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"As an autobiographical challenge, the six-word limitation forces us to pinpoint who we are and what matters most — at least in the moment. The constraint fuels rather than limits our creativity." -Larry Smith


How would you tell your life’s story if you could only use six words? Come up with a six word autobiographical story and then design/illustrate it (more than just a photo). See examples from Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students from Grade School to Grad School

The idea for the six word memoir is credited to Larry Smith's Smith Magazine back in 2006, and plays on hthe legendary idea of Ernest Hemingway writing a novel in six words: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

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Submissions So Far

Six Words is All

In living the life that we do, how much should we leave behind.  Take it all with you!

http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/six-word-memoir

Proving All the Statistics Wrong. #VICTOR

These 6 words mean so much to me due to the rough childhood I experienced. In order to be where I am today, I had to overcome several obstacles. My mother and I came from a third world country. I had to learn the English language at the age of …

Always Believe In Yourself To Succeed-6-Word

I found the original picture here

I picked these words Always Believe In Yourself To Succeed because I have had a lot of adversity in my life and lost both of my parents before I was 18 years old. I always remember one of my teachers and my aunt telling …

Six Words Memoir

 

 


I do know dreams come true

When designing this six word memoir I used an image of myself in Labadee, Haiti and inserted it into www.Pixlr.com (please see my tutorial in how to make a bumper sticker http://www.frederickhowell.com/uncategorized/my-neck-n-back-presents/ to see how to insert images) and inserted an image …

Design Assignment #3: Six-Word Memoir

My Six-Word Memoir

It reflects back on a life experience I had with grief. Recently, I lost a friend who, with his age, had a variety of health problems. I symbolized this by the different colored cancer ribbons. He was an incredible man and neighbor that I had the pleasure …

Six-Word Memoir

Chaos the memoirs of me Jasmine C would be the title of my autobiography. This book would represent how chaotic my life has been over the years. As you can see from the hundreds of photos it shows many aspects of me. You will see teeko my Chihuahua, my boyfriend, …

Memoir of a student

I chose to do a design assignment on the Six-Word Memoir.  I have always loved being a free spirit but sometimes I feel constrained to finish school and do what my parents want me to do.  Want to know my real passion in life? I want to join the …

Six Word Memoir

 

 “As an autobiographical challenge, the six-word limitation forces us to pinpoint who we are and what matters most – at least in the moment. The constraint fuels rather than limits our creativity.”

-Larry Smith

For the Six Word Memoir Assignment, you have to think through how you would …

Six words are enough after all

For this week you should complete two ds106 design assignments, each should be posted to your blog, appropriately tagged and categorized.

For my second design assignment I decided to do the Six word memoir idea and really thought long and hard on how I would tell my life’s story …

She drank / a lot / of tea

 

My six-word memoir. Slightly tongue in cheek, but I do like my tea.

Here’s how I created it:…

I took a photo of my nice evening cuppa (decaf Yorkshire tea) on my phone camera and uploaded it to Dropbox.
I cropped the image in Windows Live Photo Gallery

Life Plan: A Six-Word Story

Creating a poster of a six-word memoir feels almost like cheating.  You’re supposed to be telling the entire story using only those words. Being able to use pictures makes it easier. But then again, you are limited to a single image (or single arrangement of images), so you still have …

Inferiority Complex at it’s finest

 

This is my six-word memoir about the Twilight Zone episode “Eye of the Beholder”.  The main point I took away from the episode is why is it necessary for people to feel the need to conform to societal norms and compare themselves to other people they consider better.  …

Inferiority Complex at it’s finest

 

This is my six-word memoir about the Twilight Zone episode “Eye of the Beholder”.  The main point I took away from the episode is why is it necessary for people to feel the need to conform to societal norms and compare themselves to other people they consider better.  …

I just want to be BEAUTIFUL

Six-Word memoir

“As an autobiographical challenge, the six-word limitation forces us to pinpoint who we are and what matters most — at least in the moment. The constraint fuels rather than limits our creativity.” -Larry Smith

How would you tell your life’s story if you could only use six words?…

Technicolor Life: A Six Word Memoir


I went to bed last night and everything was ok. The world was at peace, the twins were happy and sleeping well and David was at my side. This morning I woke up to gray…

 

The first part of NPH and the Search for Color is a Six Word

Ds106 Assignment B : Six Word Memoir

The purpose of this assignment was to have a six word autobiographical quote and a picture that illustrated it. I decided on this assignment because I tend to be very wordy and I wanted to see if I could adequately sum up some aspect of my life in a mere …

6-Word Memoir

How would you tell your life’s story if you could only use six words?

To answer this I’ve created an image including only 6 words, my 6-word memoir.

This Assignment from the ds106 assignment bank is part of my 15 star requirements. This is my first one to be completed …

Week 4 Summary

Creating Commons media is something of a treat for me. I always enjoy the idea of creating something that someone else may have the fortune to use another day. Reason being, the internet is so diluted with the idea of making money, and that’s not what the internet was created …

Six Word Memoir | Three Stars

The Assignment:

These projects all involve some aspect of re-editing existing content to change the meaning or making something new that visual represents an idea.

Six Word Memoir

All I’m gonna say is this.  This is worth WAY more than 3 Stars.

 

A memoir in 6 words.  Sounds easy …

Six Word Memoir Assignment (3 Stars)

 

Coincidentally, I had to do this exact same assignment for my creative writing seminar this semester. We didn’t have to do it with a picture, of course, but we did have to make up our own six-word memoir. The one I wrote was “Love; 7 lbs and 10 oz” …

Six Words From 1970

Each go around of ds106, one assignment seems to take off in popularity, with no real explanation why. Previously we have seen bursts around Say It Like Peanut Butter, One Story / Four Icons, Splash the Color, and Messing with the MacGuffin.

I’m guessing, maybe wrongly, …

Six Words Minneapolis

a public art project that asked, from mid-2011 to mid-2012, Minneapolis residents of all ages, neighborhoods, and languages to tell their life stories–or something essential about who they are right now–in 6-word memoir form.

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Tutorials So Far

Always Believe In Yourself To Succeed-6-Word

I found the original picture here

I picked these words Always Believe In Yourself To Succeed because I have had a lot of adversity in my life and lost both of my parents before I was 18 years old. I always remember one of my teachers and my aunt telling …

Six-Word Memoir Tutorial

For this tutorial, I used an app called Studio on my iPhone. I started with the picture above, and opened the app on my phone.

 

To upload the picture to the app, I pressed the green button with the ‘plus’ sign in the bottom left hand corner and selected …

Technicolor Life: A Six Word Memoir


I went to bed last night and everything was ok. The world was at peace, the twins were happy and sleeping well and David was at my side. This morning I woke up to gray…

 

The first part of NPH and the Search for Color is a Six Word