The spine book of you

Gardner also reminds us that “Titles aren’t exhaustive, but they are invitations, descriptions, images.”  So, If you could have any domain name, which would it and why? Bonus points for making a mock up of your front page, post to Flickr. Add link to your story below.

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Virtually Foolproof

Written by Cris Crissman (@Cris2B) on October 20, 2014 11:18 pm
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For years I’ve co-existed in the virtual world of Second Life — taught there, presented there, and held many meetings there. So I appreciate the idea that technology may be more foolproof in the virtual world than in the actual one — virtually foolproof, right? Because it isn’t. I can screw up beautifully in both.

The illustration, created by my actual and virtual best friend, Bill, reflects the actual and the virtual, the old and the new.

Here’s the banner for my site:

And my blog:

Half&Half Indie

Written by Carmela Mitchell on October 20, 2014 10:39 pm
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This daily create is really interesting and thought provoking. A domain that would describe my life hard to think of because there have been various events in my life that define me. But! I’ll give it a try.

The first thing that came to mind was “” or something along those lines. “Half n Half” is the part. This s really significant to my life in different ways. 1. I love coffee and people use Half and Half all the time. 2. More importantly, race. I’m biracial which many people wouldn’t know just by looking at me. Although some people believe that you shouldn’t let race define you, i think it should. I’ve been brought up by two separate, very different cultures. It explains why i am the way i am. I consider this a great thing. So now that the half and half part is out of the way, now comes “indie”. I love music. It seriously is the reason behind half of my actions. Music influences the way you dress,act, etc. So i would have to include indie in my domain name. I’ve met half of my friends through music and have bonded over it with so many people. Indie music is amazing. There you have it! “” ! Maybe one day i’ll be able to have this domain for fun. :)

Jack of Most Trades, Master of Some.

Written by @JeffLundbrg on October 20, 2014 5:04 pm
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I will be the first to admit that I am no spring chicken, that I am not your average college student, and that I am not as book smart as many of you. Having said that, I will say that I am extremely proud of the knowledge I have accumulated throughout my life outside of school thus far. While I fully appreciate the value of a college education, my own, as of yet, is not complete. I often rely on my wits and previously acquired skills to get me through. I can completely take apart my car and put it back together again. I can build just about anything out of wood. I have a vast useless library of trivia in my head just waiting for an opportunity to use it, and so on and so on. DS106 however, has taught me so many things that I had previously never even attempted; last week’s audio assignments were a testament to that fact. I may not know everything about everything, hell nobody does, but I know a good bit about most, and I’m damn good at some.



Written by Sandy Brown Jensen, Digital Storyteller on October 20, 2014 11:02 am
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I am old enough and been on the path of the right “spine of me” long enough that I have been gifted with insight into the right name for me and the domain name to go with it.

When I learned the term “digital storytelling,” my brain lit up like a Christmas tree. I set out on a journey constantly fueled by those lights. As I learn multi-media and tell my stories, I often feel like my mind is on fire; hence, Mind on Fire.

I do everything in a community with others, so I like it that my domain identifier is .us!
See it live– new digital story just got posted– one it took me many hours to create.

Leave a comment, subscribe–these stories ain’t gonna appreciate themselves, folks! :)