Sharing art every day on the DS106 Daily Creative

In addition to the DS106 MOOC I’m taking as an open online student this semester, I am going to make a very concerted effort to contribute to its Daily Creative. I think it provides a great opportunity to be socially-engaged with like-minded colleagues all over who enjoy taking pictures, recording audio and video clips, and sharing/providing feedback on each other’s work. I have to say I’m delighted to have found the DS106 community. Or, perhaps it found me… on Twitter! So, I’m sharing an example of yesterday’s assignment as communicated to its followers on Twitter.

I took this image using my Droid 2 phone. Then, I uploaded it to my flickr account ( and tagged it with  #tdc02. 02 is the second assignment of the semester.

Mac and cheese on the lady plate

Here is a bit more information about how it works. From the Daily Creative website,

The Daily Creative is an exercise in the continual practice of spontaneous creativity through short exercises. Each “assignment” should take no more than 15-20 minutes. There are no registrations, no prizes, just a community of people producing art daily.

What a very cool way to build community on the Internets!  Here’s what Day 3 is shaping up to as of this evening.

If you’d like to join us, here’s how to get started:

  1. Follow @DS106TDC on Twitter. Each day at 10AM EST a new assignment will be posted. The assignments will vary in discipline with everything from photography and drawing to audio and video.
  2. Once you’ve completed your assignment, follow the directions on the homepage to upload it to the appropriate service and tag it correctly.
  3. That’s it! You may wish to tweet out a link to it to let your followers know what you’re up to but this is not a requirement of the site.

2 thoughts on “Sharing art every day on the DS106 Daily Creative

  1. The Daily Create is a amazing, and all thanks to Tim Owens and Alan Levine for making it happen. I loved your clown plate picture in b&W, one of my favorites of that day, beautiful.

  2. The timing of the shot was PERFECT only because, as you must know, kids move soo quickly and seldom pause for a picture. There is about a 4 second delay between the time I depress the “click” button on the Motorola Droid 2…. so, it was lucky! Thanks for this feedback!!! And, btw, you’re the first person to comment on my blog. As I, too, am open for business as it were, perhaps I will coin an assignment with your Dr Oblivion on the face of a dollar bill. Something to post on my “wall.” 🙂

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