Professor Polack
Professor Polack, a distinguished computer science professor at the University of Mary Washington, possesses a deep curiosity for global exploration. Driven by a desire to broaden her understanding of different cultures and technological landscapes, she aspires to study abroad in countries across the world. Professor Polack's ambition to study abroad exemplifies her commitment to enriching both his own academic perspectives and the field of computer science as a whole.
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Iceland, where we spent weeks exploring the stunning landscapes of this Nordic island. One of the highlights of the trip was driving around the famous ring road, a 1,332-kilometer highway that circles the entire country. Along the way, we marveled at cascading waterfalls, rugged coastlines, and towering glaciers. We had the chance to immerse yourself in Icelandic culture, sampling traditional cuisine and learning about the country's history and geology. This unforgettable journey through Iceland's dramatic beauty left a lasting impression all of us.
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After leading a study abroad trip to Brazil and Argentina, where the students explored the wonders of the Amazon Rainforest, embarked on a captivating river cruise along the Amazon, and marveled at the breathtaking Iguazu Falls from both sides of the border, Professor Polack decided to create a photo book. With meticulous attention to detail, he curated a collection of photographs capturing the vibrant landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and joyous moments of the trip. I aimed to provide a visual narrative that would forever remind the students of their remarkable journey.

Observe Something Grow

Assignment: Make a collage of something growing up, or growing bigger. Now this takes some time-you must have some video footage of the object, person, pet, etc. growing older. It can be a stop motion of a plant, or if you have puppy pictures and now a full sized dog, put them all together and make a collage of it! Be creative! 

Disclaimer: I made this video for a previous assignment, but made modifications based on the techniques I learned during this assignment.

All videos were found on Pexels, and the music is AI generated, using AIVA.

Once upon a time there were two sisters who, as little girls, would tell the story of their future weddings. They would spend all day fantasizing about their future husbands and how magical their wedding would be.

The little girls both dreamed of marrying Zac Efron, because of his role in High School Musical. They made posters and held pretend weddings and rewatched High School Musical almost every day. This became their routine for years.

One day, when they were much older, they had a chance to meet Zac Efron, having bumped into him at a coffee shop. They got his autograph and chatted with him for just a moment, smiling to themselves and knowing their younger selves were loving this.