DS 106 Exercise #2: Interactive Stories

For my second DS 106 assignment, I decided to write an interactive story! I love interactive storytelling and “choose-your-own adventure” type games, so this was a great opportunity for me. My goal is to write one with a great story that somehow works well in print. I’m not sure how that’s gonna work as of … Continue reading DS 106 Exercise #2: Interactive Stories

DS 106 Exercise: Google…Translate?

For my digital story exercise, I decided to take lyrics from Helpless by Lin-Manuel Miranda from the Hamilton Soundtrack and put them through Google Translate. It’s especially interesting because lots of these lyrics aren’t literal and definitely play with language, as rap often does. First, I translated from English to Spanish, and it still made … Continue reading DS 106 Exercise: Google…Translate?

Contributing to Wikipedia: A Lesson in Humility

It goes without saying that I’ve got a new appreciation for Wikipedia and its contributors. I could talk about how this experience went, but it’d just be a chronology of tears. Personally, I think learning to make changes to Wikipedia (without the headache) could be its own month long class, and it might be interesting. … Continue reading Contributing to Wikipedia: A Lesson in Humility

Branching Out: Expanding our Network

So, we had to find three blogs that we thought would be beneficial to follow. My first, without a doubt, is It’s Akilah, Obviously by comedian and writer, Akilah Hughes, whom I’ve followed on YouTube for a while. Her personality is delightful, and she has the talent to discuss everything from intersectional feminism, to natural … Continue reading Branching Out: Expanding our Network

“Connection in an Isolating Age”: Connecting to Classmates Assignment

!!!CLASSMATES!!! (That’s my intro) So, I checked out Keara’s blog, and was especially engaged by her knowledge artifact. I thought it was beyond creative and unapologetic. Keara’s blog is welcoming, relaxed, and just honest overall and it’s refreshing to read her posts. I read her latest nugget, which also concerned Levine’s article (find my nugget … Continue reading “Connection in an Isolating Age”: Connecting to Classmates Assignment

Raw Cookie Dough Could Give You Salmonella

This is the thought I had waking up this morning. I was thinking about how we tend to like to taste the brownie batter before it’s gone into the oven, but that we don’t eat it all outright, because it often contains raw egg. Though the batter (or cookie dough) tastes nice, its contents aren’t … Continue reading Raw Cookie Dough Could Give You Salmonella

Problem Solving as Understanding our World: Nugget Post #2

In Douglas Engelbart’s 1962 essay “Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework”, he discusses the importance of creating something like what will become the Web in helping humans reach their maximum potential. “By “solvers” we mean more than derivers of possibilities — we mean responsible initiators of action. By “problems” we by no means refer only to … Continue reading Problem Solving as Understanding our World: Nugget Post #2

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