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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 […]

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Ch 6: The Zoom Gaze

How Do I Look? Tired. How Do I Feel? Tired.

While beginning virtual learning, I always thought to myself, “Why does this feel much harder than if classes were in person?” To this day, I am still wondering why. When reading “The Zoom Gaze” and “Why We’re Exhausted by Zoom,” it was clear that others hold the same sentiments as me. The first half of […]

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Ch 6: The Zoom Gaze

Look Around, But Not At Me, Please!

I remember the first Zoom meeting I ever went on, nearly a year ago to today. I was 20, for once in my life my skin was clear, I had finally gotten my parents out of my room, and I was so excited. This felt like something that only grown-ups were going to be doing […]

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Ch 6: The Zoom Gaze

We all kind of do it, don’t we?

The reading for this week about the “zoom gaze” was the most relatable thing I have read in the past 12 months. For those that were going through the transition from in-person classes to the since adopted online format know I have been hyper critical and resistant to it from it’s genesis. I could have […]

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Ch 6: The Zoom Gaze Field Notes

Yas Cat and Empty Containers in the Post Pandemic University

                Remember that vine with the cat ‘saying’ “yas” to wanting a treat? If you don’t, the description says it all. I remember watching this video with someone and them having a hard time fully believing that it wasn’t actually the cat saying ‘yas’ instead of someone voicing over the cat’s meow. This simple exchange […]

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Ch 6: The Zoom Gaze

I’m Tired

As I began to read this article, the deeper I got into the more William Shakespeare popped into my head.  To me no line better reflects the opening ideas of this article more than when Shakespeare had Casius say to Brutus in the play, Julius Caesar, “And since you know you cannot see yourself, so […]

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Ch 6: The Zoom Gaze

An Alternative Explanation for Our Exhaustion

Maybe I’m in the minority, but Zoom meetings don’t leave me feeling drained in the way that this week’s readings—“Why We’re Exhausted by Zoom” by Susan D. Blum and “The Zoom Gaze” by Autumm Caines—describe. Of course, I understand why “Zoom fatigue” is a real phenomenon; both Blum and Caines point out how during video […]

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Ch 6: 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 […]

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Snow Day Update

I am hope you all enjoyed a day off, and that the snow hasn’t created too much difficulty for you. It seems this winter has been the real thing, and I am glad we had a chance to slow down a bit. Next week I have been looking at our schedule, and for next week, […]