Cat On A Moped

Personally, I am really enjoying the start of this course. I was very nervous in the beginning, especially with all the technical things we had to learn as I am not very tech-savvy, and with the big to-do list we were given on the first week. I was pleasantly surprised to actually enjoy this class, and the workload is not too much at all it is all very manageable. I absolutely love how creative we get to be and how much freedom we are given. I can not wait for this class to get rolling.

Firstly, I set up my accounts and named my domain installed mastodon, and joined the Discord server. I got the name from a picture I took of a cat on a moped in Greece that is on my wall next to my desk; it’s one of my favorite memories. I am pretty familiar with Discord, as I use it to message some of my friends and play online games with them. After that, I installed WordPress in my domain, which was super easy, especially with the instructions provided and I am currently learning how to use it as this is my first time and me, it is proving harder than I thought, but I think I can get the hang of it.

Secondly, I registered my Blog at the main ds106 website, which again was super easy with the provided instructions. After that, I chose to write my film review on the film WALL-E, which is one of my favorite childhood movies that includes artificial intelligence and human society. The film review can be seen here. The instructions for this assignment were clear, and it was a very fun movie to write about. When I was scrolling down the list of movies, I was a little nervous I wouldn’t find one I would like, but then I realized that a lot of the movies I enjoy actually do include AI in some form, which I found really cool. I think this project was really easy for me as I found a movie that really spoke to me and has been one of my favorites for years, so I was very happy to watch it again. The only issue I had was learning how to make a new blog and learning how to tag it but I figured it out in the end and so far have not had any trouble.

Finally, I wrote my Goals for Digital Storytelling, which can be accessed here. I wanted to keep it relatively short so I can add to it more in the future as I am still figuring out what I want to achieve from this course, but overall, I know I want to continue learning online tools and more about AI.

Overall, I learned a lot in the first week, from learning what a domain is and how to set it up to using WordPress and customizing my site. I can’t wait for what is to come with this course, and I am excited to be creative and intellectually challenged by the internet world.


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