Hey guys!! Here’s my ds106 assignment related to cyberspace 🙂
After reading my friend Keiko‘s blog post on the same ds106 assignment, I found interest in it and thought it would be fun to make another version of it. 😀 Since she did her’s on computers, I decided to do mine on iPods 🙂 Well, here is the description of the assignment :
Alot can happen from birth to death. Be creative, show how things; animals, objects, technology, evolve throughout time. This assignment doesn’t have to be precise, your object evolving doesn’t have to evolve the way is expected during the process of evolution. Be creative!
Although I wanted to do this on iPods, I noticed it wouldn’t make sense if I did it on the whole iPod collection. Therefore, I chose to do it on the iPod nano. I chose the nano because the product now is a lot different from the first iPod nano.
First, I went to wikipedia and searched on the history of iPods. Then, I came to this page and used the “Models” section for information for this assignment.
For this assignment, I used Picasa to make my collage. Here it is 🙂
By looking at this image, we can see that iPod nanos used to be very thin and rectangular. However, if you were to buy a nano now, you would get it in a squared shape with just the touch panel (without the scroll). Personally, I liked the rectangular shape because it was easier to hold and easier to find when lost but I guess the square one is cute too 🙂
Here are some background information about the iPod nanos that I thought were relevant to this assignment and useful to refresh our memories on some of the older versions. 🙂
- The first iPod Nano was released on the 7th of September, 2005 and it replaced the iPod Mini. It was available in black or white and had a color screen for picture viewing.
- The second generation wasn’t so different from the first one other than the fact that it came in 6 colors. It was released on the 12th of September, 2006.
- The third generation had a 2 inch QVGA screen and came in the color chrome black. It also had a smaller click wheel and it was released on the 9th of September, 2007.
- The fourth generation reverted to the tall form and it came in 9 colors to chose from. It also added the shake and horizontal viewing, and was released on the 9th of September, 2008.
- The fifth generation was the first iPod to include a video camera. It also included a larger screen, an FM radio, a speaker a pedometer, and a polished exterior case while retaining the similar colors as the forth generation model. It was released exactly one year after the fourth generation.
- The sixth generation (the most recent one) was the first iPod nano that included the multi-touch screen and the clip from the iPod shuffle was added. However, the camera and speakers were removed. This was released on the 1st of September, 2010.