Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category


Camp is Now Closed

Friday, August 3rd, 2012


Explosions Reported at Site of Camp Magic Macguffin

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Details are just coming in, but residents of nearby Coleville, Virginia reported hearing a loud series of explosions coming from the location of Camp Magic Macguffin. Fortunately, all of the campers and counselors had gone home. The premises are sealed behind iron gates, but reporters have been leaked this video which tells the final story of camp.


Camp Endings: Part One

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Attention all Camp Magic MacGuffin counselors and campers: as you all pack up to go home, we feel compelled to share a strange video found on the headquarters computer this morning. Co-directors Burtis and Levine have been out of contact with us, so we can’t comment upon what this means. Perhaps some of you will be able to make sense of it. . .

Right after this recording a cel phone transmission was intercepted and recorded, it appears there is some urgency for returning to “the mine”

recording of intercepted audio

If you’re looking for the final announcement for week 10, you can find it here.

Week Ten: The Final Chapter

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Well, campers, we’ve arrived at the tenth and final week of Camp Magic MacGuffin. Nine weeks ago, who knew what was in store?

For this final week of camp, your assignments will focus on synthesizing some of what you’ve done and what’s been going on around Magic MacGuffin. We expect everyone to bring their A Game this week!


Week Nine: Remixing it Up

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Can you believe that Camp Magic Macguffin has only 2 weeks left? Before you know it, your parents will be here to pick up up, will they even recognize you? In this week we explore the ideas of remixes and mashups, the artistic recasting of existing media into new forms by creative combination and editing. This will build off of your previous work in all media forms. And we will even remix assignments. Crazy!

Read below the fold to find out all the details of what you must complete by midnight on Sunday, July 22.


Week Eight: Will Video Never END?!

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Welcome to the eighth week of Camp Magic MacGuffin. Is everyone homesick yet? Enjoying the camp food? Any funny rashes or bug bites you want to share?

This week will mark the second week of our work with video, and, for the most part, you’ll be continuing the work that you should have started last week. If you didn’t start it last week? Uh, oh.

Read below the fold to find out all the details of what you must complete by midnight on Sunday, July 15.


Week 7 Means It is Movie Time

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

This week we enter what most students find the most challenging yet rewarding portion of ds106: video. Because of this complexity, for some of the assignments below (the star assignments from the Video Assignments section in the Repository) we will give you two weeks to complete them; all other items listed below are still due by this Sunday (July 8) at midnight. While we will start video editing this week, we want to spend some time first looking critically at the video form.

More resources and tutorial will be released into this week, so stay tuned to the Camp Tutorials area of this site.

Read the rest of this post for details about all of your work for this week!


Listen to Group Radio Shows LIVE on ds106radio

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by K.G.Photos

Tonight and tomorrow night it is the premier of the Camp Magic Macguffin group produced radio shows live on ds106 radio. The schedule is below; note that we will have one person from each team present on the radio to talk about the show and its production (all times are EST).

Spread the word! Show up and support your campers. If you miss the shows, we will be adding them to the ds106radio rotation, but it is most exciting to be there LIVE.

Radio, Radio, Radio. Week Six.

Monday, June 25th, 2012

This is the week for your major audio storytelling collaborative project – a group radio show. This is not something you should leave for the end of the week!

You need to be working ASAP on your group’s radio show; see details below. In addition to this work, we want you to learn more about ds106 radio be becoming a listener and continue your daily creates (2 this week).


What does AWESOME Sound Like? Welcome to Week Five.

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Camp is going to take a dramatic turn this week as we delve into a new form of storytelling and media making: for the next two weeks we’ll be working with audio, and your job as campers is to keep up!

You have a number of things to do this week, starting with some audio resources you need to review. Then, we’ve got a slate of assignments for you to start working on so that you can get comfortable with audio. You also have your standard Daily Creates and letter home. Finally, you’ll be organizing into groups this week in preparation for next week’s lionshare of work: creating and producing a radio show to be broadcast on DS106 Radio!