In class on Monday, we had an in-depth discussion about the Gutenberg Myth in conjunction with today’s technology-obsessed world. This brought to mind several things – in particular, I was most interested in the idea that although technology is so wonderful and does such good for those with access to it, it also creates an […]
For my final project, I would like to research how Pinterest and feminism butt heads to create a new kind of role playing game. The majority of Pinterest users are female, and many use their boards to post about recipes, staying in shape, dressing fashionably, planning weddings, and raising children. In other words, Pinterest is […]
As a society, we are absolutely shifting from “people of the book” to “people of the screen”. As technology becomes more prevalent and popular, the written word becomes more of a hindrance than a way of life. What once took hundreds of pages to explain can now be simplified into 140 characters or less. People […]
I tweeted my definition of New Media at approximately 1:30 on November 14, 2012.
I have had a Twitter for a few years – probably since I was a sophomore in high school. I would consider myself an active user, however I do not tweet much. I prefer to click through the site and read what other people are tweeting to the world. In fact, I get much of […]
“Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him.” – Ernest Hemingway, 1954 Hemingway ages himself in this quote. In 2012, I can say with a fair amount of confidence that the younger generations (college students and below) do have this so-called “automatic crap detector” operating within ourselves. We develop these BS […]