10 Seconds of Thanks

For my second blog post, I chose to complete the 10 Seconds of Thanks challenge.  

In accordance with the assignment directions, I set a timer for ten seconds and using pen and paper, then wrote down everything for which I was thankful. (There was way more that I could have listed, but ten seconds went by very quickly.)  

Afterward, I set the timer for another ten seconds and drew a picture of myself. (Yes, the assignments specified this as well.)  I took a photo of it to insert here.

Since very few people can read my handwriting, I have transcribed my list for everyone:

I am grateful for family, friends, life, learning, opportunity… 

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Ds106 Tutorial

The assignment asks to choose a character from a film, show, or book of our choosing, and write a script where that character raises awareness for a particular cancer. This is a tutorial on how to complete this assignment.

Step One: Choose a character. My chosen character was Bane from the most recent Batman series.

Step Two: For the remix assignment, pick a cancer cause. With his voice being the way it is, I thought it only right to go with throat cancer.

Step Three: Create a dialogue using your character, where your character explains why he/she is advocating for this particular cause, and engages the audience who he/she hopes to motivate to support this cause. Remember to include breaks as if the characters have to act it out. It is not like a book where breaths are assumed. Deep breaths need to be written in, longing looks need to be scripted; all motion that needs to happen in order to make this scene realistic, needs to be written in.

Keep in mind that I am not a master script writer, but here is an example provided below.

[Enter Bane]
Bane: Ladies and gentleman! This…
[audience jeers in excitement]
Bane: This voice … is not for show. In fact, I am going to share something with you all today. Today, I share with you the real story of how I got this mask.
[enter Talia]
[audience jeers in excitement again]
Talia: Bane…. [Talia pauses and touches the mask before turning back towards the audience] He was my saviour. I climed out of that dreadful hole and looked down while they beat on him until his face was almost unrecognizable.
Bane: Indeed. I no longer have a nose I can properly breath out of.
[both Bane and Talia pause]
Bane: But that is not why I wear this mask. That is not why I talk this way.
Talia: No, it’s not.
[Talia looks ashamed]
Talia: The doctor was able to wrap his face up and get him stable enough to live. I asked my father to come back for him but when he saw Bane’s face he could not stand the sight of him. For years I did not see my rescuer. My father told me he was dead, and likewise, told him that I was dead. But I was not.
Bane: It was not your fault darling.
[Talia looks lovingly at Bane and smiles]
Bane: I took to the only vice I thought I had left. For the next few years I smoked almost a pack a day. I thought, what else could happen to me?
Talia: Yes but then I came back. When the Batman killed my father I realized that his legacy, had not been fulfilled. I realized that the league of shadows needed a new leader and, naturally, I was next in line. And I took my place. That’s when Bane found me.
Bane: I did not like your father for what he did but I have always been a loyal person.
Talia: But by then it was too late.
Bane: I smoked so much that in just three years I developed throat cancer. On top of having half of the breathing power in my nose, I also had to get a hole cut in my throat and a device placed there that helps me breath and talk. You all value this voice but I loathe it.
[Talia to audience]: He used to have such a charming voice. He had an innocent face. And now….
[Talia looks at Bane guiltily]
Bane: And now I must wear this mask for the rest of my life or suffer a rather painful death.
Talia: People like the Batman and all his supporters may not understand why it is we do what we do but it is what is necessary. We weren’t all born with a silver spoon in our mouths.
Bane: No we weren’t, and that is why we are here today!
[Bane becomes increasingly more excitable]
Bane: To stop you from becoming like me!
Talia: We will give you all masks that will morph your voice into the perfect Bane voice but we need your help. This mask on his face is not cheap and we don’t want anyone else to have to suffer as he did. Help us raise enough money to raise awareness.
Bane: Masks will be fifty dollars each, and every penny earned, will go toward medical supplies for those who can’t afford it – and to anti tobacco ads to stop people from needing those supplies. Who’s ready to rid the world of cancer!
[Audience jeers]

[End of scene]

ds106 Tutorial Assignment

ds106 Tutorial Assignment

Chelsea Bond

Historical Selfies

For this assignment, I chose to complete a tutorial for the Historical Selfies assignment from ds106.

First, I chose my historical figure. I chose Rosa Parks and the day in 1955 when she was asked to give up her seat on the bus.

To capture this moment, I downloaded the selfie photoshop template here.

