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DS106 Plays Caption This

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

It all started with this Retweet by Melanie McBride this morning:

It just so happens that I caught this in the stream and my interrest was piqued when I saw Google Street View mentioned because right now the ds106 internauts are using Google Street View to create a narrative about their childhood home, a particular trip, etc. using Google Street View. And when I saw this link to the “seedy side” of Google Street View I couldn’t resist. Jon Rafman’s Tumblr blog that collects all these images is extremely provocative, and whether or not all the images are real—that aquarium seems like a hard sell as Garrett Bush mentioned in class tonight—a vision of the seemingly invisible realities of the police state, prostitution, public sex, and other random acts of craziness is fascinating.

All this to say I spent part of tonight’s class talking about this site, and sharing the examples. And what quickly became apparent to me is that everyone of these images is a prompt for a story. We all were taken in by them, but also we were let with a million questions, and the idea of stitching the story back together became an almost natural urge. I’d love to do a forensic/detective narrative using Google Street View, or a scavenger hunt on Google Earth, but that will have to wait until I actually have a plan. What did happen tonight, however, was kinda fun nonetheless. After looking at the images, I spontaneously asked the class broke up into groups and tasked them with captioning as many of these crazy pictures as possible in the time left of class. And they did. Not only that, what they did was very, very fun. I really can’t defend the “learning objective” (vomit) of this in-class assignment though, I had no other reason for making them do it other than I had an idea it might be fun, and oh was it ever. Look at the fruits of their sardonic joy.


You can’t see me… I am a Ninja!


Modern Day Abbey Road!


Hulk Smash!


Slippery when wet

“Is this how the squirrels do it?”

“Jinkeys, looks like Scooby found the Fire Sauce.”

“I better get out of here before her husband catches me.”

The Pink Portal to the Great Beyond

Welcome to STARK industries…..building the future!

Rock'n the "manddals"

Father time was not nice to you, Skeletor!

Pluto you've got you lay off the acid

Coming soon…..Google Inception!

Service Worker's Revenge

Lemonade: $1 per hour.

Dog Park Rejects

Hazards of Narcolepsy


Even heroes have the right to dream.

"Mom! There's a spaceship outside!"

Flowers do not equal happiness.

Flipper Five!!!!

I told you not to text and walk at the same time!


Police Officer “This is how you make the Y! Again from the top!”

“Onward, to Camelot!”

Hey Maverick, lets go play volleyball


Hey, HEY WAIT! I’ll take another box of the Thin Mints!

"Take me! I'm one of you!"

ultimate walk of shame

SHE’S NOT PREGNANT!

Juliet, hey, JULIET!


WAYNE’S WORLD! WAYNE’S WORLD!

Image of The Birds

THE BIRDS!!!!!!!!!

Whoa. What happened to the pool?!

United States of Google America

DS 106 Caption Contest

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Today during my DS106 class, we discussed the importance of privacy and the fine line that some feel Google Maps has crossed. Our professor explained to us how Google Maps images were taken and even showed us a sight called 9EyeTumblr.com. This site displays various images taken by the Google Maps truck and compiles them into one index of many different photos. Our teacher was so enthusiastic about these photos that he decided to have our class add caption to as many photos as we could in about 30 minutes time. My group was made up of Sarah, Chris, Brian, and myself. Here is our submission.

Environmentalists rule this side of the road obviously

The Pink Portal to the Great Beyond

What type of driving causes skid marks like this?

You see what had happend was…..

Let's jump to hyperspace

It's Free Willie!

Put your hands where we can see them!

There he is……let's get him!

caught red….um……pawed!?

I own this city!

Welcome to STARK industries…..building the future!

Wayne's World

THE BIRLDS!!!!!!!

Now introducing Google Moon!

Rock'n the "manddals"

Where are my Lucky Charms?

Father time was not nice to you, Skeletor!

Where are the deer and the antelope playing!?

Pluto you've got you lay off the acid – caption submitted by Chris

Ninja…………….Fail

Coming soon…..Google Inception!

United States of Google America

Google Street View Captions

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Here are the Google street view captions. Courtesy of Sadie, Ashley, Claire , and me. We have 2 more – the “best” ones – that can be found on Claire’s blog.

All these pictures came from http://9eyes.tumblr.com/.

Service Worker's Revenge

Dog Park Rejects

"Mom! There's a spaceship outside!"

Flowers do not equal happiness.

Best. Fort. Ever.

Madagascar 3: Escape to the Arctic

Lemonade: $1 per hour.

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

I can't do this while you're watching me!

"Are there no more cabs in this whole city!?!?"

Even heroes have the right to dream.

You may get there faster, but I'll get there fitter.

Honey, I Shrunk the Rockclimber

Hazards of Narcolepsy

9Eyes Captions

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Trick or Treat

Slippery when wet

Alice in Wonderland- going through the rabbit hole

Wide Load coming through

As cruel as School Children

Hulk Smash!

You can't see me… I am a Ninja!

Captions

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

“Jinkeys, looks like Scooby found the Fire Sauce.”

“I  “I better get out of here before her husband catches me.”

“Crap. No now where can I park my scooter.”

“We’re off to see the Wizard…the wonderful Wizard of Oz!”

 

“Is this how the squirrels do it?”

Google Stalker View

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Images are all found here!

Group Members:

Megan Eichenberg

Jessica Murnin

Heyyyyyy Guys…..

Flipper Five!!!!

Guy in Suit- "Hey man, we don't want no trouble! Stay away from my girl!" Guy being held back- "Hey man it's cool! Just lemme get my hat!"

Little Boys "Oh where did your Van with Candy go? Not so tough now Mr. Stranger Sir!"

Police Officer "This is how you make the Y! Again from the top!"

George Wilson "DENNIS! Why are you such a Menace!!!!!"

Crap! The ladder! I need the ladder!

That’s all we have for now! =D

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Captions

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

stratcatamy , and carlie

Closed Captioning…

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Whoa. What happened to the pool?!

Hey, HEY WAIT! I'll take another box of the Thin Mints!

Halal Shmall, I miss Virginia Barbecue!

They'll NEVER find me here!

Whew. Close call. Thank God this wall was here!

My fitness regime has RADICALLY improved ever since I replaced my feet with a Segway!

Juliet, hey, JULIET!

  

WAYNE'S WORLD!

MINE.

 

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Picture Captions

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I AINT GOT YOUR MONEY

ITS MY DAUGHTERS HELMET

gotta catch em all!

why didn't you tell me you had a husband!

Don't just fill up on gas!

WAYNE'S WORLD, WAYNE'S WORLD

rawr

Hey Maverick, lets go play volleyball

By Wesley Frank, Kevin Hernandez (blog.caughtinthehustle.info), and Kyle Nero (blog.kylenero.com)

Images from (http://9eyes.tumblr.com/)