After teaming back up with my fellow MaNOIRpulators and my Grandma last week, we went to work this week establishing ourselves on the web in different capacities. We formed Black Widow Agency (BWA). composed of Margaret Pinault, Julia James (me, of course), Edie Waz, and Sylvia Stone. In order to really plant ourselves into the online world, we created an agency website and a Twitter account. We are bound and determined to get our name out there, so that we can help women in need. Throughout the week, our members have also been creating different advertising materials for the agency including a newsletter, business card, logo, license plate, quizzes, bumper stickers, etc. BWA is ready to get started on missions, as we have established ourselves in the DS106 community as a top agency comprised of intelligent and sexy women (and, yes, that includes Grandma!).
For Week 11, we were required to create 5 stars of web assignments and 5 stars of any kind of media assignments (total of 10). For part of the 5 web assignments, I completed the prompt, “Pop Quiz!”. I created 5 questions and provided the answers given by each agency member. The participant must try to guess which answers I gave. It is a great way to get to know me and my mindset. For the rest of the 5 web stars, I created my first original assignment called, “Email! Email! Read All About It!”. Since the existing web assignments do not really lend themselves to being completed for an entire agency, a perfect opportunity to create my own emerged. The newsletter that I created announces the formation of our agency and gives details on each member’s role in BWA. The next assignment that I completed comes from the design category. I included a “Noir Valentine” card that our agency received from a mysterious “Secret Admirer”. It was too great to pass up! My final assignment contributed to our web presence, as I created a “Theme Song” for our agency played to the tune “Black Widow”, by Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora. It includes sound effects and voice-overs that make it unique to BWA. The assignments this week were all created with my agency and its members in mind.
We only had to complete two Daily Creates this week, and I enjoyed both of them tremendously. The first is a birthday card for Maggie Black, the hard-working tutor for DS106.
The second is a sound map of Fredericksburg, VA. I was unable to do one for my hometown of Chicago, because I was away on “business” this week. I actually enjoyed the sounds of Fredericksburg. because it is much more peaceful compared to the noisy streets of Chicago.
Until next week, Daily Creates!
I explored my fellow DS106’ers works once again this week. I commented on Tiffany’s post, Edith’s post, Jota’s post, Amanda’s post, Cody’s post, Brianna’s post, Christine’s post, Gyeore’s post, Stephanie’s post, and Erin’s post.
In addition to the required tasks for Week 11, I also created two original Daily Creates. I really hope they come up soon on the website, because I can’t wait to see the twists that others put on the prompts. The first, “Special High Five”, is a video assignment, and the second, “Begin to Face a Fear Today”, is a drawing assignment. Check out the instructions for each below.
With one original assignment and two original Daily Creates submitted, I only have to complete one more original assignment and two tutorials to complete the additional requirements.
This week was one full of blood, sweat, and tears. Okay, I have to admit…the blood wasn’t mine and the tears weren’t either. Ha! Anyways, it was also full of hard work. Ciao!