The END of the END.

It’s that time.


Can you believe this is the end?! I’m shook! Here is what I did for my final project for DS106.

First of all, I loved radio week SO much that Jillian and I decided to team up together and do this project together. Our idea was to implement our story in a google Map but add additional information that our radio show did not cover. Our map traces the Survivors at Sunrise story of how we all met, where our cruise sailed, and how we found each other. In addition to this map, we also added commentary about each pin adding all different media. Jillian made a poster, and I recorded a song. The idea of my song came from my character Winston, who I created the story behind the ship. Her story was that the reason she was sailing on this cruise ship was because she was a performer on the cruise. I recorded a song of my playing an acoustic guitar song in the Pollard guitar as part of this final project- because i wanted it to seem like it was a link to Winston’s audition tape to continue the story from our radio show. Below is the Google map and the sound cloud link to my song!

The reason I decided to continue Winston’s story for the final project was because I wanted to wrap up the semester fully being extra creative and continuing (and somewhat) finishing off her story. I wish I could have worked more on creating this awesome character throughout the semester, but I think doing this final project was a good and classy goodbye for us to part. I totally loved the graphic Jillian made, and I think it went perfect with our Google Map! I think its super cool that we created this visual that could also correspond with our radio show.

If you guys don’t know the story behind the sunrise survivors, listen to our show and the map will totally make sense:



Ya’ll tbh i can’t keep up with what week it is. Is this 11? 12? 13? 20? WHO KNOWS. But the apocalypse has been wiping my brain of attempting to keep up with dates.

Anyways, this was a really fun week. I enjoyed doing many different projects regarding my novel I Am Legend.


I honestly really enjoyed this novel, and I think my assignments I did for stars this week can sort of prove that.

For this week I did these projects:

How to never fear again: REMIX A SONG W SPEECH

My favorite assignment I did was for sure without a DOUBT the music remix one. I literally spent hours working on it and I enjoyed the process because I am a music technology major. I worked on logic pro x to create the remix and I found the audio from YouTube!

If you haven’t heard it: check it out


Look to your right. The thing you see is the only weapon you’ll have during the End. How will you use it to survive?

To my right is a rock that is sharp at one side. I use the rock throughout the Apocalypse to help kill zombies with it lol

How to never fear again: REMIX A SONG W SPEECH

My theme song is a bit of a twist. I used logic pro x and garageband to create a beat, however in I Am Legend (the movie version of my book) Will Smith is the main character. There is this famous speech Will Smith gave that is this:

I used this speech embeded in my song to be more creepy and to put a twist on a narrative type of theme song for I Am Legend.

i edited beats within him speaking, and the goal was to make it creepy, but also fit the book.

I imagined this is the speech Robert Neville would give surviving the apocplse, which is why I decided to create a theme song type of remix on speech like this.

Check it out: it’s a bit long, but I think its cool:

Six stars of Video: Week 11

Hi friends! For week 11 I had a lot of fun creating videos. I did two assignments: the first one I did was the ‘Apocalypse Q&A’, and then I did the ‘Where do your shoes take you?’

My favorite assignment out of the two would be the shoe video because I actually had a ton of fun editing and filming my day. I work in Washington, DC so its safe to stay my shoes travel A LOT when i’m in the city. for this assignment I video’d my day taking the metro because literally that’s half my day! Check it out:



The second assignment, my apocalypse Q&A was also super fun. I wrote on snapchat for people to ask me questions, and I actually got some hilarious ones that I put in my video. This is my assignment:

Week 11 recap!



I had so much fun doing video assignments. I did two videos: an Apocalypse Q&A and also the ‘Where do your shoes take you’? Both were really fun, and I enjoyed filming and editing them.

Besides that I also did two daily creates:

I thought my daily creates were super funny this week (mostly because I got to make fun of kim and kanye! lol)

I also created various projects and media work for the class to do that I thought would be enjoyable.
Here are my assignments:


You hear on the radio that the End has started. What do you do first?

The first thing I would do is reach out to my loves ones and make sure we have a game plan to stick together and be safe. My family is everything to me, so my first thought would be to call them asap.



Video week WRAPPED UP

Wow this week went by super fast?? Is it just me?!

I think video week was one of my favorites because I enjoyed doing all the video projects for stars. My star projects I created was a video of me reading a letter to my old self and also me doing the weather. I had a lot of fun working on these, but I think I would have rather done a group project because I enjoy working with people and I would have rather worked on a group project where I could be creative with others versus doing things alone.


Besides that, here are my daily creates I did this week:


If I am being completely transparent, I didn’t enjoy reading the article about movie tips because I found that rather boring, however I did enjoy making my own analysed video clip even though I’m not sure if it is correct. I really don’t like analyzing movies because most of the time I just don’t find them interesting, but I sat down and did the best I could for this project. I was hoping I could make a video about my book I Am Legend that is also a movie because I would love to make a video comparing the book story to the movie story.

Question of the week:

What question would you like to ask the class?

If you could save ANYONE (just one person) in your life to stay alive during the apocalypse, who would it be and why?

What’s The Weather In Your Neck Of The Woods?

For video week I was SUPER excited to do this project. The assignment is called What’s The Weather In Your Neck Of The Woods?

I am currently an intern at a news station up in Washington DC so I thought this project was the perfect fit for video week. I got to say the weather! I was a little bummed because I wanted to make it an Apocalypse themed weather update, but that would have been pretty awkward because i work with professionals and they totally would have thought i was super weird.

I hope you like my video! Enjoy 🙂

For video week!

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