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The Forrest Gump Project

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Good ole' Forrest Gump. He always manages to find himself at the center of history, and using photo editing software, so can you. Find a historic photograph and place yourself into the scene, just like Forrest Gump.

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Submissions So Far

Something isn’t Quite Right

This is my response to The Forrest Gump Project assignment. I had to photo-edit myself into a historic photograph.

I really like how it looks like the kid driving the car is giving me the stink eye. I imagine he is thinking “Who is this with her futuristic looking clothing?” …

Missing Lens

I added my hockey photo to a 1962 photo of a hockey game Blackhawks verses Maple Leafs. During the game a player lost his contact lens and they stopped the game to look for it. I chose this because it is not your typical history picture and I have pictures …

Missing Lens

I added my hockey photo to a 1962 photo of a hockey game. During the game a player lost his contact lens and they stopped the game to look for it. I chose this because it is not your typical history picture and I have pictures of me playing hockey. I also wear contacts.

Missing Lens

I added my hockey photo to a 1962 photo of a hockey game Blackhawks verses Maple Leafs. During the game a player lost his contact lens and they stopped the game to look for it. I chose this because it is not your typical history picture and I have pictures …

All You Need Is Love

For this “Forrest Gump Project” visual assignment, you have to include a picture of yourself in something historic. As I’ve said earlier in my blog talking a little bit about myself, I love music. One of my favorite bands is The Beatles, and I have always said to my friends, …

Visual Assignment: Selfie with Albert Einstein

Visual Assignment from the DS106 Assignment Bank:
The Forrest Gump Project…or…My Selfie with Albert Einstein
*I am currently working my way through my fourth semester of the Information and Learning Technologiesmaster’s program at University of Colorado, Denver.  This is the first post within a series of Creative Assignments …

Red Reaper at Gettysburg Address

Incorporating some of our host characters into assignments this week lead me to do this assignment.  It is entitled The Forest Gump Project because it must incorporate someone into a picture of a historical moment much like Forest Gump kept ending up at.  I chose to include the Red Reaper …

Let It Be

Admittely, I’m not a fan of the 1994 movie, Forrest Gump, for too many reasons to list here. One flaw I can list, though, is because the message it tries to convey – life is about the journey, not the destination – has found itself lost in translation over the …

The Forrest Gump Project

When thinking of what to do for this assignment, my first thought was to place myself onto an image of MLK, Jr. Why? When I was little, I was often said to look a lot like him (I never saw the resemblance…). This isn’t my best work, but I think …

Forest Gump Project

The Forrest Gump Project.

Here I am on an Apollo landing.  Where’s the stars?

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Tutorials So Far

The forrest Gump Project Tutorial

For this assignment, what i did was find an old image of an event online and use that as my background. If the photo isn’t black and white or sepia that can easily be changed with an everyday photo editing app. Next I had someone take a picture of me …

Its OK! I’m Jewish! Tutorial 2

First off, I’m Jewish! It’s ok. This post could be considered offensive, consider this a way to start a dialogue about horrific events, a social commentary, a part of the grieving process, or just a plain old joke. Whatever makes you feel satisfied. There are no safe spaces, no trigger …