Weekly Summary #9

This weeks work load was a little lighter than previous weeks.

I did the first three daily creates, that I published here:

Daily Creates Week 9

Then I listened to the Tumbling Tumbleweeds’ radio show Thursday night, and responded with a bunch of tweets on Twitter using the hashtags #ds106 and #western106. This is my reflection on their show:

Radio Listen

These are the assignments I created for the character mashups:

Character Assignments

I really enjoyed this week, although I didn’t have much time do to a lot of work from other classes.



Character Assignments

This assignment was to create a bucket list for my two characters. I chose true love and Equality for Jacali, and a real Home and peace of mind for the character I’m using, named Luke. He is a drifter who just wants a real home to be able to go to, and peace of mind to forget his past.

This is his page: http://liamcaudill.org/blog/ds106/western-character-creation/



The next assignment I did, was create a wanted poster for your character (s):


I did this for both Jacali and Luke. There was no given physical description for Luke, so I had to create one myself.



Daily Creates Week 9

Theses are my three daily creates for this week:

I did this with a quote I found that inspired me to do a daily create! I used a picture of a blank note book I found on creative commons and added inspiring font.

It took me a while to a face in some objects in my apartment, but I did! I think the suction cups of this sponge holder look like eyes, and the pink sponge looks like an open mouth!

Although I knew I probably shouldn’t make it political, I had to do this daily create using Donald Trump. The prompt was: bury something you find undesirable; which I do find Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. May it rest in peace.


Radio Listen

I’m listening to Turning Tumbleweeds on DS106 radio.

The first segment of this show is difficult to distinguish between the two womens voices that the creator is putting on. However with her two characters conversation, she did make me want to find out who killed Johnny! When the next voice comes on, the volume is a little too low for me to hear at the beginning, especially for the mans voice. This gets better though as both the female and male characters move closer to the mike to talk. The transition after was clear and short, really good.

The next segment is two girls talking about how they can’t believe Jonny died. This scene is done really well, it flows really easy. At this point I still have no idea who killed Johnny! The next character, Danny’s voice, is a little low and I can’t really hear the piano in the background, but it was a great idea to have live music playing in the background, as I believe that is! I feel like two-shot Harry might be the murderer! This monologue about Harry is very good, a nice long interesting bit of information.

Theres no real transition next, but now we’re talking to someone named Cali. The voices in this segment sound similar to me, and it’s a bit hard to follow. So now we’ve found out Johnny has an evil twin whose trying to kill him?? This is so dramatic!

The next transition was good! The commercial about milk was good, and I really liked the commercial about the burgers! The music in the background was really well done. A couple more radio bumpers go by.

Woodrow and Nash are being looked for now. All of a sudden Harry’s lady friend named Belle is the culprit whose arrested? They arrested Belle, and now don’t suspect Johnnys evil twin. The radio bumper with two girls was good! The show ends abruptly.

Can’t believe it’s already over! It was really great. Good murder mystery from 7 different points of view. The listening experience was really good, the story was good, the only parts I would advise to work on would be the volume of each recording being matched up together, and not having one too low to hear. I especially liked the sound affects (dogs barking, sounds of a bar, and the piano) during each of the segments, they  made the show unique.


Debating Your Device

Monday in class, we debated the article titled “Your Phone Was Made By Slaves: A Primer on the Secret Economy”, which in summary described how the cheap smart phone technology we use in America is manufactured overseas using slave labor. There were two sides to the debate: our side, which defended the use of slave labor technology, and the opposing side, which suggested we switch to companies that don’t use slave labor.

In the debate, I contributed to my team by promoting ideas and taking notes on the opposing side’s opening statement. When we were coming up with our rebuttal, I suggested we talked about how if America were to boycott slave labor technology manufacturers that another group of consumers would just take our place and continue to support these companies. I also read off the key points the opposing group made in their opening statement to my team and highlighted what we should focus on in our rebuttal.

Besides opinions, some factual evidence my group used to respond to the opposing group’s rebuttal was: that Nokia (which they suggested America should support) hasn’t put out a widely-used smart phone in almost ten years, and that since slavery is institutionalized in countries like the ones that are producing our technology, if everyone everywhere were to stop supporting the slave labor technology manufacturers that the companies would just move their business to a different consumer product. Our rebuttal in conclusion was that supporting one non-slavery company would be detrimental, and that if we stopped buying slave labor technology that the manufacturers would just switch to different products and produce them with slave labor.

All in all, I really agree with my groups position on this ethical issue. Although it is a tragedy that slave labor is used to create cheap smart phone technology, there is no one specific way that we could stop the usage of slave labor. I believe that Americans wouldn’t want to buy from non-slave labor companies that would likely cost more for technology, and that if slave labor wasn’t used for technology manufacturing, that the slave labor would just move to another product. I thought the opposing views evidence lacked a real resolution, besides purchasing smart phone technology from one slave labor free manufacturing company.