Final Blog Post

Introduction:

The CT101 class is a class about digital storytelling in which the students are given assignments to do that relate to the idea of conveying ideas through digital media, ie. GIFs, memes, blogging, etc. My entire semester in this class was a learning process on how to convey ideas through digital media considering that most of my classes are about writing papers, making presentations, and engaging in professional discussions. This class took an entire opposite turn of that and we did not conduct ourselves in the traditional midterm/final examination criteria, as the professor believed in a modern education system to the point that there is freedom in learning and teaching at everyone’s different pace.

What I learned from the course and the grade that I deserve:

The things that I learned from this course is that I learned to make GIFs, memes, learned how to blog, create a website, learned how to do online research to find digital media, etc. The grade that I believe I have earned in this class should be an A- because I have done all the assignments, did them on time, applied full effort in them, and did what a student was required to do in this unique course that used a unique teaching system.

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What I enjoyed about the class:

What I enjoyed about the class was that it was a easy class to complete, even though it was new to learn. This was due to the flexibility in the learning process between both the student and the professor.

How I plan to use my new skills in the world:

How I will apply my new skills to the world is by using them to help in effectively communicating ideas through digital media rather than physical and/or verbal communication.

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How I will run my website and why I plan to run it:

My website is a website that is mainly for the web design/development project that I will be working on after this semester. I will be doing this because I want to use it as a showcase of things that I will learn and things that I know about web design, so that it can be used as a reference for whenever needed.

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How I plan to do this is by adding any knowledge that I have to the website as well adding other knowledge that I will gain from other CT courses. This will be used as a portfolio of work that will be compiled as there is more added to it in the forms of blog posts, actual work from class or from anywhere else, updates in the design industry, etc. In order to organize this all on one website, I will use the strategy of creating separate pages and categories to keep it all organized.

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Website link and description:

https://designflix.net/

How the website is being used is stated above, but there is a tour about the website to be discussed. When you first click on the link and go to the website, you will see the main page in which is similar to the layout to the CT101 website. There is a post feed that updates from the most recent, widgets on the side, title of the site along with a tagline, and a communication panel at the bottom of the page. Then there is a menu that consists of all of the pages on the site. Some of those menus have a drop-down menu that contains even further information than the main page itself. The site itself is still under work, but is self explanatory as the layout is simple and right there in front of the user. Whatever you need can be a click away and has a simple design to it. There is a logo however that is posted as the header media and as the site logo, in order to advertise this as a site for web designers/developers.

My thoughts on the website:

In the process of creating the website there were a couple of successes and frustrations along the way. Some of those successes were; Having the website come out the way I wanted in relation to the look and functionality of it. Also, the website has the ability to act like a portfolio of containing many pieces of work at once. A few frustrations were; Trying to learn how to work with the interface of WordPress in customizing the website and making sure that it comes out like the way I want it instead of it being a simple looking website. My overall assessment of the website was that it came out the way expected with a little difficulty in making it, but that was due to creating a website for the first time.

 

 

Assignment #7

The COV-19 pandemic has altogether stopped the normal functioning of life and has made people self-quarantine themselves with nowhere to go and with nothing to do. This has impacted people of various lifestyles such as; Students, people that work, parents, the homeless, etc. This pandemic has impacted my semester so far by making us stay at home and making us do distance learning in which it is not as good due to there being a lack in the quality of teaching, considering it is not face-to-face. However, with this class moving on as a online entity I do not feel bad about it, since it is already half online and half face-to-face. So, it is easy to push this class to be fully online, as we are already fully familiarized with the tools that we need to pass this course.

Assignment #6

My Understanding of the Law:

The law that is on copyright infringement for any type of entertainment is about protecting the creator from being copied without given permission, especially if it is used for profitable purposes.

My Understanding of the Case Presented:

The copyright issue that I chose is; Everything is a Remix. This case is about that whatever is created is not really original, but a replica of what was created before and just tweaked to make it seem like new. The person doing the talk was Kirby, and Kirby states that creativity and creations come to be from looking at others and trying to copy them. When this happens, the individual tends to become just as talented as the other person being copied.

Things That Stood Out To Me:

Two things that stood out to me from the video was that all the entertainment that we consume is never really original but copied from previous versions and that the original work is only created once, while everything after it is just a copy with modifications to it.

These two things stood out to me because when we see entertainment, we get amused by how it is new and fresh. But, the reality is that its just a replica of what came before and just revised to fit into the modern world for the modern audience. And for original work to be only created once and never again is also interesting, as you have the framework built first for an invention, and then the framework is modified by other people. In which, it is never really their intellectual property in the first place, but just a new and improved product of the original product.

My Point of View:

My point of view on this issue and on this topic is that it is good to place restrictions on people from stealing other people’s ideas, but if someone is going to file suits based off similar products or products that have a similar piece of music, movie clip, and anything else is wrong. Because, the Internet is big and there is a lot of entertainment out there, and if someone does do something similar there is a 50/50 chance that they might not know about it. So, the authorities should be a little bit more lenient on the rules they are enforcing and do more research into the investigation before putting a blame on someone.

Assignment #5

Panoramic Picture:

In order to take the panoramic picture, we had a cameraman in place while all of us placed ourselves in position to pose for the picture. We had taken two panoramic pictures as seen below and took them on two different settings on campus. We just used a built-in feature in our phone camera to take the picture from one side of the environment to the other side of the environment in slow motion. When this process was in effect, the cameraman stopped shooting us and waived at us to go behind and around him to pose for the second part of the panoramic picture, in which he started to film again from the point at which he stopped, in order to get our newer pose.