Final Blog Post

Wake Up Waiting GIF by Feliks Tomasz Konczakowski

Assignment #1 Internet Happy

JIFs

Are Memes Art?

Assignment #4 – Blogging about Your Passions

Assignment #5

Assignment #6 – Digital Art Making Immediacy

Assignment #7 – The Mid-Semester Reflection Domain Name Post

Assignment #9 – Domain Name Registration, Hosting Set Up & WordPress Installation!

The time has finally come…

I still feel the same as my mid semester post for the most part. I have definitely learned a lot from this class and a bunch of new skills. I never knew anything about Photopea, Figma, GIPHY before and I’ve never made a blog post before. I did know about the Meme Generator before because when I was younger I would make cringe minecraft memes. But overall I really do feel like these skills will be very useful for me in the future. I believe my grade should be an A or an A- because I have improved in my work from start to finish when I first started I never knew what to hyperlink and I would have difficulty but you can see in my posts the improvement I made. Also I try to comment on my classmates work when something catches my eye rather than just saying something like oh that’s cool I agree. I was absent about 6 times because that’s when I got sick so the zoom really did help a bunch. I’ll definitely keep my website up because I enjoyed making it about my interests and it was a fun process.

SpongeBob gif. SpongeBob pretends to crank his fist like a jack-in-the-box, and his thumb rises and pops out for a thumbs up. He then gestures to his thumb like "eh? What do you think?"

https://kyledharam.com/

My website is based on my love for sharks. The sharks section consists of information about my favorite species and describes them. Overall it was really fun to build and design a website about my interests and this will be super useful and relevant for me in the future.

Assignment #10

https://kyledharam.com/

I first chose a different theme from Twenty-Twenty One but then I got confused and switched back to it. I decided to make my website on sharks. I chose this as my background theme and made my logo a whale shark. Anytime I got lost I just rewatched the zoom and it helped a bunch.

Underwater avalanches drive microplastic waste into the deep ocean

And then this is how it turned out
I added a home, about, sharks, and contact me page.
I changed everything from default and added the classic editor plugin to make things easier for me. Also I made a section just about sharks
TV gif. Timmy from Shaun the Sheep blinks and extends 2 thumbs up as a lopsided grin emerges on the side of his face.

Assignment #7 – The Mid-Semester Reflection Domain Name Post

Assignment #1 Internet Happy

JIFs

Stop Motion Cooking GIF by Anne Horel

 

Are Memes Art?

Assignment #4 – Blogging about Your Passions

Assignment #5

Assignment #6 – Digital Art Making Immediacy

I believe I am doing well in CT101. I have learned a lot about blogging and expressing myself creatively. Also how to create JIFS and MEMEs. The new skills I developed would be creating and formatting a blog post because I’ve never done this before or had a class where I use or do anything like this (regarding the memes and jifs). I have learned how to use Photopea, Figma, GIPHY and other tools.

I believe I am maintaining an A or A+ and I deserve that because I do everything that is asked and I put effort into it.

I see my blogs expanding as I get more comfortable creating them. Before I would be unsure what to say or what to hyperlink but now it feels like I understand and get it. I also don’t have any missing assignments.

I comment on my classmates when I like their content or something catches my interest and I respond to feedback. I don’t really talk during class time I just nod my head I don’t talk that much. I can make needed improvements by just doing my work a little bit quicker and not waiting that would probably be the only improvement and just making sure the quality of my work is consistent.

For my domain name I’ll probably just make it my name or something random in my head. I don’t really have any outstanding ideas right now.

Jujutsu Kaisen Curse GIF by Xbox

Assignment #6 – Digital Art Making Immediacy

For this assignment I used, mmm.page and remove.bg

https://kyledharam.mmm.page/assignment6
Incase the link doesn’t work


This is what I was inspired to create, I just kinda let my mind roam with some of my interests and things I like. Such as spider-man fighting in a desert against sandman and then Goku being all the way back there. I don’t really like whales but I like the idea of sky whales I think it’s pretty cool but I do like whale sharks that’s why I added it there.
Incase the link doesn’t work again.
This is what I came up with. For the TV one I thought it would look interesting with the error and the bouncing dvd’s. For the second slide I had no idea what to do so I just decided to create a winter type slide. My favorite season is winter and it was around the time of halloween so I added the nightmare before christmas.
For the AI part I am not against the use of AI. I find it very helpful in education I know some people just copy and paste whatever they get from it and then teachers get angry and start going off on it but when you use it properly It can actually help educate you especially if you’re stuck and just use it as a model/guideline. I am not against AI art either I think it’s really unique and an AI tool I know is, https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/studio/canvas/
You guys should try it whatever you draw it creates into a landscape and it’s pretty cool check it out.

