This was rollercoaster of a semester, there was twists and turns all along.
It was very different than the last semesters I had in college. Everything is online and a bit hectic.
I thought I wasn’t going to make it to the end. But it is what it is, and I am grateful. I enjoyed this class very much, it was interesting and challenging. Throughout the semester, I learned a lot. I learned about different types of creative tools such as photopea and giphy. I learned how to create my own gifs and vaporwaves. I also learned about Aaron Swartz and his fight for free and open internet.
My siblings were amazed about the materials that I was learning in class. Specifically, the DS106 – Visual Assignment- combo photo assignment caught their eyes.
I think I deserve an A- or B+. Thankfully, I completed all assignments and enjoyed completing them. After learning creative techniques and materials, I am looking forward to using them in my website and future purposes. I will continue to use my website to upload recipes and techniques on baking.
Overall, I had an amazing experience in class. Stay Safe Everyone !
Copyright is a legal right in protecting one’s property or work. According to Lessig’s Ted Talk– Laws that chokes Creativity, Lessing talks about “people taking and recreating using other people’s content with the use of digital technologies”. He explains that “every single use requires permission and without permission, you are trespasser”, in other you are committing an unlawful act. The purpose of this TED Talk was to discuss how copyright is affected and changing over time.
Lessig says that “never before has creativity of the millions has been effectively displaced, and displaced because of these quote, “infernal machines.”
The “infernal machines” are described as technology, Lessig refers that that long ago people used creativity on their own , they were able to do it themselves. But nowadays, creativity is replaced with technology, thus society rely on it, choosing the easy route.
I have never heard about Aaron Swartz before watching this documentary. According to the American Library Association, Swartz was “an advocate for public participation in government and unrestricted access to peer-reviewed scholarly articles”.
He founded several software companies like watchdog.net and Infogami which was later merged to Reddit.com
Aaron Swartz once said, “With enough of us around the world, we will not just send a story message opposing the privatization of knowledge- we will make it a thing of the past.
Based on this quote, Aaron Swartz wanted to private knowledge resources-such as articles public to the people. He took the situation and did things that were unlawful. Swartz wanted everyone to have free access to them. I do understand his point, he was fighting for freedom and fairness.
This is my first time creating a GIF ! Can’t wait to show you mine! When I enrolled in this class I was a bit nervous and curious on how to use digital features. I knew that we need to use specific digital tools to complete our assignments.
My friend recommended this class to me, saying the class is fun and I will learn so much. So here I am.
Attending the first two weeks of class was amazing! Professor Seslow is passionate about what he’s doing. I am loving this class already, it is full positive vibes.
The Internet nowadays is everyone’s right hand. It has become a helpful and reliable resource over the years. Especially this year, with all the challenges we are facing such as the coronavirus pandemic, transitioning from in person-classes to online classes and working from home. It’s been a crazy year!
Internet happiness to me is watching You Tube videos and Netflix. I also love reading articles based on science and other non-fictional books. On You Tube, I mostly watch baking tutorials. I love baking!
Recently I binged watched The Crown, a series drama on Netflix.
I watched all four seasons and let me tell you something, It was AMAZING!!!
The Crown is a historical drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the British Royal Family. It’s worth watching it !!!