DS106 Assignment

Overall my take on the DS work is still mix there is still I have much to learn but the freedom to explore this work has benefited me in a lot of ways and I can also see as being used as a stepping stone for my writing because with the writing assignment for a writer like myself that poster spoke me but also there is a lot of content I’m willing to try because this website has an endless of the network that can really benefit someone. Crazy it may seem but it kind of like another Facebook being able to take a closer look at different hobbies and writings styles, video upload by big-time streamers, and so on. Now am I still a bit confused yes but I really do like this assignment is really fun and I can wait to go in-depth some more.

Examples of Shape Poems for KidsFor example, this poem about a baby it has this creative style to and the way that it shapes like a baby I love it. But lol there was a post wherein the writing assignment page it mentioned web designers are also but of the writing genre which for some time now I was really 50/50 about but now reading that article I have a clear understanding. The DS gives you unlimited space to work out what you want to to set up your own Assisgnemt so that others can get a grasp of what they need to know

What an interesting site! Offering programs?!

DS 106 Assignment

This week’s assignment on DS 106 was pretty interesting. I got to explore some pretty dope content that I think I could possibly use for my own website when the time is right.

This week we were task with finding an assignment that we could try now and another in which we would later develop the skills to do it later. The first assignment I chose was from the “Mashup Assignment: Storytelling Through Text.”

If you direct your attention to the below this text, I’ve left a picture of what the page looks like. I also have hyperlinked the assignment name in the text.

In this assignment, I had to create a story through text. I’ve seen many of these examples on Youtube ads or on my Facebook timeline. Most of the examples I’ve seen have a thriller like a theme. It starts off as a normal conversation through text and one person always appears to be in trouble.

To complete this assignment, all I needed was my iPhone and an app called “Texting Story.” With this app, I have the ability to create a text tread between two or more individuals. Also, I’m able to edit the names of the people I’m texting and able to screen record the whole thing.

This is what the app looks like for iPhone users

This app is quite effective in creating this assignment. The harder part is just coming up with a storyline to make the text thread interesting. It was a little weird because I was basically talking to myself. But I made it as interesting as possible.

Here is the finished product of my recreation of “Storytelling Through Text.” Hope it is as entertaining as it was creating it!

The second part of the assignment was to find something that I needed more informative knowledge to create. For this assignment, I wanted to learn how to create my very own Logo. this assignment could be found in the  Visual Assignment folder.

This how the assignment looks. I wanted to know more about this process because when creating my own blog website, I intend on creating making my very own to put off my site. This would personalize my work a little bit more and people tend to do better with remembering visual rather than words. I would love to create a logo that helps me become memorable with my CT101 peers.

To do this website I’m not sure what I would have to use as yet. But I intend on doing some more research. I’m pretty sure in this day and age I could find some app to help me with the process.


Louannie N. Smith




DS 106 work


In this chapter of our storytelling class , we’re utilizing a new editing machine . This page is great because it shows different ways to produce visuals . I’m learning that art can be displayed in humor, sadness and through parodies . The limit is endless to communicating through art . I choose two activities from the DS106assignment bank . I decided to do the “Silly movie poster” and the “Birthdays are the worst “ assignments . I picked these options because of them being beginner level and because they challenged my creativity . I typically go for collages or emotional projects . Doing something lighthearted was a trip down memory lane. It made me remember when I was younger and loved editing on computers .This assignment made me realize how much art was significant in my growth . As I grew, my interest in art matured . Instead of simple collages , I preferred creating pieces that embodies emotion. This was refreshing and gave me a new outlook.

Assignment #3- Are Memes Art?


What Seriously GIF

Of course, memes are an art. I’m saying this because art comes in many forms such as paintings, drawings, etc. The role that art plays is to convey one’s message and express it. Memes are a form of art because they express people’s emotions, and convey the message that it’s aiming for.

Appreciate Thankyou GIF

Although, some people might say the meme is not a form of art, however, I disagree. The reason being that just because you do not believe that it’s not appropriate and does not require the normal way of creating it ..it does not mean it’s not.

Itisart GIF

Nonetheless, It does require the same amount of effort and creativity to create something. It should be considered art formally because we live in a time where technology is everything and used.




An image of the BS106 assignment bank

This week I will be working on a new Assignment for the DS106 Assignment Bank. This is a new website and with a whole new set of experiences. I am looking forward to learning new thing and most importantly having fun. LETS GO…

My first choice will be to complete the visual assignment above. Click on the link located here  to find the website for the assignment and its entire details.


My first attempt to this assignment was a success an it looks like this

This assignment was fun and awesome. It definitely took me to a happy place even in my mind even though I was at home physically. The objective of this assignment was to create a collage of photos with all of my favorite spots where I would feel relaxed or at peace. As soon as I read the details for the assignment I started to smile because these are the places that literally made me feel happy, relaxed and at peace with the world.

