So glad to have taken this class and more grateful for the website I will continue to use. I initially signed up for this class because I was interested in learning what exactly computer technology was and how one could make a career out of it. Having took CT 101, I now have learned that it is indeed a challenging and advanced profession one can make a living of off (no offense to anyone). I’m a journalism major, and many of my friends at York are as well. However, they minor in CT and when they explained it to me, they made it sound like it was simply just fun. Truthfully, it takes a lot of patience to do what I witnessed in Professor Smith’s Introduction to CT class. The feeling of finishing what you started, admiring the outcome and work you put in, was so rewarding for me… I learned how to make gifs, use photo shop, edit videos, transfer images, import posts, and insert links and urls that will all ultimately help me improve the website I have now. So glad to have taken this class and so glad I have acquired these skills this semester! Definitely considering taking another CT course! Thank you for the opportunity!
The show based on four kids around ages 10 and 12, shaped my years to come. These animated characters who lived in an animated town in California, were basically very skilled at all extreme sports (especially skateboarding). Into teenage-hood, I wanted to be as crafted and unique as these characters; I chose to emulate them. I learned to rollerblade at age 9 (right after the show was cancelled in 2004), I learned to ice skate at age 12 (but dropped it as soon as I wasn’t any good) and I learned to skateboard at age 16. Skateboarding by far was the most difficult, but in the process of learning to skateboard I fell in love with the culture. The skateboard clothing, the music most of my skateboarder friends listened to, the body modifications many of us had, and simply the way in which we carried ourselves. Now being skateboarders, we were athletes but we weren’t competitive. We were very chill, often times consumed marijuana, and even mimicked hippies. Although it sounds simple, these were the best years of my teenage life because I lived what I dreamed of living as a child. Now a young adult, I am planning on learning to surf this summer, and learn to snowboard or ski in the winter following. I guess TV does shape minds 🙂
For my DS106 assignment, I was inspired by the “Remix An Album Cover” project by Jim Groom. Personally, what appealed to me was that I would have the opportunity to take any one of my favorite albums and get creative with it while learning to use photoshop (I used the photoshop mix app). The background I decided to go with is an image from the famous Beatles Album, “Abbey Road“. As for Mr. Pac-Man along with Clyde, Inky and Pinky? Well, they just fit and add to the strangeness of my image. Pac-man is also one of my favorite childhood games. Overall, this is a very nostalgic image for me.
– Paola Amaya