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

Visual Assignment 25 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 Get a picture of someone people idolize. Obi Wan Kenobi, Barack Obama, Captain Kirk — any beloved public figure will do. Slap on a famous quotation from a similar character from a different book or movie. Pick something close enough that a non-fan…

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

Visual Assignment 44 brief 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…

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

The Daily Shoot #ds586 – Make a photograph of two complementary objects, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. 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. [wpvideo qCr0Teh6] 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…

eT@lking: Evernote!

Tonight I participated in Graham Clark’s Evernote presentation for eT@lking. eT@lking is one of the many events that are organised by The Australia Series Learn Central group. The Australia Series are Elluminate events held at Australia-friendly times and are largely organised by and for Australian educators/professionals. Graham demonstrated how Evernote works and why it is one of his favourite online tools. So what is Evernote and what does it do? Evernote is an asset management/productivity application that allows users to gather, tag, aggregate and share files such as image file…

The Outsiders on Storify

The Outsiders on Storify is my live reading of The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton. I’m not sure why, but I’ve always loved this book and the 80s film adaptation. Maybe it was the Greaser look that was far removed from my own existence that attracted me. Not sure. Thinking about it, I think the reading could really benefit from a US accent. One of my favourite and probably the most interesting thing about Storify is that you can aggregate any source material that’s online into your Storify. For this Storify, I…

Puck Cam

Llama’s VS Ninja’s pre-game warm-up recorded with Puck Cam. Featuring the skating of Rowan, Julian, John, Keely, Ben, Bruce, Annie and Rohan. Saturday Night Light (SNL) Inline Hockey League at Puckhandlers (Melbourne, Australia) 17 Oct 2009. I recorded this video with a Nokia N95 gaffa taped to an inline hockey puck. Further research into documenting inline hockey games from different perspectives is currently underway. Thanks for watching.

ds106 hockey jerseys for Northern Voice 2011

I really wanted to go to this years Northern Voice conference. The schedule looked pretty impressive. I thought at the very least I would be able to play a game of pick-up hockey (with some random Canadian). The conference takes place in Canada, which is the undisputed home of ice hockey. Surely they’re playing hockey 24 hours a day? (Joking) So, I designed hockey jerseys for the #ds106radio4life: How Open Web Radio Will Change Your Life presentation at Northern Voice 2011. Unfortunately, there isn’t a ds106 hockey team and there…

A work-in-progress that was actually a work-in-progress

A couple of weeks ago, Jabiz Raisdana (@intrepidteacher) put out a call via Twitter for people to add their favourite WordPress plugins for teachers and students to a Google document he had created. I answered his call and submitted one of my favourite plugins. While I was there, I watched Jabiz work in real-time, furiously formatting and arranging each Anonymous User contribution. I was watching a work-in-progress that was actually a work-in-progress. It was great to see his document evolve and change before my eyes. To me, it felt like…

Match moving in my backyard

A lot of my experiments take place in my backyard. Here’s a test of a match move previsualisation of a before/after style effect for a component of sanitary plumbing e-learning resource we were developing at work. I shot the footage on my Nokia N95, exported 187 frames to Photoshop, painted out the ping-pong balls used for tracking, tracked the shot in Maya Live and then used Maya to model the trench, pipework and watertank geometry. It was fun to work up the previsualisation, but unfortunately we didn’t go ahead with…

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