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Digital Studies Showcase

I intend for this post to serve as a space where I can highlight some of my favorite digital works as we are finally approaching mid-semester in DS106.

This is my most recent audio project that I am proud to display. I was able to capture sounds from around my city and university then place the various sounds on some eclectic background music. Comment below this post to see if you can identify the sounds or in what environment they were found.

For my digital studies class I have assignments called Daily Creates – the idea of a daily create is a small digital project from many different categories – that takes anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes. They are sometimes hard, but always fun. If you want to try some out for yourself, follow this link to The Digital Studies Daily Create Website.

Here are some of my favorite daily creates!

Do you have this fear?

Do you live in a busy city or have ever traveled to a city where there are heat grates like Washington, DC or New York?  You casually walk across them more than likely because you like the warm air they produce in the colder months. I bet you do expect people to pass their hands through the grate while you walk past, do you?  Well this happen to me once and let’s just say it scared the living day-lights out of me.


A Tribute to 9/11



I believe this picture in black and white really captures what America is about – FREEDOM! A flag triumphing over all our battles, heartache, and hardships. Always persevering, this is a symbol that the American people are strong and will always fight for freedom until the true nations-man dies.


A funky creative architecture



I bet you have never seen anything like this before? I don’t know how to describe it other than it being radically amazing.


Thanks for checking out my showcase, if you want to see more creative works on my blog let me know!

¡Sounds of your city!

Record glimpses of different sounds you hear throughout the day, at university, your job, or your city. Compile as many sounds as you would like (ideally in 10 second burst), this makes it easier for editing, chopping, and creating. Use audio editing software like Audacity or Logic and share the assignment through Sound Cloud or other medium. Lastly, have patience and have fun with this. If you choose this assignment, please share!

Fan Fiction (Hound of the Baskervilles)


Knowledge is power in the Hound of Baskervilles because when Holmes and Watson encounter several dead-ends in their threads, but Holmes is optimistic he will find a solution because correct clues. He is confident in his own intellectual and eventually a solution was found.


Some of the scenes in The Hound of Baskervilles are utterly mind-blowing and this is depicted in the GIF above.


Grab your popcorn and get ready for scenes of excitement and mischievousness.


A lot of the scenes are scary and this GIF shows the suspense and scary factor in the movie


You know when you are casually eating your popcorn and you get frightened? Well Jon Stewart is basically me!

How would you explain the The Hound of Baskervilles in GIFs? Well this is my take on it, what do you think? OH HAPPY DAY, A TON OF GIFs LITERALLY!

Is Life Like Minesweeper?

“What is life like? Is it like Windows Minesweeper?”

This question has been on my mind a lot lately.

I never truly believed that dying young was an actual thing. I never experienced it first hand and I always thought that it was something you see/hear about in tv show and/or movies about teenagers and young adults. But over the past several weeks, it’s been proven now, various times now, that death can sneak up and take anyone at any given time.

It taught me that life really isn’t as long as people think. It’s kinda reminds me of that one game Minesweeper that we used to play on the older Windows software. Where you test your luck to see if you can beat the game without stepping on a single mine.

It had me thinking. Life is really too short and precious. So my advice to you, if you are reading, is to try and live a life full of excitement, joy and love. And try to stay away from a life full of hate and boredom. Live as if you had no worry because it could be taken quickly.

Nothing in this world matters except your faith and love to your family and friends. Cherish them and cherish your life.

Virginia Tech Football

This week I made a trip to the Southeast region of Virginia, skipping the mountains and opting for some HOKIES football!

Virginia Tech is in  Week 5 of the season, the Hokies have a good chance of improving their record to 5-0. The No.13 Hokies, can never overlook a team and let their guards down.

The Hokies have come out on top in their first four games thanks to their ability to lock down their opponents’ offense.  The Hokies defense has proven to be aggressive, continuing to stand strong and hold off the opposing team.

HOKIE Nation and my new friend in the sunglasses.

The Hokies defense will remain as aggressive as always and should stand strong against their opponents.

Despite these accolades, the Hokies have gotten off to slow starts on offense in each of the last two games. Not coming out of the gate slowly this week is imperative in this virtual tune-up game.

Stay tuned for the announcement of game results and other adventures.