Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ultimate Illusion

     Optical illusions are an amazing, and I shall do them. This assignment is using a still photo to make something super huge look palm-like using distance. The creator on DS106 used the Washington Monument as her illusion. The monument that I am using is the Houston Cole Library. I have not quite figured out my angle, but that will all be sorted out later.

     The reason why I have chosen to do this assignment is because it peaked my interest when I was on the website. I love optical illusions and I love photography. I also think that this idea is very clever in the fact that her idea has been used before, but not as an assignment. I believe that I will succeed in this assignment because of my interests. I also know that my abstract thinking methods will allow be to but a little extra on the piece.

     DS106 is a very great learning medium. The idea of user based assignment is a great idea. I hope that one day DS106 is a course offered at every university. I know that my class will enjoy using the website as a learning tool. As our class continues using this learning bridge will see the creativity in classmates. Another reason why DS106 is a great method is that all sorts of majors can use DS106 as a teaching method.

     As a film production major I thrive for creative endeavors. Being able to use my abilities and strengths to show people what I can do is my kind of class. Also this class can help my weaknesses become stronger. JSU's film department should have a class based off of this course in my opinion. Not just DS106 based, but most of the class should be based upon the site.

     In conclusion, I urge everyone to do your best while we have the opportunity to excel in this course and your assignment. I know that we can do an amazing job on our assignment. I also urge you not to do just one assignment but to keep working. You never know who will see your work or admire it. I know that this can also help you improve in many other subjects not just English. So get out there and work already!     

Thursday, March 15, 2012


      Politics are a basic necessity to run a country. Without politics you would at its base have an anti-democratic dictatorship. From town to world level politic campaigns are happening everyday. Politics help balance the structure of government. Politics also involves a certain type of person. Politics are a major part of the today's government.

      Without politics our government would be chaos without it's structure. Without our rules in place our government would more than likely have people serving our country on Capital Hill doing the same crap that did not get them re-elected. Our terms for service would be out the window. Just think Bill Clinton might still be president with Al Gore down his back. Even after the global warming scandal Gore would probably still be taking tax payer money, thus causing an even greater hole for us to dig out of. Just be glad that USA has a base structure and we are not like a third world country.

      The type of person politics involve is a rare one. Even though they show compassion to certain subjects they still have to be made of stone. There will always be an important matter that will not be on their agenda. Your average politician has probably been presented with the KONY 2012 movement last year or the year before. I know that I saw the Invisible Children before it became an internet phenomenon. The UN and other countries could have resolved this matter way before it became huge. The thing that comes back to me is the way that other politicans attack each other. Commercials I think are a very tasteless way of trying to win a position. They attack their opponent because they are republican and voted the same as Obama. I mean come on politicians consult the people that they are voting for before they vote it. People can just blur the truth from peoples eyes.

      After all politicians are people and people deserve respect. They are the same as you and me except with the power of government. As long as there is something to be governed there will be politics. Like or dislike they are part of being an American. One of our many freedoms that our great country gives us. So get out there and get involved with the lie fest which is politics!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


     Just to start off I would like to state that there are millions of great blogs out there. Continuing on that note I would like to point out that it is hard to find the right one to show my appreciation to. There has been a significant amount of research being applied to my project. I have read many blogs trying to pinpoint the blog I want to showcase in my project. I know that other people in the class are having difficulties trying to find the blog that they want to use. I would like to just find one that meets all my criteria for my project. I would love to have one that I could write for days about. I want to find a blog that I can subscribe to and enjoy reading on a daily basis.

     Another problem that I am having problems with is plagiarism. I do not want to accidentally plagiarize and get a zero. I do have a grasp understanding on what's my idea and not my idea.I know that even if its partly my idea I have to give credit where credit is due. I am very cautious when it comes to my writing I do not want to steal anyone person's ideas. I mean you would not steal their personal belongings? Why steal their ideas? Like we have discussed in class, it is a crime to plagiarize.  Many people do not comprehend plagiarism or do not want to follow its rules. Those are the people who will fail or get kicked out.

     I know that everyone will be able to pass this project because we all are capable of the work. I know that the project is just basically research. If you do your research then you will be able to finish you work. Your ideas will gather from doing the base work. I have had ideas swirl since I have read the blog that I am researching. I know that I can do this project, and I know that I will be able to ace it as well.