Week 1 Summary

This week was a really nice introduction week to what this course is going to be. We first started off by creating all the different account that we will be using in this class and made some introductions:

I found this to be a fun time to be creative with my introductions and creating the different account.

Next was the time to register my blog with the main ds106 web site. I found this task harder than I originally thought it would be. I was just confused by if it work and wanted to make sure that everything was connected. Once I realized that I had connected I felt very accomplished.

Next I was introduced to the main topic of this class, that being the 80s. I found this topic at first very daunting because I did not think I knew a lot about the 80s but then after looking into the different music and TV shows that came out in the 80s, I realized that I knew a lot more about the 80s than I thought. I also got to think back to my childhood and the different music that my dad exposed me to.

Overall I am very excited for the future of this course and to learn a lot more about the 80s!

The 80s

What first comes to mind when I think about the 80s and more importantly when I think about the music, TV and films that came out in the 80s, I think about my dad and his love for 80s rock bands. Growing up whenever I was in the car with my dad rock band typically from the 80s was on the radio. Some of this bands included: ACDC, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Guns and Roses, and so many more. I also always think about how my brother would constantly play Sweet Child of Mine by Guns N’ Roses on Guitar Hero when I was little.

Another thing that comes to mind when I think about the 80s was the show Full House. I used to be (and still am) so obsessed with the show. Looking back on it now, it’s so interesting to see the fashion and hair styles from back when the show start and how different they are from later in the show and even in the spin of show.

I think the 80s is going to be a very interesting topic for this class. It is really interesting to think about how much pop culture in the 80s could effect what pop culture is like today. I think another thing that could be interesting to explore is why the pop culture was the way it was in the 80s. For example, why were the TV and movies produce the way that they were and was it because they were all just try to distract themselves from what was going on in the world.

I am very excited to see the different view points and things that we will discover will talk about the 80s in this class.