Google Maps Story

15 Mar

This is the assignment taken from Web assignment.

Instruction says: “Use Google Maps to tell a story! It can be the story of a trip you took, a trip you would like to take, a strange occurrence, a war, anything you like! The only rules are that you have to use Google Maps proper in order to tell your story, and post it here. For a much fancier version that predates mine, see:”

ok, I would like to introduce around ‘Minatomirai(みなとみらい)’ area as a Google Maps Story.

I live in Yokohama and Minatomirai locates close to my house, so I walk around there when I have a free time .

You can see 3 red points in this picture. I am going to show pictures which was taken around this points.

point 1
there is a ‘Onsen(Japanese bath)’ at point 1, this is one of my favorite place because you can see Ferris wheel from bath room. here is the wed site.

This is really cool.

Point 2
There is a shopping mole, ‘TOC みなとみらい‘ at point 2. this building has been built in 2010.
And 6F and 7F are the area of restaurants and a view from restaurants is beautiful.

Point 3
There is a another shopping mole, called YOKOHAMA”WORLD PORTERS” before TOC has been built, I used to go there.

reason why I have chosen this assignment is as I mentioned, Minatomirai is my neighborhood, so I hope you will be interested in Minatomirai area!!

by the way, I did not know how to do Print Screen.
I am using Google Chrome and finally I found out ‘awesome screen shot’ (Web site.) this is available for firefox and safari too.
so, I used this. This is really easy to do screen caption.


Wait, where’d that guy come from?

15 Mar

Wait, where’d that guy come from?, I have chosen this assignment from Design Assignment.

Instruction says : Photoshop someone(s) (or something(s)) into a picture that isn’t supposed to be there. Here’s the original inspiration for the project:

I really love ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and when I see this assignments, this idea came up first, so I made it.

I Just rememberthis video.


those are the original pictures.

taken from google search.
those looks similar.

I used Gimp2, I cut off the unnecessary area of Michael Jackson’s picture and paste it on the picture of Shaun of the dead. and that’s all!!

Splash The Color

15 Mar

I decided to do “Splash The Color” from Visual Assignment.

Instruction says: “Color splash is a technique to emphasize details- you remove all color from a photo, and then restore original color to a single object, e.g. a green apple on a table. Think of the Girl in the red dress from Schindler’s List.

You can do this in a number of ways with photo editing software or using mobile apps. The answer lies in the Google”

so, at first I took

This is carnation.
By the way,I am working at flower shop and carnation is one of my favorite flower, and that’s why I have chosen carnation.

second, I have been using ‘color Touch’. this is a free software, you can download it from android market.
Edit this picture like


when I took a first picture, it reminds me Japanese flag, so I put a color at center of the picture.

CopyRight and Wrong

14 Mar

March 14, I have done with short presentation about CopyRight and the Internet.
I made a power point based on This web page.

The important points of my presentation are what is copyright and how it is violated.

one thing I wondered is the first copyright law showed up in 1790, according to this web page. It has a long long history more than I think.

those are the most recent cases of violation of copyright.

1. MegaUpload which is one of the most famous file sharing site has been banned by FBI because users could easily download illegal files like MP4, MP3 and P2P which do not have permission to be uploaded.

2.Yahoo sued Facebook. details are on this journal.

And I asked one question during the presentation.
“Do you think YouTube will be banned same as MegaUpload?”
everyone says “No”.
because YouTube is kind of huge service, and it is difficult to find out every single illegal files.

thank you very much for paying attention during the presentation!!

Think about new Google privacy and policy

12 Mar

From March 1, Google has been staring a new privacy and policy.
This is a bit complicating for me to understand every single theory of new privacy and policy.
I guess all people who have gmail account have received e-mail from Google service before a new Google privacy and policy have been starting, but don’t you guys think it was a bit complicating?

Let’s check it out this page.

It says that google has been correcting our name, phone number, credit card number etc…
According to Google, they are using those information to make their services better. For example, by correcting the record of searching, they can advertise what customers whats to know or interested in.
on the other hand, by correcting a personal information, there is a possibility to be stolen our information by hacking.

And the question is, Do I have to tell them my credit card number? why it is necessary?
what about the searching record? this is one of the personal information, but google says they will correct it.
I hope my personal information will not be hacked.

DS106, The Movie

21 Feb

Instruction:”Take a movie poster and change it to depict a movie about DS106. It’s sort of like the DS106 propaganda poster, but this time, it’s DS106, the movie!!”

I chose Rocky’s poster.↓

I used GIMP2 to change the title and catch copy.
first, paint the title and catch copy white and add new one.
Also I cut off the description under the original poster.
that’s all!!

Wiggle Stereoscopy

20 Feb

Introduction says, “Take two photos of the same subject from slightly different angles. Merge the two photos into a single looped, animated gif to create a wiggle stereoscopic image that simulates 3-D. A very good tutorial explaining the full process can be found on Martin Sutherland’s website.“.

this is the calligraphy ink, and I am using this as a paint when I draw something.

I took this picture from Camera3D which is the Android Free software, I do not know this is available for iPhone.