DS106 is Taking the 7 Train

cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by adaptorplug The spring semester is finally starting for York College and I’m really excited to get a new group of students into DS106. Here at York DS106 feeds out of … Continue reading


cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by adaptorplug

The spring semester is finally starting for York College and I’m really excited to get a new group of students into DS106. Here at York DS106 feeds out of the course CT101 whcih is the foundation course for our Communications Technology majors. For students that haven’t heard about it yet, and are registered for CT 101. This course is now taught as a “Digital Storytelling” class, and is a bit of an experimental course. The experimental nature is really two-fold, one in that all of the work you do for this class is conducted on the open-web using tools that you set-up for class, or ones you already are using and bring with you. The majority of the work you do will be posted to your own blog, and it will feed to the website http://ds106.us/.

This brings us to the second unusual part if this class – we are actually conducting the class in concert with three other universities around the world and everyone’s work feeds into the ds106 site. The course was created by the University of Mary Washington, and this particular open-web version was created by Jim Groom. Jim and Alan Levine are both teaching sections out of UMW this semester, while Scott Lockman is teaching a section out Cyberspace and Society course at Temple University Japan. There is also a section coming from Kansas State University (sorry I don’t know who’s running that class yet). And finally there are people that are taking the class, for their own personal fufillment, they are not receiving credit for the class, but are doing assignments which are fed to the ds106 site. These individuals are called open participants.

What’s exciting about this kind of class is that all the work feeds the same way into the same site and the intermingling of students, faculty, and open participants creates a wonderful community of engagement. You will see comments on your work that comes from people that you will never meet. You will also comment on others’ work and you will never meet them either. But that doesn’t mean you will not get to know them, and enjoy the interactions that happen online throughout this semester and hopefully beyond.

We’re starting a couple weeks behind the UMW course being taught by Jim Groom and Alan Levine, but we will be followoing along the main syllabus for the most part. I will be creating a specifically dates for our section of CT101 as DS106, but you will need to start out with the first assignment which involves registering your domain and setting up your web hosting account. Once you’ve done this, please enter your domain information in the form below.


I’m looking forward to another semester of DS106 at York College, which will be our second semester so far. It’s been a tremendous ride and all that John Rocker says about the 7 Train in Queens he’d likely say about DS106. That’s because ds106 is a proud bunch of degenerates, bringing on the open internet to education, diverse and sometimes nerve-racking, but always awesomely real.

5 Years From Now…

OUT Magazine

“The Quirky Queer”

By Phoebe Halliwell

Kevin Fandino is the brilliant creator of “Mistakes”. A dry humor and witty sitcom about  a quartet  of 20 somethings and the mistakes they make while they are still able to correct them.
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He gained most of his inspiration for “Mistakes” during a naive time in his life he said, “You know that time when you are trying to be adult. You get out of high school and you find out that actions do have consequences. That’s what “Mistakes” is all about. A late coming of age darm-ady”.

At the age of 27 he as  done countless interviews with my celebrities before they were famous. He is also credited for giving a lot them their big breaks. Like Kevin Gomez who is his college best friends, appeared in several of his films, Homo-Cial,  ( which  Fandino got an Oscar for “Best Original Screen Play”), “Tattooed Stories”,and his latest romantic comedy, “Missed Connections, A Craig’s List Tale”.

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But  shows and movies are not Kevin’s only claim to fame. He is also a well known social media personality known for his Twitter and Tumblr accounts under Ke_Valentine. Kevin says not to associate him in the real world with Ke_Valentine, “You see Ke_Valentine is an alter ego he says everything I am afraid to say out loud”.
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When asked, “So what about your Tumblr”? He responded, “I have been bloging since I was in the 5th grade so it just comes naturally and almost a necessity. And some people like reading and relating.oh yeah I’m a food blogger too.”

Kevin is not know to have a public love life but is known to be openly gay. We asked why, he declined to answer.

Seems like Kevin only can keep ascending with all his fascinating compelling romantic comedies, intimate tell all interviews, and social commentaries. His quirky and queer related movies have spread across all demographics, not just the LGBT Community. “You tend to forget the genders involved and just enjoy whats going on” says Mr.Movie Phone. “Kevin has figured out how to relate the hetero and homo point of views, and just get you hooked”, says Roger Ebert.

