulate the picture, resize it, add some other color, whatever. Do the same with the band name and album title, put them over top. However you wanna do it. Make it look cool.

My album cover

I always wanted to be in a band. I didn’t want to play any instrument in particular, I just wanted to be in a band. I guess this is my chance. Here’s the album cover art for my new band Periyar Maniammai University. Our album is called Great fortune there is a crime. It’s pretty wild, I hope you like it.

The Daily Shoot #ds586 – Make a photograph of two complementary objects

Make a photograph of two complementary objects arranged to show their relationship to each other.

A level crossing and a train. I guess they could be regarded as complementary objects. They’re functional too!

How to fix the chassis of your inline skate

Originally created as three part just-in-time MMS for my friend, this instructional video demonstrates how you can quickly fix the chassis of your inline skate.

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This technique is not a glamorous or permanent fix, but a practical and affordable temporary solution that will allow you to get back on your skates as soon as possible.

This video was quickly shot, edited and sent as a MMS on my Nokia N95 mobile phone. The highly compressed audio and video was determined by the constraints of the MMS standard.

The cool thing was that my friend watched my instructional video and was able to repair his inline skate. Nice.