Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Blog Post #5 Copy Right and Wrong

Kirsten Winkler is talking about how copy right is a good idea. He explains that it is always good to share things to others and at the same time take someone's idea for our own. I agree with his statement and the way he is thinking but at the same time I am not fully agreed. He says "Generally speaking, cheating is nothing else than collaboration" and yes this is somehow true. I guess?! It all depends on the definition of cheating I guess... Everyone has different point of view and consider cheating. It has different levels. I think when you ask people for more information and sharing that information is not cheating, it is only sharing.

But I don't think this type of cheating is accepted (the picture above)... This is just NOT using your brain and copy! This is the worse thing to do! I think there are a lot of different types of cheating and it depends on what and which one you are talking about.

Winkler says "So instead of grading individuals we could start grading entire classes, taking the pressure of competition away from the individual and use it as a motivator for the entire group" which in this case this is a good idea. This is like a group work, we are all saying something and sharing our ideas and at the end we make it into one project! It is not only one idea but plenty and it will be a great work! Helping each other to develop our self is the best thing to do!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

ds106 Web Assignments 105 "Google Maps Story"

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Soooooooo here is where I am from, it is Iran, Tehran (the capital city of Iran) in Ariashahr. This is where I used to live and where my home is. There are a lot of historical places in Iran including  Perspolis which was built more than 2000years ago. Also Iran is where Persian Carpets, Persian Cats, Sheesha, Pistachio come from. Also we have four season! So we have WINTER! hahahaha. Most people have the HOT weather image of middle eastern countries but it is actually colder than Japan in winter. We have one of the biggest Ski Pist which is world's 4th biggest mountain around Tehran, so I used to go to ski every weekend. It only takes one hour to go there and it is very cheap as well. This is why a lot of foreigners come to Tehran during winter time to ski! It costs approximately 2000yen per day, including renting everything and the entrance! You are more than welcome! 

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ds106 Video Assignments 159 "Video Essay"

So here is one my favorite music! I just love this music and it makes me wanna dance. I like the music more than the video clip itself but I will explain in detail later, after you watch the Video!!!!!

The music is called "In the Dark" and the artist is Dev. She always has her unique way of music videos and I really like her musics. The theme of this music is Dark, which is shown in the black color. There are a lot of sexy scenes for example when she is surrounded by people and she is lying down naked... When I first listened to this music I thought the music video is going to be a lot of dancing, in a different locations but it was quite different.

It is very easy to understand this music video because it is shown in the color and the way she sings is a little slow and also repetitive. I think these days, most of the music video turned into sexual lyrics more than deep meaning... Which makes me a little sad. I think the music in the 90's were the best because it all has more meaningful lyrics and lots of emotions... This is why somehow music in the 90's never dies...??? Music now a days dies eventually and it is the matter of time. Artists gets popular but they might not be popular the next year?!

All and all I really like this music not so much the music video. I hope you will like it too!

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ds106 Visual Assignments 191 "Demotivate Yourself"

Here is my little puppy Choco!!!!! I took her out the other day and she looked so cute so I took a picture!
She was so lazy that she didn't even bother herself to move for a little bit, or I guess she was too comfortable! hahahahaha. It looks fun and I wish I could do that too! lol. Hope you will like it ;)

ds106 Design Assignments 54 "Iconic You"

This sounds really fun!!!!! I took a picture of myself and try to change the tone of the picture and the color of it! I look scary and PINK but I really enjoyed it!

ds106 Writing Assignment 189 "1 Quote a Day"

Quotes are very useful and meaningful! It makes us to think and people might agree or disagree. I will take this good opportunity to make some quote and see how people respond to my quote!!!!

I don't believe in bad luck because everything happen for reason.
                                                                     -Seira K

Positive thought always gives us positive feedback ;)
                                                                    -Seira K

I wrote two instead of one and they are both very simple and basic. But this is what I always think about when something bad happens or I feel very negative. I hope you will like it ;)

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

We Are All Artist by Timmmmyboy

Are we all artist?

This a very arguemental question. By listening Timmmmyboy's, "We are all Artist"  talking I would say the answer for this question could be Yes, or No or something in between. Are we all artist? This is too general question. I don't like to use the word "All" because this word is too strong in my opinion... I mean everyone of us is different and because of this we have different talents. One can have a great voice, one can draw well, one can dance well, one can cook well...etc.

Artist...?! Anything that we do could be an art in my opinion. But art needs creativity and this needs practice to be able to be a good artist. One is born with a great talent and one is not. The one who is a great artist and became famous was born talented and its in their genes. They create art which is incredible and unbelievably beautiful. So if we are all artist, how come I can't draw what Picasso drew??? Is that mean I am not artist? or is that mean I am but in a different way.

I agree with Timmmmyboy that a creative environment can foster creativity. This is very important. If I was born in a very artistic family and I see both my father and mother is drawing all the time, I will be interested to draw and learn what they are doing too right? If we do that from our childhood, by the time we grow up we become an artist. So yes I agree to this statement.

Are we all an artist? I would say no because not everyone wants to be an artist and not everyone needs to be an artist. I think this question is a little judgmental too. Being an artist is great but not everyone has that talent to become one. We have so many options in our lives, "to become something" in our lives and artist is just one another option. Everyone of us is different and this makes our world interesting.