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ds106: Visual Assignment 24 – Troll quotes

Visual Assignment 24 – Troll quotes brief

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 idolise. 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.

I call this troll Total Kindergarten Alien Cop.

ds106: Visual Assignment 24 – Troll quotes

Visual Assignment 24 – Troll quotes brief

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 idolise. 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.

Phone club

Appliance manufacturer LG are currently promoting their new PRADA mobile phone by saturating tram stops in the local area with advertising posters. The posters feature actor Edward Norton and model Daria Werbowy. I think it’s Edward and Daria’s alluring pose with the new PRADA mobile phone and their promise of a more fashionable lifestyle is what made me immediately think of two things. The film Fight Club and a Troll Quote. For this Troll Quote I used the image of Norton combined with the infamous Tyler Durden dialogue “I want you to hit me as hard as you can” and then attributed it to a competing mobile phone handset manufacturer. I called this troll quote Phone Club.

Practising out in the open can sometimes lead to a happy accident

遺伝子組み換え食品との付き合いかた-GMOの普及と今後のありかたは? The way of dealing with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) now and in the future. Written by Ichiro Motoki. Photograph of page 81 from 遺伝子組み換え食品との付き合いかた-GMOの普及と今後のありかたは by Rowan Peter. Used with kind permission from Kaoru Kobayashi and Ohmsha Publishing.

“What we plan for the use of something is not necessarily how people will use it and we don’t necessarily dictate how they use it. We open it up and we hope for the best and a lot of the times we are surprised.”

This quote from Jim Groom’s February 2012 talk at Kansas State University reflects my own surprising experiences with sharing my work out in the open. My surprise came about when I was contacted by the co-author of a book seeking permission to use one of my photographs. I had taken the photograph for The Daily Shoot #ds446 – Sense of depth or dimension assignment for the Spring 2011 iteration of DS106. For me, the photograph had a single purpose. An exercise for The Daily Shoot, a record of my attempt at creating a sense of depth and dimension.

What surprised me the most was that someone wanted to use to my photograph at all, let alone for a for a completely different purpose. It’s likely the friendly request to use my photograph by the co-author of the book would not have occurred if I had not been sharing my work out in the open. Sharing this way allowed my photograph to be easily discovered by others and helped to create what Alan Levine calls a potential energy for happy accidents to happen.

The Daily Create (TDC) Archive: TDC 73, 75, 96, 98, 100, 101 and 102

This is my weekly archive of the work I’ve produced for The Daily Create (TDC).

The Daily Create (TDC) 73 – Make a photo that emphasises yellow

I went with the obvious banana.

A photo that emphasises the colour yellow - Nana'

The Daily Create (TDC) 75 –Read a favourite quote, emulating the author’s voice. Tell us why the quote is meaningful

This quote epitomises the energy and vitality of youth.

The Daily Create (TDC) 96 – Make a 5 x 5 video

It was a strange day. One minute I was in domestic mode and the next minute I was out at a lake.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXl92_45eoQ]

The Daily Create (TDC) 97 – A photo of a bumper sticker

Yeah, I’ve shopped at this online store before.

A photo of a bumper sticker - A serious lack of bumper stickers in my neighbourhood

The Daily Create (TDC) 98 – Record one side of a conversation

A conversation I had with myself as I was leaving my office.

The Daily Create (TDC) 100 – It’s the 100th Daily Create

It’s not my parking spot!

It's the 100th Daily Create - Create a photo representing this number

The Daily Create (TDC) 101 – Take a photo in which the mirror is a major element

Car park corner mirror.

A photo where a mirror is a major element - Car park corner mirror

The Daily Create (TDC) Archive: TDC 62, 64, 66, 68, 69, 70 and 71

This is my weekly archive of the work I’ve produced for The Daily Create (TDC).

The Daily Create (TDC) 62 – Take a picture from the inside of something looking out

Looking through a glass.

Take a picture from the inside of something looking out - Glass

The Daily Create (TDC) 64 – Make a creative photo of some sort of boundary

I was trying to emulate a bleach-bypass effect for this photograph (without resorting to Googling a tutorial). Not sure if I’ve hit the spot. Maybe, needs moar grain!

A creative photo of some sort of boundary - Boundary fence

The Daily Create (TDC) 66 – Tell the world in 5 minutes or less why DS106 is the best

I try to keep things short.

The Daily Create (TDC) 68 – Tell a story of beauty in 3 seconds

Juxtaposition.

The Daily Create (TDC) 69 – If you had 3 moar hours to live, what would you do, where would you go and why?

I’d go on a DS106 Family World Tour of course!

The Daily Create (TDC) 70 – Windows, gates and doors represent the liminal state between two realities. Photograph that idea.

An old door that leads to a new reality.

Windows, gates & doors represent the liminal state between two realities - Door reality

The Daily Create (TDC) 71 – Reverse. Shoot video of some dynamic action, reverse it and then post it.

Coffee cup in bin.

The Daily Create (TDC) Archive: TDC 29, 30, 47, 54, 55, 60 and 61

This is my weekly archive of the work I’ve produced for The Daily Create (TDC).

The Daily Create (TDC) 29 – Something upside down that is never seen that way – Coffee cup

I have a clean desk.

