This is a new assignment in DS 106. I glad that the professor gives us this new assignment.

The goal of this assignment is to make a montage of one of your favorite places.

It can be your kitchen, a room in UMW, a building, etc.

Frankly, this assignment was very challenging for me. I spent long time to put all the pictures together.

I picked the picture of the univers, and cut in pieces.

And then, I adjusted each one either brighter or darker.

Again, it was so hard to put everything together, especially to find the correct part for each photos.

But, I guess, that is the joy of montage.

I dont know any editting application which can automatically apply a picture into the montage effect.

It would be nice if I know any application that has this function,

so I dont need to spend so much effort to complete this assignment.


DS106-A Whole New World

DS106-A Whole New World

In this assignment, it requires to take a picture of your subject such as grandparents, pet, yourself

and put it into a totally different background in which they appear abnormally too small or too large.

First, I wish the coffee is not too hot.

After I saw this assignment, I thought about the micro human being.

I have ever wished that I could be small like that,

because I would not feel crowded  on Japanese subway in the morning,

and could have free trip by hyding somebody’s bags.

I used my picture when I was 17 year-old,

and changed the size of my photo to fit into the coffee cup photo.

But, one thing that I didnt satisfy about this assigment is that there is no wave around my feet;

it makes the photo little unnatural.

Anyway, I  had fun with doing this assignment.

DS106-Your Dreams Out the Window

DS106-Your Dreams Out the Window

This assignment requires that photograph your best day dreaming window

and alter it to show what you’re dreaming of.

Maybe it’s a dream of a different season, a vacation destination, a moment in the past, or

a fantasy land; it’s all up to your imagination! Have fun merging a familiar spot with a

whole new view!

The idea of this picture is based on the dream when I was little young girl.

I guess, every young kid dreams about eating thier favorite ice cream as much as they can.

Imagining that, when you wake up, you see the whole city becomes ice cream kingdom.

How exciting it is!

I found the picture of the window from my favorit animation, “UP”.

Then, I replaced the outside view to an ice cream photo via Photoshop.

I like this assignement because it gives me imagination of fantasy, and a sweet dream.

The Ds106 Assignment- Mission: Defamiliarize


The Ds106 Assignment- Mission: Defamiliarize

Make a set of ten photos which take something familiar to you–a town, building, object, etc.–and defamiliarize it, make it seem foreign. Use a mix of extreme closeups, weird lighting, foreground/background focusing and odd angles and other effects to make something that you know very well seem like something you’ve never seen before, something spooky and/or luminous and/or magical.

For this assignment I selected some of my photogragphy assignments and some daily photos that I took randomly. Personaly I like the extreme closeup most, you can see from the “flower” “wall” and “light”  pictures. I didn’t use photoshop for most pictures.  When I took these pictures I adjusted the shutter speed to get slow motion photo. By the way you need a tripod to take pictures at night or under the dark light.

The Ds106- Splash The Color

The Ds106- Splash The Color 

Color splash is a technique to emphasize details- you remove all color from a photo, and then restore original color to a single object.  Think of the Girl in the red dress from Schindler’s List.

I didn’t know this technique until I done this assignment. The processes are actually pretty simple.

For photoshop,  first you need to create a new copy of the original picture. (press Control J)

Use it to target the part you want to keep the color. Next remove the color from your new copy.

Thats it!

Triple Troll Quote

The Ds106 Assignment-Triple Troll Quote. This assignment requires that find an image of a well known figure, add to it a famous quote by someone related in some way to the figure in the image and then attribute the quote to a third, related figure.

J.C.R Licklider is the person who considered and invented the first generation of Internet system and Graphical User Interface. Moreover, his concept of “Intergalactic Computer Network” is used on many parts of current Internet systems.

The reason why he tried to create Internet system is because he expected that provision of Internet system develop the thought process of people. His idea was brilliant, but at that time, the Internet system like he thought was kind of dreaming like flying carpet now. However, he continued challenging, and in 1963, he published the book about the concept of “Intergalactic Computer Network”. This concept might be the first step of providing Internet system in this current world.

The greatest thing about him is that he had always looked at several decades later of future. He is the first man who mentioned the necessity and importance of providing Internet system for nations even though the personal use of Internet system was not provided yet at that time. The one major concept is his “Intergalactic Computer Network” concept, which provide worldwide Internet system. It is not difficult to just invent better product than previous generation one, but it is extremely difficult to invent something totally NEW!!

“The general precept of any product is that simple things should be easy, and hard things should be possible” by Alan Kay who is an American computer scientist. He was also the person who mentioned that computer should be easy to use for everyone. From that idea, he created the concept of ‘Personal Computer’. He left another well known phrase that “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”  Personally, I really like the words “hard things should be possible” from the quote which I put on my first Triple Troll Quote .

Ted Nelson is the person who created the word “Hypertext” in 1965. He also made the words of “hypermedia”, “Virtuality”, “Intertwingularity”, and etc. His priority of work was the same reason as Alan and Licklider, which is to let people use computer easily.

At that time, the computer was so big, expensive, and difficult to use. However, these three pioneers had realized that provision of easy use computer would develop and create the better society. They were great as engineers, but more than that, they were extremely respectable people as human.