So this is why OUT Magazine selected Kevin Fandino as our #1 Person for our Top 30 under 30 of 2017.

 

Five Year Biography

Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Najmul Suvo  is perhaps Hollywood’s best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Suvo has countless critics, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and writer. He was born in New York, in 1988. He went to York Community College  to pursue his entertainment career. He gained notoriety as an uncredited assistant editor on the classic film “A World without You”.

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His first film was in 2011, “Family Magician” inspired him to go in to directing. His first film that was shown on Theaters was “Truth and the decietful” a film that made him a rising star. However, his second film was what made him worldly known “Hallow Hearts” a film created from the hit-game Kingdom hearts.

Temet Nosce – Know Thyself

Make things = know thyself.

I want you to pretend that someone is writing a short bio of you five years from now. This fictional writer should have a name and a publication (this can be fictional as well). He/she will tell your story, of where you are now (future five years from now). Be sure that the writer is including images and/or video as part of the story. You may use your own work or embed something you find.

But be free to pretend that you are a video producer, designer creating either say a poster for a talk that your future self is giving, or a “behind the music” bio pic.

The Dude’s SuperPAC – Ecstatic Whatever Fund

Platform – Oh, the usual. Bowling. Driving around. The occasional acid flashback. Candidates we support – My rug. Candidates we oppose – Look, we all know who is at fault here, what the fuck are you talking about? War Chest … Continue reading

My Rug for President

Platform – Oh, the usual. Bowling. Driving around. The occasional acid flashback.

Candidates we support – My rug.

Candidates we oppose – Look, we all know who is at fault here, what the fuck are you talking about?

War Chest – I’m not handling the money, driving the car and talking on the phone all at the same time.

Principal Donors – Where’s the fucking money Lebowski?

Ecstatic-Whatever-Fund

A new ds106 assignment inspired by WNYC’s It’s a Free Country – “Name a SuperPAC” generator. Now this is a piece of journalism I can get behind, let’s make a commentary on the inanity of the self-important names SuperPACs give themselves, such as Winning Our Future and Restore Our Future (these are real, (vomit) honestly). Oh I know, lets build a digital tool that creates SuperPAC names! These journalists must meet ds106.

You can use the generator below, or go directly to the SuperPAC Name Generator as a prompt to mashup a piece of fiction or reality to start sculpting your message! PSAs, Radio spots, Posters, anything and everything is fair game for this assignment.


Favorites that came from this generator, feel free to use any of them or create your own.

Dopest Capitalism Coalition

Unleash The Amber Waves

Raise Glory Cult

Good-looking Internet Legion

Super Chill Capitalism Swarm

Show Us the Purple Mountain Majesty

Rock Astronauts

Ecstatic Whatever Fund

Beatific Drug War Foundation

Sanguine Doing What You Want Collective

TED Renewed

Sandmen Logan 5 and Francis 7 will discover with you the value of ”Carrousel” – your chance at continued immortality through the process of renewal. At the age of thirty, your lifeclock comes to an end and the crystal in the … Continue reading

Sandmen Logan 5 and Francis 7 will discover with you the value of ”Carrousel” – your chance at continued immortality through the process of renewal. At the age of thirty, your lifeclock comes to an end and the crystal in the palm of your hand begins to blink red. On your “Last Day” you can choose to renew or run. But if you run, Logan 5 and Francis 7 will not be able to ignore your truancy. An inspiring talk delivered every week under the dome.

Logan’s Run, the sci-fi classic from 1976 is the inspiration for this particular dystopian TED talk. But the real inspiration is of course Ben Rimes for creating this awesome assignment for ds106. And for John Johnson inspiring everyone to add the animated GIF, and finally Giulia Forsythe for creating the Fantasy TED talk animated GIF – Beatrix Kiddo & Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique – my favorite!

Me and Amani Toomer

This picture was taking while I was doing my internship at ESPN 1050. He is a cool guy and pretty good radio co-host. Go Giants!

This picture was taking while I was doing my internship at ESPN 1050. He is a cool guy and pretty good radio co-host. Go Giants!