Something upside down that is never seen that way - Coffee cup

The Daily Create (TDC) 30 – The place where you lose things in your house – Under the shelves

I always lose things under there!

An image of the place where you lose things in your house - Under the shelves

The Daily Create (TDC) 47 – A photo that features your favourite colour – Red

I like red.

Take a photo that features your favourite colour - Red

The Daily Create (TDC) 54 – Record the sound of an ordinary thing and make it hard to guess (TDC54)

Can you guess the sound?

The Daily Create (TDC) 55 – A picture of an instrument that measures something – Retractable tape measure

We use the metric system.

Take a picture of an instrument that measures something - Retractable tape measure

The Daily Create (TDC) 60 – Draw or digitally design a circle. Fill in the circle with the colour or colours that reflect the way your body feels today – Black

It’s a black hole.

Draw or digitally design a circle. Fill in the circle with the colour or colours that reflect the way your body feels today - Black

The Daily Create (TDC) 61 – Make a video of you writing a line from a movie – Fight Club

I took the ‘I want you to hit me as hard you can’ line from Fight Club.

The Daily Create (TDC) Archive: TDC 22 – 28

This is my weekly archive of the work I’ve produced for The Daily Create (TDC).

The Daily Create (TDC) 22 – A photo of two related objects of drastically different sizes

Toy trucks of slightly different size.

A photo of two related objects of drastically different sizes - Toy trucks

The Daily Create (TDC) 23 – A photo that freezes or isolates the motion of an object

Basketball against the late afternoon sky.

A photo that freezes or isolates the motion of an object - Basketball against the late afternoon sky

The Daily Create (TDC) 24 – Make a creative photo silhouette by aiming the camera into a bright light

An early morning silhouette.

Make a creative photo silhouette by aiming the camera into a bright light - Early morning silhouette

The Daily Create (TDC) 25 – Record the sound of something that gives you comfort or makes you feel safe

The tap of the keyboard can be comforting.

The Daily Create (TDC) 26 – A picture of your feet that shows the kind of day you’re having

Odd day. Odd socks

A picture of your feet that shows the kind of day you're having – Odd socks

The Daily Create (TDC) 27 – A picture that represents or expresses something loud

The noisy drill.

A picture that represents or expresses something loud - Loud drill

The Daily Create (TDC) 28 – Without saying any words, make a 10 second ringtone with only your voice

A wheezy cough ringtone may guarentee an immediate answer to your phone call.

The Daily Create (TDC) Archive: TDC 15 – 21

This is my weekly archive of the work I’ve produced for The Daily Create (TDC).

The Daily Create (TDC) 15 – Make a recording of the most lively laugh you’ve made someone do

As you will hear in this recording, I’m not a very funny guy.

The Daily Create (TDC) 16 – Photograph something commonly considered ugly and make it heart-breakingly beautiful

I didn’t quite get the heart-breakingly beautiful gas flame glow on the dirty stovetop that I was after.

Photograph something commonly considered ugly and make it heart-breakingly beautiful - Dirty stovetop

The Daily Create (TDC) 17 – Show us your keychain and tell us about the keys and things you have on it

My house and car keys.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEWnn9sxuW8]

The Daily Create (TDC) 18 – Record a short video of an object in motion

A falling umbrella.

The Daily Create (TDC) 19 – Record a video of yourself telling a joke

This is a one-liner borrowed from Steven Wright.

The Daily Create (TDC) 20 – A photo where the movement of the camera creates an interesting blur effect

The in-camera radial blur style technique I used for Coloured balls on grass was inspired by the back-cover photo/artwork of Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger. I just rotated the camera while I took the photo.

A photo where the movement of the camera creates an interesting blur effect - Coloured balls on grass

The Daily Create (TDC) 21 – Record a daily update

Trying to track down Jim Groom and Emre5807

The Tweet that made my heart skip a beat.

Emre5807’s Twitter update said it all. He had captured Jim Groom. Surely it can’t be true? I felt that there was only one thing for me to do. I had to track down Emre5807 and rescue Jim. I could always look for Kim Droom later. I had seen Giulia Forsythe’s excellent recommendation of the industry standard hacker tool Hacker Typer. This is exactly what I needed to find Emre5807.

This video documents the final moments before discovering the whereabouts of Emre5807 and Jim Groom. After that, everything went a little hazy.

Did Jim get lost searching for Emre5807 the infamous ds106 hacker?

I guess everyone has heard by now about the DS106 website being hacked earlier in the week. If you haven’t, go and read Jim Groom’s blog post. It’s serious stuff.

Apparently the DS106 website was hacked by someone who goes by the name of Emre5807. I’m not sure WHO that is, but I reckon they should start running because Jim and Kim Droom are on a mission to find them. Jim recently recorded a video from the airport while waiting for his private jet to be fueled and that was the last time we’ve heard from him.

I don’t mean to push the panic-button or anything, but after watching Jim’s video I became a little worried. I mean, we haven’t heard from him or Kim at all since his departure. We don’t even know if he’s arrived at his destination!

I hope Jim doesn’t mind, but I called back home to see if he had arrived safely at his destination and that search for Emre5807 is going well. Hope to hear from you soon and good luck with tracking down Emre5807.

Regards,

Rowan Peter