Month: October 2017

Lecture 14: Online Lives 2.0 (We Live in Public – Full Documentary)

What are thoughts on the movie as we were watching this: Uncomfortable Creeped out Why they did just walk away   Who is Josh Harris: Avatar play Media play Customization optimization Different roles we take on as we move on throughout are lives   Online lives 2.0 Suggest a triangulation of three key media sites … Continue reading Lecture 14: Online Lives 2.0 (We Live in Public – Full Documentary)

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Lecture 13: Mediated Affections – Love in the Time of Tinder

This lecture focuses on the Pettman article, and his philosophy on love   Intended Learning Outcomes: Complicated the idea of love     Pettman's argument: Considers relationship between human affect and digital products from a philosophical perspective Pettman is trying to look at whether or not people are falling in love with avatars, and what … Continue reading Lecture 13: Mediated Affections – Love in the Time of Tinder

Lecture 11: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail

Christina Fuchs: Critique of social media 3 key questions (at start of reading) Technological determinism Social shaping, through commodification, capitalism, neoliberalism Purposed communist alternative Exploitations undermines social media Inequality must be overcome End alienation, appropriation, exploitation and expropriation Sharing without consent Big date: -> approach that uses large amounts of data to Make description, predictive … Continue reading Lecture 11: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail

#LikeAGirl

#LikeAGirl

People create artifacts that rebel against deeply rooted  ideologies in hopes of exposing its flaws and inciting change. An example of a artifact looking to rip out an ideology at the roots is the  #LikeAGirl campaign by Always, a well known feminine hygiene brand. The “#LikeAGirl” campaign is a form of rebellion that discuses and … Continue reading #LikeAGirl

Mediated Affections – Class Notes

From our class presentations and lecture on October 26, 2017.  Class Presentation What Media Do - Marshall T Poe High fidelity vs. Low fidelity Example: speech vs. Photography How realistically the medium portrays real life User Perspective vs. Cost of medium Accessibility - availability Privacy - covertness Fidelity  - faithfulness Volume - quantity Velocity - … Continue reading Mediated Affections – Class Notes

Kony 2012

It is fairly obvious that political events cause changes on social media. When an elected official creates a new policy, people create posts about it. It is less obvious if social media can create real-world change. Through activism, it may be possible for enough collective voices to make a difference. Social media users have raised … Continue reading Kony 2012

Has love “in the time of tamagotchi” gotten more sexist?

While reading Love in the Time of Tamagotchi by Dominic Pettman, I was struck by the popularity of simulated dating games that Pettman describes throughout countries such as Japan, Korea, and Singapore. I was interested in the gender dynamics of these games, considering almost all of the cases that Pettman describes are males playing a … Continue reading Has love “in the time of tamagotchi” gotten more sexist?

Class Notes: The Revolution Will Be Tweeted | #MeToo Case Study

Notes from our class on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.  #MeToo Is this a social media phenomenon? Replicated really quickly News outlets started talking about - it went outside social media Lots of influence Going across platforms - from Twitter to Facebook, etc Convergences of media Really wide reach Who, what, when, where, why? How might … Continue reading Class Notes: The Revolution Will Be Tweeted | #MeToo Case Study