The four images that I chose to create a collage of photos was the beach, gym, a recording studio and a running track. I choose these images directly because they absolutely make me happy. If I had the resources I needed, I would most definitely be visiting and doing these activities on a daily basis  because I love music, love going for long runs, love the beach and most importantly love the gym.

For this assignment, I downloaded the images from Google. Then, I installed an application from the app store called Inshot to create the collage with the photos. I read the instructions on the app that relates to me using it, then I managed to create and complete the collage. It was not difficult at all. I actually had fun completing it…

For the second assignment, I visited the Daily create website but the assignment that was being asked required a lot of materials that I do not have currently.

So, for my second assignment, I would like to attempt the below

I have no idea where and how to get this done. Maybe I chose something that is way beyond what I can manage. I have never tried or even know how to design a house with a software before…..

Digital storytelling

For this project I have chosen to do one of the visual assignments and one of the video assignments.

In the visual assignment I will have to create a logo. I have chosen this assignment because I always imagined myself creating my own logo representing something that I love to do or even myself, so this is a great time to start doing so. To start this, I will need to find a website that will allow be to create my own logo.

However, in the video assignment I will have to make a video from the perspective of my character. I think this assignment will be very interesting because it’s going to force me to really focus on who I really am.

To really do these assignments correctly, I think I will have to make more than 5 attempts, especially for the logo project. This is because I am not familiar with the websites that help with these kind of things, so I will explore multiple sites to find the good one.

Both assignments will not take me one attempt because I am not use to creating and editing videos or pictures. However, once I get the hang of it, it will help me for the future. Imagine I have a business or company of my own and I used these techniques. Less stress for me!

Heres an example of a logo I created for a bakery shop.

Assignment 4 DS106 Assignment!

Today I will be working on the DS106 Assignment Bank

Click on the photo above!

In terms of my two selections I picked one visual and one mashup

Here is my visual assignment!

I picked this visual poster because I thought it would be something

cool to do later on in the future. Customizing a current poster and making

it silly always seems like a fun idea.

Next is my mashup assignment!

For this assignment I have picked this because I thought it would

be cool to take two brands and mash them together.

This is the assignment I will be doing!

The photo above is my take on the mashup assignment.

I combined both the McDonald’s slogan I’m loving it with Dunkin Donuts.

I felt that these two slogans go well together and it just seemed fun to do


Assignment #4 – DS106 Exploring

Today, I will attempt one assignment and discuss another from the DS106 Assignment Repository website.

For my first assignment, I chose a visual assignment called Pop Star Out of Place by Courtney Rodenbough!

Pop Star out of Place

This assignment asks you to take a picture of a pop star and put them in a place where you would probably never see them. Their example is the following:

An image from DS106 website

First, I searched for an image of a pop star on google and saved it to my computer. Then, I searched for a background I thought would be odd for our pop star and kept that too.

I used the website Pixlr to cut out Ariana Grande from a concert and place her in the background I chose.


The image I made for the assignment

Voilà! We have our pop star out of place!

After completing the first assignment, I searched for other projects I could be interested in.

The next one that caught my eye was the following hyperlinked foto…

An image hyperlinked for my second assignment

This assignment, submitted by Jim Groom, instructs you to pick a movie poster and animate it.

Why not choose your favorite! (I thought)

Now, it may seem simple to do, but I wouldn’t get past choosing my favorite movie poster to work on.

However, our friend (the author of this assignment) posted a link to a tutorial from Michael Branson Smith. –> Click Here to Visit

That being said, I do hope to someday be able to complete such artistry!

Learning to simply photoshop might not cut it this semester. I believe there is more to a simple meme or assignment, such as the ones described above. We need to learn to create movement and add sound to images and videos, starting from scratch. Those are skills I hope to gain this semester in CT101!

Assignment #3 Are Internet Memes ART?

I do believe that Internet Memes are Art because they are special in their own unqiue way.  I think can be use for many diffrent ways such as expressing a feeling or even a mood.

I think it can also be a way to crack a joke, speaking from personal experience. I know that Art has its own way of speaking to an indiviual in its own way . Therefore I do consider it due to the fact that it can be whatever you want it to be and you won’t be judge for it


Assignment 4 – DS106 Project “Stealing”

As instructed, I stole two projects from the DS 106 assignment repository.


I chose Project 1 -Short Movie with Only Sounds because I find cutting out the original audio and replacing it with sound effects, makes the video much more funnier. To do this I think I would need to learn video editing and audio.

Example of this assignment that I found to be HILARIOUS!!!

Where my Mortal Kombat fans at!? 🤔 haha so hilarious 🤣 specially them sound effects! Feel free to follow my profile for…

Posted by Riyaz Jamani on Friday, May 29, 2020

Project #2

I chose Project 2- Real Life Brady Bunch Family because that is a challenge within it’s own, I grew up in a big enough family to fill the squares. People be really surprised to find out that my mom has 6 daughters (including me). I don’t have much access to my sisters’ personal/individual selfies or photos but I am pretty sure I can find some if I really snoop (which is the challenge) we don’t have each other on social media and I don’t really take much pictures of them & vice versa. I think I would be able to recreate this image better if I knew how to use photoshop which is needed for this project.

