CT101 Reflection Post

It’s toward the end of the semester and I would say that this class was a blast. I have never taken a class that wasn’t heavy work loaded. However, that’s also due to our great professor instructions and guidance to each assignment. All you had to do was just show up and listen, and let our creativity do the work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the beginning, I’ve taken this class out of curiosity and I’m happy that I did, because I learned so many things. For instance, to making GIF’s, making our own website, and to using Photoshop in our assignments. From all that we learned, and I would say that making GIF’s and using Photoshop is my favorite.

I also always wondered how people created funny memes and GIF’s to the many social media platforms there is. And now I know how. Acquiring this new skill, I wish to use this in my everyday life to show my day and to have a laugh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the assignments we have done, I would say that the zine project was my favorite. While completing the assignment I really had to tap into my creativity and create a form of art. I had fun creating one of my example below. It certainly took a while to create, but like most of our work creativity takes time.

You can see my other zine artwork here.

In term of using my website, I’m not entirely sure if I will maintain it. But learning how a website is run, I’m sure that I’ll come back to it in case I want to advertise or even start a business one day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And lastly a deserved grade. I feel that I deserve an A but mostly leaning to an A+ 😊.  I believe I have completed all work and have always came to class, to the point when I noticed I was the first person in class. But beside that like everyone else, I have put good effort in meeting the class learning standards.

Towards the End of the Semester

It’s almost the end of the semester and in behalf of all student, I’m sure we just want to finish and enter the break.

But before that, we sadly have to face finals. I’ve actually done one final (health) already and it wasn’t bad at all. However, I can’t speak for one of my class (computer science) , for which I sometime struggle with the coding part of an exam.

But staying positive is always the attitude. And a general word of advice, if you get stuck at a question, just move on and come back to it. Because if your like me I tend to worry/stress and causing myself to completely blank out and forgot what I studied.

Have faith and…

Fish keeping

I have a fond for fish and it’s a hobby.  I love having fish, because just seeing them swim elegantly seems relaxing  that I can watch them for hours. I personally have tropical fresh water fish called Angel fish, Discus fish, and Tetras.

Keeping Discus fish is a bit of work due to them having specific needs, such as water parameters and temperature. But I say its worth it because they’re nice to have. Another thing, discus fish are quite expensive , but I buy them medium size to small where they less expensive.

I would say all the fish I have in my tank are worth around $200, due to different breeds.

I also have Koi fish and goldfish as well. They getting a bit big, would have to relocate them to a bigger tank.

I was also lucky enough to experience fish breeding (it just happened). Particularly the angelfish paired up and had eggs on a aquatic plant leaf. I think I had 30 baby angelfish or even more, had too many that I had to give them away. I kept one and its the third generation of the Angel fish I’ve had.

 

The “Shedding Previous Avatar Identities” Project

This small project I used a picture, that I use in Facebook. With the given apps options I used the Glitch Studio app. Within this app you are actually limited to to cool amazing affects, but I have used what were offered. For instance, I used the distortion effect and I used the filter dystopia, leading to my result below.

Another attempt using Photoshop for fun. I changed the hue/saturation and used the pointilize filter.

Holidays be like…

Its the time of the year where, everyone is looking forward to. To eating food , to spending cold weather indoors, and sadly spending money.

Another part that  I know for sure that most people look forward to is Black Friday. It’s also the perfect opportunity to buy gifts for Christmas. My experience of Black Friday was just spending so much money on others, that in the end I hardly bought things for myself.

During Black Friday I went to the mall with my mom and we spent about 6 hours, there were also a line just to get into the store. It was ridiculous and crowded.

And another element that this time of year brings is the cold weather. Majority of time I just want to be home and laying down on my bed.

And lastly Christmas.

DS106 Assignment completion

 

The Chimeratic Composition project under the Visual Assignment Category was fun to do. The three picture that I used is a grass field that I set as the background. My second picture that I chose is a lion and lastly my third picture is the grumpy cat (rest in peace).

In order to complete this assignment I set a background. I got my background from pixabay, known for having really beautiful and high resolution photos. Then I chose elements that I would like to incorporate, in which I chose a lion and the grumpy cat.

Then lastly all that I had to do was to crop the desire portion of the photo and pasting it in the layer of the background. And I had to use the wand icon in removing unwanted portion to fit with the background.

Pictures used

AUSTIN, TX – MARCH 07: “Grumpy Cat” poses during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival on March 7, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW)

 

 

The Turn a GIF into a FIG assignment was quite easy.  I found a website that automatically turns a GIF backwards called ezgif.com/reverse . The website gives you options to also alter the GIF. For instance, in the dog flipping over a ball I cut certain time frames that gets to the flipping part backwards.

 

Original                                                                      Reversed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zine Project

The zine project is a fun and yet creative project in which each individual, must represent how we view technology. For instance, we have to interpret and display the following quote “Technology and creativity are powerful tools for fueling communication, inspiration, digital-storytelling and design.”

This is my  first attempt of the Zine project and this is how I view technology. I view technology being the advancement of what the world being what it is now known today.

This is my second attempt. It incorporates how technology is an important aspect in many things. From the beginning of technology, technology is a never ending process. In which, technology would always advance and would also advance our world.

In my third attempt I went with the futuristic look. I view technology being a technical and digital concept.

Relatable GIF

This is me every time. I always have trouble sleeping and it’s my own fault, due to years of ruining my sleeping schedule. But then again I just might have insomnia, who know’s?

This is another that we all can relate. Especially with our phones, when trying to reach the charger before phone totally dies and shut downs.

 

Dr. Stone

Dr. Stone is another anime that I’m currently watching and I would say it’s one of my favorites so far. It’s about the world mysteriously turning into stone with the exception of animals. However, humans and sparrows were affected by a beam of light turning everyone into stone. And leaving the question to why it happened.

The protagonist Senku who is intellectual gifted awakens from his slumber of being a stone thousands years later.  And now its ups to him to bring back human kind once again. However, in order for him to do that he has to rebuilt/create all of human kind achievements from the stone age to the present.

Senku eventual finds a cure to unpetrified humans from being a stone, but he was left to revive a person (Tsukasa Shishio) due to a situational event. Tsukasa exceed physical strength and he’s perfect for this new world, but he had a different view from Senku’s of reviving everyone. This then led them both in a war against Science, to having only worthy human in rebuilding society from scratch.

 

Black Clover

I’ve been watching Black Clover since my first year in college and it is still on going. Black Clover is about a world of magic, where people but not everyone have magic of an element or a specific power.  Then at a certain age they go to a trial where a spell book chooses its owners. Then by becoming strong they show their ability to Captains in hopes in getting into a squad and become a magic knight. The squads are the Golden Dawn, Silver Eagles, Blue Rose, Crimson Lion, Black Bulls, Green  Mantis, Coral Peacock, Purple Orcs, and Azure Deer.

In the current season the protagonist Asta, who doesn’t have magic like everyone else is able to draw out a anti sword out of his spell book giving him the ability to nullify most magic with a swing.

In this season a clan of elves who are more blessed in magic seek revenge when their entire clan was wipe out due to power long ago. However, one survivor lived, where they were reincarnated or say sharing a body with the Captain of the Golden Squad. This elf then went forward with his plan in taking revenge where it brought chaos, that all squads of the magic knights who weren’t “effected” to save the clover kingdom. This anime is good in my opinion but in the beginning it did took a getting use to the voice over of the protagonist (mostly yelling) ,  but its gets better later on.