Post-Apocalyptic White House

Here is my example of a post nuclear war White House for the Alternative History Image assignment. I began with this photo: First I separated the White House from the background in Photoshop. I used the sponge tool’s feature to bring out the shadows of an object to give it that gloomy look. Next, I…

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The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Resulting Nuclear War

“The Cuban Missile Crisis is the term used in the west to describe the events of October 1962, described by Robert Kennedy as the world brought to the beginning of nuclear destruction and the end of mankind. On 27 October that year, Robert McNamara said ‘as I left the White House and walked through the…

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Whelp, That’s Two Weeks Done

While both weeks of this class have been focused on design so far, this week was focused much more on digital design and photo-manipulation than last week. To start off the week I watched two Ted Talks focused around graphic design, one by Paula Scher and one by David Carson. Next, I made a Canva…

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We Made it to Week 2

While last week was focused on photography and the stories they tell, this week seems to be focused much more on the design aspect of digital storytelling. The first thing I did was watch two Ted Talks, one by Paula Scher and one by David Carson. Next I made an account on Canva¬†and did seven…

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DesignBlitz

I wasn’t sure if the DesignBlitz had a time limit or not, but I gave myself one anyway. In 15 minutes I tried to find as many examples of the 8 basic principles of debate as I could and managed to find 5. DesignBlitz #ds106 #designblitz A post shared by Andrew Barnett (@ducksarecool2) on Jul…

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Designers are Weird

I’ve got to be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of either of the designers in the Ted Talks we had to listen to. Both Paula Scher and David Carson had some interesting ideas, but nothing that really flew out at me. Paula Scher had a few design pieces that I really enjoyed, especially her…

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The End of the Beginning

This has been a pretty fun week overall, I think I’m going to enjoy this class! I started off by making a whole bunch of social media accounts. I’m not the most social guys so a few of the accounts that I made were on sites completely new to me, I’m probably the only college…

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Superman Being… Not so Super

A young woman is on her way home from work in the great city of Metropolis. It’s just beginning to get dark, but before she can make it back to her cozy little apartment she spots something in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s Superman! Superman flying away #ds106…

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Thinking About Photos

I feel like I learned a lot by looking at both the Tips for Better Photography page and this America Abandoned gallery. I had never even heard of the rule of thirds before today and if I’m being honest, I’m still not entirely sure how it works. I really enjoyed this picture of a broken…

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