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!