Filed under Theory and Audience Analysis

My reality has been augmented.

Thanks to Jessica Torrez-Riley’s posted files, iMedia had somewhat of a group effort toward individual success in creating an augmented reality. I’ve documented the drama of my own AR via screencapture. The footage is riveting. Check it out: I realized pretty quickly in life that I’m a weirdo for really loving snow and winter and … Continue reading

Virtual ethics, PTSD and Bubbe

When I think too much about it, the virtual world becomes an indecipherable realm for semi-interactions, that merges in a very real way with my life. But at the same time it is so separate from real life that I convince myself it can’t be more than a tool—a way of making limitless connections, but … Continue reading

Virtual Worlds and Ethics – Week 11

What do the authors mean when they say they don’t want the outcome of exploring this idea of virtual learning, conceptual blending and the networked imagination, etc. to be framed as “how does it translate to the ‘real’ world”? What significance do any of these readings maintain after the digital divide is taken into account? … Continue reading

Choice, politics, and the legalization of weed

(Here are the questions I posed this week.) Steve Berke caught my attention this week and nicely supplemented the social/political discussions we’ve been having. I just read right now that the comedian, running for Miami mayor on behalf of what he dubbed the After Party, failed to secure many votes. The current mayor kept her … Continue reading

New journalism – Week 10

Goode wrote, “…just as communications scholars are familiar with the ways in which the separation of ‘news’ and ‘op-ed’ in print journalism contributes to an ideology of objectivity. So, too, it is important to explore the role that software code plays in shaping meanings, messages and worldviews.” How can we do that? If the Internet … Continue reading

Establishing norms on Facebook

Establishing norms on Facebook

I joined Facebook in it’s infancy. I registered the first day Goshen College was finally allowed aboard at the end of the wave of inclusion (I guess we weren’t really a priority on account of Goshen’s size and obscurity). In those first months (and years) I was unaware of the way I was helping to … Continue reading

Ethics – Week 9 – Reading questions

Boyd brings up an interesting point about what role viewers hold in privacy vs. publicity issues on SNS. Might we hold some responsibility in what we choose to look at? How could norms be reconstructed to make viewer responsibility more hegemonic? If I were a teenager right now, how would I have reacted to the … Continue reading