Week 8 Assignment: Inspiration Education

I am always inspired by the work people in this course do!

First up is this one!

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Found here. This post is something that accomplish what I suck at: creating and thinking of new ideas and ways to continue the class. Coming up with ideas is what I’ve been putting of the most during my time in DS106 and I think she does this in a creative and fun way!

Second was this awesome website. I don’t have a specific piece of work that inspires me, but I love what the author has done to not only expand the original theme, but also keep up with the blog. It’s something that I wish I would do a little better and hope to do in the future!

THIRD: I LOVE THIS MASUP ASSIGNMENT.

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I’ve always been pretty good about the photoshop basics, but I’ve never been able to make something look natural, or combine two pictures to look like one original picture. It’s something that I’ve been working on for years, but never really focused on it. At first glance I thought this was a natural picture, but after reading through the blog post on it that Steve did, I think it is awesome!

Lastly, I am always inspired by Jonathan. Coming into the semester, I ┬áthink we both know I was more about the internet and the “digital stuff” than he ever was. But he worked so hard in this class and got so great at design and social media, that I know he will use it in the real world. Additionally, his drive for good grades is something that I wish I had during this last semester and kept up. It’s something I will have to focus on in grad school. My favorite piece of jonthan’s work is this:

 

I love this for a couple of reasons. Jonathan randomly filmed this when we were walking to my car after work in D.C. He didn’t tell me he was doing that and just started running all over the place. Second, the music overtones are so awesome with this and fits in so perfectly. Third, I made him cut me out of the original. You see my shadow there, but I refused to actually be in it. Overall, I think it is a great video that also shows the kid’s personality! I’m so happy we got to be in a class together this semester, and his blog as inspired me in more ways than one.