So it’s high time to get back into the madness that is DS106. This term, the course is “headless,” no one person is in charge, there’s no one prof, it’s a classroom without teachers except without a classroom too: just the wisdom, expertise and generosity of the members of the ds106 community, old and new. So here then is my first assignment, a bumper for DS106Radio. I played with an old clip about living authentically from My Dinner with Andre and the end of a track from the Run the Jewels album by Killer Mike and El-P and added a voiceover at the end. It took me a while to get the effects in Audacity to do what I thought I’d want to do but since I don’t really yet know what all of them do, I took my chances and am pretty happy with the result.

As many of our readers know, this is a time of transition for us at thisevilempire — we’ve left the once promised land of New Jersey and moved back to Caifornia after almost 20 years on the East Coast. We left with nothing but dreams and two suitcases and returned this past weekend with two children and several advanced degrees between us. On the occasion of the big move, I present something from the Vaults: a video I made just before we moved into our house in the burbs in 2007. Jonah was two and a half and Eli was still cooking. After over 6 years and lots of home improvement, house we left this month looked a little different than it did when we moved into it. Enjoy.

A little animated GIF fun with some footage of Jim Groom from the #ds106radio NYC jam this past Thursday night:

Here’s the original vid:

And some great photos from that night by my CUNY colleague, Michael Branson Smith.

Here’s Luke Waltzer’s brilliant reflection on the DIY Radio session at Baruch the night before that provided the occasion to get together and play music loud. Really loud.

Oh and, this just in: audio archives and reflections by Giulia Forsythe. Rock!