Assignment #5

So I was reading assignment #5 and I wasn’t sure which visual assignment to pick but thankfully the d106 website had a “try random one” button.
Go Push The Button GIF by Wired Productions
So it landed on this

Then I inserted the classic Mona Lisa in photopea

Then comes the cat. I decided to try out Google’s AI Generator and this is what I got

Final product!!!

Also for the assignment that I would hope to learn would be the 3D printed assignment.

Assignment #4 – Blogging about Your Passions

I don’t really have one big thing that I am passionate about but I know some things I like doing. Like hanging out with my friends and family, visiting a new place, especially looking and observing the different scenery such as like going to a pier, a beach, a forest, anything can be fun surrounded by the right people

12 Most Beautiful Forests Around the World

Information About Sunset Beach - Sunset Beach Vacations

I also enjoy trying new foods, or new activities. But I don’t have like a set passion that I can write on and on about.
A skillet filled with Chicken Alfredo Pasta with fresh parsley and kitchen tongs in the skillet.

Are Memes Art?

The World If | Know Your Meme

Are memes art??? According to The Harvard Crimson

“Which is why, I would postulate, they’re art. It’s still difficult for many to think of such Internet-based phenomena as “art,” but, I ask — why not? They require quick thinking, wit, and creativity. They capture our anxieties, desires, sense of humor, and cultural moment.”

And according to SpokenVision.com

“If you take the definition of art, you can see that memes do fall into its definition.”

Also the video, “Are LOLCats and Internet Memes Art?” Shows both sides of this argument.

I truly believe memes are a form of art based on their expression. People can use them to display their emotions and creativity. Also memes have a big impact and influence. They can be created from just so many factors, such as cringe memes, happy memes, political memes, tiktok memes, instagram reel memes, youtube shorts, and the list goes on and on.

Trump's RICO Mugshot Has Sparked Memes, Tweets, TikToks Sketches

Ghost Death Stare Meme Template

I believe memes can definitely be used for story telling because of their ability to showcase different emotions. Also with cause and effect or prediction and outcome. Not gonna spoil anyone but if you know you know (meme below).

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Trollface meme

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Donald Trump Mugshot meme

I also looked at the links on the bottom and I was surprised that spongebob was ranked #2 in Thrillist top 100 memes of all time.

 

JIFs

Stop Motion Cooking GIF by Anne Horel

Looking France GIF by Paris Saint-Germain

I was really surprised on how nice the professor was compared to others. It showed me that he rejects the “normal” way of learning that we normally have and allows us to use our creativity and our own minds. I also liked how understanding he is if you’re late and that he posts the recording of each class.

The Simpsons gif. Homer Simpson throws his fists into the air jubilantly, saying, "Whoo-hoo!"

I liked hearing about the course because the professor explained everything in a very interesting and easy to understand way.

Nba Playoffs Sport GIF by ESPN

This is my favorite class. My other classes are alright but I don’t feel the excitement that I do for this one. I actually look forward to CT101.

infinite GIF

There are no limits on creative potentials for this class. I want to learn as much as I can.

Video gif. A golden retriever looks up at us with a goofy smile under his black nose.

I look forward to learning new skills and how to properly utilize internet tools better.

Assignment #1 Internet Happy

Hey everyone my name is Kyle and what really makes me happy on the internet is cooking videos. Also survival videos, or funny fails. I enjoy all of those but I’d have to say I love the cooking videos the most cause I like to eat. My favorite food would probably have to be chicken alfredo because I loved that since I was little and still do.

There is nothing like watching a youtube video with a warm meal already on your table.

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