Let Me Introduce Myself

The assignment:

Do the Daily Create for 15 January 2013…  “Find nearest over-looked everyday object. Fabricate a story about it being a key part of your childhood.”

I wasn’t really interested in plastering my face across the screen…not just yet at least, I am sure that day will come!  This is my first attempt at any kind of movie, video, ever.


I did make a VHS tape with my sister for my parents Christmas present, our re-enactment of The Night Before Christmas circa 1989.  Boo.  I’m pretty sure that got lost in the “archives” somewhere.  ha.


This week was certainly a JUMP into the unknown for me.  Okay, so keeping a blog, not so much, I have a personal blog I’ve kept for about 5 years (5 YEARS??! how did that happen?)

Here’s what got me:

  • Think of a blog name, NOW! Oh, don’t let it be crappy…YOU ARE COMMITTED TO IT!
  • Set up social media accounts, twitter, flickr etc.  This was easy, I had everything except Sound Cloud already.
  • Make it look like something!  I totally slacked and picked a theme instead of designing my own, that would have taken me a month at least.  But it looks nice and it is fancier than what I would have been able to come up with, Thank you WordPress.
  • Make a video.  WWHHHHAAAAT?  I’ve never made a video!
  • Tell us ABOUT yourself

I really liked the ambiguous-by-design set up we have been given.  Yes, there are things we had to accomplish this week but other than that it seems no holds barred.  Love that.  I also love, LoVe, LOVE the interactivity that this media afford us as a group as well.  Plus, heck, it is fun!

I really enjoyed the TED talk by Kelli Anderson.  I love her perspective on reality-hacking.  Boiling this theory down I think it’s just being an advocate for change.  I think each of us can really be a catalyst for change around us.  She really hit a soft spot in my heart.  I started a project a while back dedicated to Making Change in small and surprising ways.  Sadly the documenting hit a back burner, this video reignited my desire to document change.

I’m excited for the rest of the semester, and can’t wait to be challenged.

Guess what ds106 Boot Camp week 1?  I think I kicked your butt.




Here’s my ds106 contact business if you are interested…Oh, I know you are!

Domain:  http://livingwithouta.net/      http://ds106.livingwithouta.net/

Twitter: @dayeseye


flickr:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/girl_without_a_net/

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/GirlWithoutANet

SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/living-without-a-net



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5 thoughts on “Let Me Introduce Myself

  1. Wow. This is seriously one of the finest pieces I’ve seen in #ds106 — and for your first Daily Create?! I have a feeling you are going to create some amazing stuff in this class, and I can’t wait to see MORE.

  2. I also just realized something, and I wanted to come back and add: By 15 seconds into this video I had forgotten the prompt and I COMPLETELY believed that this was an object with a deep and profound meaning from your past.

  3. Seriously, this is the first video you ever made? Wow. You will go far.

    This is a perfect example of interpreting an assignment in your own way- there is no requirement to put yourself on camera if you prefer not and you have a way of conveying the idea differently.

    We will get into this shortly, but when you do work like this later in the course, I will want to also see some details on how you made the media.

    Once more, WOW. W-O-W.

  4. Seriously Thank You guys!

    Alan, I noticed that we would be doing a tutorial or 2, I think this would be a GREAT thing for me to do a tut. on in the future. It is certainly time consuming, but totally doable, even for a novice…ME.

  5. Yes, part of your responsibility for class is to create tutorials, this will come into play around week 4 when we are deep into the assignment doing mode of class. This is still setup and practice- but a huge part of this class is being able to describe the how and why of your media making, here in your blog.

    There is was no expectation you would build a theme, and you jumped right into picking one that is stylish (thought I dont like ones where it is hard to see where the hyperlinks are, we can mod this via custom CSS I am sure). You already come in with a personality in our writing and tone that I like (I don;t know you yet but it sounds like you).

    Bootcmap called, it definitely had a sore butt. Keep bringing the attitude, I am excited to see what you can do.

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