Project Sharing Shindig

Let’s use the post’s comment section to signup for food bringins’ and such. 1. Natalia offered cupcakes for Monday 2. I’ve got Costco muffins for Wednesday Others?

The Fault In Our Stars

[Not remotely a John Green fan but will absolutely use his trash novel/movie title ironically to encapsulate the overarching theme of my article choice.]   Article: Twitter Ditching Stars Is All About Snagging New Users Every time a social network makes a small change it kicks up dust, sometimes with good …

A Pet Rock Protects the Cloud

Dojo Labs has created a device to protect all of your other devices. It connects directly into your wi-fi router and keeps a close eye out for suspicious activity. Such an active device calls for an active design right? Wrong. Say hello to the Dojo, your new pet rock and …

Q&Q: Astra Taylor + Paolo Pedercini

The final Q&Q opportunity – let’s make it count! Choose either Astra Taylor on the Web or Paolo Pedercini on games – two significant contexts in which the technological imagination is being shaped!

Cinematic Gaming

The phrases used in Daniel Starsky’s review of the new Star Wars: Battlefront are nothing new. “The most faithful interactive reproduction…condenses all the highs and lows of a film…Plays Like You’re Watching the Movie”. And if you took only a casual glance, it would be easy to write off Starsky’s review as …

Q&Q: Jaron Lanier

Let’s revive the Q&Q for this last phase of the class (largely on Jaron Lanier’s work). Reply to this post with questions, quotations, criticisms, etc.

I’m scared of humans app!

The article I’m focusing on today is about the app called Nextdoor and the impact it has versus physical interaction. “Nextdoor is a fast-growing social network based on geography. So far, over 77,000 communities have signed up. Here’s how it works: Download the app or log in via the website …

The Attention Economy Redux

“Attention Economy”  As we noted in previous weeks, one of the most important changes in human affairs has been the recent and ongoing transition from an industrial economy and culture to the so-called “information economy” and the realization of the “network society” dominated by digital media (what was once called …

Q&Q: Cathy Davidson+

Let’s use this space to collect thoughts on the Cathy Davidson video and the Digital Nation documentary! If you’re Youtube savvy, you might link the specific time in the video you are commenting on. If the blasted WiFi works, we can reference in class…

Ubered Out?

In the article I found, it explained the Uber boom in society, and the new Uberable items we may have in the future. People are wondering, could the instant gratification we get from this taxi app be applied to other businesses? Many people believe that if other businesses follow the …