It looks like this:

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First, I decided to use Paint as the program that I would complete the photoshop in.

To use Paint, you have to understand how it works.

First, I clicked File, Open, and chose the selfie template which I downloaded from the website.

Then I found an image of Rosa Parks on Google Images:

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Next, I copied and pasted the image of Rosa Parks from Google Images on top of the selfie template, like this:

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Then, I chose the Crop tool to resize the image of Rosa Parks to fit the selfie template.

Once I finished, I saved my work as a jpeg image and the final product looks like this:

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ds106 Assignment #3

ds106 Assignment #3

 

For this assignment, I wrote a poem and illustrated it with pictures I took of my backyard.

 

Illustrate Your Original Poem

 

The Natural and The Abstract

Chelsea Bond

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wind your way around the ground

playing in your shade and safety

hope no danger is around

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snakes come out in warm weather

they have been around lately

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wormholes water dirt and rock

i know this place like the back of my hand

no busy no people no smog or clock

right here is where i’ll stay

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bugs and bees all sorts of things

on a large rock I find a place to lay

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chirping lurking sounds all around

i fall asleep to the sounds all around

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when i wake i find myself

wrapped up in the world of the natural

much like my ancestors might have

and again i walk the ground

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walk back home with the sounds all around

wormholes water dirt and rock

i know this place like the back of my hand

ignore the people ignore the clock

Why do I go back to the abstract world again?

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ds106 Tutorial Assignment

ds105 Tutorial Assignment

Historical Selfies

In this assignment, I chose “Historical Selfies” from the list of Visual Assignments.

First, I decided which program I could easily access to complete this assignment most efficiently, and 

I chose Paint.

Once I chose to use Paint, I downloaded two pictures:

This blank selfie template was downloaded from the ds106 website:

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Next, I chose my historical event. I decided to find an image representative of Rosa Parks and her movement for civil rights in 1955, when she refused to give up her seat on the bus. 

I searched her name on Google Images, and found this picture:

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Next, I created a new file in Paint and opened the image of the selfie template.

Then, I pasted the Google Image of Rosa Parks on top of the blank selfie template.

I used the crop button to re-size the dimensions of the Google Image to fit inside the selfie template.

After that, I erased the “likes” and “screename” and replaced it with this text:

“4,000,000,000 likes” and “rosaparks1955” and “#civilrights” and “#freedomofspeech”

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Finally, I saved the picture as a jpeg:

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Then, after it saved, I had my finished project!

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ds106 Assignment #3

ds106 Assignment #3

 

For this assignment, I wrote a poem and illustrated it with pictures I took of my backyard.

 

Illustrate Your Original Poem

 

The Natural and The Abstract

Chelsea Bond

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wind your way around the ground

playing in your shade and safety

hope no danger is around

Image

 

snakes come out in warm weather

they have been around lately

Image

 

wormholes water dirt and rock

i know this place like the back of my hand

no busy no people no smog or clock

right here is where i’ll stay

Image

 

bugs and bees all sorts of things

on a large rock I find a place to lay

Image

 

chirping lurking sounds all around

i fall asleep to the sounds all around

Image

 

when i wake i find myself

wrapped up in the world of the natural

like my ancestors might have

and again i walk the ground

Image

 

walk back home with the sounds all around

wormholes water dirt and rock

i know this place like the back of my hand

ignore the people ignore the clock

Why do I go back to the abstract world again?

 

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What is in a Name.

What is in a Name.

Okay so I have always been told that there are not many people named Olivia, which is true until around 1999 when every other person was naming their child, no matter the sex(just kidding) Olivia. However my name is not inspired by Olivia Newton John, Grease the movie, but from my great-great- grandmother on my fathers side. I love this fact because my twin sister Eulaliah is the great great grandmother on my moms side and we both take after those families. Which probably explains why we are complete opposites. But if you look up my name on urban dictionary you can see that everyone says Olivia’s are “A beautiful wonderful hearted girl.
Wonderful to talk to . Always there for someone, great person. Absolutely FUN.” so I guess that means I’m a fun-great-listener. Which surprisingly I am. If you go to baby names.com though my name means Elf Army, which I find hilarious because it reminded me of Lord of the Rings. Since Liv Tyler is an elf, I guess another random connection is made! So in the end I have decided that my name means I’m caring, strong as an army, and very fun, but I’ll stick with the fact that I have a very distant relative, Olivia, who was know for being a beautiful southern socialite and a great mother.