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Illustrating Odd Autocompletes

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Hiss and Preach

Google Autocomplete is an oracle with strange powers to bring oddities into your life. This assignment asks you to seek out that randomness. Start with a strong phrase (things like “I hate . . .” or “I love . . . ” seem to work well.) and run through the alphabet looking for really odd autocompletes. When you find a good one, screen capture it and create an illustration that represents the search string.

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Submissions So Far

Google Says … I am Not a Number

“Google … I am not a Number …,” animated GIF by @aforgrave

I like Visual Assignment 1244: Illustrating Odd Autocompletes. I’ve done it a couple of times before, although I can’t find any examples in my Media Library and it’s not showing up in the Assignment Bank examples. Maybe it’s …

Elves Scare the Crap Out of Me

Illustrating Odd Autocompletes – 2.5 Points

This definitely one the weirdest assignments I have chose. I got lots of gibberish, funny and disturbing. I’m not sure if this is a reflection of my personally, but I chose the weird one. The phrase was “I hate the way elf on a …

Illustrating Odd Autocompletes

 

 

 

 

2 and a half stars. This was a fun assignment. Google autocorrects are so funny, like the fact people actually search for these things scares me.

I searched “I hate it when” and it finished with “I’m studying and a velociraptor throws.” What is he …

A strange Google Autocomplete

So for this visual assignment I had to create an image using the results from a Google search where it automatically suggested some options. I started my search with “I hate it when…” and then added “my cat.” This is what Google came up with:

All of these are really …

I Love It When Voldemort Uses My Shampoo

I chose to do this assignment because of all the fantastically majestic autocompletes I have seen on Google. I decided to use “I love it when…” and Google did the rest. I ended up with Voldemort showering… Autocomplete is a magical thing.

Illustrating Odd Autocompletes

The example for this ds106 visual assignment was of a cat priest hissing while preaching, which immediately caught my eye. I first input “I love it when…” into the google search bar, and then typed a few random letters after it. I tried to choose letters that were less frequently …

I Love It When It Rains Quotes

 

For my second visual assignment of the week, I decided to complete the Illustrating Odd Auto-completes challenge. When I Googled “I love…”  I didn’t come up with much. I continued to add to the search until I came across “I love it when it rains quotes.” I thought it …

I hate it when spiders just sit there

[I usually do my ds106 stuff on Tumblr, but animated gifs over 1 MB become just gifs there, and I couldn’t make this one small enough without changing it substantially. Damn Tumblr.]

So there’s a new visual assignment for ds106 called “Illustrating odd autocompletes.” I think it’s …

Completing Tom Woodward

Tom keeps pumping out his creations of the Illustrating Odd Autocompletes assignment he spun out this gem featuring my pals Gardner Campbell and MC Hammer (!)


cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward

and so… turn about is fair play. I went to The Google …

Grin and Bear it

A new DS106 assignment ds106 Assignments: Illustrating Odd Autocompletes by Tom Woodward.

Google Autocomplete is an oracle with strange powers to bring oddities into your life. This assignment asks you to seek out that randomness. Start with a strong phrase (things like “I hate . . .” or “I …

When Google Completes Me… I’m Feeling MOOCy

When Tom Woodward tweets something “might be a good #ds106 assignment”, he usually does not stop there

http://t.co/oXnzUDewTQ #ds106 illustrating strange google autocompletes

— Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) November 30, 2013

He goes ahead and tries it


cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward

and makes …

Illustrating Odd Autocompletes

Blatantly copying this post for a #ds106 assignment.

Google Autocomplete is an oracle with strange powers to bring oddities into your life. This assignment asks you to seek out that randomness. Start with a strong phrase (things like “I hate . . .” or “I love . . . ” …

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Tutorial for Illustrating Odd Autocompletes

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