Prepping for the final

I’m going to enjoy the concept of the final project, having to write a short-written piece based on the overall theme we’ve been following all semester. We have the guidelines, the parameters, the theming (technology in an academic setting), and the allotted time to do so. It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything […]

Ch 12: Pandemic Take Aways Miscellaneous

Introversion amidst Lockdown

For the final week, I wanted to set my focus on the effect of COVID-19 on introverts, as I feel I relate to this topic the most. To do so, I spent some time focused on reading For introverts, the COVID-19 lockdown has an upside. “Could the online teaching and learning space be the buffer […]

Ch 11: #Againstsurveillance Miscellaneous

Against Surveillance

For next week’s class, I’ve looked into and will try and present information regarding students fighting back against surveillance apps in their classes. I knew a bit of what went into these programs, but I also found myself falling down a rabbit hole learning about what more is there. Most of what I found is […]

Ch 10: Race & Technology

Power Balance

Ruha Benjamin’s Catching Our Breath: Critical Race STS and the Carceral Imagination does an excellent job in discussing the many racial inequalities that can coexist with developing technologies. It was a point that was brought up before with AI face-scanning and criminal record analysis, but this particular argument is framed around the “proliferation and intensification […]

Ch 09: Surveillance Capitalism

Coded Gazes

I’ve watched both video for next week’s discussion on Artificial Intelligence, Race & Technology, and there is a lot to unpack and discuss for next class. We’ve already made mention of the bizarre growth technology has on what we can do and operate, and it’s showing signs of not stopping. I think as a society […]

Ch 09: Surveillance Capitalism Miscellaneous

Another Statistic

Once I came out of Shoshana Zuboff’s Big other: surveillance capitalism and the prospects of an information civilization, I started to piece together all that I know about online surveillance and connected it with so many other readings we’ve done this semester. I’m happy to say that I’m starting to understand where everything fits into […]

Ch 08: The Attention Economy as Dystopia

The World We Live In Now

Having just watched We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads, I came away with it with assumptions reinforced and a rather disdain look towards our future in this direction society is going. I’m not trying to sound negative or upset for the sake of it or because it’s popular, but rather […]

Ch 07: Seeing Ourselves

Digital Archives

(I’m hoping I got this right) This week’s reading is Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs, and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves, specifically chapter 4. In this chapter, author Jill Walker Rettberg discusses the concept of digital archives, how our phones and technology have gotten so advanced enough to the […]

Ch 06: The Zoom Gaze

Seriously Tired

For this week, we’re asked to think more critically on the effect Zoom has on the immediate level and the kinds of ramifications it can have long-term for everyday life. To facilitate thoughts and discussion, I’ve read The Zoom Gaze by Autumm Caines and Why We’re Exhausted by Zoom by Susan D. Blum. To put […]

Ch 05: Digital Wellbeing & Detox

Digital Wellbeing

To start off with, I wanted to share a brief audio story I made at the direction of Professor Alan. We were challenged to write an audio story of our position in relation to class. I’m starting with this first as I feel it will leave a fitting impression to my thoughts this week: Second, […]