Well, #ds106 is going to be great! Looking at past work is making me really excited to start my own creations!
— Spencer Scott (@spencer_cscott) January 18, 2015
My name is Spencer Scott and I’m a transfer student here at UMW. I enrolled in DS106 mainly because of a growing intrigue in live streaming technologies, and an appreciation for independent movie camera work. Recent Hollywood movies not unlike Cloverfield and Super 8 may have contributed as well. Being a computer science major, I was weary of taking a full-on art class, with the assumption there would be less focus on the technological side of the process. DS106 seems to be exactly what I was looking for!
My interests include computer programming, snowboarding, cooking (not baking, get those cake pans away from me), abstract and surreal art, jam bands and electronic music, although I don’t care much for the electronic music scene. It’s much more enjoyable to go see live music being performed on instruments, where improvisation is much more free-flowing, but I have been to a few electronic music shows like this one:
I’m also a husband and a father. I would be remiss not to mention my 2-year-old son’s love for books and my reading them to him as another reason for my interest in storytelling. It’s not often you find a well-written children’s book, so I’ll admit I’ve become a bit of children’s book critic. It’s easy to rhyme. It’s not so easy to rhyme in a coherent plot line without introducing extraneous topics for a children’s story. I’m really excited for this class, the work seems very interesting and, quite honestly, a lot of fun, especially considering the amount of feedback on the ds106 website.
If you happen to see me around campus, I really wouldn’t mind talking about ds106, so feel free to stop me to chat!
Let’s get to craftin’!