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!     


  1. I agree!! The fact that we are allowed to do things that are in our interest and methods of thinking will allow us to put our all into these assignments because we really enjoy them.

  2. I know man I really enjoy this style of learning. I think that it's an effective way to learn.

  3. This is a really cool project you chose. You can get really really creative with it. I found one similar to this. I am excited to do alot of these assignments because they let my creative juices flow!

  4. I really like the topic. I like how ds106 gives assignments like this. It really opens up to get creative the our blogs.

  5. I also like this topic. I enjoy the creative aspect of ds106. I look forward to seeing what you do with this. As well as everyone elses blogs.