Category Archives: VisualAssignments2

EDCMOOC: Utopia, as x approaches c

There’s a lot to like about the EDCMOOC currently running in Coursera. It’s probably the closest thing I’ve seen to a cMOOC on an xMOOC platform. That said, the platform hinders its greatness. This course would be just about perfect if it existed entirely on the open web. Indeed, much of it does. I like… Read More »

Open as in “for business”

Featured Image “open for business” cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by @cogdog Whether you are outraged,  amused, or overwhelmed with ennui by the flurry of Instagram ToS sentiments, I agree with Gina Tripani: Deeply happy users are questioning/debating their favorite tools' Terms of Service, demanding their makers clarify the language. Iteration! — Gina… Read More »

Pure Bread is two steps away from In Bread

I’d like to tell you a story of bread and spandex. First, there was this tweet… #ds106… I give you this as a present. — Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) February 8, 2012 Then @noiseprofessor up and @JimGroom-ified that breathtaking toe-tapping, spandex spectacle and transformed it into a piece of beauty. Strangeness ensued with Cat Breading… Read More »

Fantasy Ted Talk: Beatrix Kiddo & Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique

What can I say? Beatrix rocks. (From Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill) Kudos to Ben for his Lebowski TED Talk, (where you can also download his awesome Photoshop template) and of course, creating this killer Fantasy Ted Talk assignment. Also huge props to John Johnson for taking it next level combining the Animated GIF assignment. I… Read More »

My Dog, My Muse

Must. Make. DOG. GIF. ASAP! Why must I make a dog gif? Well, let me take you on a journey through my thought process. As you may know, I have already written how much I love photograph nostalgia like Dear Photograph. Yesterday my friend emailed me a link to Back to the Future. Be still… Read More »


Trying to document a very small piece of learning from my challenge to @dkernohan for our new-non-existent-but-hopefully-will-be-created-soonUPDATE: EXISTing make-a-wish-MOOC #econoMOOC. “price deflation can be fought by dropping money out of a helicopter” Friedman, M. money photo cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by AMagill and Helicopter from Apocalypse Now Looking at Milton Friedman… Read More »