This is my attempt on the Real Life Brady Bunch without photoshop

*please see photo above*

I think a project/post should be assigned once a week since our class only takes place once a week. Learning how to do these types of tools and skills in our 2 hour long classes and having recorded tutorials so far has been very helpful without being overloaded with information. These skills are important to me because I am a marketing major and young adult in the digital era.  ALSO it is completely helpful to be tech savvy.


Animated GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

Saying MEME’s aren’t art is like saying HIP HOP isn’t music.

The reason I compared MEME”S to HIP HOP is because for a long time it wasn’t considered to be art or even a legitimate genre of music.

HIP HOP in it most basic form is basically pulling records that already exists. Looping the break section and rhyming over that loop.

And guess what 40 + years later.


Like HIP HOP MEME’S pull pieces pop culture media across the internet and transforms the content  to represent a different perspective and that appeals to a new audience than it was originally intended for.

Today MEME’S have become a norm in the way we express ourselves on the web and it has revolutionized our society in so many ways.

VOX posted this amazing video that  explains in depth the details of what  meme’s are, where did come form, how they have change internet culture.

I think MEME’S are just another form of evolution in human communication. Since the start of the digital age what was seen as communication was flip on it head when computers came into game. MEME’S are just by product of our inevitable transition into a fully digital world.

I say embrace them and let’s keep evolving. Right now on this site we are doing just that. I know that MEME’S have been seen as problematic and don’t necessarily fit the traditional conventions of art. But hasn’t every art form gone through that stage.

I see MEME’S as like the graffiti of the internet  they are hard to understand if you get the language or the refers. But when you do get it you respect and admire the inspiration they pulled from to create it.

Just like a painting each MEME tells a story and no one meme is the same even though they may look like they do.

Like this meme it is one of my favorite of all time.

You have probably seen this comercial growing up a million times but that is what is on the surface. What we don’t think about is why did that creator of this MEME choose this image? What does it represent to them ? To me this comercial when it came on tv no matter how bad of day I was having always made me smile and laugh.

It allowed me to be nostalgic and have a flash back into the past. To a moment where I know I was happy.

MEME’S are not just a piece of pop culture,  They are a piece of you. They represent not only the history of the content but the history your life. When you see that imagine you know exactly when, where, and how you felt in that exact moment you saw that image.

To me anything that make me feel that I consider to be art.


Assignment #3 Are Internet Memes ART?

Art consists of painting or sculpture, the representation or operation of human imaginative talent and creativity creates works to be admired mainly for their beauty or emotional strength.

An aspect of a culture or behavioral mechanism that can be considered to be transmitted by non-genetic means from one person to another, especially imitation. A humorous picture, video, piece of text, etc and, distributed easily by Internet users.

What is Meme ART? After  analyzing both definitions of what art and memes are I can cnconcule that anything that consists of images are art, by adding words and significance the image weather ist moving or still it can become a meme. Oftentimes come from funny interactions with something or someone that many have a reaction to.


I believe memes are Art. 

Memes are works of art

The definition of art is a product created with intention of communication or creating an aesthetic. Art is more than putting pen and paint to paper . Art can be created with numerous materials and is not limited to one type of form . With memes we’re able to reference popular tv moments , exaggerated expressions and , funny images to express our emotions .


Memes allow us to brighten its recipients day . One meme can say a thousand words . When we have nothing to say , there’s always a gif to break the ice . Art gives you a feeling , and memes provide you sensation . Incorporating art into our daily lives gives us joy and the push to express ourselves all across the board . To spark creativity , one has to be inspired.


Assignment 3: Are Memes Art?

Are Memes Art? I think memes are art. Its something created by a person to express somethings to others. Art is for someone to be creative and express your imagination.  So Memes are art.

Memes Are Art by rolfusmaximus - Meme Center

what is the meaning of Art?

Art, in its broadest sense, is a form of communication. It means whatever the artist intends it to mean, and this meaning is shaped by the materials, techniques, and forms it makes use of, as well as the ideas and feelings it creates in its viewers . Art is an act of expressing feelings, thoughts, and observations.”

( https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-arthistory/chapter/what-is-art/ ) I also linked it in the word ART.

Art is whatever a person wants it to be. Therefor Memes are art. Memes are a sort of self-expression because its a creation of how you feel or what you like.  You could do whatever you want with a meme and add your style to it.

If someone does not think memes are art. All imma say is..

I was never a person who really used memes a lot. This class has made me realized of how fun it is using memes and also creating them. My friends would always send a meme to the group chat and once in a while I would send one to show my reaction to something they said just to try it out. Now I use memes a lot more.

This class is definitely one of my favorite classes and most fun class that I’ve ever taken.

Below is a link of a video I found talking about memes↓↓