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Ch 8: 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 […]

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Ch 7: Seeing Ourselves

Being Watched While Being a Queen

Daily Creates  “You’re turning into a chess piece. Which one will you become? Show us an intermediate stage of your change process.” This is why I enjoy the daily creates. It gets my mind off of the stressful tasks in my life and allows me to have fun, random thoughts! To answer the question, I […]

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Ch 7: Seeing Ourselves Miscellaneous

Getting In to Get Out, Getting Out to Get In

To those who know me, have met me virtually, or have seen me on Twitter or somewhere else on the ‘net, you know I’m not always the best at curbing my enthusiasm, keeping a consistent facial expression, or staying in one spot. Hyperactivity has always been central to who I am as a person; it’s […]

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Ch 7: Seeing Ourselves

My Disappointment with the Discussion of Digital Diaries

I have to be honest; I wasn’t a fan of Chapter Four: “Automated Diaries” in Jill Walker Rettberg’s Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves. There are a lot of scary, uncomfortable realities that come with writing “digital diaries”—like privacy concerns and data collection—but in […]

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Ch 7: Seeing Ourselves

I See Me

Chapter four, “Automated Diaries” in Rettberg’s Seeing Ourselves Through Technology, explores and discusses: how our technological devices keep track of nearly all of our information and store them, how do the apps manage to raise our attention by the specific way they represent our “stored data” to us and, How do these devices and apps […]

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Ch 6: The Zoom Gaze

Gazed & Confused

The best element of this article is the term it comes out with in what is becoming a rapidly increasing tradition of giving a human-like treatment to technological tools. Despite that the argument appears the exact opposite to this, it is rather intriguing that the author decides to defend human interaction by anthropomorphizing a computer […]

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Ch 7: Seeing Ourselves Field Notes

The Quantified Self in the PPU

                Rettberg’s chapter on the “quantified self” left me in a bit of a depressed mood. The idea of using technology to “interpret” and “represent” our lives through tracking software isn’t as bad as the notion that everything is never ending. Don’t get me wrong, the tracking software itself is unnerving. At first when I […]

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Ch 7: Seeing Ourselves

Automated “Me”

Remember those days when people actually took out the time to write things and not just have technology do everything for them? Yeah..it seems like ages ago. To be honest, I miss those days. When each of us had that excitement to write down in our diaries what we had done, or put an effort […]

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Announcements Ch 6: The Zoom Gaze Miscellaneous

Zoom Gazing & beyond

Thanks again to Autumm Caines for a fun and interactive Studio Visit wherein we considered the design implications of Zoom. In our “play” session, we explored some basic features (some that I had never really used before). I discovered that I feel vulnerable when I turn-off “view self” mode, and I also discovered that the […]

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Ch 7: 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 […]